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May 2, 2020
Lead Through The Pandemic: Here Are 4 Research-Backed Ways

Lead Through The Pandemic: Here Are 4 Research-Backed Ways

A recent article from Gallup posed a timely question:“How do you lead and inspire employees amid a global pandemic that’s creating anxiety and uncertainty everywhere?” As a leadership […]
April 15, 2020
3 Steps To Navigate Corona

3 Steps All Leaders Must Take To Navigate Corona

Over the last few weeks, the challenges that my executive coaching clients have experienced due to corona, fall into two equally high priority buckets. Professional: Working […]
February 3, 2020
Uplevel Your Culture

Uplevel Your Culture

In today’s workforce, there is an increasing gap in human interaction and connection. In fact, the US Chamber of Commerce recently wrote about the need for […]
January 29, 2020

Reframing Your Job Interview

For many, 2020 will be a year of promise, planning, and potentially even a job change. And we all know that before we can move into […]
January 22, 2020
top employee quitting

Your Top Performers Are Going to Quit (5 Signs You Don’t Want to Miss!)

Have you ever had that sinking feeling that one of your top performers are going to quit? If it’s happened to you before, it’s likely left […]
January 15, 2020
truth challenge

Take the Truth Challenge!

How much truth do you tell? The whole truth? The partial truth? The preferred truth? What would happen if you took the Truth Challenge and told […]
January 8, 2020

The Power Of Reframing to Revolutionize 2020

Many of us enter a new year with a sense of desire for change. We want things to feel different, and we set resolutions, intentions, or […]
December 30, 2019

5 Ways to Empower Rock Star Employees

CareerBuilder released a survey a few years ago that stated that 21% of workers planned to change jobs in the course of the year. While some of […]
December 23, 2019

76% Of People Think Mentors Are Important, But Only 37% Have One

Many successful people attribute part of their professional success to having a mentor. And even people who haven’t had a mentor tend to agree that mentors […]
December 16, 2019
Listener

3 Practices To Become A Great Listener

Are any of these phrases familiar to you? If so, you may need to brush up on what it means to be a great listener. “You […]
December 9, 2019
a more creative team

Want A More Creative Team? Help Them Be More Mindful

Recently our team had tons of complex deadlines where they were doing work that was new to them. New challenges, new people to collaborate with, new […]
December 2, 2019
VAK Anchoring

Use VAK Anchoring to Change Your Life

All day, every day, our systems are flooded with sensory information. These visual, auditory, and kinesthetic cues often recall our beliefs about the world and ourselves (our […]
November 18, 2019
strategy session with team

Strategy Myths & Tools

We all know that setting a strategy matters. It’s one of the first steps to steer your company to achieve its goals and fulfill its mission. […]
November 11, 2019
boost your brain power

Boost Your Brain Power With More Sleep

What if 20 more minutes of sleep could boost your brain and improve your work performance 2-3x? Would you make more of an effort to get […]
November 5, 2019
Bust Your Leadership Blindspots

Bust Your Leadership Blindspots In 3 Steps

All leaders have blindspots. The question is, do you know what yours are? Click To Tweet If you’re not sure, take this 7 minute assessment to find […]
October 28, 2019
The Neuroscience of Motivation

The Neuroscience of Motivation

What creates passion, loyalty, drive, peak performance and even love for one’s organization? Motivation does. With a clear vision of success, available resources, who they can […]
October 21, 2019

What Keeping Secrets Does to Your Brain

Secrets. We all have them, and everyone you know is keeping secrets. The question is: What does that do to your brain? One of our clients […]
October 14, 2019
STI Article About Ego

Manage Your Ego Or It’ll Manage You!

As an executive coach, I hear lots of limiting beliefs and stories when working on growing our clients’ organizations and engaging their cultures. Throughout my coaching […]
September 8, 2019

How To Keep Working During Personal Hardship

Once you reach your 40s, or possibly earlier, you’re likely to have experienced a profound personal hardship and had to navigate through it while keeping your […]
August 21, 2019

Are You Scaring Your Team Into Critter State?

As a leadership and culture coach, I often see great leaders who want the best for their people. Somehow, however, they manage to block their success. […]
May 18, 2019
Why do people struggle in relationships and with their communication skills? It’s because they don’t use the right words. Well, they might be the right words for you, but are they the right words that the other person needs to her?

The 6 Phrases For Better Communication Skills

Why do people struggle in relationships and with their communication skills? It’s because they don’t use the right words. Well, they might be the right words […]
April 19, 2019
The 7 Most Common Ways Leaders Unknowingly Sabotage Their Team

Sabotage: The 7 Most Common Ways Leaders Unknowingly Hurt Their Teams

Sometimes leaders call me saying they want help to fix their team. That’s always a red flag for me, and it immediately makes me wonder what […]
April 1, 2019

3 Steps To Access Your Hidden Brain Power

Oprah has it. Steve Jobs had it. Mark Zuckerberg has it but recently didn’t listen to it and paid a huge price. Elon Musk made the […]
March 22, 2019

What Being Excluded Does To Your Brain

We are want to be included, to belong to the tribe. Our brains are constantly scanning our environment and our interactions to determine if we “fit […]
March 1, 2019
March 1 Is Employee Appreciation Day - Are You Ready?

March 1 Is Employee Appreciation Day – Are You Ready?

March 1 is Employee Appreciation Day. And what better way to appreciate your employees than to show them you care? Gift certificates, bonuses, parties are all great… but […]
February 15, 2019
Don't Get Sued Or Lose Great Staff: The Three Essential Employee/Employer Agreements

Don’t Get Sued Or Lose Great Staff: The Three Essential Employee/Employer Agreements

Ambiguous or unspoken agreements often cause pain. Lots of it. This is why more and more organizations are creating agreements for expectations of one another. These […]
February 5, 2019

Stressed At Work? Four Fun Ways Leveraging Neuroscience Will Help

Stressed? Grumpy? Need to lighten up? Our brains need passion, play, and release at work. They’re essential to keeping us emotionally connected and engaged, to feel […]
January 22, 2019

Six Key Trends Successful Leaders Must Address In 2019

2018 is a wrap. The holiday season is a wrap. Are you sure your plan for 2019 is a wrap? Sorry to be a buzzkill, but […]
December 23, 2018

Want To Take On The World? Five Steps To Feeling Powerful

In my executive coaching work power is a common topic. Power, or influence, enables us to engage, enroll and align others. It enables us to get […]

August 21, 2012

Cash Out or Hold Out: Is It Time To Sell Your Company?

Are you slaving away, building a business with no plan or process or path to one day cash out? If so, I think I know why: […]
June 2, 2010

Building a Business That’s Ready to Expand

To manage the expansion of your business, you ABSOLUTELY need to know how to project future revenue.  Knowing the mechanics behind this is VITAL to your […]
April 21, 2010

Christine Comaford Shares Her Personal, Company-Focused Financial Checklist

Million dollar business accelerator, Christine Comaford shares her Christine Comaford Shares Her Personal, Company-Focused Financial Checklist. 1. Create A Capital Acquisition Strategy. 2. Contact The Targeted Investors: Try to do this through a personal introduction if possible--this will move you to the top of the stack.
April 8, 2010

The $10,000 Blog Response, by Christine Comaford

Christine Comaford shares her best business acceleration plan to help her readers reach 7 Figure Business Success. Funding, Financing, Model and Moxy!
March 22, 2010

Christine Comaford shares Tips on Financing and Financing Sources

Christine Comaford shares Tips on Financing and Financing Sources This week, think about whether a loan is best for your business or if finding investors would be more to your advantage. Begin to outline a business plan that centers around your choice. If you’re REALLY serious about how to win in the financing process, being at my 7 Figure Business Summit is a MUST.
March 2, 2010

Your MOST Important Inventory – Million Dollar Business Advice from Christine Comaford

Soul searching and being accountable to yourself is far more valuable than any kind of business accounting. So first you need the inner strength that comes from believing in yourself, and from knowing that no matter what happens, you'll still have YOU. You know who you are...and you like yourself.
January 9, 2010

Business Plan Continued – 3 More Steps to 7 Figure Success

Okay, if you have followed this line of blogs and you’re taking notes, the next three pieces of a successful Business Plan are Product, Defensiblity and Competition. With these three things in place, you’re solidly on your way to gaining the financing you need and creating your 7 Figure Success Story.
June 1, 2009

Sales and Marketing 101

Okay, the other side of $$$ is sales and marketing. Here are the questions to help you determine your sales/marketing plan: • What are your lead-generation […]
June 1, 2009

Financing and Fundraising

For the next few days, I’m going to focus on the MONEY end of things. (Which is a topic that needs FAR more than one blog. […]

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