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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 […]
December 14, 2018

BBC Business Matters with Christine Comaford

Theresa May has survived a vote of no confidence in her leadership of her governing Conservative Party. Christine Comaford from the SmartTribes Institute gives her assessment […]
December 10, 2018

Do Your Employees Have Buyer’s Remorse?

Unemployment in the USA is now at 3.7%. Great employees are harder to find than ever before—and if you’re hiring, chances are really good that you’re raiding another […]
November 24, 2018

Busting 3 Massive Myths About Employee Engagement

There’s a lot of buzz about employee engagement these days. But the sad truth is that engagement stats worldwide are still dreadfully low. And to throw some […]
November 13, 2018
Why Change Management Fails

Why Change Management Fails

Why do so many change initiatives fail? In my coaching practice I constantly help clients navigate change. So many of them scratch their heads wondering why change management […]
October 31, 2018
Neuroscience of Stress

The Neuroscience of Stress, Change, And Isolation

Let’s dive into the neuroscience of stress. Your brain releases stress hormones, like cortisol, which then fire up excessive cell-signaling cytokines which alter your physiology. Suddenly your ability to regulate your behavior and emotions […]
October 17, 2018
Control Dramas

Control Dramas: Why Trying To Control Our World Doesn’t Work

How do you get thrown off your groove? I’ll bet the vast majority of times it’s due to either trying to control something or trying to gain approval from other(s). The ego wants both. Constantly. […]
October 1, 2018
Create New Habits Faster

Create New Habits Faster With One Powerful Tool

Neuroscientists worldwide are increasingly studying myelin and its amazing impact on rapid learning, mastery, and neuroplasticity. To create new habits faster, keep your circuits strong with a deep, […]
September 13, 2018
Avoiding Conflict

Are You Killing Your Career By Avoiding Conflict?

Bob is the CEO of a thriving construction company. The only trouble is he works 75-hour weeks, because he “picks up the pieces” when his key leaders drop […]
September 4, 2018
Innovative Leadership

Innovative Leadership: 5 Leaders To Study

What’s the true secret to success? CEOs have to ask themselves this question all the time. All leaders want to be successful, but not everyone knows how. I’ve […]
August 20, 2018
Improving diversity

5 Tools For Improving Diversity In Your Organization

Improving diversity in the workplace has rightly become a top priority, with 57% of recruiters saying they have strategies designed to attract a more diverse pool of candidates. Is your […]
August 14, 2018

Want To Improve Company Culture? Get A GAME Plan

Are you helping your team build trust and increase emotional agility? All leaders need a GAME plan to build sustainable tribal agility and improve company culture. But you […]
August 9, 2018
Leading Millennials

3 Strategies For Effectively Leading Millennials

Millennials (born between 1980 and 2000) are perhaps the most social–and yet the most surprisingly isolated–employees in history… And they’re taking over the workforce. Raised in a […]
August 6, 2018
Successful Leaders

Successful Leaders Have One Key Trait

Every CEO wants to know how he or she can be a stronger, more efficient leader. That’s why, as a leadership and culture coach, I am […]
July 30, 2018
Speaking Up At Work

Speaking Up At Work: When, Why And How

Does the idea of speaking up at work about sensitive subjects make you uncomfortable? When is it best to speak up versus skip it?   The […]
July 20, 2018
Employee Engagement

Propel Employee Engagement To Sky-Rocketing Levels

Often as leaders, we are focusing so intensely on growth that we miss that our team’s emotional experience is suffering.   And when they’re suffering, they’re […]
July 12, 2018
Executive Challenge

Loneliness: The Leadership Challenge No One Talks About

As a leadership and culture coach, I’m often asked: what is the hardest part about being a CEO? Although as a CEO you get to shape […]
July 9, 2018
Improving Leadership

Improve Leadership With These 7 Powerful TED Talks

As a leadership and culture coach, I’m always on the lookout for new inspiration and tools for helping others improve leadership. Learning about other people’s experiences, strategies, […]
June 29, 2018
VAK Anchoring Neuroscience

VAK Anchoring: Become Emotionally Resilient In 3 Minutes Per Day

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 identity), which […]
June 25, 2018
VAK Anchoring Neuroscience Tool

Reframing: A Tool That Will Empower Your Team Everyday

Our words shape our reality. And they are based on the stories we tell ourselves about the world, ourselves, and others. This is why Reframing is crucial for leaders […]
June 18, 2018
Organismic Rights

Organismic Rights: Are You Honoring Them At Work?

To live in a state of emotional agility more consistently, we need to build the mental muscles of self-awareness. And one of the best ways to increase our self-awareness […]
June 7, 2018
Emotional Agility

Emotional Agility: What Energy Are You Sending?

Emotional agility and resilience give leaders the edge they need to quickly pivot during stressful situations. In a previous blog, we dove into the seven steps to […]
June 5, 2018
Maneuvers Of Consciousness

Maneuvers Of Consciousness: Feel Better In 12 Minutes

We’ve all felt how draining fear-based emotions can be. Nothing saps our life force more than panic, overreaction, and upset. What if you could choose how you felt […]
May 31, 2018

Emotional Agility Infographic: Are You Emotionally Agile?

Have you noticed that life is moving at light speed and it’s only getting faster? Have you also noticed that people are more stressed out than […]
May 25, 2018
Inefficient Meetings

The Cost Of Inefficient Meetings

Do you hate meetings? How many times have you sat in a meeting knowing this all could have been handled in an email, phone call or […]
May 18, 2018
How to fix a bad company culture

3 Steps To Fix A Broken Company Culture

Our world is in a constant state of change and organizations are evolving to create exceptional cultures. Is yours?  Or are you struggling with a broken […]
May 11, 2018
Leadership derailment

Stop Leadership Derailment In Its Tracks With 3 Brain-Based Tools

Often leaders assume that they are leading from excellence and that their team is engaged. The challenge with thinking that you are an awesome leader is […]
May 7, 2018
Executive coaching

Executive Coaching: 7 Signs Great Leaders Can’t Afford To Ignore

All great athletes have coaches, so do most world-class executives. You are a leader. Growth is your job. Executive coaching is the most effective way to see […]

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. […]