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Coaching Council and Expert Panel Features
Forbes Coaches Council Is An Invitation-Only Organization For Senior-Level Executives In The Coaching Industry. Members are respected leaders and executives who are selected for the council based on the depth of their experience and success as business, career, and executive coaches.
"Burning Out At Work"
Successful people understand the importance of unplugging from work and taking time for themselves. Learning how to relax is important if you want to preserve your energy and avoid burnout. However, busy professionals who are used to being “always on” may struggle to truly enjoy necessary downtime on the weekend.
If you find yourself worn out at the end of every workweek and unsure about how to decompress, you may be on your way to burning out. To help you figure out how to recharge your batteries at the end of each week, 13 members of Forbes Coaches Council shared their favorite activities that help them make the most of the weekend and feel refreshed on Monday morning.
"14 Tips To Help Perfectionists Get Out Of Their Own Way"
Coaching clients who self-identify as perfectionists typically have high standards and expect top-quality work from themselves and the people around them. However, they can also be overbearing, demanding and unhappy if those “perfect” standards are not met. Consequently, they can hinder their own progress.
Coaches need to take a nuanced approach when dealing with clients who think of themselves as perfectionists. To help, a panel of 14 Forbes Coaches Council members shared their best advice on how to help recovering perfectionists get out of their own way and start moving forward.
"13 Common Mistakes Managers Make That Alienate Employees"
In any company, trust and open communication among team members form the foundation of a healthy, growing business. Managers are critically important, as they are responsible for not only relaying strategic goals and expectations to employees, but also motivating teams to meet them.
Despite their best intentions, if those on the managerial level aren’t aware of how their management style affects the people they lead, negative feelings can turn into outright friction. Eventually, poor dynamics may prevent the team from finding success.
"Want To Better Support Remote Employees? 11 Tips For Leaders"
When it comes to onboarding remote employees and keeping them engaged, it isn’t enough to simply ensure that they have access to all the technology, tools and information they’ll need to perform their jobs. Just as in-office workers need to feel connected, valued and heard, so do members of distributed teams.
Finding the right approach to virtual employee engagement can help ensure remote teammates won’t feel isolated or unsupported. With these tips from 11 members of Forbes Coaches Council, you can show your remote team members that you have their backs.
"14 Ways To Get ‘Back In The Game’ After An Absence From Work"
For someone who’s been out of the workforce for an extended period of time, it can be challenging to re-enter your field. Whether you were busy raising kids, attaining a higher degree or recovering from an illness, you may have a few personal hurdles left to clear before you feel totally comfortable back in the workplace and ready to perform at a high level.
You might be worried your skills are rusty or feel anxious about the changes you will have to make to your résumé to attain a new job. However, there are some effective things you can do to help yourself get “back in the game.” Here, 14 members of Forbes Coaches Council shared their best advice for a professional looking to find their stride again after time away from work.
"Eight First Steps To Take When Business Profits Suddenly Drop"
When a report comes in showing business profits in critical shape, company leaders need to act quickly and smartly. If you focus solely on the numbers and make decisions that do not support the organization’s mission, you risk compromising the company’s values and losing loyal customers.
If your business is experiencing a sudden nosedive in profits and you’re unsure about the best course of action, consider the following advice from the experts of Forbes Coaches Council. The first steps you take could mean the difference between a full recovery and a worst-case scenario.
"How To Land An Internship In Your Desired Industry While Still In School"
While an internship role in a company or organization isn’t always a paid position, it does provide many benefits for a college student. Doing an internship not only gives you insights into the industry you plan to enter and skills you can use at other businesses, but it can also help you build a network of lasting relationships with people who may help you find the job you really want after graduation.
"12 Ways Leaders Can Make Timely Calls On Complicated Decisions"
Having a lot of big decisions to make all of the time is part of being a business leader. While some choices are simple and straightforward, others are more complex. When a complicated issue arises that will impact your company and its stakeholders, as a leader, you need to find effective ways of confirming that your ideas are on the right track so that you can make the optimal decision.
Ideally, critical business decisions are considered from every angle. But the truth is, you may not always have the luxury of thoroughly exploring each option due to time constraints. If you don’t feel confident about a decision you’ve made, unfortunately, it won’t be easy to convince others that it was the right call. Even worse, your choice could result in a negative outcome.
"15 Leadership Lessons These Leaders Wish They Had Learned Sooner"
Starting a career in a leadership position can be intimidating and even overwhelming at times. As with any other position, some trial and error needs to happen before you find your groove. When you’re in leadership, though, your trials and errors are often on display and can have more of an impact on others.
"12 Effective Ways For Managers To Get Employees Re-Engaged"
There are countless reasons why employees become disengaged at work, and if you are part of a management team, you are bound to deal with this issue at some point. When a manager notices a growing number of disengaged employees, it’s up to the manager and other senior leaders to determine how to best to get the team back on track. Because the factors that lead to employee disengagement can vary from person to person, managers must consider the most effective ways to reach each individual.
"Hidden Gems: Meet Melanie Towey"
I am a passionate entrepreneur looking to make a huge impact in the lives of others both personally and professionally. I am passionate about deeply influencing and inspiring leaders to UNSUBSCRIBE to the typical status quo and step into their own terms of success.
So many high achieving and ambitious professionals are all facing a degree of my story in their own unique way. Life keeps happening and before we know it, we look up and have gotten so far down a road, it’s too scary to look back and too scary to look forward so we stay stuck. We end up settling; existing and not living.
Melanie Towey: Journey from Corporate America to America's Top Executive & Life Coach
After spending a decade in the corporate world within the construction and design industry, Melanie became a certified Executive and Life Coach, a Licensed Integrative NLP Practitioner, and a Licensed and Certified Practitioner in Rapid Transformational Therapy. Melanie offers support as an EOS Implementer® and Business & Mindset Coach. She focuses on elevating professionals both individually and within their business. Her mission is to be a catalyst for professionals looking to achieve freedom, joy, and fulfillment while enhancing their performance and making a meaningful difference in every area of their life.
Meet Melanie Towey | EOS Implementer® | Business & Mindset Coach
Our mission is to help change the way people spend money. We want people to spend more of their money with mom-and-pops, small businesses, independent artists and creatives. We think one of the most powerful ways to do that is by putting small business owners and creatives at the center of discussions designed to spark conversation within the community.
We had the good fortune of connecting with Melanie Towey and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hope is Not a Strategy
Mark is the owner of Wizard Strategy and is known for his consulting and as the Wizard of building materials sales and marketing. I recently sat down with Mark to talk about EOS, business strategy and why it is time for companies to stop operating on a hope strategy. If you are a business owner, entrepreneur or leader looking for next-level growth, this is a podcast and blog you certainly do not want to miss!
Melanie Anne is a respected business and mindset coach specializing in EOS Implementation. Her mission is to be a catalyst for professionals who are looking to design a life on their terms and achieve freedom, joy, and fulfillment while enhancing their performance and making a meaningful difference in their company, their life, and the world.
What is an EOS? How does it impact you, and how do you leverage it? Join host Todd and guest Mel Towey as they discuss maintaining “a grip” on one’s business, the six components we use to define our business issues, how to best utilize each and every tool that is available to us in the industry, and the importance of strategy.
As a Professional EOS® Implementer and Business Coach, Mel Towey acts as a teacher, coach, and facilitator, helping business leaders transform their companies and, ultimately, their lives. She helps to implement a complete, proven system with simple, practical tools to help business leaders achieve three things: vision, traction and health.