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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.
"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.
“If you cannot lead yourself, how can you lead others? Before leading others, you have to lead yourself first.”
"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.