Turning Performance Improvement Plans into Success with Early Intervention Coaching

Turning Performance Improvement Plans into Success with Early Intervention Coaching By: Patty Prosser, Co-Founder We believe that everyone needs a coach at some point in their life. And, contrary to what people believe, it’s not just for executives or for high potential employees!  Whether it’s to help an individual get to the next level or to correct a behavioral problem that’s been...
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When & How Should You Talk About Compensation in Your Job Search?​

When & How Should You Talk About Compensation in Your Job Search? By: Jamie Maroney, VP Client Services You’ve read it and so have I: “The first person to discuss compensation in an interview loses.” Can we set that conventional wisdom aside and chat for a moment? As both a seasoned recruiter and career transition coach, I encourage you to replace the above advice with a more modern...
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Positive Impact of 360-Feedback in Coaching

Positive Impact: How 360˚Feedback Provides the ROI for Coaching by Patty ProsserWe are often asked by organizations, how they can effectively gage the success or return on investment (ROI) of a coaching engagement.  And our response is easy- you simply measure it!I know that coaching is often subject to interpretation - about its structure, its purpose, and its perceived benefits - but if set...
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So You Want to Be An Ally for Women?

So You Want to Be an Ally for Women? So, you want to be an ally for women?Here's the thing, allyship is hard and it's messy. It requires one to risk the consequences of standing up for women in patriarchal environments. It's not as simple as just "building relationships" with more women or publicly promoting their work.  The truth is, creating systemic and cultural change within any...
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New Research Part Two: What Employees are Saying About Being Fired During a Pandemic

New Research Part Two: What Employees are Saying About Being Fired During a Pandemic At the Center for Leadership Excellence and Career Consultants, we’ve been asking terminated employees about their termination experience – particularly during the pandemic. The results have been surprising. We have uncovered data that causes us to provide new guidance to organizations on what you can do to...
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What Employees are Saying About Being Fired During a Pandemic: New Research

What Employees are Saying About Being Fired During a Pandemic: New Research At the Center for Leadership Excellence and Career Consultants, we've been asking terminated employees about their termination experience - particularly during the pandemic. The results have been surprising. We have uncovered data that causes us to provide new guidance to organizations on what you can do to show...
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If Only Leaders Were Provided Regular and Honest Feedback: A Case for Coaching.

If Only Leaders Were Provided Regular and Honest Feedback: A Case for Coaching. By: Patty Prosser I often get called in as a last resort to rescue (coach) an Executive or Senior Leader who is too valuable for the organization to lose; the issues created by their leadership or communication style can no longer be tolerated by the organization. Regardless of why I am called in, when I have my first...
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The Solution: How to Make Your Organization a Great Place for Women to Work

This blog is part four of a four-part series.  We recommend beginning at part one.  You can also access part two and part three before reading Part Four:  The Solution. THE  SOLUTION:  How To Make Your Organization A Great Place For Women To Work In the first three parts of this series, I focused on identifying some of the gender equality issues women have been trying to address for over 60...
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Why Women Don’t Have Workplace Equality

**This is Part 3 of a four-part series, in case you missed Part 1, Part 2, and Part 4..** Why Women Don't Have Workplace Equality: Personal Reflections From A 84 Year Old Male Feminist Women are still working hard to find solutions to the issues that have fueled the feminist movement for the last 60 years. What is the solution to this problem that never seems to go away? The question remains,...
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Reflections from an 84 Year Old Feminist:  Blatant Hiring Discrimination

Reflections from an 84 Year Old Feminist:  BLATANT HIRING DISCRIMINATION This is Part 2 of a four-part series.  In the first part of this series (blatant discrimination), I discussed historically how men have been promoted instead of well qualified women and how gender biases still plays a role in today’s workplace. Additionally, we highlighted how some male leaders may be oblivious to...
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