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Thinking Outloud

Thoughts on succession, leadership coaching, building synergistic teams and change management systems for family businesses and organizations.

Be Great!

Be Great!

Throughout my life, my Dad has always told me to "Be Great!" Before my first day off to a new school, my first piano recital, my first leading role, walking me down the aisle as a bride. I never understood what "great" really meant, how to know when I was being great, or what the measurement of greatness entailed. All it did was confuse and frustrate me.

How do we know when we've achieved greatness? Is greatness the supreme level of being successful, at the top of the heap and above everyone…

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Accessing Your Creativity

Accessing Your Creativity

Imagine a river flowing just above our heads. It's lush, and ever flowing. This is what I call The Creative Flow - the source of our imagination and creativity. We all experience moments when we are in the Creative Flow, but it can be elusive. When we are sourcing this flow, it is an incredible experience - ideas, energy, imagination, creativity - is in abundance. There is no struggle - we are full of curiosity, and willingness to explore the moment RIGHT NOW without judgement to discover what…

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Forge a Climate of Empowerment

Forge a Climate of Empowerment

Gender inequality is defined by Oxford Reference as the social process by which people are treated differently and disadvantageously, under similar circumstances, on the basis of gender. Both men and women are susceptible to discrimination and inequality, however, I am choosing to speak from my experience as a professional woman. Gender inequality in the workplace is a form of Institutional discrimination that primarily women face on a regular basis, in male-oriented industries or as a result…

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Being in Change

Being in Change

At the end of 2015, our partnership with a firm was brought to an end, after mutually determining it was no longer a strategic alliance, and we ventured out independently as Victorio Consulting in 2016. The decision to be an independently owned and operated consulting firm was not made lightly or quickly. Not to mention we didn't have any money to fund the transition - although we tried our hardest to forge new partnerships, it was up to us to make it all happen in real time. We were in the…

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Relevant EQ and How it Helps Us Be Fully Present

Relevant EQ and How it Helps Us Be Fully Present

The odds of finding an evening of improvisation at a Buddhist monastery is not very likely. Although they are living in the moment, most of the working world is not capable of being in the moment 24/7. So for us Workaday Joes, it becomes clear that we recognize and choose the moments when working to make ourselves fully present. This is what we call Relevant EQ. What is Relevant EQ and how does this help us be more creative together?

Our workplaces are not always filled with people of our…

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