Coaching & Mentoring

Why Are Latinos Leaving Corporate America?

Latinos in America are currently facing huge challenges. Latino children have been separated from their parents at the border and anti-Latino speech has been on the rise. With these stories in the news, it is easy to forget another area…

American Idol’s Lesson In Mentorship

ABC’s American Idol may be a strange place to find an example of perfect mentorship, but stay with me here. Rachel Platten, a world class singer, songwriter and performer, doesn’t withhold or “dumb down” her talent in this duet she…

It Takes Hustle to Make Wishes Happen

“The dream is free, but the hustle is sold separately.” As I read daily sometimes certain quotes have me stopping in my tracks. This was one of them. When I searched, no one person was aligned to it. But for…

Coaching the James Bond Way

Remember what it was like to be busy in the year 2000? It was nothing compared with today’s overwhelmingly-connected-at-all-times kind of busy. Now we’ve got texts, emails, WhatsApp, phone calls, Skype and Zoom to contend with. Given our high level…

Are You Bike-Shedding Your Feedback?

Bike-shedding refers to the act of spending lots of time on unimportant details while leaving crucial matters unattended. The term traces back to 1955 article in The Economist by C. Northcote Parkinson, a British naval historian and author. “Parkinson’s Law…

3 Reasons Your Coaching Strategy Isn’t Working

Coaching strategies that aren’t personalized to individual employees will likely fail. So coaching must be flexible, with every employee having the opportunity to advance their skills and knowledge. The best way to personalize coaching strategies is by providing a one-on-one…