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5 Tips for a Successful First Day of Coaching

By Jackie Flesher, CPA, CGMA on 7/6/20 9:00 AM

For the person being coached: If you’ve read my previous blog posts on how to identify and choose a career coach (or mentor), you’re probably wondering how a coaching relationship works in the real world. Here are my top five tips for how to prepare, and what to expect, at your first meeting:   

Topics: Your People Career Coach Mentorship Employee Engagement Coaching for Success
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Coaching During COVID-19 - What Employees Need Right Now

By Jackie Flesher, CPA, CGMA on 5/4/20 9:00 AM

“Good leadership isn’t about advancing yourself. It’s about advancing your team.” This comment, attributed to John Maxwell, resonates with me right now.

Topics: Your People Career Coach Mentorship Employee Engagement COVID-19
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Communication is Critical in the COVID-19 Landscape

By Mike Sabbatis on 3/30/20 9:00 AM

We are living in interesting times right now. With shelter-in-place and other responses to COVID-19, businesses are finding themselves in untested waters. We are (possibly unexpectedly) managing distributed or remote workforces, running businesses during mandated social and physical distancing, and trying to understand what constitutes an “essential service”  today.

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Get In Control: Strategies to Increase Capacity

By Hillarie Diaz, CPA on 3/9/20 9:00 AM

Some projects almost complete themselves. It's as though you thought about what you wanted to have done, and it sprang, fully formed, from your head a la Athena.

Topics: Your People Employee Engagement Productivity Enablement increasing capacity
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Coach vs. Supervisor - What's the Difference?

By Jackie Flesher, CPA, CGMA on 3/2/20 9:00 AM

Author’s Note: The opinions and advice in this blog post are mine and do not necessarily reflect official CLA policy around our Career Coaching program.

A coach or mentor should play a role very different from an employee’s daily supervisor. And while in some cases the direct supervisor can also be a good choice as an employee’s coach, I don’t recommend it – here’s why.

Topics: Your People Career Coach Employee Engagement
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Who Needs a Career Coach?

By Jackie Flesher, CPA, CGMA on 2/17/20 9:00 AM

Do you need a career coach?

Topics: Your People Career Coach Mentorship Employee Engagement Coaching for Success
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How Coaching and Mentorship Programs Benefit Your Organization

By Jackie Flesher, CPA, CGMA on 2/17/20 9:00 AM

We hear a lot about coaches in all walks of life who have impacted those they coach in a positive way, helping them achieve more than they believed possible. Good coaches measure their success by how much those they coach grow, develop their skills, and succeed in their chosen field.

Topics: Your People Career Coach Mentorship Employee Engagement
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What is the Cost of Asking, “What’s Up?

By Glen Keenan, CPA on 2/17/20 9:00 AM

How much does it cost you to ask, “What’s up” with the status on your engagements? Have you ever considered what happens when you ask the question; the effects on your bottom line, on client satisfaction, on employee engagement and job satisfaction? Can you really afford to ask it?

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It’s February. Where are your New Years’ Resolutions?

By Hillarie Diaz, CPA on 2/17/20 9:00 AM

New Year’s resolutions. Everyone has an opinion about them, and out of every 10 people who set them on January 1st, eight of them will have failed by mid-February.

People are not meeting their goals for one basic reason: finite resources.

Topics: Your People Employee Engagement New Years Resolution Lean Six DMADV