Gerrie Dresser, PCC
The Executive / Personal Brand Coach for
Courageous Leaders and Innovative Companies
to . . .
Maximize their distinctive value and deliver
strategic impact through an engaged team
Courageous Leader . . .
Cultivate the qualities that can change your
A Personal Note from Gerrie
Now that we’ve put Winter 2014 behind us
on the calendar, it’s a memorable day to celebrate all courageous acts that
you’ve made with the country’s record breaking Winter season.
- According to the National Weather
Center, by mid February, New York City had its 14th snowstorm of the
season and had the most snow ever recorded for a January-February
- The Mid-West and Northeast Corridor
broke other records in terms of number of days with frigid temperatures,
snow fall, ice and power outages.
Although a snow fall is forecasted for
week ahead, Spring always brings hope and ignites positive energy to take
ACTION on what you envision for 2014.
- Do you recall your 2014 New Year
Goals? It’s time to put them front and center as we move into Spring.
One of my goals is to place a stronger
emphasis on Courageous Leadership,
thus the change in focus for my monthly newsletter. Although Courage is
often defined by external behavior, according to Mary Anne Radmacker,
“Courage doesn’t always ROAR. Sometimes, courage is the quite voice at the
end of the day saying, “I will
try again tomorrow.”
When you know what you stand for and have
about your goal, you can accomplish incredible results.
- Do you know what you stand for that
would inspire you to take courageous action . . . to stand up and be
It’s a frequent question asked by many
leaders who seek more meaning and fulfillment in their work. This often
means getting clear about what you stand for, defining what you want to do,
and redefine success on your own terms.
I invite you to read our Featured Article, “Align Your Life for
Brilliance” to celebrate Spring by taking courageous steps forward. Then
be open to realize and move into bigger dreams for your future.
Executive l Personal Brand Coach
Who helps courageous leaders
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*Quote by Mary Anne Radmacher
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“Align Your Life for Brilliance!”
According to research with over 100
top achievers, success that is built to last requires alignment
with three essential areas.
- The authors describe these as
meaning, thought style
which is a ‘highly developed sense of accountability, audacity,
passion, and responsible optimism,’ and
which is ‘effective ways to take action’.
We refer to these as ‘focus –
clarity – passion’.
relates to your life purpose, values, drivers and motivators.
Which do you think is more brilliant –
the light from 5 light bulbs or 1 laser beam spotlight? Right. When you
have a laser focus on your definition of success, your brilliance
shines through, almost effortlessly.
is the area that gets people stuck most often.
Why? We live in such a fast-paced,
multi-dimensional world with many options that it’s difficult to get
clear about what you want – even if it’s picking out toothpaste – which
brand has the best whitening properties, flavor that you like ... oh,
then there’s the dental health features…!
When you get really clear about what you WANT, then you begin to SEE
what you want everywhere.
For example, if you want to purchase a red car, you’ll start to notice
red cars everywhere! They were always there, you just didn’t notice them
until you were clear about what you WANTED.
that defines what you stand for is more complex to discern.
Passion can relate to a strong emotion
that is driving you, such as anger or affection. In the context of this
article, I define passion as a “strong liking or desire for or devotion
to some activity, object, or concept” that inspires you to take positive
action about something that you stand for.
The keys to aligning your life for brilliance is to get focused
and clear about what you stand for, and define your ‘distinctive value’
so you play to your strengths and signature capabilities. As a result,
you will find more meaning and fulfillment in your work life.
Once you put words to your natural strengths and learn how to put
them into play each day – no matter what job you’re doing, you show
up with a lighter and higher energy.
In my work with clients, there is an inner transformation when clients
define their ‘distinctive value’. It’s the underlying reason that they
make a huge leap in responsibility, compensation, and job satisfaction .
. . they know what they want and are clear about their value!
How closely are you aligned
with your brilliance?
Your Coaching Challenge:
- How do you define success?
- If you reach the age of 95 or
more, what do you want to have accomplished?
- What would you love to do, be
or accomplish in your life (personally or professionally) so
that you consider your life to have been well-lived?
- What do you stand for?
- What do you thoroughly enjoy
doing in your job, business, or life activities?
- Is there a cause about which
you feel passionate? What is it?
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Coaching is a confidential partnership between you, the
Client, and your Coach to help you achieve your next level of success faster
and with greater focus and clarity. Some of the benefits include . . .
- Positions you as a more influential leader
- Earn the respect and trust of other leaders across
all functional areas
- Other leaders easily recognize what's different,
relevant and unique about you
- Create loyal ‘brand advocates’ who endorse you
- Helps you forge collaborative partnerships across the
- You are sought out to lead high visibility, highly
leveraged and credible projects
Gerrie Dresser is an ICF
credentialed Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and practical, innovative
executive l personal brand coach and thought leader.
If you’re ready to step into a bigger game for your work / life, contact
Gerrie for a complimentary Unique Impact Strategic Consultation at
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