The Executive / Personal Brand Coach for High Achieving
Leaders and Pivotal Leadership Teams . . .
Coaching you to articulate your unique
value, stand out IN a crowd, and create
sustainable career success!
Conversations and strategies about how to stand out
IN a crowd and create sustainable success while making a difference through
high impact contributions.
A Message from Gerrie
Have you identified the
that you want to focus on in 2012?
It’s one of the annual exercises with I do each year as I set my goals and
map out a realistic action plan.
A theme is more of an internal focus for the year, similar to a mantra. It
may be new to some of you, so here are a few examples of themes that others
have defined: Believe; Adventure; Action; Trust; Fun … you get the
Tina Reale posted her 2011 theme ‘Trust’ online [http://www.tinareale.com/594/the-word-of-the-year/].
She experienced so many amazing outcomes, that she is going with the Trust
theme again, but much bigger. The quote on her blog is:
“If your dreams don’t
scare you, they’re not big enough.”
Do you feel some confusion about which
theme to select for your life when you have one theme for your professional
life and one for your personal life? I bet that they are actually one and
For example, if the theme for your professional life is ‘thrive’ and
the theme for your personal life is ‘vitality’ . . . Would the one
word that integrates the two themes be ‘adventure’?
During the Virtual Workshop that I just delivered in January,
we identified the key factors that successful people DO to transform their
- Select ONE life area that is your
highest priority and focus on that one for the first 3 months so you
master the change habits … then move to another life area.
- Make a decision and commit to
- Define the pain if you don’t
achieve your goal and the pleasure if you do.
- Transform limiting beliefs to
empowering beliefs [what you THINK].
- Set effective goals [what you
- Take Action [what you DO]
- What theme have you selected as
your ‘mantra’ for 2012?
I’ve selected the theme ‘Adventure’
to set as my mantra for 2012! There are so many new trends, and all point to
NEW, innovative ways of transforming OLD paradigms … all are very exciting
Enjoy a uniquely perfect day,
Executive l Personal Brand Coach
Who helps high achieving leaders
stand out IN a crowd . . .
P.S. – Our conversations in the
Unique Genius Virtual Café
may take a different form in 2012, so stay tuned for more information in
Features: What's Included ...
To celebrate the message about ‘Unique Genius’,
organizations and corporations are sponsoring speaking events
to inspire and motivate their leaders! Watch for upcoming events in
Here’s a snapshot of
speaking events and sponsors:
- March 21, 2012:
Wilmington Women in Business [WWB]: “Leverage Your Unique Credibility
Jennifer Bagley, President (http://www.wwb.org)
- May 23, 2012*:
Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, Mid-Atlantic Chapter
E.D.G.E.neer Your Career. Focus: Build and Develop Teams.
to ALL HBA members and non-Members
- Contact: (http://www.hbanet.org
– Chapter: Mid-Atlantic, Events)
To learn more about Gerrie’s speaking and make a referral to
your organization, click on link:
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"What does HAPPINESS have to do with Driving Profit?"
If you were asked to answer the question,
“What brings you the greatest happiness in your job?”, would you be
able to pinpoint one thing?
It’s a fascinating question, and one that would confuse many people,
including leaders who are trying to engage their people to achieve BIG
stretch goals while working in an uncertain environment.
However, it’s the focus of a new book,
The Zappos Experience
by Joseph A. Michelli. Zappos has experienced unparalleled business
growth by making work fun, fostering strong personal connections with
customers, and having a solid business model.
They even have a Life Coach on staff to coach employees to achieve
whatever 30-day goal they want, and it doesn’t have to be related to
work. The employee simply signs up so when a slot becomes available,
they get started working towards their 30-day goal. The top 3 goals that
employees bring to their coaching sessions:
- Career Development
- Weight Loss
- Management of Personal Finances /
What would you bring to your company’s Life
Coach? Make sure to add it to your Intentions for 2012.
The Harvard Business Review posted a blog entry on 1/23/12 with the
“Why Appreciation Means So Much”. The
article outlined 4 practical steps to build a high performing and
sustainable team, using Appreciation!
- Do less harm and hold people’s value.
- Practice appreciation, starting with
- Make it a priority to notice what others
are doing right.
- Be appreciative.
And the cover story of the Harvard Business
Review, January / February 2012 edition is
"The Value of Happiness: How
Employee Well-being Drives Profits.”
It’s a new year with a shifting paradigm that is projected to transform
our economy … all focused on showing appreciation for and valuing
employees. Ultimately, employees will be ‘happier’, and as a result …
more engaged and productive with higher performance.
Your Coaching Challenge:
- Identify 3 ways that you can show
appreciation for yourself and your team and then put the 3 things
- Define 1 thing that brings you ‘happiness’
in your job each day.
- Write down your ‘theme’ for 2012.
Congratulations on LEAPing forward with more
positive focus about what’s possible in 2012!
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Unique Genius™ Coaching
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. She delivers high impact
individual and team coaching through the Unique
Genius™ Coaching Model.
If you’re ready to step into a bigger game for your work / life, contact
Gerrie for a complimentary Unique Genius strategic consultation at
For more information about Gerrie:
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