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 selected your
or internal focus for 2012, yet?
We’re over a quarter of the way through 2012, and I need to keep reminding
myself about the theme that I selected for 2012, ‘Adventure’.
When you select a theme, it needs to be a
stretch that takes you into unfamiliar territory that feels energizing
AND challenging and also helps you to move toward your New Year
few minutes and commit to your 2012
theme, and post it where you will
see it every day. You still have almost 9 months to achieve your 2012 goals!
Your response to the Feature Article in our January edition,
‘What does HAPPINESS have to do with Driving Profit?, confirmed the
importance of my presenting more depth to the subject. Although HAPPINESS
was the cover story for the January / February Harvard Business Review, it’s
often difficult to integrate theory into practical application.
So, in the next few months, the Feature Article will outline key
strategies to help you apply the principles and concepts to your role.
I also want to extend a Special Invitation to a webinar that I’m
The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, Mid-Atlantic Chapter asked me to
speak on the topic, Develop and Lead High Performance Teams, for
their 2012 monthly webinar series.
If you’re not able to attend, the slides and recording for the webinar will
be available ‘on demand’, and you’ll gain access to a Special Report that is
an in-depth reference resource. You just need to click on the registration
During the webinar, you’ll learn the secrets to developing a team who
feel inspired to go the extra mile . . . who feel greater satisfaction
from their efforts because they are working toward a shared vision.
Do you want to experience more HAPPINESS? Read the Feature Article
below to learn 3 simple practices to uplevel your HAPPINESS!
Enjoy a uniquely perfect day,
Executive l Personal Brand Coach
Who helps high achieving leaders
stand out IN a crowd . . .
Features: What's Included ...
P.S. – We’re rethinking our
conversations in the
Unique Genius Virtual Café,
so stay tuned for more information in upcoming newsletters.
Speaking Events . . . Your Special Invitation!
You’re invited to a
special webinar that I’m delivering on Wednesday, May 23
… the Wednesday, just before Memorial Day weekend!
To learn more about Gerrie’s speaking and make a referral to
your organization, click on link:
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"3 Simple Practices to uplevel your HAPPINESS"
At Zappos, their employees primarily
bring 3 goals to the company life coach - career development, weight
loss and finances / budgeting.
What do you think is the #1 challenge that clients most frequently
bring to OUR work together?
If you didn’t guess it, it’s the focus of two highly successful books –
You Want Me to Work for Who? by Julie Jansen and What Got You
Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith.
It’s people, and more specifically, it’s the manager or ‘boss’. So,
whether you’re the boss or direct report, the extensive research
conducted by Gretchen Spreitzer and Christine Porath will be
What they uncovered is the negative impact of ‘UNcivil behavior’
on many levels, professionally and personally. Based on my observation,
the ‘UNcivil behavior’ by bosses [and others, as well] is often
precipitated by the ongoing restructuring, reorganizing, and downsizing
in organizations that has become a consistent occurrence in many
In addition to the pressure and stress that everyone feels, it has a
significant negative effect on the company’s business
performance. Employees feel anxious and fearful which often results in
decreased creativity and productivity. In the research, some managers
report feeling that people are MORE creative and productive when they
feel threatened, uncomfortable or anxious about their jobs.
The research shows just the opposite … people hold back when
threatened and excel when they are ‘appropriately’ challenged
with goals that are a stretch, but not out of reach. Reward works
There is also extensive research that confirms the correlation
between happiness, productivity, and being focused.
The major finding in a study of 15,000 people in 83 countries uncovered
the fact that people’s minds wander nearly half the time [that’s 50% of
the time!] and this appears to lower their mood. In addition to reducing
happiness, mind wandering on the job also reduces productivity.
According to the researchers, “wandering to unpleasant or even
neutral topics is associated with sharply lower happiness;
straying to positive topics has no effect either way.”
It’s a bit surprising, but whether you are a CEO, executive,
entrepreneur, emerging executive or emerging leader, or a professional,
there are 3 simple practices that you can put into practice immediately
that will uplevel your happiness and focus and reduce your mind
As a result, your productivity and sustained performance will increase,
so it’s a total win across the board - the company, your
organization, your team, and you all win!
- Pay at least as much attention to where
your mind is as to what your body is doing.
If you notice your mind wandering, be intentional about bringing it
back to the present or practice
- Nurture your social connections.
Engage in many daily, positive interactions with your co-workers to
have more social connection, consistently.
The frequency of your positive experiences is a much better
predictor of happiness than intensity of your positive
experiences … if you have many nice things happen each day,
you are likely to be happier than someone who has a single
truly amazing thing happen.
- Collaborate with your boss to get engaged
in projects that are a fit or be resourceful and realign your
projects so they energize and challenge you.
Your Coaching Challenge: In the next
month, uplevel your happiness, focus, and engagement!
- What can you do to focus your mind during
an important meeting, but one in which your mind often wanders?
- How will you nurture your relationships
- What are you going to do, consistently, to
energize and challenge yourself?
Remember, the Small Stuff counts!
Then, send me an email to let me know what happens.
- Do you feel happier? more focused? more
- What positive experiences show up in your
life that are totally unexpected?
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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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