Gerrie Dresser, PCC
The Executive / Personal Brand Coach for
Leaders and Pivotal Leadership Teams . . .
Maximize your distinctive value and
deliver strategic impact through an engaged
A Message from Gerrie
How do you feel about the end of Summer?
Our energy always seems to shift into
higher gear with the end of Summer. There’s a change in everyone’s schedule
with an almost exponential increase in networking events, return to school
for many kids and adults, and a refocus on our annual goals as they take on
a greater sense of urgency with 4Q13 just one month away!
- Looking back to the summer of 2013,
what are you going to celebrate?
To celebrate the summer of 2013, I’m
booked this week to meet with a small group of colleagues who attended the
Business Conference in July.
We all walked away with high energy and a
more expanded vision. But a vision without a plan is just a dream, so we
want to make sure and follow through on our commitments!
Have you ever put a plan in place, but
struggled to move forward because it felt like you were pushing a boulder up
the hill? According to a world renowned energy expert, initiating change
requires a plan, but also multiple energy sources with Courage being
on the top of the list!
How would you rate yourself on Courage? If
you need a boost in Courage, read my Feature Article, “5 Strategies to
Amplify Your Courage” to learn more about what it takes to step up in
To your unique success,
Executive l Personal Brand Coach
Who helps high achieving leaders
Accelerate GROWTH through
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implementing organizational change is one of the most challenging undertakings
of leaders. It involves time, planning, and collaboration across all stakeholder
groups to introduce a strategic, predictable sequence of events.
From small, intimate groups to major corporate events, our high content –
high energy - high value events - are custom
designed to inspire, engage and motivate your organization, so that change
happens and sticks. Each participant is motivated to face challenges head on and
bring more to the table at work every day.
Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (www.HBAnet.org), Greater
Shire Pharmaceutical, Chesterbrook, PA
Thursday, September 26, 2013: 5:30pm – 8:30pm
www.hbanet.org - We’ve had an
amazing response to this topic . . . as of 8/20, there were only a
few seats left.
Gerrie Dresser, CEO of Unique Impact, is a
nationally-acclaimed speaker, known for her dynamic delivery of high content,
high energy, and high value presentations laced with real world examples and
“how to” strategies for immediately actionable outcomes.
learn more about Gerrie’s speaking and make a referral to
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“5 Strategies to Amplify Your Courage!”
What exactly is Courage? You’ve
heard about military heroes who defend our country every day and people
with a serious illness who face each day with a positive outlook for
According to the definition of Courage, we all have challenges that
strengthen or weaken our courage because they require “mental or
moral strengths to venture forward, persevere, and withstand danger,
fear, or difficulty.”
Eunice Kennedy Shriver was a model of courage. According to Maria
Shriver, “She didn't buy into the propaganda of her day that women had
to be soft and submissive. That took courage back then, because she grew
up in a family that expected a lot from the boys and very little from
the girls.” Maria Shriver, Time, 26 Oct. 2009
- How would you benefit if you
stepped up with more Courage?
5 Strategies That Will Amplify Your
- Decide on one new action you’ll
take in the next month that helps to expand your momentum.
[Commendable Trait, Adventurous*]
Example: Do you eat lunch at your desk, always focused on
completing an urgent task? Get out of your office at lunch and
invite someone to join you for lunch. If you typically eat at your
desk, you KNOW the courage it would take to just leave the work
until after lunch.
- Make a decision about something
you’ve procrastinated about. Then take action. [Commendable Trait,
Example: I’ve been rethinking a decision for the past month,
and it’s been holding me back until a good friend confronted me (as
only a good friend can) with the impact of my NOT deciding. It’s
amazing how my increased clarity accelerated my momentum.
- When faced with delivering an
indirect response to avoid confrontation or being straight forward
with the truth, use diplomacy and tact to deliver the facts with
integrity. [Commendable Trait, Honest*]
Example: When there is an upcoming change in the
organization, you have an option to be upfront and explain it to
your staff or avoid sharing the news until the last possible minute.
Using your judgment in being transparent and demonstrating equitable
regard for what is best for all - will set the stage for more
productive focus and reduce the drama that results from your
organization making assumptions about the unknown.
- Follow through on your goal
commitments. [Commendable Trait, Tenacious*]
Example: Whether you’re a mother juggling kids, work,
personal time, family or an executive juggling constant change with
a continuous flow of problems to be solved, staying on course with
YOUR goals takes an enormous amount of tenacity and resilience!
- Speak up directly about your
accomplishments, even when your natural response is to give the
entire credit to your team. [Commendable Trait, Self-assured*]
Example: It’s your leadership that helped the team to exceed
expectations. In fact, forming and leading high-performance teams is
one of the most complex challenges facing leaders at all levels. By
inserting an authentic reference to your contribution, you’ll stand
out for your credibility and leadership.
YOUR COACHING CHALLENGE:
In the next month, what is ONE courageous step you will take that
stretches you beyond your comfort zone?
Keep in touch … what strategies have helped you to amplify your
*5 of 48 Commendable Traits in the Tilt 365 Positive Influence
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Unique Impact™ 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.
If you’re ready to step into a bigger game for your work / life, contact
Gerrie for a complimentary Unique Impact Strategic Consultation at
For more information about Gerrie:
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