Sylvia Lafair

Speaking Truth to Power

By Sylvia Lafair | October 7, 2020 |

Dear Dr. Sylvia, I have built a great career over the past 15 years. I was considered a high potential emerging leader and now I am seen as a full-blooded really great leader.  However, the changes during this pandemic have me in a quandary. Here’s the issue: in my organization, there are those who follow…

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I’m Not Pattern Blind

By Sylvia Lafair | September 30, 2020 |

Dear Dr. Sylvia, I’ve heard you talk about “Pattern Blindness” in the same sentence as “Speaking the Unspeakable.” Can you say more, please?  Here is my issue. I am beyond frustrated and stressed with my boss who is always saying the same things over and over. He loves to talk about himself and brag about…

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I Can’t Take Anymore Surprises…

By Sylvia Lafair | September 23, 2020 |

Dear Dr. Sylvia,Each day I think to myself “I can’t take any more surprises. I can’t take any more whining. I can’t take anymore bungled messes.” And then something else happens. I went into a deep depression after the news of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing hit the world.Look, I didn’t know her, and my daily…

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Romancing the Bullies

By Sylvia Lafair | September 16, 2020 |

Dear Dr. Sylvia,  Help me understand. My boss is driving me crazy I want to help and be a great colleague, however, what he is doing makes no sense.  He ignores those who want to help him, to be a resource, and make our company great again.  However, he ignores them, and instead he ‘romances’…

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A Tsunami of Thoughts

By Sylvia Lafair | September 9, 2020 |

Dear Dr. Sylvia, How does it happen? I already know your answer. I’m still going to ask. How does it happen? I live in Denver Colorado.  Did you know we are having binge weather? It’s like too much one day and then not enough the next. It’s making me crazy to go from a rocky…

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I’m Close to Burnout…

By Sylvia Lafair | September 2, 2020 |

Dear Dr. Sylvia, This is embarrassing; however, I will stop being like a little kid and fess up. The other night I was beyond exhausted. Too many demands, not enough time. Too many annoyances, not enough pleasure. Too much … well, you get the idea. In any case, I finally dropped into my bed thinking…

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Joanne LaMarca Mathisen

By Sylvia Lafair | August 30, 2020 |

JOANNE LAMARCA Certified CEO Facilitator and Coach Joanne LaMarca Mathisen has studied under Sylvia Lafair since 2001. She graduated from CEO’s TLC program as well as TLC Advanced and has been a ‘Gutsy Girl’ since the inception of the program. She is a certified CEO facilitator and coach. Mathisen is also the co-host of Sirius…

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Gail Watts

By Sylvia Lafair | August 30, 2020 |

Gail Watts Pattern Breakthrough Coaching™Coaches & Consultants Gail Watts has been a management and employee consultant over the span of her career, in the workplace. She is known for her ability to assess situations quickly and accurately. She provides sound guidance or intervention to resolve often complex managerial, employee, and workgroup situations. Gail has experience…

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Nancy Pennebaker

By Sylvia Lafair | August 30, 2020 |

Nancy Pennebaker Pattern Breakthrough Coaching™Coaches & Consultants Nancy Pennebaker has more than 30 years of professional experience in higher education and administration. She has a Master’s Degree in journalism and public relations from the University of Oregon and is a graduate of Stanford University’s prestigious Business Leadership Institute. Pennebaker’s career is centered around team-building, coaching,…

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Cynthia Tom

By Sylvia Lafair | August 30, 2020 |

Cynthia Tom Pattern Breakthrough Coaching™Coaches & Consultants Cynthia Tom is an experienced sales and marketing executive in the healthcare industry, working for 25 years in pharmaceutical sales. She then turned her skills to the not-for-profit area and has worked with women in transition. She is Board President of the Asian American Women Artists Association and…

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