Coaching Tips

How Do We Help The Men (or should we?)

By Sylvia Lafair | March 3, 2021 |

Dear Dr. Sylvia, My question: Are we leaving the men behind? Let me explain. I must hire a new marketing manager for my company.  Here is why I am writing to you: In the past it’s been top heavy with strong, competent men. And the good news is that in the last four years there…

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It’s Time To STOP Being a Pleaser

By Sylvia Lafair | June 1, 2020 |

Hi everyone, Sylvia Lafair here, with some thoughts about where we are heading as the vaccine takes on the pandemic. Many of my clients have complained that they are exhausted and feel overwhelmed because they can’t say no. They are worried about how to react when schools and workplaces open up once again. Get ready…

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How to Use the Best Type of Music to De-Stress

By Sylvia Lafair | April 14, 2020 |

Hi everyone! Sylvia Lafair here, and I’m here to talk about another way to work with stress during these times, and I have taught this to so many leaders over the years, and they’ve used it before meetings. They’ve used it when they take a break from meetings. They’ve used it when you go home…

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Is it Really the Season of Joy and Fun?

By Sylvia Lafair | December 4, 2019 |

It’s officially the season of joy and fun…Or is it? We are programmed to be happy, merry, and filled with love and appreciation.  So, why are there so many who have inherited a black cloud filled with rain or snow that clings no matter what? If so, you are not alone.  Make you feel better? It’s good…

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From Mad to Glad

By Sylvia Lafair | December 3, 2019 |

So, let me ask you? What do you do when you get so foot-stomping angry, that were pounding your handle in a desk, that you just say: ‘They’re driving me crazy! He’s driving me crazy! She’s driving me crazy! They’re driving me crazy! What do you do? Well, let me tell you, there is an…

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Giving thanks can transform your life

By Sylvia Lafair | August 20, 2019 |

Giving thanks can transform your life, so let me start by expressing some gratitude and share some bits of wisdom that can help you feel more gratitude and appreciation for all that you have in this post. First, let me say “Thank You”  to all of you who are part of my newsletter network.  Secondly,…

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Why You Must Learn to Trust Yourself First

By Sylvia Lafair | May 2, 2019 |

Did you ever have to “out” someone who is scamming you? What do you do when you finally see that there are some real jerks in the world taking advantage of you? When you can finally pull back the curtain, only then can you make the changes that need to be made for progress to…

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In the leadership business, what are we really selling?

By Sylvia Lafair | February 13, 2019 |

What do you think you are buying when you buy perfume, or a car, or a vacation package to Hawaii? I asked the question: In the leadership business, what are we really selling? Recent discussions with our CEO coaches, led to some fascinating ideas. The conversations were about what different types of brands really sell besides the products they…

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Generosity at Work

By Sylvia Lafair | July 17, 2018 |

Generosity at work has so many possibilities. You know, doing something nice for people makes them appreciate you and it makes you feel good. Everybody wins. You are happier and they are happier. I received an email that sums up the benefits of being generous that I want to pass on to all of you.…

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Leadership Strategies: How to know when you’re stuck

By Sylvia Lafair | March 27, 2018 |

In this post, I’m discussing how to know when you’re stuck or moving ahead as a leader. Ready for a profound shift? Ready for change that will be deep, sustainable, and positive? Ready to put the puzzle pieces of relationships together and be an exemplary leader? Ready to go to sleep at night and not…

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