Coaching Tips

Don’t Believe the Hype…There’s No Snake Oil Remedy for Success

By Sylvia Lafair | July 25, 2017 |

Did you ever look at someone who seems to have it all and begin to shrink yourself down to the size of a pea, feeling worthless? Do you ever listen to someone who has the answers, I mean the real answers, to health, wealth, and relationships, and feel like a dummy…really less than? Have you…

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Intuition, Science and Truth-Telling Form a Powerful Trio in the Workplace

By Sylvia Lafair | July 14, 2017 |

This is about how to rid yourself of a toxic employee or boss. Did you ever have an employee who scored high on those personality tests that determine if they would make a good fit for your organization? How about sitting in an interview and ‘just knowing’ this is the absolutely, positively, right person for…

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Remembering Memorial Day

By Sylvia Lafair | May 29, 2017 |

It doesn’t seem to stop.  I’m writing this after watching a video of young people at a concert in Manchester, England, run for their lives after a bomb explosion stopped the music. I’m writing this after hearing the pain of a dad whose handsome son was knifed to death while waiting with friends near a…

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The Power of Shifting (Make Sure You Hear That Word Clearly)

By Sylvia Lafair | May 22, 2017 |

Funny story: I was working on getting my negative thinking under control and asked someone to help me.  You see, it’s hard to do anything totally alone and I know the power of relationships can make a tremendous difference. I found my power person to help and I found my power word. I asked my dearest, best…

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Start Being Your Best at Work Today

By Sylvia Lafair | April 28, 2017 |

Let Dr. Transformation Help You Be Your Best! Dr. Sylvia Lafair, CEO of Creative Energy Options, aka “Dr. Transformation,” wants to help you be your best at work! Dr. Lafair, along with CEOptions’ panel of Certified Pattern Breakthrough coaches and consultants, can help pinpoint exactly what behaviors are getting in your way and what you can do to help accelerate your…

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Restless Patterns

By Sylvia Lafair | April 26, 2017 |

By Frank Walsh | CEOptions Certified Pattern Breakthrough Coach It’s not you, it’s me… Well it’s also you, but with some guidance I have seen how the patterns of my past influenced our relationship. I started to feel it in my mid 40’s. Things were different. I had evolved, you had changed. You didn’t make me happy…

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Leadership Lessons: How Listening Changes Your Responses

By Sylvia Lafair | April 17, 2017 |

Hearing and listening are related. Similar yet very different. We hear loud sounds, the wind, someone laughing or yelling. And then what? We just get on with our day. Listening, ah, another story entirely. Were you ever told to “listen up” when you were a kid? Did someone ever say “Hey, will you just shut…

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The Colors of Gender Thanks to Modern Marketing and Ancient Ancestors

By Sylvia Lafair | March 7, 2017 |

From the day you were born, even before conception, there are beliefs and stereotypes that are attached to gender. Let’s consider the color continuum for gender. Pink is for girls and blue is for boys. Right? Where did this begin? Who decided which colors belong to which gender? Here is a brief trip through history.…

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Magic Moments Best When Unexpected

By Sylvia Lafair | August 30, 2016 |

Got on the bus. Waited. Got on another bus. Waited even longer. Had a bad feeling this paid in advance tour was going to disappoint. And it did. Almost. Tours to that revered site in Rome, the Vatican are expensive and seemingly necessary. Otherwise the lines can be hours long. The Vatican is a must…

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Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?

By Sylvia Lafair | August 3, 2016 |

I hear this plaintive cry from executives and middle managers all the time. I hear it from superintendents to elementary school teachers for at least ten months out of the year. Getting along is what we all want. Right? So, why does it seem almost impossible to get through even a few days without feeling…

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