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5 Surprising Secrets Leaders Use to Stay Calm When Stress Is High

By Sylvia Lafair | April 13, 2021 |

Your performance as a leader is directly related to how calm you can remain when stress hits the hot button. Above all, learn various ways to keep that darn stress at bay. The only thing that won’t work is to be told, “Stay calm.” Above all, what you need to do is… something. Here’s what…

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5 Ways for Leaders to Lessen Stress at Work

By Sylvia Lafair | April 1, 2021 |

Dear Dr. Sylvia,My boss decided that it was time for him to retire. Consequently, I am nominated to take his position. Above all, I am honored and very nervous. Yes, very nervous! Therefore, I need some help from you. Firstly, I want to take advantage of your vast knowledge of workplace relationships and your astute…

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Are You Emotionally Intelligent?

By Sylvia Lafair | March 26, 2021 |

Dear Dr Sylvia, I have been reading a lot about emotional intelligence recently and I would love to hear your answer to the following question: “Is it more effective to talk mostly about facts or add lots of vibrant color using emotional words at work?” I believe we are all looking at the importance of…

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Office Romance Stress: What’s Love Got To Do With It? (Plus: A FUN Quiz)

By Sylvia Lafair | February 16, 2021 |

Office romance stress? I’ve seen it ALL before. Here’s my advice… Dear Dr. Sylvia, I always thought I loved complexity and challenges in my life. Not sure anymore. Why? Here’s what’s going on and I need some good advice. I am in a new relationship. That’s all good. It keeps me as blissed out as…

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How to Transform: What Leaders Can Learn From a Lobster

By Sylvia Lafair | February 16, 2021 |

Knowing how to transform doesn’t always come easy. Here is my advice, borrowed from some of our crustaceous friends in the sea… Dear Dr. Sylvia, My life is so confining. I want to explore the world and yet, now is obviously not the right time. I feel like I have been spinning my wheels doing…

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What Does It Mean To Be A Boss? It’s not just what you were taught in school

By Sylvia Lafair | February 16, 2021 |

#leadership #conflict resolution # team development Dear Dr. Sylvia, You can congratulate me. Now that is over with, you can hand me a box of tissues and let me bring on the tears, or at least the desire to yell. Here’s the back story: I was the best salesperson in my division, actually in the…

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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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