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Category: Coaching

The Power of the Extended Hand

It is very early here. The sun is just rising in the east, and the only sounds are the tapping of my keyboard, and the drip of the coffee machine. My head is completely clear, and my heart is completely full. And so, I want to talk to you today about the power and possibility […]

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The Formula for High Performance

Olympic sports have been a big part of my past professional life. I served as the Chairman of the US Olympic Sailing Program for 8 years, which means I led the organization responsible for all aspects of Olympic sailing in the United States. It was a big job, and one I enjoyed greatly. I recall a […]

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The Empowerment of Communication

My colleagues and I talk and teach all the time about the power of strong communication skills. When we communicate effectively, The Latimer Group always says, we drive results. We get approvals. We connect with the people around us. So many good things happen when we can communicate well. But let’s add to that long […]

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4 Ways to Boost Resilience and Recharge Your Battery

It is funny how things work sometimes. The word resilience has popped up in four different ways for me over the last week. One of our advisors mentioned the importance of it to me; so did a client, in reference to her own organization; a friend sent me a podcast on the topic; and my […]

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The Message Makeover Minute: Navigating Difficult Conversations

Navigating challenging conversations is never easy, but in today’s world, it’s a skill that’s more important than ever to have in your communication toolbox. In this short video, we talk with you about some basic foundational mindsets that you should have as you enter into your next challenging conversation. For more episodes of The Message […]

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Embracing The Human: Using Empathy To Connect With An Audience

Originally published with the Forbes Coaches Council. As a coach, I see a lot of different kinds of speakers: those who are confident and controlled and others who are nervous and still figuring out how to get their point across. And I’ve had people ask, “Don’t you sometimes want to laugh at how bad some of these presentations can be?” […]

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The Message Makeover Minute: Anxiety? Remember Your Fundamentals

A lot of our clients tell us that the new increase in “virtual communication” causes anxiety for a number of reasons: technology, “etiquette,” and so on… However, some basic communication skills will always apply… Fall back on those basic tenets when feeling anxious about the “new” communication concepts that come along, and that anxiety should […]

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Communicating During a Crisis: Be Patient

One of the ways I have been dealing with the unknowns of the current health and economic crisis is by reaching out to people around me. A few weeks ago, I made a list of about 20 people in my life that I wanted to speak to… fellow business owners, long-time friends, former mentors and […]

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