Insights from Amanda

When Coaches Collaborate, Everyone Benefits

I’ve worked with many of you as a leadership coach and/or consultant to help you solve problems of all sizes and scope. Every so often one of the questions I hear from you is, "just how big of a coaching or consulting project are you equipped to take on"? The answer...

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Starved for Time? Snack on This.

Many leaders are hungry for time. Last year, the Center for Creative Leadership conducted a survey that found 88% percent of leaders report work as a primary source of stress in their lives and that having a leadership role increases the level of stress. One of the...

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Coaching Leverages Your Leadership

Finding Leadership Inspiration I enjoy coaching leaders like Maor Daniel from Microsoft. He wasn’t at a crisis point in his career. In fact, he’s at the top of his game. He didn’t ‘need’ a coach, he wanted one. He was interested in how coaching could develop his...

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It’s Spring: Time To Shed Our Resistance

My horses are starting to shed out their winter coats, a sure sign that spring is around the corner. Which reminds me of last year, when I treated myself to an at liberty immersion experience with Leslie Nichols, who are based outside of Phoenix, Arizona. I was...

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To Be a Better Leader – Talk Less, Listen More!

Great leaders listen. They listen to understand where their team members are at and what sort of obstacles they are facing. Great leaders use this information to craft personal strategies that work specifically for each team member, rather than squeeze everyone into a...

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Partnership with SAFE: Equine Assisted Leadership Training

It’s been a busy summer for Leadership with Horses. Perhaps what I’m most excited about this summer is our new partnership with Save a Forgotten Equine (SAFE). Nine times out of ten, a horse ends up in rescue, not because of something they’ve done. They're there...

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Re-framing Perspective

Kelly started coaching with me as part of a multi-year, company-wide leadership development program for senior-level leaders. The program included individual coaching to bring everyone to a higher level of professional performance and to strengthen collaboration...

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Qualities of a Good Leader: Experience vs. Effectiveness

Like most coaches, I have a coach. In fact, I have several. One of them is my riding instructor, Siggi Wolff of Cavallis Dressage. Almost every time I work with Cato, my Anglo Arabian horse, under her keen eye, I learn something that translates directly into the...

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