Insights from Amanda

Is Something Afoot At Your Organization?

Is Something Afoot At Your Organization?

When I first met the Tierra Village Board of Directors and staff, their hearts were in the right place. Unknowingly however, they were at the threshold of a significant organizational change. The associated challenges were characterized by role confusion, pesonality...

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Hire the Best Leader, Not the Best Interviewer

Hire the Best Leader, Not the Best Interviewer

Hiring an executive director is a high stakes proposition for many organizations. When a Board of Directors asks me to conduct an executive search, one of the ways I help them make a good hire is to incorporate activities into the selection of final candidates that...

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When Coaches Collaborate, Everyone Benefits

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.

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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A Bucket or a Basket? Where Do You List Your Dreams?

A Bucket or a Basket? Where Do You List Your Dreams?

Every leader needs a bucket list. It’s a helpful concept that can encourage us to be forward-thinking, stretch outside our comfort zone, and set personal and professional goals. Bucket lists also have some drawbacks: They can keep us focused on what we haven’t –...

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Coaching Leverages Your Leadership

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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Partnership with SAFE:  Equine Assisted Leadership Training

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

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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Let’s Soar!

Let’s Soar!

I spend a fair amount of my coaching time helping leaders set goals for themselves, their teams, and organizations. I love goals. They bring focus, clarity, and intention to our leadership work and purpose. As 2018 unfolds, I find myself gravitating toward something a...

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