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Executive CoachingLeadership Development
April 28, 2021

Bringing the Whole Self to Work

Bringing the Whole Self to Work   Today we’d like to introduce you to David Samuels. Hi David, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can…
Executive CoachingLeadership Development
November 9, 2020

Practicing Empathy

Make the Workplace more Human by Practicing Empathy   When I formed my executive coaching practice in 2013, the mission was to address what I and many felt was lacking…
Executive CoachingLeadership Development
September 21, 2020

Don’t Doubt the Harshness of the Black Experience

An interview with Pastor Matthew Colwell.   Listen to Pastor Matt's full interview with David Samuels. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to hear from David on anti-racism…
Executive CoachingLeadership Development
June 22, 2020

An almost Thirty Year Journey….

An almost Thirty Year Journey of a non African-American Black Man residing in the US.   Before I moved to the United States of America in 1991, I had very…
Executive CoachingLeadership Development
November 7, 2019

Commitments of an Engaged Team

Be accountable. Being mindful of people’s priorities and projects; be thoughtful about what people have on their plates. Be open to feedback. Communication is key; be prepared to communicate when…
Executive CoachingLeadership Development
June 10, 2019

Conscious Leadership Coaching

A few weekends ago, a group of leaders from around the globe convened on a breathtaking location in the Santa Cruz Mountains in Northern California, to envision a future of…
Executive Coaching
June 7, 2019

Qualities of an Effective Executive Coach

During a recent coaching meeting with a client, I was informed that they had been exposed to two other coaches, and frankly found the experience to be less than favorable.…
Executive Coaching
June 7, 2019

Conflict in the workplace cannot be avoided

It’s the leaders job to deal with it! Let’s face it, if you put two people together in any given situation, the likelihood that conflict may arise is extremely high. What…
Thought Leadership
June 7, 2019

Dealing with Diversity, Authentically.

I asked several people what immediately comes to mind when they hear the word diversity used in the context of an organization. As expected, most people do not have a…
Strategic Advisory
June 7, 2019

Be A Better Boss

The Twenty-First Century Imperative If you have had a boss in your professional life, which is probably everyone reading this, you are acutely aware of the impact they have on…
Executive Coaching
September 20, 2018

Memo to HR

Memo to Human Resources... from your Chief Executive Officer I recently moderated a very lively panel with two CEO’s. The topic of discussion is What do CEO’s want from their HR…
Executive Coaching
February 27, 2018

Leadership Requires Vulnerability

I most confess that I’ve had some difficulty getting clear on what I’ve wanted to communicate in this post. To be completely honest, I am in the midst of one…

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