Why Have Good Communication Skills?

Recently I went to a local bookstore to turn in some books. I’m starting to declutter my home little by little.  I have a long way to go and have been taking baby steps, one huge bag at a time.  I have books in every room of the house.  I guess you could say I became a book hoarder. 🙂   

When I was at the bookstore I saw a sign that said you can reserve a space on their large couch area for book clubs.  I thought this would be a great place for the Coffee, Coaching & More group.  When I asked about reserving the area none of the staff knew how I could reserve the space.  The manager was out and one of the staff members said to me they didn’t even know there was a space in the bookstore to reserve.  

As I was leaving, I said to one of the employees I’m a life coach and wanted to reserve the space to coach small groups.  She said to me, we need a coach here because the communication in the place is terrible.  I smiled and said yes, communication is very important and I can do group coaching on how to improve communication.  She went over and grabbed a bookstore flyer and said to me, call in a few days when the manager gets back. 

Quote: “Communication is the real work of Leadership” ~ Nitin Nohria

As a leader, communication is an extremely crucial skill to have.  The ability to communicate and train employees to assist customers when the boss is away is vital.  Employees need to feel confident to answer customers questions and not have to rely on the manager.

A supervisor is not helping their employees or customers by hoarding all the information. Being a good leader is about preparing employees to tackle all challenges that arise and provide excellent customer service so the business runs smoothly, no matter what.

Self Reflection Question:

When you are unavailable do you feel confident the business will run efficiently without you?

Please share your thoughts on this question:  What have you personally done lately to increase your communication skills with others?

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Striving to be Honest [Video]

 

Striving to be Honest!

Honesty with oneself is one of the biggest challenges in life.

Honesty does not change with who you hang out with.

Be the same person all the time.

Honesty is not about hurting or offending others.

It’s about being kind and sensitive.

Honesty expresses wisdom and releases expectations.

How can honesty change your life?

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To learn more about Honesty and A Balanced Life; click on the link  21- Days Optimal Work/Life Balance Workshop.

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In Case You Missed It on May 11, 2018 ~ My Video Discussion with Angela Ambrosia, Love & Relationship Coach on Honesty in the Workplace and Family Dynamics

 

The World Needs More Honesty and Less Fakeness with Coaches Patti and Angela

My Video Discussion with Angela Ambrosia, Love & Relationship Coach on Honesty in the Workplace and Family Dynamics

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Patti Oskvarek is a personal, leadership and work life balance coach. She is passionate about coaching supervisors and managers on becoming better leaders and creating a balanced fulfilling life.

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Angela Ambrosia is a teacher who helps people love and understand themselves using dance, body movement and energy healing so they can resolve and manage their emotions and experience great love and joy in themselves and their relationships.

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Announcing Another Facebook Live Blab with Angela and Patti on Friday May 11, 2018 ~ The World Needs More Honesty and Less Fakeness!

 

Love & Relationship Coach, Angela Ambrosia and myself are having another Facebook Live Blab. 
The Topic:
THE WORLD NEEDS MORE HONESTY & LESS FAKENESS!
Friday, May 11, 2018
5pm PST
8pm EST  
10am on Saturday, Sydney, Australia Time
Come watch us on Facebook click on the link below:

How Does Coaching Change Lives?

May is my favorite month!

It is springtime, International Coaching Week and so much more.  Coaching has such a powerful and unique way of changing lives for the better.

International Coaching Week (ICW) is May 7-13, 2018

What is International Coaching Week?
International Coaching Week (ICW) is an annual week-long global celebration of the coaching profession, which the International Coaching Federal (ICF) local chapters and members spread the word about coaching and how coaching changes lives.

What is Coaching?
Coaching is client focused.  The coach recognizes each client is a unique individual with the ability to determine their own priorities, goals, and action steps towards what they truly want in life.  The coach assists the client through active listening, asking questions, and affirming the client’s accountability.

How Does Coaching Change Lives?

Recently, I asked one of my client’s the following questions:

What has been your experience working with me as your coach?

Answer:  You are firm, when I am not.  You are able to clarify where I may not be standing up for myself – or what I am here to do.  You are fair, and see what is the fair or appropriate thing to do in situations that involved partnership, teams and relationships with others.  You simplify what I am looking for, so I don’t waste time, you help me get straight to the point.

It actually inspires me to do good, be a better person, be INVESTED in people, be caring, be passionate AND be connected to those I work with.  Think about myself and my needs AND think about the needs of others, while making sure I don’t sacrifice my needs.  A lot of care. You make me feel I’m worthwhile, valuable and you make me feel that others are worthwhile and valuable, and show or support me to support the value in others.

How do you think my coaching has helped you become a better leader?

Answer:  By being fearless to express my needs.  In simple terms, so even if I have emotions about expressing my needs.  I still express them.  Plus clarifying the benefits of expressing my needs to the best outcome for all involved.  It is important to understand what coaching means and why it can be essential to your life in and out of the office.

I wrote this poem Life is Liking Hiking a Mountain by Patti Oskvarek about experiencing coaching and how it can make a big difference in people lives.

I had submitted this poem to the International Coaching Federation (ICF) Phoenix local chapter a few years ago and included a testimony from a client. The testimony is at the end of the presentation. This testimony is a good reminder of how coaching can change people’s lives for the better and why I became a coach.

Click on the click below to view the International Coaching Federation (ICF) Phoenix Chapter Presentation and scroll down the page to the presentation and read the testimony at the end as well.

Life is Liking Hiking a Mountain by Patti Oskvarek

What do you think?  Are you ready to learn more about the coaching experience?

If so, click on the link and sign up for the 21- Days Optimal Work/Life Balance Workshop.

Have you experienced coaching?  If so, feel free to share about your coaching experiences.  Comments are always welcome and please share this post with your colleagues, friends, family and on your social networks!

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What is a Good Leader? [Video]

 

What is a Good Leader?

A good leader listens and explains the why.

Has a talented way to give feedback without deflating the employee.

The ability to communicate the strategic plan.

Motivates and encourages to obtain goals.

A good leader is trustworthy and dependable.

They coach and mentor their employees to succeed within their organization.

They are upfront about difficult situations.

Just think of the possibilities, if everyone had a good leader.

These are some of the traits, I believe makes a good leader. ~ Patti

Please feel free to share your comments below “Leave a Reply”on “What you think is a good leader?”

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5 Tips Dealing with Worry [Video]

 

5 Tips Dealing with Worry
Everyone worries from time to time.
Most worries don’t come true.
Here are some tips when worry comes your way:
1. Spend time meditating to calm your thoughts.
2. Listen to upbeat music.
3. Pray about the situation for guidance and peace.
4. Journal about the situation.
5. Think about the good things in life. 🙂

How are you dealing with worry?

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