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Join Catherine Walters with Roger Laidig, and Dr. Fred(DocFred) Simkovsky and many more experts for the Joyful You Summit Could we ask you to take a short pause? Now… imagine a life filled with joy and happiness. What would that look like? Better yet, how does it make you feel? Unfortunately, if you’re like most … Read more

51 years ago I was sitting in the student lounge between classes at Hunter College in NYC. It was terribly crowded. This girl comes in with her girlfriend and standing next to me, she says, “If someone was a gentleman, he’d give me his seat”. I looked up and saw the girl, looking pretty good, … Read more

I’ve have delivered training and development to over 10,000+ individuals in the last 30 years and accomplished life and career coaching to over 1,000+ individuals, all in 6 different countries. Our first conversions with new individuals I would be coaching always started with my one question, “Why do you believe you need a coach?” The … Read more

We all talk about managing our time and then we proceed to really manage our time poorly. We get interruptions, urgent phone calls, and the usual crises going on all day and get very little of what needs to be done accomplished. Let’s look at how to manage your time efficiently. Managing your time allows … Read more

As a life and career coach I am always amazed when my clients always start our first interview and coaching session with what are you going to do for me and how much work am I going to need to do? They think I am going to hand everything to them on a silver platter … Read more

Horatio Alger themes for success in your life and career: Luck and Pluck Struggling Upward Helping Yourself Making your way Strive and Succeed Facing the world All it takes is Hard Work Will Insure Success? How you may feel: You have had the benefit of better education and better jobs than your parents. Your success … Read more

What is Listening? It consists of: Hearing Seeing Comprehending Interpretation Results of Poor Listening Wasted time Inaccurate work/outcomes Lost sales Inadequately informed, misinformed, confused, or angry staff and customers Unmet deadlines Unsolved problems and issues Wrong decisions Lawsuits Poor morale for all involved Results of Effective Listening Greater Productivity Work Excellence Smoother relationships Collaboration Sharing … Read more

A number of my blog followers have asked how to you get started and what tips are there to start a blog of their own. I am no expert but I’ll pass on my experience. I went to WordPress.com. It is a free blog for basic blogging. I get no commissions for recommending it and … Read more

Success always comes from the strangest places. On the day I lost my full-time job this summer, I quietly walked out with a plan already established. As a competitive speaker, I wrote this short narrative on the day it happened. “Have you ever imagined your own funeral? Who will do your eulogy? Who will be … Read more

Recently I meet a successful businesswoman named Susan in one of the networking events. She asked me, “What are you passionate about?” I told her I am passionate about helping innocent women and children of war. She looked at me in a strange way and she said why? I replied because, It is a MIRACLE that I … Read more