October 9, 2019

Are you looking for a way to stand out in your field, deepen relationships, or develop habits of gratitude? When was the last time you stopped to write a thank you note?

Given our busy schedules and all the technology at our disposal, handwritten notes have become a lost art. However, it really only takes a few minutes to stop and express your gratitude and can easily be worked into your daily routine. Do you work best first thing in the morning when the off...

September 30, 2019

After several years of professional coaching and much longer collaborating with women in the workplace, I've noticed a trend where we tend to burn ourselves out without knowing exactly why. Usually the default explanation for this behavior assumes that women just don't know how to set boundaries, or are uncomfortable with saying "no." While this may be the case in some situations, perhaps it's also because we haven't taught women how to filter the many requ...

June 12, 2019

"I can do anything you need, just don't make me ask for money."

As a nonprofit and fundraising professional, I can't tell you how many incredibly brilliant people I've met who were terrified to ask others for donations. I was recently compiling a report of how much our team had raised for the year compared to how much we'd requested. Despite having raised millions for worthy causes over my career, it dawned on me that I've inadvertently become an expert in b...

February 2, 2019

All of our recent talk about bravery sparked my interest in habits. Is developing bravery really as simple as making it part of your daily routine? Could brave actions become as hardwired as brushing your teeth first thing in the morning, or looking both ways before you cross the street? I turned to The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg to help me learn why we do what we do.

There are two main lessons to understand about habits, which the book dubs the Habit...

December 14, 2018

I have a confession to make that may take you by surprise since I advocate for setting goals and constantly pursuing personal growth- I hate New Year’s Resolutions. I’ve never believed in them because I’ve rarely seen these efforts yield results other than leaving people feeling inadequate and further behind when they don’t achieve the outcomes they were hoping for. Personally, I prefer to create smaller habits and then build upon them once I'm consistent i...

November 30, 2018

Since Boss Lady Coaching is all about encouraging women to be brave, who better to talk to than an expert in risk management? Shelley is the Vice President of Risk for Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, a mom, and investor in Heels Together.

While on the surface a career in accounting may not sound like an adventure, Shelley's career is proof that you can explore a variety of environments and businesses.

"I did public accounting as an auditor and got to see how...

October 8, 2018

Becky is the Executive Vice President of Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, but the road to this position was one filled with challenges and hard work. While as a child she considered becoming a hairdresser and dreamed of going to go college, she knew she had to find her own way to make her educational aspirations come true.

“The job that I started in as a co-op student was in retail at a boutique in Radcliff. I finally ended up getting a job with a bank in the...

April 6, 2018

At our most basic level, we humans are creatures of habit and comfort. Our brains prefer to be on autopilot, which is why there are countless books, coaches, and tools available to help you rewire your mindset. One of the most valuable- and free!- exercises I recommend to my clients is learning to listen for excuses.

How many times a day do you or those around you make an excuse? I don’t make guarantees often but I’m certain it will be more than you think....

June 30, 2017

Just hearing the word "networking" can strike fear into the most competent professional. But since success in life is really about surrounding yourself with the best people, if you're willing to master networking you'll have a huge advantage over others who are too intimidated to put themselves out there. Some of my coaching business comes from people being more willing to pay for my time than ask someone to be their mentor. While I appreciate the opportuni...

May 17, 2017

Last year I had the opportunity to hear New York Times Bestselling Author and incredible public speaker, Matthew Kelly, give a seminar at my parents’ church outside Indianapolis. What I’ll admit I attended reluctantly because there seemed like many other ways I could spend a Saturday turned out to be a truly energizing experience with lasting inspiration. Matthew is the founder of Dynamic Catholic, a nonprofit organization that works to revitalize local par...

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