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  • 20th Jul 17

    “I might not hold out until my vacation”

    Summer time is upon us, which for many means at least some vacation time to recharge for the next season. But for some, it may come too late. It’s not surprising that we often see the highest frequency of burnout or other stress-related incidences just around this time of...

  • 23rd May 17

    How to Find a “True” Coach, Right for You or Your Company

    For those of us serious coaches, who have spent many years in training and experience creating real results for our clients, it is disheartening to see the trend that we all see where now it seems “everyone is a coach” of one thing or another. We have the full...

  • 3rd Apr 17

    3 Keys to ‘Authentic Networking’ That Work for Any Professional

    Whether you are a seasoned executive or business owner, a budding entrepreneur or a growing professional, one of the keys to your success will be the extent to which you can effectively connect with opportunities in the market – either to capture clients, gain collaborators of any kind, or...

  • 30th Jan 17

    Meditation for EVERYONE ~ how to get started the easy way

    2017 has been declared the “Year of Mindfulness” and we at NEV Coaching & Consulting are very excited to support this initiative. As such, we begin with the most basic and fundamental: meditation. “My mind is too active for meditation”… “meditation is not my style of relaxation”… “meditation doesn’t...

  • 27th Sep 16

    Our Struggle with Change – and How to Overcome it

    All of us at one point have had to consider an important change and all the difficulty, risk, and at times fear, that it conveys: a job, a relationship, a habit, a place, a positive opportunity or a negative struggle. And the very reason it was so challenging is precisely...

  • 8th Sep 16

    The Secure Entrepreneur – how can you become one?

    Security is a very tricky word, one we often associate with “safety”, and yet are willing to sacrifice our freedom, power and happiness for. How many times, I have sat across talented, hardworking, capable individuals desperately wanting to leave that stable job to finally start up their own venture, and...

  • 8th Jun 15

    What your potential clients REALLY want from you…

    If you have a business, no matter its size, one of your most pressing questions is how to attract the right kind of client and keep him/her for the long term. There is the tendency to hope for a “magic pill” solution – technology, strategy or contact – who once acquired...

  • 7th May 15

    4 Keys to optimizing your business

    No matter what region or sector you are working in, organizations and companies today tend to suffer from the same issues that are significantly harming their profitability, productivity, employee motivation and overall effectiveness. Here we will present the key questions and practices you should consider and test in order...

  • 31st Jan 15

    The Simple Formula to Excellent Communication

    In my work over the last years, one observation that has continued to impact me is how many difficulties – both personal and professional – stem from either poor communication, or a lack thereof. We so often seem to struggle with situations, issues and emotions that, more than anything,...

  • 8th Jun 14

    3 Key reasons your team is not performing

    Regardless of the size of your company, one of the top priorities today is finding a quality team of motivated and talented employees, truly capable of fulfilling the vision of your organization. Yet often times employee performance falls short and it can be difficult to understand exactly why the...

  • 8th Mar 14

    Breaking the Fear of Failure ~ Part 3

      In previous posts about the fear of failure, we addressed the questions of “How will I fix the mistake?” and “Will I be able to recover from the mistake?”. But sometimes the most terrifying part is if others – especially those close to us – will ridicule and...

  • 29th Jan 14

    Don’t make Resolutions, do this instead (FREE guide)

      Last year I didn’t send out mass holiday or new year’s wishes. It was partly due to an unexpected crunch at year-end but this bothered me for a while. I expected to be able to do this and it didn’t turn out.   Yet as I thought about...

  • 10th Nov 13

    Breaking the Fear of Failure ~ Part 2

    In the previous post, we looked into what it means to be wrong and why making mistakes is not only human and inevitable, but actually necessary in order to create truly powerful solutions and achieve lasting success.   But however much we may understand this, even internalize it, it...

  • 11th Oct 13

    Breaking the Fear of Failure ~ Part 1

      The fear of failure is a silent epidemic. What starts off as the fear of making a mistake, of being wrong, often leads to the grander “fear of failure” that paralyzes many from taking the steps and necessary risks towards achieving great success and fulfillment. Many of us...

  • 10th Sep 13

    6 Powerful Strategies to jump-start your season

    The beauty of the “Back to School” season is the sense of new beginnings and opportunity.  I hope the summer has offered you at least some moments of rest to reset your gears, reflect, and return to your day to day more refreshed.   This fall is about achieving...

  • 5th May 13

    This is *real* transformation…

      “In life, there is no person, thing or event that is without purpose.”                    – Vicente Ferrer The good thing about our situation today is that the challenging circumstances in our midst are pushing us to redefine, innovate and experiment...

  • 3rd Mar 13

    8 Ways to kick the crisis and keep growing

      Since the beginning of this year, I have been meeting with many folks to share ideas and emotions around the current state of affairs as well as how to boost inspiration and create opportunities towards achieving our greatest success possible. Most recently, I had the pleasure of meeting...

  • 29th Nov 12

    Boosting positivity in the real world

      In the last few weeks I have been thinking a lot about morale, about what it takes to feel ok when so many around us are struggling and bad news seems to be at every corner. Originally, I thought folks would be looking for practical solutions targeted at...

  • 24th Sep 12

    Tips to Kick-Start the Fall Season

    Welcome back to another season of opportunities! I hope you have had the moment to rest, relax, enjoy and recharge your batteries, as the fall season is always a wonderful time to innovate and create. In this post, I would like to plant some seeds around how to launch...

  • 9th Jul 12

    How to get ~ Strategic ~ this summer…

    The summer is finally here and whether or not you have the opportunity to get away this season, you may likely experience a slowdown in your workload and schedules.  Last year we spoke about ways to relax and let go, but this season I want to share ideas about...

  • 16th May 12

    Authentic Marketing ~ for You and Your Business

    Marketing is such a big topic of interest in today’s age and yet remains an elusive concept when it comes down to the every day ways we can promote our businesses and secure the right clients.  In this post, I want to break down the very idea of “marketing”...

  • 27th Mar 12

    Opening our Restaurant…lessons in business partnership

    A few weeks ago we opened our new restaurant, Anfora.  A labor-of-love collaboration with two of my dearest friends, Mariano and Andres Hidalgo, we worked like crazy to innovate, create, and hope in this economic crisis.  But equally importantly, we set out to make this venture our home, a...

  • 30th Nov 11

    The Gift of Trust

    One of the most beautiful things to give and to receive is trust.  It is an invaluable currency amongst people, the faith and belief in something, in someone.  It keeps our clients coming back, and being trustworthy is often vital to attracting them in the first place.  Employees who...

  • 6th Sep 11

    The *great* Presentation…

    Creating and giving a great presentation…to clients, employees, students, investors, juries, the list goes on.  Chances are, if you are a professional, entrepreneur, or business owner at some point you will likely have to tell your STORY. Maybe it will be about an exciting new idea or opportunity. Or...

  • 6th Sep 11

    *SPARK* your idea, create your STORY…

    “When a person evolves, they evolve the world around them.” – Emilio Duró It is the season of new beginnings after the lull of summer months.  We are ‘back to work’ people and now is the time to reinvigorate our projects – our ideas – and start making things happen. You...

  • 29th Jul 11

    Simple ways to let go & find some peace this season…

    It’s vacation time and no matter what your personal or professional situation, it probably feels like a good moment to take a break from it all. Some may not have the time and/or money to get away properly, but in this post we explore simple ways of finding peace...

  • 20th Jun 11

    Work you love, that loves you back. Why not?

    Do you like what you do? The answer I usually hear is “It’s…okay”. What this may mean is:  “It’s not what I really want to do but it pays decently and I have two kids to support which is enough to be grateful for in this economic crisis.” Understood. ...

  • 13th May 11

    Do we all have a Talent? The case for everyday greatness…

    “He should sweep streets so well that all the host of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lives a great street-sweeper who did his job well.'” – Martin Luther King Jr. “Human communities depend upon a diversity of talent not a singular conception of ability…and at the...

  • Life is Good
    3rd Apr 11

    What makes a happy life?…comments from around the world…

    It seems to me that there are many variable factors involved in answering ” What Makes a Happy Life ” Seneca wrote ” A happy life is a life that is in harmony with its own nature” Aristotle described happiness as being ” what attends the life of reason...

  • 1st Apr 11

    Can people change? Play with personal innovation…

    People often ask me if a person can change.  There are so many common expressions – not the least of which is “people don’t change” – that have convinced many that personal change is not really possible. But people change everyday, and sometimes tremendously within a single moment. Susan...

  • 4th Mar 11

    How conversations make all the difference in the world

    “Our lives succeed or fail one conversation at a time.” – Susan Scott “Out beyond the ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing, there is a field.  I’ll meet you there.”  – Sufi proverb “When a question is posed ceremoniously (really asking, really listening), the universe responds.” – Chinese proverb Susan...

  • 4th Feb 11

    Life Happiness + the power of Positive Psychology

    Dr. Martin Seligman discusses three different kinds of “happy lives” – the Pleasurable Life, the Good Life, and the Meaningful Life – and the power behind positive psychology. Dr. Martin Seligman is a world-renowned psychologist, a best-selling author, and the Director of the Positive Psychology Center.  Since 2000, he...

  • 7th Jan 11

    Why Coaching?

    It is both an exhilarating and a challenging time to be alive. No longer is it enough to be making it work, but somehow we are expected to be the best…as business owners and professionals, as partners and parents, as friends and individuals.  Everything is being measured, somehow.  And...