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Recalibrating Life

After working with Patti, I have new passion and energy for all I undertake. Her teachings have enabled me to recalibrate my life, so that I have more time for myself and for what I hold most important – while reaching higher levels of enjoyment and efficiency in my work.

- Leigh O.
Healthcare Management
Who Coaches The CEO?

"Who coaches the CEO? I coach everyone else. Having a coach who helps you see things from multiple perspectives, who has been there and done that so she understands, who can help me sift through, prioritize, strategize, vision, and take this to action – priceless!"
W.F.; CEO, Healthcare


Trusting My Instincts

Trusting my instincts about decision-making was difficult with the changes we had experienced at our firm. After working with Patti, I have much greater confidence in my instincts and my judgment, which has resulted in a greater efficiency in my team and improved the quality of our service.
N.C.; Director of Operations, Transportation Firm


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Testimonials

Recalibrating Life

After working with Patti, I have new passion and energy for all I undertake. Her teachings have enabled me to recalibrate my life, so that I have more time for myself and for what I hold most important – while reaching higher levels of enjoyment and efficiency in my work.

- Leigh O.
Healthcare Management
Who Coaches The CEO?

"Who coaches the CEO? I coach everyone else. Having a coach who helps you see things from multiple perspectives, who has been there and done that so she understands, who can help me sift through, prioritize, strategize, vision, and take this to action – priceless!"
W.F.; CEO, Healthcare


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So far Patti Cotton has created 112 blog entries.

Four Types of Leadership Behaviors You Can’t Do Without

By | 2017-12-13T19:56:30+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Blog, Increasing Your Influence, Leadership|

How many leadership behaviors have you read about? Ten? Twenty? Another number? Pretty mind-boggling, isn’t it? And if you are like many, such a sea of varying information can cause you to simply put the latest article aside and go back to doing things the way you know how. In the world of leadership development, [...]

Three-Direction Checklist for Leadership Effectiveness

By | 2017-12-04T20:15:01+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Blog, Increasing Your Influence, Leadership|

Your role requires that you lead. You may be in charge of a team, a greater area of responsibility, or even an enterprise. Yet, if you think your job is to simply lead those who report to you, think again. You need to manage up, down, and sideways. Why? Because strong team leadership is not [...]

Three Shifts to Help Your Team Make Better Decisions

By | 2017-11-28T13:34:55+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Blog, Leadership, Uncategorized|

Do you ever feel as though your team has the potential for better decision-making power, but it’s just not happening? Are you and your team stuck in autopilot and missing out on sharpening your creative edge? What can you do when you need to help your team make better decisions? Help them to up their [...]

Five Questions to Make a Fulfilling Transition to Your Next Chapter

By | 2017-11-20T12:30:55+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Blog, Increasing Your Influence, Leadership|

Since life is not static, your situation is also full of change. You may be seeking to change careers or retirement. Some of you have just sent your child to college for the first time. Your marital status or your role with an elderly parent may be in question. But, no matter what shift in [...]

Five Principles to Quickly Align Your Leadership with the Future

By | 2017-11-13T13:33:36+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Blog, Increasing Your Influence, Leadership|

Many of you have resonated with last week’s article about Sandra and her need to make her business viable for the future. If you haven’t read it, yet, read here. Some have asked me how to develop the leadership “flex” or agility that is necessary to meet the future successfully. But how to do this [...]

How a Silent Marauder Might Be Threatening Your Business Future

By | 2017-11-06T15:05:28+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Blog, Increasing Your Influence, Leadership, Values|

Sandra was a first-generation business owner. She worked hard for more than 25 years to build a solid company that served customers well. This was a business that would provide for her family financially, both now and in future. Or so she thought. But a business marauder suddenly appeared in the form of new technology [...]

Ten Character Indicators

By | 2017-10-30T21:17:02+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Blog, Leadership, Values|

“How you do one thing is how you do everything.” ~ Madeline Albright Thirty years ago, a business owner named Dave found himself in a critical position. A key employee had been found embezzling, and the company faced a $1 Mil shortfall. To Dave’s business, this was the difference between surviving and sinking. After examining [...]

How to Look Back in Order to Move Forward

By | 2017-10-23T13:45:15+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Blog, Increasing Your Influence, Leadership|

This is the time of year when many of us are already planning for 2018, while seeing how to best juggle the upcoming holiday season. There are messages and markers everywhere that prompt us to do both, as much as most of us would just like to concentrate on the month at hand. Signs of [...]

How to Instantly Influence Others and Make a Difference

By | 2017-10-16T18:17:14+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Blog, Increasing Your Influence, Leadership, Values|

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” ~ Gandhi Recently, I worked with a group of new managers to help them make change at their company. Eager to learn and grow, people of all ages and backgrounds filled the room. It was heartwarming to be with them and witness lot of candor, [...]

How to Fall In Love with Metrics

By | 2017-10-09T18:14:47+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Blog, Increasing Your Influence, Leadership|

I hear a lot of people talk about metrics and bench-marking as though this is beneath them. “I’m a big picture person,” I hear people say. “I like to set vision and leave it to others to get into the weeds.” That’s a mistake. If you keep your eyes to the horizon without having the [...]