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


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 104 blog entries.

The Clockwork of Excellent Leadership: 3 Essential Gears

By | 2017-08-09T06:49:53+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Blog, Leadership|

  What makes up excellent leadership? The workings of excellent leadership are essentially the same, whether you are a small business owner or a large corporate executive. It doesn’t matter what the industry, in which country or countries you do business, and whether your staff is comprised of millennials or seasoned mentors (and I hope [...]

How to Raise Your Influence in Less Than 5 Seconds

By | 2017-07-26T09:00:14+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Increasing Your Influence|

You can raise your “influence quotient” with someone in just five seconds. This may sound unbelievable, but it’s true. In the past three articles, we have focused on raising your ability to influence others. Although these tips have focused on sending the right “outer signals” – making an emotional connection, using appropriate verbal and non-verbal [...]

Asking for a Favor Can be a Powerful Tool

By | 2017-07-17T18:12:48+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Blog, Increasing Your Influence|

Do you hesitate to ask for a favor when you know you already need a bigger one from that same person? You’d be surprised that this is indeed the best time to ask! And it’s especially helpful as you seek to influence that person toward a larger, more important goal. Does that feel counter-intuitive? Many [...]

Influence as a Full Contact Sport

By | 2017-07-11T17:30:50+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Blog, Increasing Your Influence|

Do you remember making a giant cannonball in the deep end of the pool? That hot sun hitting your face as you ran fast to leap into the air as high as you could? And that beautiful reward! That magic moment when you, as a human cannonball, hit that icy water to make that huge [...]

Building Influence – Making Emotional Connections

By | 2017-07-11T10:02:53+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Blog, Increasing Your Influence|

  Have you ever been in a situation where you wish you had greater persuasive powers? A situation on a flight reminded me about some of the critical steps we need to take to enjoy more influence with others. I took an early plane to the Northwest to spend time with family on the Puget [...]

Are You Sure You Want to Be a Leader?

By | 2017-06-28T14:56:19+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Blog|

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Commit What do you need in order to become a leader? And are you sure you really want to be one? If you are reading this, I imagine you’ve already weighed the pros and cons, and the argument for at least considering the possibility has won. As an [...]

Coaching Your New Manager

By | 2017-06-24T16:34:40+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Blog|

5 Paradigm Shifts to Help Them Win Onboarding and training a first-time manager requires time, money, and energy. Some of you have sent your new hire to “first-time manager training” or boot camps, and others have thrown this budding talent into the deep end, figuring they are smart enough to swim. But what happens when [...]

5 Tips to Mentor Your First-Time Manager

By | 2017-06-25T10:13:58+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Blog|

Mentoring Others to Take Charge Your new manager is a talented individual. If they were not, you would not have hired them. Even though a new manager has excelled in their previous position, they may not yet have acquired the skills of managing people to meet success in the new role. If you don’t jump [...]

Why Do 60 Percent of New Managers Fail?

By | 2017-06-06T16:17:57+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Blog|

How Do You Help Yours Succeed? Why do rising stars perform well in one role, only to fail in the next? If you are in charge of overseeing talent in your area of responsibility, you probably already know this by experience. You promote a promising star, only to be disappointed by her inability to perform [...]