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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.

How to Quit Holding Your Own Company Back

By | 2017-10-02T16:05:21+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Blog, Increasing Your Influence, Leadership|

Are you holding your own company back? It’s easy to blame a stagnant or waning business on external factors, but one thing is sure: a CEO’s ability to flex with changing conditions isn’t enough. It is important to get out ahead of the pack and remain in front. How do you do this? First, it’s [...]

Three Reasons to Stop Focusing on Your Strengths and Weaknesses

By | 2017-09-26T10:45:31+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Blog, Increasing Your Influence, Leadership|

Are you focusing too much on your weaknesses – or just as bad, are you focusing too much on your strengths? You can actually arrest your own leadership development by doing so. Here’s why: Before the rising of the popular strengths-based coaching approach, workplace mentoring and coaching focused on helping its workforce to strengthen identified [...]

Why Your Values Are Not Working for You

By | 2017-09-18T16:39:36+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Blog, Leadership, Values|

You are a purpose-driven professional. And you have a big vision. But life and work don’t feel congruent. In fact, things are hard. Is being purpose-driven overrated? That depends. You may not know how to use your values to guide your purpose. Here are three reasons why this might be happening: 1. You don’t know [...]

3 Reasons Your SWOT Analysis Won’t Work

By | 2017-09-12T19:18:01+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Blog, Leadership|

Previously, I shared a 5-step power tool to help you and other executives finish your year strong. If you didn’t have a chance to see it, click here. In the article, I mentioned in step 3 that you would want to do a “quick analysis of priorities and projects.” When most executives see this, they [...]

A Powerful 5-Step Planning Tool

By | 2017-09-05T13:15:36+00:00 September 6th, 2017|90 Day Action Plan, Blog, Increasing Your Influence, Leadership|

A Powerful 5-Step Planning Tool for Executives to Finish Strong It’s September. If you are an executive in charge, acting “on purpose” to guide your team or entity to this year’s finish line is crucial. I know it’s already on your mind. Yet September is usually when I see executives start to slide.  They have [...]

Taking Your Manifesto to Work

By | 2017-08-18T15:41:02+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Blog, Leadership|

Part III of Making Your Leadership Work Is your leadership only in your head? You should be taking your manifesto to work. Here’s a pet peeve of mine: anything that sounds great in theory, but doesn’t teach you how to use it. This is especially true of leadership. There’s a lot of “feel good” stuff [...]

How to Create Your Leadership Manifesto

By | 2017-08-18T15:41:39+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Blog, Leadership|

  Part II of Making Your Leadership Work Does your leadership count, or are you just the next “suit in a seat” in a succession of many? If you want to make a significant impact on the world around you, you need to take a stand. It’s time to revisit your leadership manifesto. Don’t have [...]

Lead or Manage? Why You Need to Do Both

By | 2017-08-18T14:18:10+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Blog, Leadership|

Part I. Making Your Leadership Work To lead or manage? This is the wrong question - you need to do both. The differences between managing and leading are crucial, and you will find a lot of material on the subject. But the comparisons imply that leadership is preferable to management, and that in order to [...]

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 [...]