Forbes Expert Panel Contributions

Our leader, Lindy Brewster, is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council. This highly regarding professional community brings together experts in the field of business coaching where they collaborate express their thought leadership on today’s important business problems and provide guidance for leaders seeking to improve their organization’s performance.

How to Give Constructive Criticism That Doesn't Offend: 15 Tips From Expert Coaches

Focus On ‘Doing,’ Not ‘Being’

Before giving any feedback, know your client well. Resist if they ask for feedback very early in the relationship, explore what is important to them and understand the context. Constructive criticism starts with empathy. People engage best with criticism when they believe they are understood and valued for who they are. Focus on “doing,” not “being”—what they do, not who they are as a person. Read More on the Forbes Coaches Council Website

15 Ways To Prepare For Your Company's Next Generation Of Leaders

Close The Experience Gap 

Experience and confidence to lead come with time, but to close the gap, engage all potential leaders routinely to address the organization’s most pressing problems. Challenge them to do this while doing their day jobs. Have them self-organize and hold them accountable for delivering the results by engaging as leaders at the highest level. And the baby boomers? Stand back and be great team coaches. Read More on the Forbes Coaches Council Website

Getting Client Buy-In: 13 Approaches Coaches Can Use

Give Trust To Others

Give trust to others and be authentically transparent about what you think and feel. We often expect others to earn our trust before we give it. This causes us to behave critically, sitting in judgment on others. Social psychology has demonstrated that we get what we expect. We will find evidence not to trust and will behave in ways that lead others not to trust us. Be bold: Try giving trust. Read More on the Forbes Coaches Council Website

Is Your Business Idea Viable? 13 Ways To Find Out

You’re Passionate And Resilient Enough To See It Through 

Are you passionate about your idea, resilient enough to live through and learn from failures and rejection and start over? Are there others who believe your idea as strongly as you and are excited to strategize with you and back you up, but at the same time are prepared to give you hard feedback? Read the histories of most successful entrepreneurs and you will see this is what many have in common. Read More on the Forbes Coaches Council Website

Overhauling Your Business Model? 15 Steps You Should Take To Begin The Process

Figure Out What’s Out Of Balance

If you have to overhaul your business model, something is not working. The first step is to understand what is out of balance. Look before you leap to your own solution, as usually there is no simple answer. Time spent on reflection, research, analysis, engaging and listening to your customers’, employees’ and business advisors’ views will be worth their weight in gold in deciding what to do next. Read More on the Forbes Coaches Council Website

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