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Just Do It! Why Suffer When You Can Be Free by Dr. Barbara Schwarck, PCC

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“If you don’t spread your wings and risk to fly you will not be able to soar.” Author Unknown Imagine you are a little fledging. You live in a nest that is warm, comfortable, and tucked away from harm. You are being fed by your parents. You get to play with your siblings, and life,…

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11 Ways You Can Take Care of Yourself, so You Can Take Care of What Is Important by Dr. Barbara Schwarck, PCC

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Rarely do global leaders or public servants get asked “are you taking care of yourself?” With shareholder concerns, new product launches, arbitrations taking place, and lobbying in the works, maybe this question seems askew. When you have to be ‘on’ 24/7, this thought of taking care of yourself may seem over the top, perhaps even…

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Being with Your Imperfections

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By Dr. Barbara Schwarck, PCC I went to yoga the other day and the yoga teacher told a wonderful story about a man who goes to the river every day to get water, carrying two pots.  One pot was perfect, the other had cracks in it.  So each day by the time he got back…

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"Listening": A Gift We Can All Offer

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By Barbara Schwarck, PCC, MPIA Have you ever been in a conversation where you can hardly focus on what the other person is saying because you are busy formulating your response, or perhaps preoccupied with wanting to share some relevant tidbit about your own life? If you have, you are not alone. It has most…

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New Year’s Resolution and You; What Can You REALLY Take On?

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The end of a year can have an emotional pull in polarized directions. To our left we see our accomplishments, celebrated victories, new friendships and relationships and to our right we see heartbreaks and incompletions. Depending on your personal wiring you will tend to keep one side closer to your vest. But regardless of your…

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“Success”: A Function of the Brain

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By Barbara Schwarck, PCC, MPIA How many of you can honestly say that you are always 100% successful when you are tackling a goal? Well, if the answer to my question is “yes”, wow, my hat is off to you. I know there are a few people out there that are always successful when they…

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Practicing Gratitude in Your Career Every Day? Really?

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By Barbara Schwarck, PCC, MPIA There are certain times of the year when we are caused to consider grace and gratitude: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and so many other religious milestones and holidays. What about today or tomorrow? In the middle of a hot summer day or the cool autumn breeze? What about in the…

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Learning from Your Mistakes

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By Barbara Schwarck, PCC, MPIA How many of you like to make mistakes? No one? Oh, why not? Perhaps it has to do with the belief that mistakes are bad, wrong and usually full of negative consequences. Well, let me tell you a little story. I recently had the opportunity to make a very big…

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Honesty with Yourself: An Underused Tool for Your Success

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By Barbara Schwarck, PCC, MPIA Can honesty be used to move your goals forward and perhaps make you a more effective leader? Yes, no, maybe; what are your thoughts about that? These days honesty has become the buzzword for creating trust in teams as well as in entire organizations. Management gurus like Jack Welsh believe…

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How to Overcome the Fear of Rejection

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By Barbara Schwarck, PCC, MPIA How many of you can honestly say that you are 100% successful when accomplishing a goal? My hat is up to you. I know there are a few people out there. The rest of us know that we are successful with accomplishing goals in some area but not so successful…

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Different Yet the Same

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By Barbara Schwarck, PCC, MPIA I recently attended a global HR conference in Europe where I had the pleasure of observing people from many different cultures. If I am not mistaken there were people from all five continents present. It was a mix of women and men, white and brown, internal and external consultants, married…

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As an Executive, How Are You Managing, Evoking and Dealing with Change?

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By Barbara Schwarck, PCC, MPIA Change. Do you love it, like it or hate it? Perhaps “it depends”. Since all of us deal with change on an ongoing basis, I thought it might be helpful to take a closer look at change. According to Webster’s New World College Dictionary, “change” is defined as “to put…

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Brain Reconditioning: The Secret to Rapid and Lasting Change

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By Barbara Schwarck, PCC, MPIA Help! My amygdale got hijacked aka I got triggered, overreacted or simply flipped out. Sorry, I guess people do not flip out in the business world, unless of course they do. Have you ever been in a situation where you could not control yourself? For example: you were talking to…

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Be a Loving Leader

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By Barbara Schwarck, PCC, MPIA I recently lost a very good friend to cancer. Her passing was not unexpected, yet the experience gave me an opportunity to evaluate some of my beliefs and behavior about life and death as well as the leadership role I took in the situation. Death never comes at a convenient…

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All You Need Is Love

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By Barbara Schwarck, PCC, MPIA It is easy for us human beings to either get stopped by emotions or get supported by emotions. Remember the last time you were in love? I know perhaps that happened a long time ago, but maybe you recently loved a movie or even just a meal. When you were…

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