Control Your Thoughts to Overcome, You Must

Throughout history, gurus from Buddha to the Dali Lama to Yoda have taught the importance of clearing your thoughts to overcome obstacles, but does their sage wisdom carry any validity? Is there really a correlation between the ability to control your thoughts and psychological resiliency? Researchers recently sought to answer this questi[...]

How To Deal with Office Gossip

office gossip

Gossip Didn’t End in High School Remember when you finally graduated high school and were so excited to leave the drama behind? Goodbye, gossip! Goodbye, rumors! Goodbye, cliques! Fast forward: You enter the corporate office. Suddenly, you feel like a teenager surrounded by instigators. But, this time, the stakes are higher because off[...]

How To Deal with a Narcissist at Work

This is the second article in our series on Narcissism. If you haven’t already read our first article, we recommend checking it out here. Here's How to Deal with a Narcissist at Work. If you think you’re dealing with a narcissist at work, you first need to determine whether or not they are, in fact, a narcissist. Unfortunately,[...]

How to Spot a Narcissist at Work

Narcissists are real.  The term “narcissist” has lost meaning in recent years due to overuse and an inaccurate understanding of the true definition of a “narcissist.” We overly weaponized the term, rendering it ineffective when describing narcissistic behavior. Now it’s no more than a synonym for “jerk” or “ass hole,[...]

How to Deliver Bad News to Your Staff

Delivering Bad News

Written By Sarah Hodges “We’re changing our benefits plan next year, and I need to know how to deliver the news to our staff,” said an executive coaching client in a recent session. The delivery of bad news is a common topic that comes up whenever I’m coaching a leader who sees the value in an engaged culture.  They know tha[...]

5 Quick Tips to Manage Stress and Uncertainty

Managing Stress

Written By Sarah Hodges Have you ever noticed that in times of stress, you make unusual mistakes?  You may repeatedly misplace your phone, lock your keys in your car, or forget to put out the trash.  At work, you lose emails, forget appointments, or just feel unmotivated.  When this happens, most people chastise[...]

How to Connect With Your Team Remotely

Connecting Remotely

Written By Sarah Hodges Sarah Hodges speaks with David Grasso on BOLD TV How can you connect with your team while under quarantine? Look at it as an opportunity to connect in unique, authentic ways you wouldn't have otherwise on a normal day at the office. Become Your Own Coach! Join 5 Minute Coaching Every week we send 5 minute coa[...]

How Better Self-Care Makes You More Money

Self-Care & More Money

Written By Sarah Hodges As a Founder, if you don’t have your health in check—especially your mental health—staying focused and raising capital for your startup can seem impossible. Putting your health first means taking time to truly rest when you’re sick, getting an annual physical, and taking other measures to make sure you stay[...]

How Better Self-Care Makes You A Better Leader

Self-Care & Leadership

Written By Sarah Hodges Neglecting to practice meaningful self-care can affect productivity and the ability to effectively lead a team. Looking to develop stronger leadership skills? Part two of the “Self-Care for Startup Founders” webinar series, hosted by Hodges Coaching and Jumpstart Foundry, addresses ways that startup founde[...]

Self-Care 101 for Startup Founders

Self-Care 101

Written By Sarah Hodges Self-care is a necessity in the midst of running a business, and startup founders need to understand this more than anyone… Whether you’re a founder or wish to be one, check out Part One of our three-part webinar series, “Self-Care 101 For Startup Founders” hosted by Jumpstart Foundry and Hodges C[...]