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About Sylvia Lane

Sylvia Lane is a consultant with ConvergenceCoaching, LLC, a national consulting firm dedicated to developing leaders and transforming teams through coaching, practice consulting, strategic planning and learning and development.
Apr 8 2020

Camping In

2020-04-08T12:07:57-05:00April 8th, 2020|Inspired Ideas Blog|

We often look forward to “CAMPING OUT” to free ourselves of urban clutter and noise, tiring and draining work assignments and forced contact with people we haven’t consciously chosen to interact with.  Now, with this massive shelter in place, the shutdown of many businesses and life that we know has seemingly forced us to “CAMP [...]

Mar 4 2020

Couples Communication Tips Work in Business

2020-03-04T13:51:57-06:00March 4th, 2020|Communication, Inspired Ideas Blog, Personal Development|

Over the years, I have studied ways to help people work cooperatively with one another.  A recent program helping marital partners create healthy ways to relate caught my attention.  In his book, Communication Miracles for Couples, Jonathan Robinson identifies three key areas that make the difference.  He describes them as “high octane gasoline that makes [...]

Dec 4 2019

Seeing Light Behind the Darkness

2019-12-04T10:08:40-06:00December 4th, 2019|Personal Development|

As I drove to my office to find a quiet time to write, I looked to the hills in the distance and saw a double rainbow against the horizon.  It seemed the Universe was sending a message to us all:  Behind the darkest cloud, there is always a rainbow.  That message inspired me to write [...]

Oct 10 2019

A Problem Solving Approach to Making Decisions

2019-11-13T12:07:55-06:00October 10th, 2019|Governance/Decision Making, Inspired Ideas, Personal Development|

Choosing which job offer to take. Deciding to sell your home. Identifying the best candidate for the position. Giving critical feedback to a team member or client. Identifying which initiative to front burner and which to back burner. These and more are decisions that we face every day and often can leave us stressed or [...]

Aug 7 2019

National Crisis and Team and Client Support

2019-11-01T16:21:17-05:00August 7th, 2019|Inspired Ideas, Leadership|

As I sat down to write my blog today, I am keenly aware of how the recent national crisis in El Paso, Texas will dominate conversations in offices all over the country, or even all over the world. Texas Governor Abbot stated, “We must unite.” The El Paso Mayor Dee Margo announced, “We will not [...]

Jun 6 2019

Personal Crisis Intervention

2019-11-01T17:21:30-05:00June 6th, 2019|Inspired Ideas, Personal Development|

As professional coaches, we spend a lot of time and energy dealing with crises that take place in the lives of other people.  Usually, the crises are business-related although sometimes they can be in their personal lives, specifically when they interfere with the business outcomes.  In our organizations, we find ourselves navigating partner conflicts, communication [...]

Apr 10 2019

Managing Anxiety in Busy Season

2019-11-13T12:07:16-06:00April 10th, 2019|Inspired Ideas|

As we approach April 15th or other impending deadlines, whether we are the accountant or the client, we tend to get anxious.  It often feels like so much more to do than we can handle in the time allowed.  Just the word “Deadline” implies something stressful in itself.  Here are a few suggestions for changing [...]

Feb 21 2019

Using the MBTI® to Enhance Individual and Firm Success

2020-02-12T16:43:49-06:00February 21st, 2019|Inspired Ideas Blog|

“Know thyself.  Every heart vibrates to this iron string.”   ~ Socrates The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) is a self-reported assessment which seeks to identify certain personality characteristics.  The MBTI is based on the psychological theory of Dr. Carl G. Jung, a Swiss psychiatrist.  He identified important roles in people’s communication styles, how they would perform [...]

Dec 5 2018

The Present of Presence

2020-02-12T17:18:30-06:00December 5th, 2018|Inspired Ideas, Inspired Ideas Blog|

As we enter the holiday season, we spend several hours looking for special presents for our family and friends.  Consider that one of the most special presents that we can give is our physical, emotional, and spiritual PRESENCE.  How do we do this?  How is this different than what we have been doing in our [...]