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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.
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, Leadership, 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|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|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|Leadership, Personal Development|

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 [...]

Jul 26 2018

Personality Dynamics in Coaching

2018-07-26T10:53:33-05:00July 26th, 2018|Communication, Leadership, Personal Development|

In our work with clients, we encourage using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI) personality assessment to gain a better understanding of a leader’s preferences and how those preferences mirror or are different from others on their team. As a coach, we can use these insights about how they like to interact and communicate with others, [...]

Apr 17 2018

The Challenge of Spring

2018-04-17T13:22:51-05:00April 17th, 2018|HR/Organizational Development, Personal Development|

When the season of Spring comes, we notice change around us.  The Earth is thawing from the cold of winter.  Animals who were hibernating come out into the sun.  We notice new plants beginning to sprout.  Flowers are budding, and an atmosphere of new opportunity dominates our thinking.  It’s a time of renewal, which causes [...]

Mar 14 2018

The Value of Team

2018-03-14T09:34:23-05:00March 14th, 2018|Communication, Leadership, Personal Development|

 “What we reach for may be different, but what makes us reach is the same” This quote from Mark Nepo, a poet and philosopher, describes my thoughts while watching Lindsey Vonn reach the bottom of the hill in the Women’s Downhill race at the Winter Olympics.  Even though she had missed winning the gold medal [...]

Dec 14 2017

Moving from Scarcity to Abundance

2017-12-14T09:19:08-06:00December 14th, 2017|Leadership, Personal Development|

When I think of abundance, I see my father’s garden in the Springtime.  Fruits and vegetables that I helped plant before the ground was cold and crusty that mature and fill with color and new life.  Scarcity in the garden is an invisible quality.  The garden is a metaphor for how life works in creating [...]

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