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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 13 2016

Personality Approaches to Innovation

2016-04-13T13:00:18-05:00April 13th, 2016|Communication, HR/Organizational Development, Leadership, Personal Development|

In our work with clients as coaches and consultants, we often offer the option of completing the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) assessment tool, which identifies sixteen basic personality types to help individuals learn about their personality. Learning your personality type helps individuals work toward their goals in a manner which more comfortably suits their own [...]

Jan 14 2016

From Resolution to Reality

2016-01-14T09:53:11-06:00January 14th, 2016|Communication, Leadership, Personal Development|

This time of year, we routinely create a list of New Year’s Resolutions. By the end of December, we often discover when we look over the original list that we missed the target. Let’s start this year understanding that according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary a “resolution is a firm, determined expression of intention” and explore [...]

Oct 14 2015

Coaching For Confidence

2015-10-14T15:03:29-05:00October 14th, 2015|Communication, Leadership, Personal Development|

I was recently questioned about effective ways to help a new manager gain more confidence in his new role. He was a young man who performed well in his initial assignments and role and now was being promoted. He would continue to have some client contact and responsibilities and would also be expected to do [...]

Aug 12 2015

“Leaning In” to Leadership

2015-08-12T13:24:11-05:00August 12th, 2015|Leadership, Personal Development|

Over my several years of experience, I have been in formal leadership positions as a supervisor, a consultant, a program director, Board member in community organizations, and informally with friends and family members. I have recently read Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In and identify with many of the principles of leadership she describes that motivate [...]

Feb 11 2015

Practice Mindfulness To Achieve Your Vision

2015-02-11T14:35:14-06:00February 11th, 2015|Leadership, Personal Development|

In our future-oriented world, I find it helpful as a coach to borrow from the Buddhist meditation philosophy and practice mindfulness. Dr. Elisha Goldstein describes mindfulness in one of her blogs as “being aware of what lens we’re wearing when looking at life, so we can be more intentional.” She notes that when people suffer [...]

Oct 15 2014

Self-Discovery – A guide for Growth

2014-10-15T14:05:13-05:00October 15th, 2014|Communication, Leadership, Personal Development|

As we face major changes in our world of work, our individual lives require adjustments. The better we understand our own strengths and weaknesses, the more we are able to not only survive, but thrive. Regardless of how we came to be the way we are, when we understand and accept what we do best [...]

Jul 30 2014

Understanding How to Navigate Personality Differences on Teams

2014-07-30T11:40:04-05:00July 30th, 2014|Communication, Leadership, Personal Development|

Do you love your job but struggle dealing with management? Do you look forward to getting together with your clients but avoid meeting with your co-workers? Are you partners with someone in business or in your personal life with whom you experience as difficult? Do you feel that you are ineffective in problem-solving with certain [...]

May 7 2014

Re-Entry: Creating a Soft Landing

2014-05-07T15:17:47-05:00May 7th, 2014|Personal Development|

In the last couple of months, I have been working with several new clients who are re-entering the workplace after having been laid off. Most are near retirement age and some were released just before they could receive the maximum benefits. Many of these layoffs happened as companies merged or down-sized in order to deal [...]

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