Winter 2010

Winter 2010 Kicks Off with L’Epée Coaching & Consulting’s 60th Power Lunch

For the last 6 years L’Epée Coaching & Consulting has organized a successful series of Power Lunches that has given executives and managers the opportunity to learn, share ideas and exchange experiences about a diverse range of interesting topics.

To celebrate its 60th Power Lunch, Karin Genton L’Epée will address the topic of curiosity during the January 26th session: Curiositá: An insatiably curious approach to life and an unrelenting quest for continuous learning.

For more details, please visit www.coaching.cz/business-power-lunches/upcoming/

Coaching4Success (www.coaching4success.cz)

At the request of many, another series of Self-Assessment workshops will be organized in February and March.

Objectives

  • Identify professional strengths and weaknesses
  • Identify your working style
  • Identify your interests
  • Match your skills and interests with job positions
  • Identify areas for training

Dates & Time

  • Part I – February 9th, 17:30-20:30
  • Part II – March 2nd, 17:30-20:30

Registration

Registration closed

Cost per workshop

1 500 CZK + 20% VAT (includes refreshments)

For more information about the Coaching4Success program and workshops please visit www.coaching4success.cz

Become the Speaker You Want To Be!

Whether we are introducing ourselves, presenting the company’s latest marketing campaign or chairing a meeting, it is crucial to know what to say and how to say it.

Every month the Prague Speakers Forum public speaking training program offers participants a unique opportunity to practice their communication skills and increase their self-confidence in a friendly atmosphere and professional environment.

For more details, www.coaching.cz/prague-speakers-forum/upcoming-psf

Get What You Set (www.getwhatyouset.com)

Are you or or someone you know in career transition? Tired of conducting endless internet searches and submitting CVs without any success?

I encourage you to visit a new website and blog from my friends at Get What You Set, who are now making many of the recruiter secrets for Fortune 100 companies available – for free! Originally developed for the Harvard Business School, Get What You Set tools have been delivered through seminars at numerous universities, professional networking associations and communal institutions, and have found acceptance among individuals across cultures and generations.

Check out the resumes they’ve deconstructed and rebuilt; read their insightful posts on how to strengthen your marketing messages; and learn various tips and strategies that have helped scores of job seekers and career changers gain clarity and accelerate their careers.

How do they do it? By taking the mystery out of the job search process and giving candidates real tools to communicate their professional value in a compelling and meaningful way. Accelerate your work, your life, and your work-life by visiting www.getwhatyouset.com today!

Calendar of Events and Activities

January 26 Power Lunch: Curiositá: An insatiably curious approach to life
February 9 Coaching4Success: Self-Assessment Part I
February 16 Public Speaking Training. The power of non-verbal communication
February 23 Power Lunch: Dimonstrazione: A commitment to test knowledge through experience
March 2 Coaching4Success: Self-Assessment Part II
March 16 Public Speaking Training. Rules of engagement; connecting with your audience
March 23 Power Lunch: Sfumato: A willingness to embrace ambiguity, paradox and uncertainty

Coaching Tip of the Month: New Year Resolutions

It’s likely that most of us have made at least one New Year’s resolutions at the beginning of 2010. You may have only casually thought about your resolutions, joked about them at a party or diligently wrote them down on paper. Unfortunately, too often it only takes a matter of weeks before these resolutions are lost and forgotten.

If you haven’t yet abandoned your New Year’s resolutions, congratulations! For those of you who may be struggling, perhaps its time to have a second look at your goals and the strategies you plan on using to achieve them.

If you are determined to make your goals a reality in 2010, the following tips should help:

Alignment

Align your goals with your values. Let your goals be a reflection of who you are and what you want.

Identify your strengths

Identify the qualities that make you special. Determine what you’re most passionate about and you’ll find your strengths.

Live with joy

Pay attention to what brings you happiness. Listen to what makes your heart sing — not just to what your brain says is in your best interest.

Overcome your fear

By acting on our fears, we overcome them and empower ourselves. Challenge yourself to take action whenever you feel fear and you’ll find yourself growing by leaps and bounds!

Don’t hold back!

Everyone has reasons to avoid expressing their thoughts and ideas. Stop worrying about why not and just speak your mind. So long as your opinion is tactful and honest, you’ve got nothing to lose.