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Forbes approached me to join the exclusive Forbes Coaches Council. Forbes Coaches Council is an invitation-only organization for successful business and career coaches. Forbes Coaches Council members are hand-selected, to become part of a curated network of successful peers and get access to a variety of exclusive benefits and resources, including the opportunity to submit thought leadership articles and short tips on industry-related topics for publishing on Forbes.com. After a vetting process, application, and a vote, I was offered and accepted to join this exclusive membership. Though they share a unifying mission of helping others, Forbes Coaches Council members all take unique routes to this goal. Some work at large global companies while others have founded their own practices. As experts in career change, leadership development, business strategy, marketing, finance and more, many members are bestselling authors, speakers and consultants.
The honor is reserved for small business owners who exemplify a model in which their clients can gain personal and professional confidence. With networking opportunities, strategic business tools and the opportunity to have our articles published to one of the biggest online communities the internet has ever seen.
Scott Gerber, the founder of Forbes Councils, says, “We are honored to welcome Valerie Martinelli into the community. Our mission with Forbes Councils is to curate successful professionals from every industry, creating a vetted, social capital-driven network that helps every member make an even greater impact on the business world.”
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Top coaches offer insights on leadership development & careers. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Post written by Forbes Coaches Council Top business and career coaches from Forbes Coaches Council offer firsthand insights on leadership development & careers. Every manager strives to become a good leader.
Getting a bad yearly review can feel like a gut punch. You feel like you’ve been working hard and doing what you’ve been asked, but it hits you that your leaders aren’t happy about some things. And you’re not sure you agree.
Your supervisor is impressed by what you’re doing and has asked if you would like you to take on a little more responsibility. Specifically, they have a project and team they’d like you to oversee. The technical aspects aren’t a problem – you know you know how to tackle the material – but you’re really not sure about leading a group of people.
The mental health of your employees is key to their productivity at work. Taking a mental health day to refocus and regroup may be more beneficial than companies realize, and it has prompted several organizations to begin offering it as an added benefit to workers.
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If women are seeking to enhance their leadership skills, it should begin with their communication skills. Communication skills are important to conveying vision, goals, intentions and expectations to others. It also includes the ability to listen to others, whether that be consciously or subconsciously.
Women have come a long way. Those of us in leadership and those actively seeking leadership positions are still dealing with a gap and many biases. There are myths that follow women around in the workplace, making it more difficult for them to advance.
Top coaches offer insights on leadership development & careers. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Post written by Valerie Martinelli Valerie Martinelli is available to consult and develop innovative employee career coaching programs for your organization. Since the beginning of our careers, women in leadership have been playing by a rulebook written by men.