JMA ThoughtLeadership Header

Expert strategies for transforming career, leadership and life

Inspiring both simple and profound changes that cultivate greater clarity, self-awareness, fulfillment, work-life balance, leadership and success.

Clear filters Showing
posts

The Things You Carry May Weigh More Than You Realize

When Jackie (not her real name), sat down in my office for an appointment last week, she rifled through her…

Lead Your Team to Success: Ask The Right Questions

When Joel, a senior VP of sales, first began his executive coaching engagement with me, he was perplexed. His team…

Does Your Life Align With Your Purpose?

“The secret of success is consistency of purpose.” — Benjamin Disraeli Life is made up of moments. One that I’ll…

Executives: Looking for a Job? Avoid These 5 Common Mistakes

While high-level professionals are hardly immune to the challenges faced by other job-seekers, the executive job search process is a…

Move Beyond the Familiar: Try Something New

Do you have a colleague who’s always trying out the newest productivity tool? Or a neighbor who loves to travel…

I Feel Stuck—But Is Career Coaching Right for ME?

If you won the lottery tomorrow, would you still work? For the vast majority of U.S. employees, the answer would…

Listening from Multiple Perspectives: An Essential Leadership Skill

Most people assume that leading is an action verb. When great leaders talk, people listen. But equally important, great leaders also…

How Can “Deep Practice” Make You a More Effective Leader?

“Good enough” did not catapult Michael Jordan to fame. As elite athletes know, mastering a skill takes practice — a lot of…

What’s Holding Me Back From Reaching My Goals?

“I thought I’d be earning six figures by now.” “I belong to a great gym; why can’t I seem to…

Cultivate Optimism

If the water in your glass hovers around the midway point, would you tend to describe it as being half-full…

Overcoming Life’s Biggest Regrets

One day, it hits you. Hard. You realize that you wish you had done things differently. Missed opportunities … bad…

Think Career Coaching for Your Student Is Too Risky?

Worrying seems like part of the job description for parents. Little kids, little problems; bigger kids … As your child…

Ready to take the next step?

Increased performance. Measurable results. Immediate impact. They’re all within your reach — and what we pride ourselves on delivering.

Start the Conversation

jody-michael-team

All About Us

We are a Chicago- and Atlanta-based coaching and consulting company passionate about facilitating individual, team and organizational change. We apply cutting-edge, theoretical and practical coaching approaches to help individuals, teams and organizations bring about significant personal and professional transformation.

Get to know us