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Liz Trocchio Smith

Liz Trocchio Smith
Certified Executive Business Coach
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Lessons from Martin Luther King, Jr. – Controlling Anger as Leaders

Average leaders focus on results, and that’s it. Good leaders focus also on the behaviors that will get the results. And great leaders focus, in addition, on the emotions that will drive these behaviors. One emotion that shapes our behavior is anger, and Martin Luther King  Jr., whose birthday we commemorate today, knew of the power that came packed in this emotion. King had reason enough to be provoked, time…

Habits You Must Break to Be More Productive

As we wind down 2019 and head into 2020, most clients want to know how to be more productive and get rid of “time wasters”.  I always have them make a list of their bad habits, and we go from there.  Nothing sabotages your productivity quite like bad habits. They are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don’t even notice the damage they’re causing. Bad habits slow you…

Time Management is Possible

No matter how much we try, it seems we can never reach that point when we declare, “Wow! I have way too much time on my hands! I don’t know what to do with myself!!” Today’s pace has practically eradicated the concept of “work-life integration” because work is part of life, and there are no more boundaries. We are always “on.” Here are some ways to protect your valuable time, from…

Great Career Advice We Can All Use

I find that good advice is needed at every juncture of one’s career — whether just starting out or having climbed up the proverbial ladder of success. I not only love hearing it but also sharing it with others. I recently spent some time with some incredible women talking about this very topic. I gleaned new wisdom from them. Below are some of the best bite-sized pieces of advice I…

Make it a Fun Fact Filled Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a holiday that is filled with myths and legends. Many societies have a day set aside to give thanks for the many blessings they enjoy. In the United States, Thanksgiving has become a time for families and friends to get together, probably eat too much, watch football and give thanks. Here are some fun facts you can share over stuffing and pumpkin pie! While most Americans think of…

Monday Morning Tasks To Ensure A Successful Week

It’s no secret that most people dread Mondays. However, if you’re passionate about the work you are doing, Monday isn’t a drag, Monday is a fresh start. Each new week brings an opportunity for limitless potential. No matter what you were facing last week, this is a new week and you can start off right. Monday Morning Tasks to Ensure a Successful Week Get an Early Start. Arrive at work a…

Finding A Great Mentor

Young professionals need someone to pattern themselves after – a trusted adviser, a supporter, a person who can lend experience. Since finding a great mentor is one of the best ways to enhance your own future, I recommend the following: Let it happen. Don’t ask someone to be your mentor. The best ones are already taken. They’re buried with requests. So just watch them, take mental notes, follow their examples. And…