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Liz Trocchio Smith

Liz Trocchio Smith
Certified Executive Business Coach
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Lessons I Learned Dog Sledding

Monday, June 3, 2013 Good morning , I just returned from a 10 day cruise to Alaska, and WOW, what an amazing time we had. One of the excursions we took when we ported in Juneau, which if you know me you won’t be surprised, was a Dog Sledding Adventure.  The dog camp was situated on a glacier, so the helicopter ride over to the glacier was an added bonus to…

Love Thy Neighbor

Monday, July 1, 2013 Good morning , I have a neighbor that I have gotten to know well from walking my dogs.   Actually, I have gotten to know most of my neighbors from walking my dogs.  When we first moved into our neighborhood in Addison over 12 years ago, I could tell you all the dogs names, but none of their owners names.   Over the years, that has changed…

Memorial Day Remembered

Monday, May 27, 2013, Memorial Day Good morning , Memorial Day is in remembrance of the men and women who died while serving in the armed forces and protecting our country. As we celebrate this day, let’s not forget to stop and give thanks to those who served, and died, so that we can live in this country and enjoy the freedom we have. I give thanks and remember those men…

Being Healthy Means Being Happy

Monday, May 13, 2013 Good morning , I spent the day with my mother yesterday for Mother’s Day, enjoying a nice lunch and then seeing a movie, which is how she wanted to spend the day.   That was great by me, because it was her day and as long as we spent it together was all that really mattered. I’m enjoying time with my mother the more we are together….

Ego’s…..We All Have Them

Monday, May 6, 2013 Good morning , Managing egos, the over and underinflated, the forceful and the fragile – is one of the great challenges facing any leader.  It is a crucial task, however, if a group is going to have a fighting chance to succeed, to become a true team rather than a collection of individuals – lone wolves – each looking out for him or herself rather than the…

Authenticity

Monday, April 29, 2013 Good morning , To Be Authentic, Look Beyond Yourself. What is authenticity, who has it and how do you get it?   Most people associate authenticity with being true to oneself – or “walking the talk.”  But there’s a problem with that association; it focuses on how you feel about yourself.   Authenticity is actually a relational behavior, not a self-centered one, meaning that to be truly…

Look For Character

Monday, April 22, 2013 Good morning , “The force of character is cumulative” – Ralph Waldo Emerson When you are recruiting for your company, you want to seek out those with a fire-in-the-belly enthusiasm for your organization.   The last thing you want is people in your organization who had to be talked into being there, who needed convincing that your team was worthy of them.  When hiring, be diligent in…

The Go Giver

Monday, April 15, 2013 Good morning , Last Friday, April 12th, I celebrated my birthday, and a dear friend of mine gave me a special gift.  The gift was the book “The Go – Giver”.  If you have not had the opportunity to read it, run out and get it, or down load it right away.  It is a quick and easy read and you will be glad you did.  I…

Time, Everyone’s Time, Is Precious

Monday morning, April 8, 2013 Good morning , In a successful organization, no detail is too small to escape close attention.    Lou Holtz In our world of always multitasking, I learned in my many years of running companies that people want your time.  And even though your time is precious, don’t forget their time is too.  But more importantly, when people want to speak to you, put everything else away…

No Fooling!

Monday morning, April 1, 2013 Good morning , Happy April Fool’s Day!   Do you ever wonder why we celebrate April Fool’s Day, or do you just go along with the silliness of it all and laugh the day away hoping to not get fooled?   Well, leaders, here is a bit of history for you. The origins of April Fools’ Day are obscure. The most commonly cited theory holds that it…

Lead By Example

Monday, March 25, 2013 Good morning , Leaders lead by setting an example, not by their words or by setting rules and regulations for people to follow.  A true leader practices what they preach and isn’t afraid to get his or her hands dirty once in a while.  The old saying “actions speak louder than words” is so true in leadership.  When people see that you are willing to do whatever…

Don’t Forget To Schedule Your Time!

Monday Morning, March 11, 2013 Good morning , Glad you could join me for coffee!  They say the early bird gets the worm, but that depends on your early, doesn’t it?  I have always been a morning person and work out in the morning, mostly because I don’t want to take two showers a day!  My morning work outs allow me to plan my days and clear my head for what…