Be Aware of Your Inner Sense of Safety

You do not have to look far to experience the challenges of polarization these days. People tell me that they do not speak with family members, colleagues or neighbors who represent a different political position or other view.  When they do speak, it is often with...

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Should You Front-load Rest?

A leader I am coaching has a huge project with a deadline in a few months. He and his team have been working diligently to make progress including working 7 days a week. In some ways, it feels like writing a dissertation, except he has many meetings and other...

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What’s your story?

We are always making assumptions about others, ourselves and our situations. We naturally create stories based on our past experiences as a way of ensuring our safety.  David, a manager, shared with me that team members did not support his ideas and were out to make...

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Are You Judging or Discerning?

It is our nature to judge ourselves and others. We each have an inner voice that accompanies us and tells us when things are not “right”. When we are contracted or closed, we can be harsh in judging ourselves, others and situations. Sometimes we call this judge our...

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About the Author


Ann Van Eron, Ph.D., MCC is founder and principal of Potentials, a global coaching and organization development consulting firm with experience coaching leaders and teams all over the world for over twenty-five years. She is certified as a Master Coach and has a doctorate in Organization Psychology from Columbia University.

Her new book, OASIS Conversations: Leading with and Open Mindset to Maximize Potential is available at AMAZON >>