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The Gardian of the Month: Alina Cooper

Q & A with Alina Cooper, manager of client projects for Event Garde. Follow her on Twitter.

Learn: Q: How do you learn best?

A: I prefer a quiet space as I like to savor the information with total focus and no distractions. However, because I enjoy learning, I could be curled up on a couch surrounded by the sound of family or at a coffee shop.

Network: Q: What’s your No. 1 networking trick?

A: My No. 1 networking trick is “follow-up.” You can make a fabulous impression in person or while at an event, but it is the follow up that makes the shared engagement truly count. I’ve been known to create a personalized e-card and follow up with a phone call.

Transfer: Q: Tell us about an experience in which you learned something new and then applied it to your personal or professional life.  

A: I’ve recently had to learn a new platform for work. I initially sat through the introductory training but it wasn’t until I was able to get in there and try things for myself that it truly started to click. I appreciate the “trial and error” methodology with a little guidance to help avoid any frustration, especially with technology.

Q: Please share with us a resource you can’t live without.

A: I truly enjoy receiving master marketer Seth Godin’s daily blog. His insights are relevant to current events and he provides a different way of thinking about things. Also, Twitter is my go-to social media tool because of its ease and quick headlines.

Q: What’s your spirit animal, and why?

A: I guess my spirit animal would be a dolphin, as they are playful, great hunters, very intelligent, protective of their young, live in pods (family oriented) and they go with the flow.   

By: Aaron Wolowiec | Oct, 30 2020
Coaching

67 Powerful Coaching Questions to Ask Yourself & Those You Supervise

Whether you’re coaching boards, speakers, staff, volunteers or other stakeholders, asking powerful questions helps individuals work through the process of self-discovery and generate their own solutions. It’s not necessary to have all of the answers yourself. Rather, the coach’s role is to act as a collaborative and inquisitive partner, drawing out information and creating greater self-awareness.

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By: Kelly Clark | Oct, 23 2020
Coaching

How to Overcome a Layoff in a Socially Distanced World

What should you do if you’ve been laid off? Here are three suggested steps you should take.

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Shifting Your Communications for the Remote Work World

Communication misunderstandings are happening more in the current remote work world. Carol Vernon shares how individuals and teams can leverage their communication style preferences to get the best outcomes.

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Gardian of the Month: Charlotte Muylaert

Charlotte Muylaert, Marketing Leader for Billhighway is our Gardian of the Month.

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Revealing the Magic of Health Coaching

Maria Ferrante shares her journey from using a health coach to becoming one.

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Unprecedented, Uncertain Times – Can Coaching Help?

Magdalena Nowicka Mook shares her thoughts on if coaching can help in unprecedented and uncertain times.

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