Posts by Tee Thorsen-Brady

It’s Never Too Late

The month of January is renowned in the United States for two things: New Year’s resolutions and the National Football League (NFL) playoffs.  While, historically, I haven’t been a huge fan of the latter, I must admit that living close to Tampa Buccaneers’ football team hometown has increased my interest … not to mention that…

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Seeking a Robust Life

It seems like only yesterday we were ushering in 2021, with high hopes of “getting back to normal.” And after yet another 12 months, many of us are still working from home, homeschooling children, wearing masks, and cancelling travel plans. So, what do we want to be different 12 months from now? What can we…

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Be Flexible … Your Way

Many resources on leadership tout that flexibility is a good thing. On the surface, I agree. And … there are also limits.  I really enjoy working with executives who are servant leaders at heart; I so appreciate the care these leaders have for the people with whom they work. While each is unique in the…

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Give Thanks

As the end of the year approaches, it’s common for people to focus on the upcoming one. We ask ourselves: “What’s next?”; “What’s new?”; “In what ways do I want to create a new start?”. We spend time and money buying calendars and planners so we can document our future-thinking. As a coach, I applaud…

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Keep Your Eye on the Prize

Most coaches would agree there’s a special feeling we get when a client has his/her first “aha” moment. That moment could be a new realization about an existing behavior or an insight about something new that’s needed to enhance life. With one of my clients, there was a palpable level of excitement with his newfound…

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Going Through the Motions

There’s a typical “get ready” drill when you’re on a plane: stow luggage, buckle up, and hear instructions from a member of the crew. As I write these words, I realize I typed hear and not listen to. After all, most travelers know what the flight attendant is going to say; we hear the announcement…

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I Have My Doubts

I have always enjoyed watching the Summer Olympics. While I like watching certain events, I appreciate the athleticism of all competitors. This was the first year I also watched the Paralympics; and the word appreciation doesn’t even scratch the surface. These athletes model courage, fortitude, perseverance, drive, focus, and creativity. These were just a few…

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Silence is Not Golden

My husband and I are halfway through a four-month renovation on our home. Over the first couple of months, the small crew of craftsmen have formed a true team: The collective mission is shared, their roles are defined, individual goals are set, and results are routinely delivered. As a homeowner, I certainly appreciate the “what”…

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Measure Progress a Step at a Time

One of the reasons people work with coaches is to change certain outcomes, which means evolving one or more of their behaviors (because we focus on what they can control). Their excitement is high when we first begin because they can’t wait to get it “right.” They have convinced themselves that once they understand what…

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Lift Your Creativity

As you may know by now, the LAITHOS partners—ME, Jen, and I—rotate responsibility each week for sharing our perspectives on leadership impact. This was my week and, as I opened my computer, that paralyzing “writer’s block” descended upon me. I racked my brain to find what I considered a topic that hadn’t been covered. After…

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