Posts by Tracey Thorsen

Life = Legacy

There have been several celebrations in my family this past week:  great-niece Charlotte turned one year old; sister-in-law Janet and brother-in-law Brian turned a few years more than Charlotte; and about 150 people are gathering in Wisconsin to celebrate the life of Marian Croak, who lived 96 vibrant years. As a mother of eight, grandmother…

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Word Fillers Dilute Your Message

It’s always a joy when I work with great leaders who want to become brilliant ones. There isn’t a definitive list of what defines great vs. brilliant because the delta is unique for each person. That said, there are foundational characteristics of great leaders which we outline in The LAITHOS Way™. For example, great leaders:…

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Video Conferencing – Too Much of a Good Thing?

Nobody would have predicted that in less than a year, a certain video conferencing company’s stock would grow about 400% or that its name would evolve into a global, generic verb …“Zoom” is akin to how “Kleenex” is used when people refer to any type of facial tissue. While the pandemic is nothing I want…

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Progress – An Inch at a Time

There are so many reasons why people work with coaches. For example, one can: increase awareness of their impact; learn new skills; change behavior or mindset; explore what’s next or what’s possible; be held accountable for reaching a goal. For some, the road to their desired change can take just months; for others, it might…

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Transitioning Through Change

Four months ago, I wrote about change and the challenges that some people have in embracing it. It was easy to write since I’ve experienced so much change in my life. Fast forward two months … my husband and I decide to make a major change. We’re expediting our two-year timeline and moving by mid-year…

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The Ease and Flow of an Integrated Life

“I don’t have time” … “I’m too busy” … “I’ll think about that later.” These are often the phrases I hear my clients say when we explore goals and priorities beyond their professional work. Typically, they are unsatisfied with their home surroundings, their familial relationships, and/or their favorite hobbies.   At work, they’re focused on…

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Claim Your Seat

You’ve worked hard, practiced your craft, and led your team to successes along the way. Then it happens … you’re being promoted to a vice president. Time to celebrate – you’ve made it! The hard part is over, right? Take Joe, for example. (All names are fictious.) He is known as the subject matter expert…

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Nail Down Your Strategy

I love to work with executives who want to make a bigger impact in their worlds. They care about their teams and the people they work with; they are really smart; they succeed in many facets of their work; and they want to continue to grow as leaders.  Generally, they want support with building a…

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Resolve to Look at the Big Picture

Tis the season to … begin thinking about January 1. Oh, you thought I was going to say “… be jolly”! While the current year is winding down, leaders are meeting with their teams to identify what worked and what didn’t in 2020 and to solidify goals for 2021. Decisions about priorities and what is…

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Change Is In My DNA

I’ve moved 30 times in my life, held 12 major functional roles in business, married more than once, been part of 18 critical change initiatives (e.g., business transformations, technology upgrades, merger/acquisitions), and recently redecorated my dining room. Since growing up in a military family, my entire life has been a “dance” of changes, and I…

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