Posts by Tracey Thorsen-Brady

Be Purposeful with Your Words

In about a week, the streets and skies will be full of family and friends traveling to be together with others for Thanksgiving. For many, going around the table to share their gratitudes is a tradition. Too often, people around the table are so busy thinking about what they are going to share that they…

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Trust Me Please

With Halloween just around the corner, my install-recall memories are of wonderful, handmade costumes and the warning: “Don’t accept anything that’s not wrapped from people you don’t know.” As an adult, I get it; as I child, I couldn’t reconcile the lack trust in people who lived on our street.  Trust is a popular topic…

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Reach Out to the Community

For days, people constantly watched an image like this one – on their televisions, computers and iPhones. It seemed like the screen was being constantly refreshed with an updated image. Hurricane Ian was on the move.  As somewhat new residents to Florida, albeit each in different cities, my business partners and I readied for the…

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It’s Never Too Late to “Bring You”

Every Thursday, from October to May, the 50-person Gulf Coast Banjo Society plays a 2 ½-hour concert for free in Venice, FL. Not only is it amazing that they have done this for 33 years; but also, that the average age of the musicians is at least 80. One of the banjo players is 97…

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The Impact of Avoiding Conflict

Recently working with a couple of my clients on the topic of conflict reminded me of the blog I wrote a couple of years ago. Thought I’d share again. I don’t like conflict may not be the words many people say aloud; however, they’re often the words that can drive a variety of behaviors: passive-aggressive…

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Strong Roots

Three weeks ago, I trekked to a town in Minnesota – population 345 – to reconnect with some of my dad’s mother’s family members. We get together every 10 years, so it’s no surprise that many make the effort to travel from points across the country for the three-day event. From the eight children of…

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Community Involvement

LAITHOS believes that brilliant leadership: inspires leadership in others; is a catalyst for great cultures; and shares a vision that generates community.  During my two-decade corporate career, I had opportunities to fix, change, and create processes and systems for almost all company functions. In early career days, my focus was to educate people on new…

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Know Your Audience

A new client came to me with the goal of being promoted into a C-Suite executive position. People respected him but they couldn’t seem to relate or connect to him. I listened in on some calls where interaction with others was high. What I noticed could be a game-changer, with some coaching and practice.  When…

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The Unexpected Journey

The coaching engagement has finished, and the client says: “This isn’t what I expected … it’s made a huge difference in my life.”  When my clients realize that their greatest learnings – the biggest takeaways – from our time together have nothing to do with why we started coaching in the first place, I get…

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Against All Odds

Underdog … long-shot … outsider. Commentators used these words to describe a horse that replaced one that scratched the day before the Kentucky Derby. Given the odds of 80:1, this last-minute entry – Rich Strike – astounded everyone by winning this prestigious race.  That got me thinking about brilliant leadership, and how leaders look at…

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