Coaching-Why The Resistance?

As an executive coach with 20+ years of experience, I have heard many excuses from leaders as to why they cannot engage in coaching. I’m not talking about the legitimate reasons where the timing is not right such as “I’m having a baby in a few months, there’s a pandemic raging outside and I’m trying … Read more

The 85:15 Rule

How much effort is too much effort? I started out my professional career thinking I need to give my work 110% effort, always. ‘Peak performance’ was about maximum effort to get the best results. And then I got married, thinking I can still give it 100% and save some of myself for my marriage. And … Read more

It’s Time for PTO for All

If the pandemic has taught us anything, we are all human and impacted by the same or similar life experiences (illness, death, caretakers of children or elderly parents, etc.). It’s time that we treat part-time employees as valued members of our organization and offer equitable paid time off benefits. For many employers, part-time employees make … Read more

Managing DEAI Fatigue

“We already focused on DEAI last year.” “Are we still talking about DEAI?” “I think we missed the window of opportunity to implement a DEAI strategy.” These and similar statements have come from our clients over Q1 and Q2 of this year. With news around large companies such as Amazon, Twitter, and Nike eliminating their … Read more

Remote Work Fueling Increased Workplace Harassment

A recent New York Times article identified an increase in workplace harassment over the pandemic. “What surprised many was the extent to which remote work made it easier for some employees to exert power over those who were comparatively vulnerable. That’s because the channels through which remote work occurs — text, phone, video — are … Read more

Push P.A.U.S.E.

We are all navigating new challenges, norms, personal struggles, changing expectations, critical social dialog, and the continued unknown. It is a valuable time for all of us to P.A.U.S.E.  Moving too fast forces us to make assumptions, leave our biases unchecked, or act in ways that negatively impact others. The problem is not that we … Read more

Introducing IDEAS

A new Compass course focused on helping organizations build and sustain a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture. Our mission at Compass is creating work environments where people thrive. To live our mission, we developed a course called IDEAS to support organizations in becoming truly inclusive by prizing diversity, creating equity and accessibility, and sustaining positive … Read more