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We’ve lost a dear friend, client and war­rior. Josette Sul­li­van impacted so many of us in amaz­ing ways over the years, and all who knew her will feel her absence. Instead of read­ing from me today, please lis­ten to the mes­sage Josette shared with our audi­ence at the Expe­ri­ence back in 2011. Her story is pow­er­ful and rein­forces how the choices we make each and every day will influ­ence the sto­ries of our lives.

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Coming Together

June 27th, 2014

Here at Build­ing Cham­pi­ons, our entire team gets together sev­eral times a year for dif­fer­ent rea­sons.  Coaches fly in from around the coun­try and the rest of us take a break from our every­day scenery to attend “Sum­mit” because these times together are meant to change our view. We sac­ri­fice time away from our fam­i­lies, our homes and our rou­tines in order to ben­e­fit from these gatherings.

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Focus on the dream

Over the past few years I have stud­ied the mind­set among top per­form­ing pro­fes­sion­als and find the par­al­lels fas­ci­nat­ing. A friend of mine, Exec­u­tive Coach and Psy­chol­o­gist, Dr. Henry Cloud, has taught me some of the brain sci­ence behind top per­form­ers. Learn­ing from Dr. Cloud, read­ing, and coach­ing for the past two decades, has con­vinced me that the mind­set of top per­form­ers is the most crit­i­cal fac­tor in long-term success.

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Taking Ground

Taking Ground

April 29th, 2014

Tak­ing Ground

In April of 2007, I had the vision for Build­ing Cham­pi­ons in writ­ing. We had just released “Becom­ing a Coach­ing Leader” as well as a suite of new prod­ucts and offer­ings around Coach­ing Lead­er­ship. It was a very excit­ing time for us at Build­ing Champions.

The Global Eco­nomic Cri­sis Begins in August of 2007

Our first con­tract can­celled, then a week later, another. Soon there was nobody there to answer the phones in the head­quar­ters of one of our larger clients.

The bot­tom was falling out so fast that we did not know how to respond. As the CEO and vision­ary, I was less than calm and con­fi­dent. I was uncer­tain, fear­ful and frustrated.

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My Way

April 11th, 2014

Years ago, I shared a les­son I called My Way with a group of won­der­ful clients who are in our Mas­ters’ Coach Pro­gram.  After years of work­ing with top per­form­ers in many roles and indus­tries, I came to real­ize that most of them have some set pat­terns in their lives. It’s their way of liv­ing life.

What these peo­ple do is that they at some point make an inten­tional deci­sion and then man­age their many dis­trac­tions, chal­lenges and oppor­tu­ni­ties, to exe­cute on that deci­sion repeat­edly until it becomes habit. They do this with dozens of things each and every day until these habits become their way of doing busi­ness and life.

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