Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Set Your Goals and Achieve Your Desires

         November 2013               Executive Intelligent Blog



Don't make the mistakes of years past.  Set yourself up to achieve your goals this next year!!
Often times we set our goals, thinking about what we want but, we do not think about the conflicts those wants may present in our lives.  Think through whether there are aspects of your life or environment that do not support or that possibly contradict what you are trying to achieve?  If so, it is unlikely that you will achieve your goal!  This understanding should not be overlooked, despite it being a seemingly simple concept.  It is noteworthy because people have an uncanny ability to gloss over details and subtleties that do not fit the image of what they want.

Before you create your goals, consider all the things that are most important to you.  Do they support one another or can they co-exist?  A common example lies in a goal to "achieve more," which requires taking on more responsibility.  This type of goal can create problems for people if they are also trying to have more balance in their life or spend more time with loved ones.  Neither desire is better or wrong. They will likely, however, compete for your time resource.

Preparing to create our goals can definitely help us achieve them!  So, before you set your goals, here are some steps to ensure you get where you want to go. 

1) Get clear about where you are heading and why. 
2) Identify all the things that are most important to you.
3) Set appropriate goals that do not conflict with other aspects of your life.
4) Stay focused, work diligently to achieve your desires, and bolster yourself as needed along the way.

If you are one that likes more information or would like personal support to set and achieve your goals, take a look at our downloadable Coach-in-a-Box or contact us to learn how our coaching services will help you achieve the outcomes that are most important to you.


Wishing you and yours

                                 Happy Thanksgiving!!


ExecIntel Solutions Team 



Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Steps to Portray the Leader in You


October 2013               Executive Intelligent Blog


Do you ever wonder how some people seem to naturally be leaders while others struggle to convey any authority?  Conviction and passion are two important features that will boost the impact of your message.   Regardless of your personality and style, you too can present yourself more naturally and effectively as a leader.  To begin with, exercise how you express your passion and your conviction..

In addition, while in conversation, successful leaders portray that they are interested in the discussion and the people around them. They listen closely and convey genuine interest through eye contact, facial, and body gestures.  They are real, everyday people, not larger-than-life, overly focused on themselves, or pompous. Still, they have developed their voice and their presence.

Here are 5 steps that everyone can do to present themselves as a leader.

  1. Identify what you are passionate about.
  2. Relax and become comfortable with your passions.
  3. Give interactions your undivided attention.
  4. Express yourself and listen deeply. 
  5. Focus on the mission or cause of your passions, not yourself.


If you would like to cultivate your voice and your presence, look into our forthcoming informal class Finding the Leader in You: Develop Your Presence and Voice to participate in a hands on mini-course and develop your leadership presence. 

Wishing you a happy and influential Fall!
ExecIntel Solutions Team

Friday, September 13, 2013

Make the Most of Your Time


Do you ever think that your time is leaking away?  How do we get it all done, now that the kids are back in school, work is beckoning, and the days are fast becoming shorter?    Check out the time management tips that are incorporated in our new class Making the Most of Your Time: Individual Action for Time Management . 

We all can improve and often times we settle into habits that don't serve us well.  Take some time to focus on yourself and practice habits that will help you to become more efficient and allow you to do more.  Shore up efficiency skills and plug the holes in a leaky bucket!

To remedy common time management problems, incorporate the following actions into your day:

  • make a list and know the things you want and need to do
  • organize your materials and information so that you can find everything you need 
  • keep track of the time, know how long you have and when you have to move on to the next thing                
  • push yourself to work diligently with self-talk and get it done on time
  • remind yourself why you want to keep working and not cave into distractions


Wishing you productivity and efficiency!
ExecIntel Solutions Team

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Collaborative Cultures are Conducive to Productivity, Adaptability, and Revenue

August 2013                   Executive Intelligent Blog


Do you want your culture to support the company goals plus ignite engagement and loyalty in your staff?  You should!  It is the engine that drives the people in an organization! A couple years ago I noted that, "Collaborative culture is where the people of an organization are working in flow, toward a common outcome!"  Focusing on building a collaborative culture will positively impact your workplace, including your bottom line!  For years the research in schools has shown that collaborative cultures generate substantial improvements in achievement and performance, as opposed to traditional cultures.  More recently, technology companies are incorporating aspects of collaborative culture because it is so conducive to the creativity and innovation that is desired in these companies.  Even global and government organizations are reaping higher margins from this collaborative focus.

What is so special about the collaborative culture?  They enable people to meet their primary human needs, which include feeling a sense of control, meaning in a situation, and positive support (Peters and Waterman, In Search of Excellence, 1982).  Furthermore, environments that fulfill these needs have people that are engaged!  The satisfaction and productivity generated in this harmonious environment yield greater sales, revenue growth, efficiency, and profitability.

To build a collaborative culture in your company, look at your values, goals, practices, and peoples' attitudes.  Then, incorporate a shared sense of purpose and interdependence in your business initiatives and groups, specifically regarding the following known influential factors:
               - flexibility
               - responsibility
               - standards
               - rewards
               - clarity
               - commitment


Happy Culture Building!
ExecIntel Solutions, LLC Team

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Sure Fire Tips to Help You Do More With Your Time

    June 2013               Executive Intelligent Blog

Do you ever think that your time is leaking away?  How do we get it all done, so that we can enjoy the leisure activities of summer?  When we have our work to do and friends are calling to go the lake, our family is clamoring to go to the pool, or the summer block busters are calling us to the cold, dark theater to see the latest movies....   Check out the time management tips that are incorporated in our new informal class Making the Most of Your Time: Individual Action for Time Management . 

We all can improve and often times we settle into habits that don't serve us well.  With summer upon us, take some time to focus on yourself and practice habits that will help you to become more efficient and allow you to do more.  Shore up efficiency skills and plug the holes in the leaky bucket!

To remedy common time management problems, incorporate the following actions into your day:

  • make a list and know the things you want and need to do
  • organize your materials and information so that you can find everything you need 
  • keep track of the time, know how long you have and when you have to move on to the next thing                
  • push yourself to work diligently with self-talk and get it done on time
  • remind yourself why you want to keep working and not cave into distractions


Wishing you a happy and efficient summer!
ExecIntel Solutions Team

Monday, May 20, 2013

Press Release Executive Intelligent Coaching becomes ExecIntel Solutions, LLC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                     May 20, 2013

Contact           Nancy Schill
Telephone       512.541.1213
Cell                 512.947.5447
Email               info@ExecutiveIntelligentCoaching.com
Website            www.ExecutiveIntelligentCoaching.com



Executive Intelligent coaching becomes ExecIntel solutions, LLC

Austin, TX, May 20, 2013  –  Executive Intelligent Coaching officially launches itself as ExecIntel Solutions, LLC to bring services, information, and additional tools to more clients. 
"The company is growing and expanding our training, online features, and products."
                                                                  President, Nancy Schill
The human capital needs of organizations are ever-growing and technology allows us to bring our tools and expertise to support more people for less because of the numbers we can reach with an expanded forum and format.  No longer will executive coaching support only be possible for those making comfortable salaries or companies with a hefty development budget. The same information will be available to all who are interested in growing their skills and strengthening their influence, through various forms at prices starting below the cost of a movie and popcorn.

ExecIntel Solutions, LLC, helping you achieve the outcomes most important for your success with customized programs and curriculum that elevate professional communication skills, develop future capabilities, catapult influence, and foster a collaborative culture in your organization.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Nancy Schill at 512.541.1213 or email at info@ExecutiveIntelligentCoaching.com.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Coaching benefits leaders and their companies!

If you want 1 year of prosperity, grow grain.  If you want 10 years of prosperity, grow trees.  If you want 100 years of prosperity, grow people.
                                                                                            Chinese Proverb



A study of 100 executives  from mostly Fortune 1000 companies using coaching, showed executives reported the following percentage benefits from the coaching they received:
  • Increased productivity - 53%
  • Increased customer service - 39%
  • Retention of executives - 32%
  • Reduction in costs - 23%
  • Increased bottom-line profitability - 22%
  • Organizational strength - 48%
    Statistics on the Benefits and ROI of Coaching published in the Manchester Review, 2001, Vol. 6, 1 (Jan. 16,2001)


At Executive Intelligent Coaching, we create programs and curriculum to elevate professional communication skills, develop future capabilities and catapult influence, while fostering a collaborative culture in your organization. And, we take that to the next level with our research driven approach, proven DI2 process, and renowned assessments.  


Call 512.541.1213 or email us today!  The cost of expert coaching is increasing and to bring this value to you and/or your team for less money, we are offering a special promotion with free coaching or assessments bundled on top of the services you purchase. 

Contact us to learn how we will help you achieve the outcomes most important to your success!  Sign up with our Spring Promotion for coaching, team building, assessment, or consultation services by Mother’s Day May 12th and receive an additional 12% 
coaching/assessments free.

And, sign up to receive our free periodic newsletter by May 12th, with tips and strategies to maximize human capital, and you will be entered into our give away drawing.  Two lucky winners will each receive a copy of our Coach-in-a-Box Goal Setting!  

Wishing You Prosperity,
Executive Intelligent Coaching Team

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Support Yourself Toward Successful Outcomes with Optimism

     April 2013      Executive Intelligent Blog

Optimism offers a multi-directional support to us, as we work to achieve our goals.  Whether our goals are linked to doing something better, doing something different, or doing something new, when we focus our approach with optimism not only are we improving our emotional intelligence and leadership skills, but we are keeping ourselves motivated and simultaneously positively contributing to the culture.

Optimism reflects our attitude and facilitates our problem-solving and decision-making.  Think opposite of pessimism.  It's focus is on seeing the good in things and looking toward possibilities.   The result is such a powerful force in our lives because it impacts us, what we do, and the people around us!  Plus, the research purporting the benefits of optimism is piling up.  When we are optimistic, people want to be around us.  Our enthusiasm is contagious and brings about good things.  Being optimistic can also improve our health.  Studies show that it can reduce the risk of breast cancer in women and the risk of heart attacks in men.

Three things you can do to strengthen your optimism muscle and spread goodness:


     Choose a positive attitude!   - Your attitude, your choice.
     Focus on solutions!   - Think about possibilities and you will have new ideas.
     Look for the good in things!   - Notice what you are grateful for and say it.



For goals to be achieved, we first have to see them in our mind. So it makes sense to focus our thoughts toward positive ends, as they will lead to and create the outcomes we seek.

Have a great week!
Executive Intelligent Coaching Team

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Reach the Outcomes Most Important to Your Success with Executive Coaching


A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives. 
                                                                                               - Jackie Robinson



Are you ready to improve your impact?  This Earth Day, do your part and support the lives you touch as you model, share, challenge, and support.  Yourself, your colleagues, and your company will benefit from customized services to grow your interpersonal and/or leadership skills.

At Executive Intelligent Coaching, we create programs and curriculum to elevate professional communication skills, develop future capabilities and catapult influence, while fostering a collaborative culture in your organization. And, we take that to the next level with our research driven approach, proven DI2 process, and renowned assessments.  

Call 512.541.1213 or email us today!  The cost of expert coaching is increasing and to bring this value to you and/or your team for less money, we are offering a special promotion with free coaching or assessments bundled on top of the services you purchase. 

Contact us to learn how we will help you achieve the outcomes most important to your success!  Sign up with our Spring Promotion for coaching, team building, assessment, or consultation services by Mother’s Day May 12th and receive an additional 12%
coaching/assessments free.

And, sign up to receive our free periodic newsletter by May 12th, with tips and strategies to maximize human capital, and you will be entered into our give away drawing.  Two lucky winners will each receive a copy of our Coach-in-a-Box Goal Setting!  


Happy Earth Day!
Executive Intelligent Coaching Team

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Spring Cleaning Workplace Culture

    March 2013           Executive Intelligent Blog


HOP INTO SPRINGTIME - WORKPLACE CULTURE CLEANING!

The last time you walked into an office building for the first time, how did you feel being in that environment?  Did you feel initially relaxed or did you stiffen up and stand taller? As you looked around, what did you notice about the people working?  How did they interact with you and direct you toward your destination?  All of these questions reflect the culture of a workplace.

Workplace culture is so powerful, whether your mind is paying attention to it or not, your body notices it.  That is because the culture reflects the attitudes, actions, values, and goals of an organization.  These are not things to be taken lightly.  Workplace culture has an overwhelming effect on the people of the organization and the people generate your results and financial outcomes.

Here are three things you can do to put a fresh coat of paint on your culture.
             1)  Seek input from staff on a new project or initiative.
             2)  Communicate the larger impact and value of a situation.
             3)   Give positive support to each member of your team.


Happy Springtime!
Executive Intelligent Coaching Team