Why You Should Hire Someone With A Disability

Linda Reyes Blogging, Forbes Coaches Counsel

“To create that accommodation would cost our business a lot of money. I know we could and should do it, but it’s not in our budget.” “People with disabilities have so many needs and medical issues, sometimes it’s just hard to integrate them into our work and still stay on task.” “You don’t know how hard it is to work …

Six Ways To Prepare Today For The Future Of Hiring And Job Searching

Linda Reyes Blogging, Forbes Coaches Counsel

In the digital age, job hunting looks a lot different than it did in decades past. Instead of looking up newspaper classified ads and mailing in paper resumes, candidates can find job listings on online platforms and share their digital profiles to demonstrate their qualifications. Similarly, employers save countless hours in the hiring process by using technology to screen and interview candidates. As tech tools continue to revolutionize the way …

11 Signs That A Client Is On The Brink Of A Life Crisis

Linda Reyes Blogging, Forbes Coaches Counsel

Part of coaching is understanding what challenges your clients are facing, as well as helping to identify and overcome their blind spots. Sometimes, all that’s required is giving teams or leaders a stronger system, so that they can build on what’s already there and working. However, there are times when you’ll find people facing moments of quiet crisis. Maybe they’ve become waspish as …

14 Ways To Guide Your B And C Players Toward ‘A’ Status

Linda Reyes Blogging, Forbes Coaches Counsel

Most businesses strive to build a team of “A players” – those top-performing employees with strong practical skills, exemplary work ethic and the drive to learn, grow and succeed within the company. The reality, however, is that some team members will inevitably fall into the B- or C-player category. They may have the basic knowledge to do their jobs, but they aren’t quite …

Six Smart Ways You Can Use Big Data To Strengthen Your Leadership

Linda Reyes Blogging, Forbes Coaches Counsel

Big data is used by companies around the world to inform and improve countless business processes, from customer service to marketing campaigns. But the ability to collect and analyze vast amounts of information isn’t just useful for external operations; it can help you strengthen your business internally, too. One often-overlooked application of big data is leadership improvement. By looking at …

Practice What You Preach: How Any Organization Can Truly Embrace Diversity

Linda Reyes Blogging, Forbes Coaches Counsel

With as many as 41% of businesses saying they don’t have time to include diversity in their workplace, the need for inclusivity seems greater than ever. Many organizations claim to have a handle on diversity from within, but there is much more work that can be done to make all their employees feel like a part of a team. There’s a …

14 Creative Ways To Drive Organic Traffic To Your Coaching Website

Linda Reyes Blogging, Forbes Coaches Counsel

Like any other business owner, professional coaches need to market themselves online to reach new clients. This includes having a clean, polished website that offers a clear message about who you are and what you do. Of course, creating and hosting a great website won’t do you a lot of good if nobody visits it. To draw your audience in, …

Why Your Post-Interview Thank You Letter Isn’t Working

Linda Reyes Blogging, Forbes Coaches Counsel

 Shutterstock Writing a nice thank you letter after a job interview may set you apart since most people don’t even do that today. But it often won’t help you win the job. Creating innovative, thoughtful follow-up communication, especially for executives, may be the only way you increase your chances of getting hired. This doesn’t mean you need to eliminate the …

Eight Times You Should Be Putting Down The Device And Communicating In Person

Linda Reyes Blogging, Forbes Coaches Counsel

Technology has made communication a lot easier, but sometimes we rely on it too much. Yes, it often helps us save time and get messages across faster. But sometimes a message sent in haste can do more harm than good. There are times when communicating in person might be the better option. So, we asked members of Forbes Coaches Council for help …

16 Ways To Change Your Negative Outlook On Feedback

Linda Reyes Blogging, Forbes Coaches Counsel

It’s not easy accepting feedback from another person. It can sometimes lead to negative feelings which makes people want to avoid it altogether. After all, no one likes being told that they aren’t right about something or that they’ve made a mistake. However, feedback is important to help us grow and become better people. We asked members of the Forbes Coaches …