Next Monday Blog

Stories and snippets on developing leadership skills

Next Monday’s blog is intended to share authentic stories about developing leadership skills and being the best version of you through personal and professional growth.

Meet Your Coach: Michelle Pape

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Jul 25, 2017

Relationships are crucial no matter the context. From who you buy cars from to who you trust with your healthcare and even who grooms your dogs. People matter and are the hallmark of any interpersonal relationship. I thought about the message I share with my network about who I am and realized the great opportunity I have to share that message here. I hope it helps you see me as who I am and how I can serve you.

Getting Better: Keeping On-Track with Your Personal New Year’s Resolution

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Jul 10, 2017

It’s halfway through the year which means, statistically, New Year’s resolutions have died. In fact, according to U.S. News, approximately 80% of resolutions fail by the end of February. In other words, it’s not out of the ordinary and don’t beat yourself up! If you made a resolution to grow personally or professionally this year, it’s not too late to pick up where you left off. Check out a few different ways you can continue working on yourself this year.

#GirlBosses and Beyond: Why You Should Refine Your Leadership Skills

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Jun 23, 2017

Even though you might already be an amazing leader, continuously working to become better should always be a priority. Regardless of your industry or stage of life, working on yourself never goes out of style and is always a worthy investment. Here are a few ways you are able to continue working on your leadership skills to become the most successful version of yourself possible:

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Let Go of the Guilt: Embrace Being a Working Mom

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Jun 12, 2017

Women can occasionally feel guilty or bad for being away from their kids and families, sometimes missing milestones and big events, all while trying to make the household run smoothly and maintain some sanity. It's no secret that a ton of moms work  - that's the norm in this day and age. In 2016 alone, 70.5% of mothers with children under the age of 18 were part of the workforce. Balancing life, including being a mom and having a professional life, can be challenging. Let us help you feel like you’re doing enough, giving enough, and being enough. Here are some tips on letting go of that guilt

What Draws You to Inspirational Leaders?

Posted by: Michelle Pape on May 24, 2017

Effective leaders inspire. Leaders of this nature don’t set out on a mission to be inspiring, it just happens because of who they are. Inspiring is a state of being. An inspirational leader will want you to be the best version of who you are. They’re not worried about recognition because the focus is on serving others.

Why It's Perfectly OK to Have a Life Coach

Posted by: Michelle Pape on May 8, 2017

The term “life coach” has been given a bad rap. Most people don’t have a clue on what a life coach is or does. Maybe you’re embarking on a career change. Maybe you’re facing a life/career transition. Maybe you’re at a crossroads in a relationship.

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Being Content: A Leadership Lesson on Failure

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Apr 25, 2017

You can't always succeed. Many of the women I work with are alarmed and frightened when they encounter setbacks in their professional life — even small ones.

How Being Apologetic is Paralyzing Your Leadership Development

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Apr 13, 2017

The things you say have a greater meaning beyond the words you speak. They can also affect your emotional well-being and impact your professional life. Words change how other people see you and how you see yourself. Understanding the connection between your words and these consequences can change your life for the better.

Are Peer Groups an Option for You?

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Mar 21, 2017

I’d like you to think about the last time something was “new” for you. Whether it was a minute, week, month, or year ago, I’d place bets you had some apprehension and self-doubt about trying that new thing. It likely scared you and pushed you outside of your comfort zone. The hype, adrenaline, and emotion you feel before, during, and after is real. And all while you’re doing said new thing, you’re experiencing personal growth and development.

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What is a Peer Group?

Posted by: Next Monday on Mar 15, 2017

There's rarely a hard line between our professional and personal worlds; they intertwine. One can sway the success of the other. Participation in a peer group faces these realities head on. We roll up our sleeves and tackle the challenges. Together. And in doing so, we unfold the beautiful, messiness of who you already are. There you are in all your glory.

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