Life is never perfect, so overcoming challenges often becomes necessary both for basic survival and to achieve our biggest goals. That’s where resilience comes into play. When we think about resilience, images of grit, strength, toughness, and perseverance often come to mind. This resistant aspect of resilience seems to get most of the attention. With…

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Does your confidence influence your ability to lead? Aretha Franklin seemed to think so when she said: “If you’re not going to be confident, you might as well not be doing it.”   “Use your voice.” “Stand up tall.” “Make eye contact.” “Sit at the table.” “I’ve got this!” These are some of the phrases…

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Hands holding gymnastic rings with American flag in background

As a society, we often focus on what is bad or wrong, and this is no more evident than when listening to the evening news, looking at comments on our work reviews, or watching a televised sports event.   Regardless of the sport, how often have we heard the sports commentator critique a basketball player’s…

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empowered employee presenting - Team Aureus

Let’s start by crushing the #1 myth about empowerment: We can’t empower others! That’s right, we can’t empower others, but we can build trusting relationships and create environments that facilitate self-empowerment. People have the power within, but sometimes they need someone, or an experience, to cultivate and develop the skill of self-empowerment. There are several…

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Welcome to the Team Aureus blog!   I love helping youth, parents, families, teams, organizations and underrepresented groups achieve their biggest goals, and I’m excited to share my experiences and expertise through this platform.  We’re all capable of performing our best more often, and I’ve been blessed to have made a career out of educating…

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