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The Power of Being You

The Power of Being You

At the beginning of any new relationship, whether with a family dog or a romantic partner, it's easy to lose sight of ourselves amidst the desire to please others. We can feel inclined to loosen our boundaries and alter our behavior to fit someone else's expectations....

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Panic to Peace Virtual Conference

Holistic Approaches to Easing Anxiety in Rescue Dogs A virtual conference for dog lovers: Feb 19-25, 2024 The event is for those who have adopted a dog who is anxious, perhaps reactive, struggling to overcome trauma or separation anxiety. And it’s for those who are...

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What Dogs Tell Me: Unleashing Leadership with Dogs

What Dogs Tell Me: Unleashing Leadership with Dogs

🎧 Listen on Spotify Earlier this year, I was invited to the Podcast "What Animals Tell Me" with Annie Bourke from Australia. In this episode, we discussed the powerful intersection of animal insights and leadership development. We exchanged our ideas about the...

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Become the Person Your Dog Inspires You to Be

Become the Person Your Dog Inspires You to Be

I am thrilled to share the exciting insights from my recent podcast interview on "Find Your Leadership Confidence" with host Vicki Noethling. As the interviewee, I had the opportunity to discuss my unique approach to leadership development, which involves learning...

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Your Purposeful Life – Dogs bring out the best in us!

Your Purposeful Life – Dogs bring out the best in us!

What Dogs Can Teach Us About Leadership As humans, we often overlook the lessons we can learn from our 4-legged companions. Dogs have been our loyal companions for thousands of years. Therefore, it's no secret that they have a lot to teach us about leadership. In this...

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National Hug Your Dog Day: The Power of Appreciation

National Hug Your Dog Day: The Power of Appreciation

Today is National Hug Your Dog Day, a day dedicated to showing some extra love and affection to our furry friends. There’s something special about hugging a dog – the warmth, the unconditional love, and the pure joy that radiates from them. But did you know that...

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How to keep employees engaged and retain talent

How to keep employees engaged and retain talent

Melinda Thomas and I continue our conversation about marketing and leadership. In the below video, she asks me how leaders, who have to balance budgets and do more with less, can they keep their employees motivated and retain talent.

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Grownlearn

Grownlearn

The latest episode of the GrownLearn podcast explores the unique connection between owning a dog and career success. According to a study by Kelton Research, 78% of C-suite executives attribute their success to owning a pet as a child. In "Unleash the Leader in You,"...

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How Dogs Train Business Leaders

How Dogs Train Business Leaders

How do you incorporate dogs into training business leaders? Now that varies because I have group workshops that I provide in companies and I also work 1-1 with business leaders all over the country. Let's start with the second, when clients tell me about a situation...

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Why I do what I do

Why I do what I do

Why do you do what you do? First, it is a natural blend of my two loves – dogs and leadership development. I have been working with business leaders in their companies for over 20 years and I have been volunteering in the dog rescue world and teaching dog owners how...

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Can you teach an old dog new tricks?

Can you teach an old dog new tricks?

Can you teach an old dog new tricks? Yes, you can. And here is why? We create our relationships. We create the people who work with us or for us. We create our dogs. That’s why you hear stories of dogs that destroyed a house or we hear stories of people in companies...

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Dog-Gone Leadership – Are dogs allowed?

Dog-Gone Leadership – Are dogs allowed?

In this 4-minute interview, Iris explains how Dog-Gone Leadership is unique as a leadership development training in companies. Dogs can stay at home and eat on their bones while their caretakers learn effective leadership skills that make them not only better leaders...

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Potential in Leadership and with Dogs

Potential in Leadership and with Dogs

As leaders, whether in business or with dogs, our role is to bring out the best in others. It is our responsibility to provide the environment and the leadership skills that allows the surrounding people (and dogs) to live their highest potential.  In this 5-minute...

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The Courage to Lead – Interview on Dog-Gone Leadership

Click here to open Spotify and listen to the conversation. Coach Harlan and I spent about 45 minutes talking about various leadership skills that are essential not only in the workplace but also in our relationship with dogs. Drawing inspiration from my background as...

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Dog-Gone Leadership isn’t taught at Harvard

Dog-Gone Leadership isn’t taught at Harvard

Click on this link to listen to the interview on Spotify. In September 2022, Rajiv, Victor, and I had a fun conversation about Dog-Gone Leadership – using dogs as a bridge to better leadership. We explored the connection between understanding and leading dogs and...

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How dogs teach us to be better leaders

How dogs teach us to be better leaders

We observe leadership lessons in many spheres – the military, professional sports, politics, and business. And that is cool, but can sometimes be repetitive and detached. Leadership development training is most effective when people can relate to the stories, are...

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Preventative vs. Problem Solving Dog Training

Preventative vs. Problem Solving Dog Training

According to the research, the number of households bringing in a dog companion is steadily rising. There are many people who finally adopted a dog during the pandemic. More and more workplaces make adjustments so that their employees can bring their furry family...

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Life Lesson Learned From Augie

Life Lesson Learned From Augie

Lesson One - Focus on what you do have and not on what you don't have Hi there, you may know the story that I have been fostering Augie, the little pit bull from Friends to the Forlorn, for a little over a year. Just a few days ago his story aired on the Dodo.  Here...

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