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Welcome to the career development blog from your leadership development consultants at Engaging Breakthroughs. We deliver organizational leadership development programs for improved employee engagement, team cohesiveness and performance. We also show professionals to how to communicate effectively and show up more authentically while stepping into greater leadership. For those ready to ditch the 9 to 5, we even offer a leadership program to make money doing what you love. If career development is your goal, you're in the right place.

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How to Navigate Your Deal Breakers

By Engaging Breakthroughs | November 12, 2019 |
Deal Breaker
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How to Set up Difficult Conversations

By Engaging Breakthroughs | November 5, 2019 |
Difficult Conversations

If you look at yourself as the center of a wheel, and each of the spokes connects you to someone different – bosses, peers, subordinates, clients and vendors – which professional relationship is the most challenging for you? Chances are, there’s a difficult conversation to be had there. Recently, we talked about how effective communication…

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Is an MBA the Answer to Getting Promoted?

By Engaging Breakthroughs | October 29, 2019 |

Are you at a crossroads in your career? Do you want to move into a leadership role, but haven’t been able to do so?  You might think getting an MBA is the solution. After all, the prevailing wisdom is that you didn’t get the promotion because you don’t have the right knowledge or accolades. This…

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How To Deal With an Intimidating Work Environment

By Engaging Breakthroughs | October 22, 2019 |
Effective Communication At Work

Last week we talked about the 4 channels for effective communication at work. Let’s walk through an example situation where you might be able to practice this model to improve your work experience. In this example, imagine you’re working in an intimidating environment. Perhaps your coworkers or bosses are highly assertive, or most ideas and…

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Effective Communication Skills Change Everything

By Engaging Breakthroughs | October 15, 2019 |
Effective communication skills

Since I left my corporate consulting career to found Engaging Breakthroughs, I’ve been doing the work that I really love. I help individuals and teams to create the experiences they really want in their careers. However, it wasn’t always this way. There was a time as a consultant when I needed to improve my own…

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Here’s How to Get a Promotion at Work

By Engaging Breakthroughs | October 8, 2019 |
How to Get a Promotion at Work

There’s loads of advice out there about how to get a promotion at work. Professionals who tend to rise in their careers typically share certain habits: they own their responsibility, network with the right people, lead with vulnerability, and advocate for team members and themselves. However, what if you can’t seem to find time or…

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Now Open: The Mastering Soft Skills Training

By Engaging Breakthroughs | October 2, 2019 |
Soft Skills Workshop

It’s here: a local soft skills training in north Dallas! This two-and-a-half hour experience will put you on the right track to show up more powerfully at work. On November 13 from 6:30pm-9:00pm, join us at City Central co-working space to gain new tools that will help you communicate more effectively in your career. This soft…

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Practice the Power of Vulnerability – with a Day Off!

By Engaging Breakthroughs | September 25, 2019 |
The Power of Vulnerability

After Brene Brown’s viral TED Talk and the launch of her book The Power of Vulnerability, everyday people began talking about the concept of shame. Brown defines shame as fear of loss of connection. More specifically, we believe there are parts of ourselves that others would reject. We fear we’d lose respect, friendship, or prestige…

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How to Have Effective Difficult Conversations

By Engaging Breakthroughs | September 19, 2019 |
difficult conversations

Let’s talk about difficult conversations. Stop what you’re doing for a moment, and just think about all the relationships that you have. This can include professional relationships such as your colleagues, superiors, direct reports, clients, vendors and competitors. It can also include personal relationships such as family and friends. Which relationship, if you could improve…

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How to Grow a Consulting Business

By Engaging Breakthroughs | September 11, 2019 |
How to Grow a Consulting Business

Over several decades in the software consulting world, I came across the same powerful challenges time and again: How do we get our teams to perform at a higher level? How do we grow and scale to not only take on more clients, but also to expand the work we’re doing for our current clients?…

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