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It Turns Out, You Really Do Need a Peloton – This is Why

It Turns Out, You Really Do Need a Peloton – This is Why

On a fateful day nearly 20 years ago, Michael O’Brien, CEO of Peloton Executive Coaching, asked himself a chilling question: “Is this what it feels like to die?” Michael was a successful businessman and father who had spent years being the “Superman” to everyone in...

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What Can Be Learned from this Unconventional Doctor

What Can Be Learned from this Unconventional Doctor

One hot day in August 2015, I walked into an elevator and something unexpected happened.  I was in Houston, TX at the Texas Medical Center. When I entered one of the many elevators at the large medical complex, I was faced with a woman holding a bag containing a bulky...

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Embracing the Change In Course Required to Reach Your Summit

Embracing the Change In Course Required to Reach Your Summit

In 384 B.C., a man named Aristotle spoke of what it meant to be smart. He said, the beginning of all wisdom is knowing yourself.  In 60 A.D., a Roman philosopher named Seneca continually asked himself three questions: first, what bad habit did I cure today? Second,...

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It’s Been Proven, We Need Each Other 

It’s Been Proven, We Need Each Other 

I’m excited. Granted, it is an exciting time of year, especially here in New York City.  Streets are packed with people hustling and bustling from corporate meetings, Broadway shows, dinner engagements, holiday sight-seeing and seasonal shopping throughout every part...

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Get Comfortable with Discomfort

Get Comfortable with Discomfort

Think about the things, relationships, accomplishments that have meant or mean the most to you.  Did they come easy? Were they just given to you without work, sacrifice, or emotional investment?  Chances are the things that you are most proud of and care most about...

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Consider this Key Attribute of All Great Leaders

Consider this Key Attribute of All Great Leaders

I’ve had several humbling experiences throughout my life that have changed the course of where I was headed.  I can think of many examples both in my mountaineering adventures and in the unexpected circumstances presented to me throughout my career where I found...

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Does Communicating Stress You Out?

Does Communicating Stress You Out?

If it is, you wouldn’t be alone.  Many people know that public speaking is one of the greatest fears people can experience. However, we don’t all find ourselves being required to give speeches.  As leaders however, we are required to communicate…effectively.  That’s...

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Change Must be Led Step by Step and Brick by Brick

Change Must be Led Step by Step and Brick by Brick

There’s a medieval French phrase, “Rome ne fu[t] pas faite toute en un jour” from the collection Li Proverbe au Villian published around 1190; we all know it as “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” The phrase speaks to the idea that big things don’t happen immediately – it...

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How to Get Your Team to Move Mountains and Then Climb Them

How to Get Your Team to Move Mountains and Then Climb Them

Moving mountains is typically seen as an impossible feat - which is why we talk of needing faith or a great belief from within in order to move the “proverbial mountains” of life.  The same could be said for climbing and conquering those massive “mountains” that we...

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Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence.  As a leader you’re likely inundated with the term.  Articles, seminars, trainings, reports…it’s a hot topic – and for good reason.  With so much buzz about what one needs to be in order to be a successful leader and human being, it’s easy to...

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  • It Turns Out, You Really Do Need a Peloton – This is Why

    It Turns Out, You Really Do Need a Peloton – This is Why

    On a fateful day nearly 20 years ago, Michael O’Brien, CEO of Peloton Executive Coaching, asked himself a chilling question: “Is this what it feels like to die?” Michael was a successful businessman and father who had spent years being the “Superman” to everyone in every aspect of his life.  …
  • What Can Be Learned from this Unconventional Doctor

    What Can Be Learned from this Unconventional Doctor

    One hot day in August 2015, I walked into an elevator and something unexpected happened.  I was in Houston, TX at the Texas Medical Center. When I entered one of the many elevators at the large medical complex, I was faced with a woman holding a bag containing a bulky …
  • Embracing the Change In Course Required to Reach Your Summit

    Embracing the Change In Course Required to Reach Your Summit

    In 384 B.C., a man named Aristotle spoke of what it meant to be smart. He said, the beginning of all wisdom is knowing yourself.  In 60 A.D., a Roman philosopher named Seneca continually asked himself three questions: first, what bad habit did I cure today? Second, what temptation did …

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