Man standing on top of moutain

Succeeding in the Face of Adversity

It’s no secret we’re in uncharted territory.  The unknown is anxiety-inducing and can feel overwhelming as we try to adjust to changing requirements in our day-to-day lives.  It’s happened before, perhaps not in this particular package, but natural disasters, terrorism, and unexpected circumstances have disrupted the norm and in some cases altered the course of […]

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Paleton of cyclists

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.  Business had brought him to […]

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Relationships - We Need Each Other to Succeed

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 of Manhattan. New York City during the holidays is electric. People are out together. And while […]

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Chuck, Chris and student in front of crowd

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 hard.  It’s stressful.  And while you might not be speaking in front of […]

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Chuck Garcia at AFS

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 encounter. It’s this faith and belief that propels […]

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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 start wondering, “Where do I measure up?  Am I […]

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Communication

10 Proven Ways to Become a Better Communicator

A couple of years ago, I published my first book, A Climb to the Top: Communication and Leadership Tactics to Take Your Career to New Heights.  It was an awesome journey putting my experiences and thoughts to paper that would end up helping thousands of individuals become better communicators. Writing A Climb to the Top […]

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Leadership

Leading Through Change – Successfully

On December 8th, 1863, United States President, Abraham Lincoln issued a presidential proclamation formally called, the Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction. The document, also known as the ten percent plan, was an effort to begin reconstruction and re-integration of the Southern states amidst the American Civil War. Though the country would not end the war […]

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Emotional Intelligence

Walking the Fine Line of Emotionally Intelligent Leadership

Last year, almost to the date, I published an article on the importance of emotional intelligence using Elon Musk of Tesla as a shining example.  At the time, there had been a number of articles written that addressed his concern and response to what was an above-average injury rate of employees at Tesla. Musk had […]

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Verbally

What You’re Saying When You’re Verbally Saying Nothing at All

Every mannerism you make communicates something. And you’re being judged for it. How you’re standing, how you’re dressed, your eye contact, etc. – you are being judged.  In fact, my own research suggests that people make decisions about you in the first seven seconds they see you. A little overwhelming if you think about it […]

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TED

The TED Formula as It Applies to Your Day-to-Day Interactions

Every seventeen seconds, someone, somewhere in the world, is watching a TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Talk. If you have access to the Internet, it’s likely you’ve either heard of or watched one. In my first book, A Climb to the Top, I introduce the components of TED talks to help readers understand what makes those […]

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Frequently Asked Questions

Chuck Garcia’s Frequently Asked Questions: Part 1

As an author, speaker, and professor I’m frequently asked to be a guest on podcasts, panels and other events where individuals are looking to improve their leadership and communication abilities. Through the years I’ve compiled some of the more frequent questions that I am asked and thought I’d share my answers with you. I will […]

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