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Dear Inspired Community,

Inspiration (from Latin “inspirare” = breathe or blow into) is the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions. Being an inspiration means being the force or influence that inspires people to do something or feel a certain way. At Inspired Executives, we help you uncover your inner power and turn it into productive, exciting and influential actions.

How do you get inspiration? There is not that one formula that generates inspiration in everyone; we need to identify our own individual ways. It might be a good start to just breathe deeply and to give ourselves some space. Let’s take it easy. Trust me, hunting for inspiration won’t work. Search for the simple pleasures of the season (and keep doing them all year long), finding ways to
  • Savor the simple joys that come your way
  • Enjoy moments of silence, peace and rest
  • Experience the world with childlike wonder
  • Reach out to others with appreciation and compassion.
Who has inspired you the most? One of my greatest sources of inspiration are my two nieces, who keep amazing me with their fresh and very unique perspectives. Both are great storytellers and have an abundance of imagination and creativity. They explore the world with so much curiosity and without preconceived conceptions. I am truly grateful to have them in my life. Collaborating with fellow coaches and consultants is another important source of my inspiration. Yaamuna Aldragen kindly contributed an inspiring article.

How can you be an inspiration to others? Focus on relationships, listen thoroughly to understand (not to reply), and actively use your Emotional Intelligence. Inspire others by expecting the most of them. They will most likely rise to the expectations of the people who believe in them. Find reasons to believe in the people around you, see their special strengths, and encourage them. Let them know that you have faith that they will achieve what they set out to do. Inspire confidence in them.

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Wishing you happiness.”
Helen Keller, American author (1880 – 1968)

To me, coaching is like dancing. Intense conversations with my clients inspire me, and they help them to shift their focus to see new opportunities for their way forward. We are as always just an email or phone call away. Contact us.

Lead courageously, Annette.

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Source: Yaamuna Aldragen
You know, I always thought that as a child, I suffered the most. Recently I found out, every one of my siblings, thinks they suffered the most. With 4 children and countless babies (mom babysits until I was in my 20s), my childhood was always like an organized chaos. There was never a moment of silence. You learn to navigate …

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