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Mastering Trigger Traps

By: Dr. Gaby Cora

Now that you are on your journey to live a healthier lifestyle, you may notice obstacles doting your path. What do you do when you have the intention but seem to keep falling for the same traps over and over? This week’s tip is to Master Your Trigger Traps, a necessary and helpful technique when it comes to planning for your healthy lifestyle. Become aware of your triggers and learn to navigate them in order to be successful.

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Are you interested in learning more tips and strategies to lead effectively while being healthy and well? Get ExecutiveHealth.com’s Leading Under Pressure. I wrote this book thinking of you, the busy executive, professional or entrepreneur who does it all, running both marathons and sprints at the same time. Leading Under Pressure offers practical solutions to become a better leader while being well and healthy.

I donate 100% of royalties to Save the Children.

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Have the End in Mind

By: Dr. Gaby Cora

When you’ve decided to make a big change, whether it is something like diet or exercise in order to live a healthier lifestyle, the obstacles in your path may seem insurmountable. Part of having a Health and Wellness Mindset is looking beyond those obstacles and roadblocks in order to achieve your goals. When you are on your path, remember to Have the End in Mind. This week’s tip contains some of the most important things to keep in mind when you begin on your path to health and wellbeing.

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Are you interested in learning more tips and strategies to lead effectively while being healthy and well? Get ExecutiveHealth.com’s Leading Under Pressure. I wrote this book thinking of you, the busy executive, professional or entrepreneur who does it all, running both marathons and sprints at the same time. Leading Under Pressure offers practical solutions to become a better leader while being well and healthy.

I donate 100% of royalties to Save the Children.

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Health and Wellness Mindset

By: Dr. Gaby Cora

You’ve done it! You’ve decided to live a healthier lifestyle and now you’ve plunged into trying to make your desires a reality: to become healthier. What’s the first thing that you need to do in order to become healthier? Shift into a Health and Wellness Mindset. Many diet and exercise changes are great to get you healthy but part of being successful with a big change is a shift in mindset that will: anticipate your obstacles throughout the day, give you a plan for how to handle your bad habits, and manageable steps for day-to-day healthy choices.

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Are you interested in learning more tips and strategies to lead effectively while being healthy and well? Get ExecutiveHealth.com’s Leading Under Pressure. I wrote this book thinking of you, the busy executive, professional or entrepreneur who does it all, running both marathons and sprints at the same time. Leading Under Pressure offers practical solutions to become a better leader while being well and healthy. I donate 100 % of book royalties to Save the Children.

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New Year’s Resolution: To Be Healthy and Well

By: Dr. Gaby Cora

Happy New Year! Have you struggled to create lasting goals and resolutions in years past, striving for goals that are too high right away, feeling stressed even before the year has begun? Are you trying to find a way to improve your health this year while increasing your wealth, and trying to be in better shape than last year? Many people know the goals they want to reach and yet have trouble designing a plan to reach their goals. Here are a few tips for setting manageable and achievable goals this new year with some insight into how to get and stay healthy with the Four Pillars of Biological Health.

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Are you interested in learning more tips and strategies to lead effectively while being healthy and well? Get ExecutiveHealth.com’s Leading Under Pressure. I wrote this book thinking of you, the busy executive, professional or entrepreneur who does it all, running both marathons and sprints at the same time. Leading Under Pressure offers practical solutions to become a better leader while being well and healthy. I donate 100% of royalties to Save the Children.

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AIM I AM

By: Dr. Gaby Cora

Have you tried and struggled to fix what’s not working, end what should not be continued, and implement change and improvement? Is burnout affecting your ability to lead, make the best decisions, and stay healthy while you are leading under pressure? Many people know the goals they want to reach and yet have trouble designing a plan to reach their goals. “AIM I AM” breaks the process down to manageable, practical, and consistent strategies so that you can achieve your goals.

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Are you interested in learning more tips and strategies to lead effectively while being healthy and well? Get ExecutiveHealth.com’s Leading Under Pressure. I wrote this book thinking of you, the busy executive, professional or entrepreneur who does it all, running both marathons and sprints at the same time. Leading Under Pressure offers practical solutions to become a better leader while being well and healthy.

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Implement Effective Strategies While You Are Leading Under Pressure

By: Dr. Gaby Cora

Is burnout affecting your ability to lead, make the best decisions, and stay healthy while you are leading under pressure? The end of 2012 comes with great reflection. Stressors have come together as tough negotiations to resolve the financial cliff are in order. Leaders continue to be proactive and anticipate challenges that affect their businesses, their people, and their families rather than react to a pinball game of endless trials.

How do you know how you are doing? How do you rate your present situation and how do you create a plan to improve and reach your goals of success?

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Are you interested in learning more tips and strategies to lead effectively while being healthy and well? Get ExecutiveHealth.com’s Leading Under Pressure. I wrote this book thinking of you, the busy executive, professional or entrepreneur who does it all, running both marathons and sprints at the same time. Leading Under Pressure offers practical solutions to become a better leader while being well and healthy.

 

The book includes interviews from leaders who work under pressure, including:

“Everything I have faced afterwards, people say, “How can you do so many things?” Because they are so easy compared to what I have done.”

– Nando Parrado, mastermind of the rescue in the Andes after his plane crashed in the seventies, killing his mother, sister, and many of his friends and rugby teammates.

It makes an ideal holiday gift: buy 1 – 1,000 or 1,000,000 for your employees and your clients. I donate 100% of royalties to Save the Children.

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KOL Doctor – What’s the blessing and the curse of effective consultants?

By: Dr. Gaby Cora

I started a part-time private practice early in my career. So early, I wasn’t even board-eligible in psychiatry yet—and yes, I disclosed to all my prospective patients that I was licensed as a doctor and almost a psychiatrist. Being a researcher at the National Institutes of Health was beneficial on several fronts: I was introduced to the world as an expert and this was a magnet for patients. For example, a psychiatrist I had never met referred one of his patients to me for a second opinion. The patient’s job demanded he have a steady hand and his anxiety-driven tremor was annoying, as well as a job hazard. I quickly addressed the problem, suggested to change his medication, and added a second one. Within one week the patient felt fine and wanted to see me instead of his doctor. I declined (it’s bad practice to take on a patient from a referral). The patient talked to his doctor, the doctor talked to me, and his doctor then asked me to please take the patient. I sensed the doctor’s discomfort but the patient had been adamant to see me again. The patient later told me: he had experienced these symptoms for a full year and in what seemed to be the blink of an eye, he felt better than he had in all that time.

Fast forward fifteen years later: my medical, coaching, and consulting practices evolved in such way that one of the things I do effectively—that is, very effectively—is realize what’s going on fast, make an accurate diagnosis with a clear course of action and intervention. My follow-ups are precise. The outcomes are positive. This is what has separated my work from the work of others. Most of my patients (medicine) and/or clients (consulting and coaching) have trouble coming to terms with my efficiency and speed. Some have spent months or years in agony. Here I come along, read the situation blink-fast, make suggestions that work, implement those changes effectively and obtain results fast, sounds too good to be true!

While I continue to love helping people resolve their problems fast, I have come to realize that my quick resolve and efficiency somehow translates to my skills being easy. Sometimes, people feel that they should receive my suggestions for no exchange, because I am so fast. This is a common challenge I have found with other successful consultants: when we are able to diagnose a situation with ease and quickly, and make the relevant suggestions based on the overall benefit and lack of pain, then an hourly fee is not useful for us. If we resolve problems quickly but effectively, the hourly rate does not translate our value. The transition to package what we do and offer it in another form takes time for us, as consultants, to determine.

Like many others in our profession, I’ve spent 10,000 flying hours in training time and have invested additional time, energy, and money to understand how important it is to position myself as the “go to” person in my area of expertise.

How about you? Have you developed your own 360 as a Key Opinion Leader?

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KOL Doctor – What are the most important career-components to be a Key Opinion Leader?

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KOL Doctor – I want to start a coaching practice

By: Dr. Gaby Cora

How many times have your patients told you they have a life, wellness, or executive coach? Have you ever wondered what that is? I have. I started my private practice in Psychiatry back in ’95, while I was a full-time researcher at the National Institutes of Health. I had outstanding mentors, also researchers, who developed a part-time practice on the side. I soon became a dedicated student apprentice in order to learn how to run my own solo practice. The benefits of being a researcher added to my clout as an expert and I soon became busy. Years later, I joined the pharmaceutical industry and realized how corporate America relied on hired consultants, speakers, and coaches to train and help their executives and employees improve a wide variety of skills. I became a mentor within the organization very fast and was invited to give talks to other groups as my reputation grew within the company. This was outside of my scope of work but helped me realize I could launch my own consulting practice. Within months, the company hired me as a consultant to run a national marketing campaign. I realized most patients who came to my practice tended to be successful entrepreneurs and executives who were fighting burnout and yet striving to experience success and well-being. This awareness led me to create programs such as Leading Under Pressure and focus on creating an integrative leadership/wellness coaching practice.

Eventually, I realized the different characteristics that define the counseling industry as compared to the coaching one. How about you? Have you ever wondered how to add coaching services to your practice? Do you know the similarities or differences between being a physician counselor or a coach? What are the advantages or disadvantages of launching a coaching practice? Want to know more?

Check this introductory mini-videoseminar on Coaching in anticipation of the KOL Doctor Teleseminar Series starting in November.

The first KOL Doctor starts on Friday, November 2nd through December 14th at 7 PM EST. Sign up at http://www.KOLDoctor.com

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KOL Doctor – I want to become a consultant to companies and organizations

By: Dr. Gaby Cora

How many times have you volunteered for your professional association? Like many of you, I became active in my professional association early in my career. Call it luck or being at the right place at the right time, but I was a Board Member of the Board of Trustees, representing psychiatry residents early on. Sitting in meetings with association presidents, past presidents, and the most active members of the group gave me an outstanding opportunity to learn and practice both leadership and teamwork skills. Participating in the association felt like a training ground for learning how to consult: when to listen, how to offer suggestions and advice, how to work collaboratively towards a common goal. It didn’t take long to be invited to advisory boards at other associations and companies. Having both experiences, in the non-profit as well as in the for-profit world, is a unique quality and advantage of being a Key Opinion Leader. Using those same skills and applying them in other situations also contributed to my work as a consultant. Becoming a consultant opens additional doors as an advisor, mentor, coach, speaker, and more.

Check this introductory mini-videoseminar on Consulting in anticipation of the KOL Doctor Teleseminar Series starting in October.

The first KOL Doctor starts on Wednesday, October 3rd through November 14th at 7 PM EST. Sign up at http://www.KOLDoctor.com

 

 

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