Posts by Hellen Davis

Your First 30 Days at a New Job

Your First 30 Days at a New Job

So, you’ve just been hired on at the job of your dreams and you’re dying to make a good impression. Who could blame you? The importance of a good first impression cannot be overstated. Even beyond the critical first day, studies have shown that opinions formed within the first thirty days on a new job…

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Good Information vs Bad Gossip

Good Information vs Bad Gossip

It’s no secret that the workplace is full of office politics and gossip. This is the natural result of human interaction taking place. The bottom line is: There are so many other ways to communicate, so why would you participate in gossip? Most people would answer no. With that said, don’t spread gossip. Realize that…

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How to Deal With Difficult Employees

How to Deal With Difficult Employees

At some point or another, difficulties always arise in the workplace. When the difficulties stem from tricky negotiations with clients or troublesome mechanical failures, they’re simply a matter of patience. But when the troubles come from the employees themselves, it’s an entirely different story. Dealing with disruptive employees is one of the most difficult but…

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DISC Patterns Explained – Elevated D Pattern

Elevated D

Individuals who have an elevated score in dominance generally exhibit extrovert and controlling types of tendencies: They are usually a combination of independence, efficiency, and self-motivation characteristics. Elevated D Personalities are driven to achieve, love getting results, and are determined to find success. Often, the Elevated D individual will break established rules and guidelines if…

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Executive Presence – Are you hitting the ground running this year; or stumbling?

Hellen Davis Executive Coach Speaking

I just got off the phone with a female exec. She is questioning whether to promote one of two females to VP. She is very uncomfortable with the woman’s clothing choices (she will be client facing and highly visible in the next position). The EVP said she was concerned about the woman’s executive presence, even…

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What should I look for in a Coach?

Hire a professional coach

Hiring an Executive Coach is a great way to improve oneself! All executive coaches aren’t the same. You will need to do your research to find the best one. There are certain traits you should look for determining which coach is right for you. Successful coaches are able to motivate others and remain objective. So…

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DISC Patterns Explained – Elevated I Pattern

Elevated I

Individuals who have an elevated score in Influence generally exhibit these types of tendencies: They tend to have a magnetic, charismatic personality. They make friends easily and love the social atmosphere. Generally, they are trusted by their friends. And, they rarely if ever break that trust because they hate to erode or destroy relationships. Usually,…

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DISC Patterns Explained – Elevated S Pattern

Elevated S Pattern

Individuals who have an Elevated score in Steadiness generally exhibit these types of tendencies: Elevated S Pattern individuals are thoughtful, attentive, and considerate. They are instinctively good at relating to others. They accomplish goals through personal relationships with other team member and employees but are also able to complete tasks reliably. Elevated S individuals make…

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Professional Coaching

What should I look for in a Coach? All executive coaches aren’t the same. Therefore, you will need to do your research to find the best one. There are certain traits you should look for determining which coach is right for you. Successful coaches are able to motivate others and remain objective. Begin your search…

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DISC Patterns Explained – Elevated C Pattern

Elevated C Pattern

Individuals who have an Elevated score in Compliance generally exhibit these types of tendencies: The Elevated C Pattern individual requires structure and organization for peak performance. They are conscientious, careful, and have high standards for themselves and their work. Typically, Elevated Cs are referred to as analytical, methodical, or systematic. They are the types of…

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