Novateur one of Daily Report’s Best of 2019

Novateur Partners was voted as one of the best LAWYER/LAW FIRM BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COACHING companies in the Daily Report’s Best of 2019.   The Daily Report annually ranks Georgia’s best businesses within their particular category as a result of votes by their subscribers.  Thank you to everyone who voted!

Click here to view the Daily Report’s Best of 2019. Novateur can be found on page 18.

Stone to Interview ProWIN Founder at May Luncheon

At ProWIN’s May luncheon, Past-President, Debby Stone, will interview ProWIN’s founder, Kelly Beard. Guided by Debby’s questions, Kelly will discuss her recently published memoir and share how she forged her unique and creative career path.  In addition to hearing Kelly share the wisdom she has gained from her experience, you’ll have an opportunity to ask your own questions. Signed copies of Debby’s book, The Art of Self-Promotion: Tell Your Story, Transform Your Career will be available for purchase at the event.

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Stone’s Podcast Among Top Downloads

“Telling vs. Selling: The Art of Self-Promotion” an interview podcast Debby Stone recorded with Trusted Counsel in late 2017 is one of the top downloaded episodes of all time on Trusted Counsel’s podcast show, In Process.  This podcast show features guest experts from around the world, and each episode is formatted like a relaxed, yet very informative, living room conversation.  Please click the link below to visit the podcast show and download Debby’s discussion of self-promotion.

The Art of Self-Promotion featured on Livestrong.com

The Art of Self-Promotion: Tell Your Story, Transform Your Career  by Debby Stone was featured on Livestrong.com.  In an article titled, “Self-Help Books for Beginners” Stone’s book appears on a list of 10 expert-recommended books that can improve your self-esteem, relationships and career.  The Art of Self-Promotion is praised for showing its readers how to promote themselves to their peers, bosses and clients in an authentic way that does not feel “cringey” or cheesy. Emily Kapit, owner, lead resume writer and head career strategist at ReFresh Your Step calls it “the go-to book on learning how to approach self-promotion in a range of different settings.”

The Art of Self-Promotion

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Click HERE to purchase your copy of The Art of Self-Promotion: Tell Your Story, Transform Your Career.

Building Leadership Resiliency

Submitted by Debby Stone.

Recently I delivered a keynote to a group of leaders who are in the midst of tremendous organizational change.  At times like these, people are tested.  They are asked to reach challenging goals, to do more with less and to persevere in the face of cultural upheaval.  In order to prevail during challenging times and to thrive throughout a career, these leaders need to be resilient.

Resiliency is a simple concept.  It is the ability to bounce back after a set-back or recover quickly following a difficulty.  Rubber bands are quite resilient and some people are as well.  Resiliency is a personal trait that many of us have developed through life’s challenges and set-backs.  It is also a leadership trait that is viewed as essential to being promoted.

The good news, as I explained to the assembled leaders in this particular organization, is that our capacity for resilience can be increased.  In other words, we can train our brains to be more resilient.

This training involves building stores of energy — physical, emotional, mental and spiritual energy stores — that can help us bounce back better and faster.  If those energy storehouses are full, we are more resilient.  If they are empty or depleted, we are not resilient at all.

Although as humans we don’t have gauges to let us know when our energy level in one of these areas is low, we typically have some indications.  Often though we ignore those early warning signs and continue to push ourselves forward, taking on more and more, until we reach burnout.

The better strategy is to look at times of corporate change, and indeed life in general, as a series of sprints rather than a marathon race.  With the sprint approach, we have a chance to build in habits or routines that allow us to refill our energy tanks as we go, rather than needing to finish the full 26.2 miles before we get a break.

Below are some ideas for refilling your energy tanks in each of the four areas.  These ideas come from my clients and audiences, and while they are not rocket science, they are creative ideas for building resiliency.

Physical Energy: 

  • Go for a short walk at lunchtime.
  • Eat fruit salad instead of French fries.
  • Carry a refillable bottle of water wherever you go.

Emotional Energy:

  • Call a friend at lunch.
  • Take a ten-minute quiet time break when you get home from work.
  • Redsicover a hobby you used to enjoy like reading, gardening, knitting or carpentry.

Mental Energy:

  • Take a quick break every 90-minutes and walk down the hall.
  • Don’t work on one thing for too long; switch projects every couple of hours.
  • Practice mindfulness – try to align what you are doing with what you are thinking about.

Spiritual Energy:

  • Meditate using an app like Headspace or 10% Happier.
  • Find a book of inspirational readings or quotes and read one each morning.
  • Post your values near your desk and remember what’s most important to you.

Stone to Speak at Commerce Club Atlanta March 13

Debby Stone will be speaking at a lunchtime program at the Commerce Club Atlanta on Wednesday, March 13th.  Her keynote, entitled “Build Your Brand by Telling Your Story: The Art of Self-Promotion,” is open to the public.  Those attending will learn why telling your story is critical at every stage of a career and walk away with practical ways to promote themselves confidently, gracefully and authentically.  To attend, please contact the Commerce Club at 404-222-0191 or anna.chafen@clubcorp.com.  The luncheon program is $15 for club members and $25 for guests.

ICF Members Given Access to Stone’s Program

Debby Stone’s highly rated program from International Coach Federation’s Converge 2017 conference entitled “Build Your Brand by Telling Your Story” will be distributed to all ICF members who renew their memberships early.  With their exclusive access to this program, coaches will walk away with practical strategies for implementing the art of self-promotion in the context of their unique coaching businesses.  As a PCC credentialed coach, a past Georgia chapter president and long-time member, Debby Stone is pleased to help support excellence in coaching.

Sheedy Nominated as Executive Coach of the Year

Dan Sheedy has been nominated as a 2018 Executive Coach of the Year by TurnKey Coaching & Development Solutions.  The award signifies that Dan is considered to be an expert in facilitating successful growth and development, even at the highest corporate levels, and is skilled at unleashing the potential of already powerful executives.  To learn more about Dan and his brand of highly effective coaching, please click here.

Novateur Partners Welcomes Kelly Bergeron

We are pleased to announce that Kelly Bergeron has joined Novateur Partners as a Senior Executive Coach.

In addition to her coaching expertise, Kelly brings a rich work history including years of leadership as a Chief Human Resources Officer and as member of the U.S. Marine Corps.  Kelly is DiSC certified and particularly enjoys working with director level leaders preparing for the next step or seeking to maximize the effectiveness of their teams.

Click to read more about Kelly’s background and experience, and she can be reached at kbergeron@novateurpartners.com and 404-667-9306.

Sheedy and Stone Speaking about Gender Bias

Dan Sheedy and Debby Stone will be speaking to a group of attorneys in Pittsburgh on November 8th about Gender Bias.  Their presentation, specifically focused on understanding gender bias within the context of the practice of law, will also look at ways women and men can help combat the effects of bias in the workplace.

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