Posts by Pam Sterling

Is it time to “Go Skunk”?

Is it time to go Skunk - Coaches On Fire - Pam Sterling

“Going skunk” is a term often used in the corporate world when you bring together a group of individuals to create something completely new – completely outside the box – completely innovative… and do so quickly. Think of it as consciously creating a corporate quantum leap smile emoticon. Going Skunk for Coaches There are four…

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Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway

Feel the fear and do it anyway - Coaches On Fire - Pam Sterling

I learned a lot about what it means to “feel the fear and doing it anyway” back in the day when I was a minister and also a rock climber…. I took a couple of Junior High boys out for a special rappelling adventure. I rigged the gear at the top of the cliff. Helped the first…

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People Connect More With Our Weakness

Our mess is our message

  I learned a very valuable lesson when I was in Seminary, and that’s this… People connect WAY more with our weakness than with our strength. Up until that point, I was one who tended to share from my strength, always wanting to project confidence and competence. But when I risked it, and began sharing…

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How To Find and Develop Your Authentic Brand Voice

How to find and develop your authentic brand voice - Coaches On Fire - Pam Sterling

How do you find and develop your authentic brand voice? It’s a question I get asked a lot. It’s something that you can recognize in yourself and others when you are speaking authentically… and you know when you or they are not. Finding and developing your authentic brand voice is a KEY component to establishing…

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Stand Up. Stand Out. Stand For Something.

Stand Up. Stand Out. Stand For Something

If we’re going to make our impact on the world at the level we want to make it, I believe we’ve got to Stand Up, Stand Out, and Stand For Something. Stand Up We’ve got to say the big YES! Yes I’m doing this. Yes I’m following my calling. Yes I’m willing to do whatever…

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What does it mean to be World Class?

Want to be world class, Sweat the details - Coaches On Fire - Pam Sterling

When I was in high school and playing on the tennis team, I had the opportunity to hear Billie Jean King speak. In her speech she talked about what was required to be a world class athlete – dedication, commitment, persistence… and she exhorted us to engage in “perfect practice”, reminding us of Vince Lombardi’s…

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What’s the value of accountability?

I used to bristle at the idea of “accountability” because it always felt like the kid who didn’t do her homework and now has to walk ‘the hall of shame’ as she walks into the classroom. But that’s not the idea at all.  In fact, there is tremendous value in putting a stake in the…

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What’s The Opportunity?

What's the opportunity - Coaches On Fire - Pam Sterling

Have you ever had one of those days (weeks, months or years) where you feel completely overwhelmed by the circumstances showing up in your life? Sometimes I’ve even felt that the confluence of circumstances coming together are such a “perfect” storm, that it HAS to be a “God Job”. What do I mean by that?…

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