Great Teams on Purpose

The primitive brain and a podcast

That stress you're feeling? It's coming from the powerful primitive functions of your brain. But you don't have to get stuck there. Jason Lewis and Kay Coughlin recorded a special podcast episode to help you. read the full post
The primitive brain and a podcast

Need to quickly implement flexible working options?

One of the most common tensions between generations is handling flexible work schedules.  It’s not surprising, really. Our older generations have worked in largely traditional, non-flexible work settings for much of our careers. The very idea that we could request, recommend or (gasp!) actually use flexible scheduling options? Either these choices were non-existent, or we believed they were only for people who were having personal problems. read the full post
Need to quickly implement flexible working options?

Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

I remember how I felt the first time I heard the term "impostor syndrome." I was so relieved to not be alone! As the years (decades, actually) have gone by, though, I've started to wonder why I still struggle with this? Why do we get stuck here, and how do we get past it? read the full post
Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

The truth about manipulative people at work

Picture this: Jerry shows up 5 minutes late to the weekly staff meeting - again. He isn’t dragging his feet, but he isn’t in any hurry, either. Like always, he says he was on a very important call that simply couldn’t wait. He has a steaming cup of coffee in his hand, which would only have been available to him if he took a 3-minute walk, in a direction opposite of the meeting room, to visit the coffee station. And, like always, your supervisor has waited to start the meeting until Jerry arrived. Jerry isn’t merely late - he has successfully manipulated everyone in the meeting - again. read the full post
The truth about manipulative people at work

Be a Leader, Not a Guard

I once worked for a manager who spent a lot of time “protecting” my colleagues and me instead of leading us. This manager worked for a leadership team who would not provide essential information, like budgets, in a timely manner. So our manager spent a lot of time meeting with us, saying a bunch of catchphrases, making empty promises, and guarding us from the leadership team. Our morale was low, our performance was weak, and we couldn’t figure out what to do with our days. read the full post
Be a Leader, Not a Guard

J. Kay Coughlin, CEO & Chief Facilitator

After completing work with Facilitator on Fire, on our own we’ve been able to address and create solutions to strategy and organizational problems we had previously been unable to resolve.
Claude Davis

Whitehall Campus Pastor, newlife church

Our Facilitator on Fire Team Workshop was different from a typical corporate retreat. It was more fun, more laid back, eaiser to be honest.
Emily Robinson,

manager and volunteer board member, Olentangy Education Foundation