• lynnalgadio
    Upon publishing my book about how I overcame severe physical pain and deeply impaired cognition after a massive injury, a reporter asked me if it bothers me that I’m not an ‘expert.’ I wasn’t a psychologist, neurologist, or doctor, so who was I to speak with any authority about what had happened to me? Funny thing is, the ‘experts’ had missed a lot of what was happening with me. It was really only a deep
  • lynnalgadio
    Stress was worn like a badge of honor at the large accounting firm where I worked years ago. For us worker bees, the more stress we endured, the greater superhero we were. In this culture, a 40-hour work week was unheard of (and truly shameful). We typically worked 70 hours/week; sometimes 80-100. Over time, this pattern completely depleted me of energy to the point of concern. I began considering my own energy story in terms
  • lynnalgadio
    For those making a career transition, the OODA loop is your guide to turning your dream into a reality. In simple terms, the OODA loop is the decision-making cycle of: Observe, Orient, Decide & Act, developed by USAF Colonel and military strategist, John Boyd. Designed for military purposes, it is highly effective for individuals navigating challenging environments, like a career change or entrepreneurship. It is critical to first OBSERVE and gather as much data as
  • lynnalgadio
    Negative thoughts can derail us by 9am! When we wake each day thinking “I don’t want to go to work” then check social media, comparing others’ posts and lives to our own (“another vacation Tina, really!? Ugh…”)’, turn on the TV to see the latest breaking news tragedy (“this world is scary!”), stock market volatility (“Gosh! I’m losing all my $$!), then go out into morning rush traffic, fuming, as someone cuts us off while
  • lynnalgadio
    As a coach, I’m aware that, in human beings, poor thinking=poor internal signaling=poor health. Negative thinking creates certain chemical reactions in the body, and a corresponding feeling. A message is then sent back to the brain, which senses tension in the body, and responds with more stress chemicals. Redundant negative signaling is dangerous: it can threaten our overall health and internal culture. But what of the signaling in an organization? If I look back over

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