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Susan Samakow

Susan Samakow
Susan Commander Samakow, PCC, is a Certified Business, Life and Leadership Coach. Susan focuses on life and career transition, business and leadership, and confidence and resilience strategies. Susan is also a speaker and facilitator, as well as a Community Content Producer for WUSA 9 TV. She is the former president of the ICF Metro DC Chapter, the largest in North America. Susan’s clients are individuals, any size business and the government. Visit Susan’s website: www.selftalkcoach.com. Susan is on Facebook, Twitter, and Linked In.

How to improve your interpersonal leadership skills

Blending together hard and soft leadership skills at work and home makes a difference in your bottom-line.

Simple tools for stress reduction: ‘Color Me Stress-Free!’

People in today’s society tend to get stressed out because they always feel like they should be “doing” something. Here are some alternatives.

Navigate successfully through disappointment in your life and career

Resilience is the ability to overcome challenges and adversities and turn them into opportunities.

Make room for 2017: Reflect back to move forward

As you get closer to the end of 2016 and look ahead to 2017, make sure to take some time to reflect on the past year before you move on.

In our uncertain world, are you a risk taker? Or not so much?

In today’s column, we offer some helpful suggestions for successfully evaluating future risk at home, at work, and in your financial plans.

What’s your Mindset? How to turn failure into a gift

In her book “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success,” Carol Dweck discusses how we can learn to fulfill our potential and the influence it has on our lives.

Career transitions in a challenging employment landscape

Whether starting a career, searching for career advancement or launching a business, there are so many options, we frequently don’t know where to begin.

Replacing fear-based reactions with a positive mind-set

Competing against the legendary Venus Williams in the U.S. Open recently, Karolína Plíšková turned fear on its ear and embraced the tense situation.

Work/life integration and self-care: Not trivial pursuits

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2016 – Integrating work and personal lives as well as self-care, are topics that have come up remarkably often in my...

Relationships: Moving from Distrust to Trust

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2016 – When we are in conversation with someone, a great deal depends on the mindset of both parties. Is there...

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Bound and Gagged with “Gurl Twelve”, bassist Trude Kobe

Trude Kobe was "Gurl Twelve", the powerful, ferociously captivating bass player in the seminal, explosive all female Boston punk band Bound and Gagged. As always, dear reader, proceed at your own risk.