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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.

Do you have too much on your plate? Dump stress for success

There are many reasons for taking good care of yourself. Avoiding the cascading effects of stress is one of the most important.

Take this summer to recharge your inner batteries

Summertime, and the living is easy. It’s just the time you need to gear up for a happier and more productive fall, winter and spring at home and at work.

How to successfully manage a career change

Change can be particularly challenging for people going through any type of life or career transition.

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.

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