Affirmations Work

December 7, 2018By Rael KalleyHabits

We all familiar with the expression, “It’s the story of my life.” Indeed, each of us has a story and it is the story we repeatedly tell ourselves – particularly the parts about ourselves – that determines the very lives we lead. I have many clients who meditate regularly, and some have shared with me … Read More

Freedom 65? The New Retirement

November 30, 2018By Rael KalleyHabits

Today is supposed to be a pivotal day in my life. It is the day I am supposed to clean up my office, place all my personal positions in a box and take them home. It is the day I am supposed to officially exit the workforce and transition into a whole new life – … Read More

Choose Your Focus, Choose Your Results

November 23, 2018By Rael KalleyHabits

The only barrier standing between where we are and where we would like to be is ourselves. This is a hard truth for many people. Recently I had a conversation with a realtor at a social event. This woman explained to me that these are difficult times in which to sell real estate. According to … Read More

Procrastination is the Thief of Accomplishment

November 16, 2018By Rael KalleyHabits

There are 46 days remaining in 2018 including today. A procrastination wake up call. That means we are six and a half weeks from the annual foolishness of making New Year’s resolutions. We all know about resolutions, don’t we? Those irreversible commitments we make to ourselves. The massive changes and improvements we are going to … Read More

Avoid This Costly Business Mistake

November 9, 2018By Rael KalleyCorporate Coaching, Habits

I recently received a call from a person who asked if he could meet with me in order to introduce himself and a line of products he was representing. He promised they would forever revolutionize the way I, and the rest of the world, conduct our businesses. I almost always agree to these requests for … Read More

Workplace Politics

November 2, 2018By Rael KalleyCorporate Coaching, Habits

  You’ve probably heard someone say politics are getting uglier, and maybe you’ve said it yourself. I’ve noticed workplace politics are mirroring that trend. With the US midterm elections mere days away, we have borne witness once again to the ugliness of politics. The media has informed us of every allegation, conspiracy and dirty trick … Read More

Strategies for Dealing With Difficult People

October 26, 2018By Rael Kalleycommunication, Habits

A question I am frequently asked is “How do you deal with difficult people” There is not a “one size fits all” answer to this question. I do believe there are no difficult people, just people whose perspective differs from ours. Labeling a person as “difficult” implies that their thoughts, ideas, suggestions and methodologies are … Read More

Building Relationships? Stop Making This Error

October 19, 2018By Rael Kalleycommunication, Habits

There is a great story about building relationships. It starts with a young reporter given an assignment to interview two politicians competing for a seat in an upcoming election. She books appointments to interview both. She sets off to conduct her first interview. Her boss asks her how the interview went when her gets back. … Read More

Corporate Culture is Everything

October 12, 2018By Rael KalleyCorporate Coaching, Habits

On three separate occasions this week I have found myself engaged in discussions on the topic of organizational corporate culture. In each case the person I was chatting with described dysfunctional behavior in their workplace. I have become fascinated with the role that corporate culture plays in organizations. So much so that  I’ve transitioned much … Read More

Make Networking a Habit

October 5, 2018By Rael KalleyBeliefs, Habits

Make Networking a Habit Earlier this week I had the privilege of speaking at a convention in Victoria, British Columbia. The topic was one near and dear to my heart – networking. Networking is simply seeking opportunities to meet, interact with and form connections with new people. It’s contributed to my life in many different … Read More