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Escape Decision Overwhelm

Now there's an easier way for you to go from doubt and indecision to bold, confident and wise action.

"Remain Calm!" A Simple Practice for Making Smart Decisions

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Boldness has magic, power, and genius within it. ~Goethe

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Sylvia Warren, MBA | Conscious Change Catalyst

I'm a former corporate executive and business consultant turned Conscious Change Catalyst. Now...

I coach smart business women, social entrepreneurs and nonprofit professionals to thrive as leaders—so they communicate with confidence and ease in difficult conversations, calmly make bold wise decisions, and increase their influence, impact and results without forfeiting who they are or what they value.

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Easier Than You Think

Manage Your Focus

When faced with sudden opportunities, unexpected decisions, or unclear next steps, do you consider how your response could feed the deeper aspects of who you are?

Too often nervousness, excitement and a real sense of urgency blur your focus and muddy your view of novel available options. 

Yet there is an easier way for you to navigate your natural feelings and the conflicting thoughts accompanying them.

Strange as it sounds... Stop trying to figure out what to do. Allow your curiosity to shift the way you look at what's possible. 

Interrupt your thoughts. Instead of paying attention to your questions about "how you should" respond, say to your mind: "Thank you for sharing." This statement of gratitude quiets your thoughts by letting your mind know that it has done its job and can relax.

Next, give yourself more mental, physical and emotional space

You can do this in a lot of effortless ways. Pause for a few moments... Breathe slowly and deeply. Stretch. Stare with soft focus at the sky. Listen to soothing sounds. Walk in nature. Then, when you feel more spaciousness inside and around you, consider less explored and surprisingly useful questions.

 Question Your Questions

1. What assumptions am I making?

2. What am I not seeing―obvious or subtle?

3. What else might be possible here?

4. What deeper needs would be nourished?

Allow your unconscious to explore these questions and give you answers in unexpected ways. Let the clarity you receive turn your decisiveness into very rewarding results.


Happy 2015!


Happy New Year!!!

Sending love, lightness and abundance to you
and your loved ones in 2015.

May 2015 be the beginning of everything
you dearly desire to experience
in business, leadership & life.

Simply the Best,

Sylvia Warren, MBA
Conscious Change Catalyst

 ...inspiring leaders to thrive


Travel a Path Free of Overwhelm

In Business, Leadership & Life...

The holiday season brings with it substantial increases in demands on your time, energy and money. During these hectic final weeks of the year, distractions blur your focus. There doesn't seem to be any breathing space for the clarity you need to see how far you've traveled on your professional and personal path in 2014.

Decide to Let Go of Overwhelm

Slow your pace. Quiet your mind. Catch up with yourself and your accomplishments.

Here's an easy place to start. Ask yourself these questions without expected an answer to come to you right away or trying to answer them immediately. Instead live with the questions.

Allow them to reveal their answers to you...while waiting at a stop light or shopping for groceries, or in your dreams.

Notice what emerges from your curious and gentle inquiry. Jot down your responses when they're ready to be captured.

5 Energizing & Fun Questions to Ponder

  1. What expected and unexpected wins have you experienced in 2014?
  2. What surprised you about these wins/accomplishments?
  3. What do you find illuminating about your experience?
  4. What shifts do you feel within yourself?
  5. What is deeply significant to you about these achievements?

 Refresh...Mind, Body & Spirit

Pause to appreciate and fully embody your achievements in business, leadership and life during 2014. For as global visionary and "Soul of Money" author Lynne Twist reminds us, "What we appreciate, appreciates."

And, as quantum physicists have proven scientifically, what we focus on expands. So use the power of attention to see and savor your accomplishments. Bring into conscious view the path and distance you've traveled to arrive at new milestones on your life-enriching journey to soulful mastery.



Cultivate Your Mastery... in Business & Leadership

Eric Schmidt: "Everybody Needs a Coach."

Obviously, Google does a lot of things right in business. No exception is CEO Eric Schmidt's commitment to have a business coaching. Listen to why he's convinced that peak performance in business, leadership and life happens best with a coach.


Escape Decision Fatigue & Overwhelm

"Remain Calm!" A Simple Practice for Making Great Decisions

Tired of agonizing over tough choices? Ready to unplug from confusion and worry that keep you stuck in a mental logjam?

Yes, there really is an easier way to make smart decisions. And, thre's a simple practice that helps you calm down and move from doubt and indecision to confident decisive action.

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