Author Archive | Valerie Cherneski

What’s Getting in Your Way?

Do you ever wonder where that little voice comes from that pops up at the most inconvenient times?  The voice that says “you aren’t good enough”, “you aren’t smart enough”, “that’s too risky for you”, or “you will fail and there is nothing worse than failure”. Everyone knows the voice – some people feel it […]

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How Often Do You Score 20%?

As a lawyer, corporate professional, or business owner, it seems that you can spend endless hours churning out the work, adding more to your to-do list, and running a mile-a-minute until you crash at night, only to start again the next day.  You have all heard the term “don’t work harder, work smarter”.  I want […]

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How Strong Are Your ABs?

In the lazy days of summer, you may have time to reflect on the year so far, and to think about what you want to achieve in the fall. It is ingrained in most of you to think of September as the time to roll up your sleeves and settle back into the daily routine. […]

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Which Wolf Do You Feed?

Over the past few weeks, I have listened to my clients tell fantastic, well reasoned stories about the facts of their lives.  The facts are real – be it a conflict, a failure, an extremely busy household, or a toxic work environment.  The negative, defeating interpretation of the facts is a choice, which turns into […]

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What Is Your BOLD Move?

As spring arrives each year, it unearths more than just the daffodils and cherry blossoms. Amidst the blooming, the breeze and the sunlight, a certain restlessness often appears. You have finished your winter “hibernation”, you are ready to go out and play, but when you stand on the proverbial doorstep to the season, what’s in […]

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Is Your Partner the Problem? 4 Questions to Ask

Published in Inc. Magazine – Bad chemistry between partners can break an otherwise solid company. These questions can help you tell whether you’ve got the right co-pilot. As a professional development coach, I spend a lot of time helping clients determine who they can trust in their careers. It’s a charged topic.  Professional relationships are often […]

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Interval Training at the Office?

Do you ever tell yourself: “If only I had more time in the day”? Here’s a shift for you:  forget about managing your time, and start managing your energy. Energy is our most precious resource.  The number of hours in our day is fixed, but the quantity and quality of energy is not. Here’s the […]

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Who’s Got Your Back?

I recently attended a lunch at the Consulate General of Canada in New York with the Minister for the Status of Women, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, where a group of businesswomen engaged in a thought provoking discussion about female leadership, success, and women’s rights. The topics raised during the lunch had me thinking about my […]

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