(Jennifer Cunningham, founder and certified coach of Oxygen Coaching Reputation Repair)

How Self Coaching can Help You Heal from a Reputation Disaster
Guest post expertise: Jennifer Cunningham, Oxygen Coaching

When clients face a real or perceived reputation crisis, whether it be an unexpected layoff or firing — happening all too often these days — false accusation or some other emotional trauma attached to one’s reputation, it’s easy for many of us to go straight to that dark place of wondering how we will survive.

For many it is a process, a never ending one. Ruminate, relax, repeat. Usually, on spin cycle. It might look something like this.

Self-talk, Cycle 1:

“What…


Red Diamonds Features is an interview-rich publication with smart sources from different fields and professions that converses on topics related to our professional and personal lives.

(Milana Perepyolkina, author)

How to Endure and Work Through Being Stuck in the In-Between
— Interview with Milana Perepyolkina, author
by Michael Toebe

September 12, 2020

Patience in the midst of discouragement, frustration, anger or depression or all of those emotions is a painful testing ground and place to live. Enduring and working through those times and emotional states can be confusing, exhausting and seem never ending. Learning to manage the mind, challenging.

“A lot of the…


(Milana Perepyolkina, author)

What has been your experience with pleasant unexpected surprises?

In seeking one source to interview for writing project on the topic of problems, emotions, patience and solutions, I received close to two handfuls of replies. I had to make some difficult decisions to narrow down the list. Ultimately I chose five people.

One of them was Milana Perepyolkina, who surprised me by sharing a piece of one of her books, that spoke to the topic. While it was a different angle than I had in my mind, it captured me in a wonderful way.

The storytelling and writing grabbed my…


Red Diamonds Features is an interview-rich publication with smart sources from different fields and professions that converses on topics related to our professional and personal lives.

(Paige Arnof-Fenn, founder and CEO of Mavens & Moguls)

Focusing on the Present and Process can Increase Patience
— Interview with Paige Arnof-Fenn, founder and CEO of Mavens & Moguls
by Michael Toebe

September 11th, 2020

Getting upset at oneself in impatience doesn’t make us unique. We’re not experiencing anything uncommon to humanity, past or present. We may falsely assume there is little we can do to become more patient yet we can change that perspective and benefit from it.

“I was inspired…


Red Diamonds Features is an interview-rich publication with smart sources from different fields and professions that converses on topics related to our professional and personal lives.

(Linda Sanderville, LLC, an anti-oppression trauma-informed business coach for therapists)

How Developing Self-Compassion and Curiosity can Build Patience
— Interview with Linda Sanderville, LLC
— An anti-oppression trauma-informed business coach for therapists
by Michael Toebe

September 11, 2020

Frustration and impatience are difficult emotions to process and solve. At times, we turn negativity outward in general or towards other people and or more commonly, inward at ourselves.

“This is often because we are afraid and we wonder ‘What does this setback say about me,’”…


Red Diamonds Features is an interview-rich publication with smart sources from different fields and professions that converses on topics related to our professional and personal lives.

(Lauren Cohen, executive, performance and relationship coach)

The Simpler Way to Become More Patient
interview with Lauren Cohen, an executive and relationship coach
by Michael Toebe

September 11, 2020

Impatience is a difficult task to solve and the reason why is emotion. When they are not understood well and we allow the wrong ones to rule in place of the healthy ones, we have shortcomings or pronounced weaknesses.

“Stress and anxiety are part of what gets in the way of…


Red Diamonds Features is an interview-rich publication with smart sources from different fields and professions that converses on topics related to our professional and personal lives.

(Justin Brown, founder and CEO of Ideapod)

Problems, Emotions, Patience and Solutions
interview with Justin Brown, founder and CEO of Ideapod
by Michael Toebe

September 11, 2020

Patience. It seems like a simple concept and skill to learn and develop into a reliable competency. The reality is it can be taxing, a struggle or at times, elusive, especially when it comes to human interactions.

Emotional hijacking in the brain move us away, not towards patience, even when it is most…


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(Rob Chesnut, author of Intentional Integrity: How Smart Companies Can Lead an Ethical Revolution)

The news reveals how challenging and problematic the practice of ethics can be for leaders and organizations. A variety of factors can make what seems simple in theory complex to psychology and behavior.

On the surface it would seem that organizations too often have people ill-suited to model professionalism and moral leadership in positions of authority, creating an environment that can become ripe for misdeeds.

Yet that…


Red Diamonds Features is an interview-rich publication with smart sources from different fields and professions that converses on topics related to our professional and personal lives, such as communication, decision-making, behavior, conflict, trust, better problem solving, courage, resilience, reputation and wiser, more successful crisis management.

(Peter O’Donnell, founder and president of the Healthy Futures Group)

Knowers and Learners: Which Type Can Create a Healthy Future?
by Peter O’Donnell, founder and president of the Healthy Futures Group
(Guest Post Expertise)

We are living in unprecedented times. Nobody disputes that. As we grapple with multiple challenges, it is imperative that we have leaders who can help us learn our way into…


Red Diamonds Features is an interview-rich publication with smart sources from different fields and professions that converses on topics related to our professional and personal lives, such as communication, decision-making, behavior, conflict, trust, better problem solving, courage, resilience, reputation and wiser, more successful crisis management.

(Jennifer Grant during happier types, being confirmed as a Brigadier General)

Leaders are usually not self-aware and rarely want to know anyway that their thinking is rotted and it’s being revealed in behavior, negatively impacting their people.

Without effective oversight and corrective action, that compromised thinking and behavior is being enabled. The damages to the people being led can be significant. It’s not just them, however…

Red Diamonds Features: Michael Toebe

Interviews, analysis, insights and wisdom. Launched 04/27/20. Contact: Michael Toebe at RedDiamondsFeatures@Gmail.com

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