Every couple of weeks, I thought it might be nice to dig a little deeper into the mindset of one of our HR Hardball™ colleagues. Put on your thinking cap as this brave journalist ventures into the realm of the mind…please welcome “The Executive’s NeuroCoach,” Karla Robertson.
- Your title scares me – are you developing “Manchurian Candidate” Executives?
No, more like McGyver meets Margaret Thatcher—resilient and resourceful thinker who gets the job done regardless of circumstances with dignity, class and no collateral damage. (British accent not required.)
2. “Thinking better” is a big undertaking for someone like me; what’s one tip to help someone who tends to be at a deficit in their attention span (if you get my drift.)
Prioritize and Focus. If you find it hard to develop this on your own, engage a colleague or a coach to help you devise a process that works for you. No matter how old you are you can build new wiring and develop new habits of mind and thus, behavior…
I meet so many talented people who are also very gifted in getting in the way of their own scalability and success…not only professionally but personally as well. And when we get right down to it, it’s really about the internal narrative that keeps playing the same stories in a loop that dumps them off where they began…
3. If LinkedIn had the ability to play a theme song whenever someone viewed your profile, what song would we hear when accessing yours?
Oooo so many choices; so little time…..I would have to say “I Gotta Be Me.”
4. You’re in the business of helping grant wishes; what wish can “Hardballers” grant you (remember, I’m on a family man budget).
Well, granting wishes is what I do as a volunteer for Make-A-Wish Foundation of NJ. So if you’re looking for a place to donate some discretionary income, please go to www.nj.wish.org .
Finally, If someone wants to connect with you, where do they find you?
Over the river and through the woods…or at www.ShiftingGears.biz or www.karlarobertson.com. For those who prefer voice-to-voice, I love to talk so call at 732-845-4833. I am willing to connect with folks on LinkedIn as well. www.linkedin/karlarobertsoncoach Just reference how you know me/heard of me. Lastly, I’m on Twitter www.twitter.com/thebraincoach