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Chris Christie: Reflections of Leadership?

The firestorm over New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s staff closing the world busiest bridge as political playback has ignited discussion over his political future.  Surviving scandal has become a pastime for many in public office and until the public uses these events to begin discerning what they say about an individual’s core values, we will continue to see rampant misbehavior among our elected officialsWe may never know if Governor Christie ordered the lane closures, was aware of it and…See More
Jan 17
Pat Fiorenza commented on Kathleen Schafer's blog post 'Chris Christie: Reflections of Leadership?'
"Nice post, you may find this interesting as well from Pew, Christie Story Attracts Little Public Interest: Recent Opinions of New Jersey Governor Are Largely Unchanged "
Jan 17
Kathleen Schafer posted a blog post

Chris Christie: Reflections of Leadership?

The firestorm over New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s staff closing the world busiest bridge as political playback has ignited discussion over his political future.  Surviving scandal has become a pastime for many in public office and until the public uses these events to begin discerning what they say about an individual’s core values, we will continue to see rampant misbehavior among our elected officialsWe may never know if Governor Christie ordered the lane closures, was aware of it and…See More
Jan 16
Barbara Dauerty liked Kathleen Schafer's blog post 'Seven Levels of Leadership'
Jan 16
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Jan 15
A blog post by Kathleen Schafer was featured

Seven Levels of Leadership

People often ask me if anyone can be a leader.  My response is an enthusiastic, “yes!”  My belief in everyone’s ability to lead stems from the core idea that leadership is the stance one takes in life, not the positions or titles one occupies.  Leadership is love in action be it in the home, the office or the community.  And, it is way of life that does not change from one setting to the next.Everyone has the opportunity to be leader in their life regardless of where they are or what they are…See More
Jan 13
Kathleen Schafer posted a blog post

Seven Levels of Leadership

People often ask me if anyone can be a leader.  My response is an enthusiastic, “yes!”  My belief in everyone’s ability to lead stems from the core idea that leadership is the stance one takes in life, not the positions or titles one occupies.  Leadership is love in action be it in the home, the office or the community.  And, it is way of life that does not change from one setting to the next.Everyone has the opportunity to be leader in their life regardless of where they are or what they are…See More
Jan 10
Kathleen Schafer posted a blog post

Reflect and Refocus: A New Year's Count Down

            As the roar of the Holiday season quiets down, people look to the New Year as a time start fresh and to reorient habits and behaviors that may not be serving them well.  What often gets lost in creating the new is the value of reflecting on the past, so that beginnings are created on the foundation of lessons learned, rather than on the hopes that our fears will no longer dictate our behavior.  For those Living the Leadership Choice, the following is a guide for seven days to a NEW…See More
Dec 30, 2013
A blog post by Kathleen Schafer was featured

How to Receive What You Want This Holiday Season

During the Holidays people are implored to focus on the joys of giving rather than receiving.  While I wholeheartedly agree that giving is one of the best ways to share our gifts and experience joy, I often find with my coaching clients that one of the greatest challenges they face is in allowing what they want to come to them. Often we are so busy chasing what we believe will make us happy that we fail to see that our lives often already contain much of what we want.           …See More
Dec 17, 2013
Kathleen Schafer posted a blog post

How to Receive What You Want This Holiday Season

During the Holidays people are implored to focus on the joys of giving rather than receiving.  While I wholeheartedly agree that giving is one of the best ways to share our gifts and experience joy, I often find with my coaching clients that one of the greatest challenges they face is in allowing what they want to come to them. Often we are so busy chasing what we believe will make us happy that we fail to see that our lives often already contain much of what we want.           …See More
Dec 17, 2013
Kathleen Schafer posted a blog post

How to Receive What You Want This Holiday Season

During the Holidays people are implored to focus on the joys of giving rather than receiving.  While I wholeheartedly agree that giving is one of the best ways to share our gifts and experience joy, I often find with my coaching clients that one of the greatest challenges they face is in allowing what they want to come to them. Often we are so busy chasing what we believe will make us happy that we fail to see that our lives often already contain much of what we want.           …See More
Dec 11, 2013
Earl Rice commented on Kathleen Schafer's blog post 'Mandela: A Practice of Transformation'
"Mandela is not viewed as a hero by everyone, especially the Boers in South Africa.  Especially the farmers and ranchers on the Velt that suffered under the terrorist activities from the ANC.  And, let us not forget that he founded the…"
Dec 7, 2013
A blog post by Kathleen Schafer was featured

Mandela: A Practice of Transformation

The worldwide outpouring of gratitude for the life of Nelson Mandela upon his death is testament not only to his role in leading South Africa out of Apartheid, it speaks to way he lead his life and the legacy he leaves the world.  For all of his leadership accomplishments the one that resonates the most with me is his ability to transform “what it” into something better.            Each of us has issues, problems or barriers in our lives that we don’t like.  For Mandela they were serious and…See More
Dec 6, 2013
Kathleen Schafer posted a blog post

Mandela: A Practice of Transformation

The worldwide outpouring of gratitude for the life of Nelson Mandela upon his death is testament not only to his role in leading South Africa out of Apartheid, it speaks to way he lead his life and the legacy he leaves the world.  For all of his leadership accomplishments the one that resonates the most with me is his ability to transform “what it” into something better.            Each of us has issues, problems or barriers in our lives that we don’t like.  For Mandela they were serious and…See More
Dec 6, 2013
jill contreras commented on Kathleen Schafer's blog post 'Believing Without Seeing'
"I thought your article was excellent thank you for sharing it."
Dec 5, 2013

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Nearly everyone aspires to be a leader—be it in business, politics, communities, schools, sports, philanthropy and even families. Yet many people don’t feel as if they are harnessing their leadership potential and putting their passion to use in their lives. Kathleen works with individuals to discover their strengths and to connect it to their ability to lead and create the changes they wish to see in their lives and the lives of the people around them.

Creating change requires confident, balanced individuals to use their talents and strengths to guide others. Kathleen helps people connect their vision with a message and a communication style that increases their effectiveness in ensuring their leadership is accepted in every arena. True leadership naturally emerges, as people are able to be open, clear and authentic in every setting.

Kathleen’s 20-plus years working in the public policy and political fields have provided her with unique insights from helping leaders bring about change within their communities and organizations. During this time she has coached and trained thousands of political and business leaders in the United States, Central and South American and Europe, including leaders in local, state, national and international government. In addition, for the past 15 years she has created the curriculum and taught leadership at the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University.

Her services are customized for each client to ensure the greatest benefits and include the following:

• Identification of leadership strengths, talents and vision • Creation of leadership message • Development of skills to connect with target audiences • Development of action plans to achieve goals • Overcoming barriers to change • Organizational and political implementation of leadership goals • Presentation training • Development of life habits to support leadership goals

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Why Leadership Coaching Is For Everyone

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 5:23pm 0 Comments

     My morning started with an e-mail from a client who is a federal government analyst, upset about a missive from her training department eager to check-off their employee development box with a variety of offerings.  The catch?  Leadership development was restricted to “managers only.”  I guess it is time for the feds to understand what leadership means in the 21st century.

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Why Leadership Coaching Is For Everyone

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 5:23pm 0 Comments

     My morning started with an e-mail from a client who is a federal government analyst, upset about a missive from her training department eager to check-off their employee development box with a variety of offerings.  The catch?  Leadership development was restricted to “managers only.”  I guess it is time for the feds to understand what leadership means in the 21st century.

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Chris Christie: Reflections of Leadership?

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 3:21pm 1 Comment

The firestorm over New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s staff closing the world busiest bridge as political playback has ignited discussion over his political future.  Surviving scandal has become a pastime for many in public office and until the public uses these events to begin discerning what they say about an individual’s core values, we will continue to see rampant misbehavior among our elected…

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Seven Levels of Leadership

Posted on January 10, 2014 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

People often ask me if anyone can be a leader.  My response is an enthusiastic, “yes!”  My belief in everyone’s ability to lead stems from the core idea that leadership is the stance one takes in life, not the positions or titles one occupies.  Leadership is love in action be it in the home, the office or the community.  And, it is way of life that does not change from one setting to the next.

Everyone has the…

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At 4:44pm on April 7, 2011, GovLoop said…
Loving your blogs - they are great.  What type of work did you do in Michigan?

Any tips on what would make GovLoop more awesome for you?
At 6:30pm on November 12, 2010, Andrew Krzmarzick gave Kathleen Schafer a gift
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Congrats, Kathleen - You made GovLoop's Fab Five this week! http://bit.ly/glfabfive3 - Andy (GL Community Manager)
At 5:26pm on November 11, 2010, Meghan Peterson-McCoy said…
Thank you. I will look forward to more content from you and finding ways in which I can engage further on the site.
At 4:12pm on October 1, 2010, Lori Hudson said…
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