Nutters Nuggets

November 29, 2022

Kindness Matters

Kindness is a hot topic now. Right now, we need kindness on every level—for ourselves, others, and for our planet. Kindness is demonstrated through the level […]
July 11, 2022

3 Steps to Overcome Emotional Hijacking

Emotional hijacking is when your emotions are elevated to a point where you are no longer thinking rationally, hence ‘hijacking’ your decision-making skills. To best understand […]
March 21, 2022

What do THEY think of ME?

If you are a manager or leader, do you know what your direct reports think of you?  Or is it painful to think about?  It does […]
January 26, 2022

How To Know If Your Company Has Staying Power

Karen D. Nutter Executive Coach Recently, I read that almost 100,000 businesses have permanently shut down during the pandemic, according to’s Local Economic Impact Report. […]
December 3, 2021

Five Things You Must Do with Your Team In 2022

How do you feel about the New Year? Are you excited to get it started, or worried it may just be a continuation of 2020?  No […]
September 29, 2021

What Burnout Looks Like for Introverts & Extroverts

As a “Communications First” organization, you know that the short term and long-term effects of stress are top of mind for all of us. We’re all […]
July 29, 2021

How Stressed Are YOU?

Every team leader I have spoken to over the past few weeks has expressed concern over the new challenges caused by the increase in COVID-19. Some […]
June 29, 2021

10 myths about assessments

“Assessments are like big brother getting inside my head; they scare me,” says George. “Why do I need to conduct an assessment; I know my own […]
May 25, 2021

EQ and Contentment

The world is so different! We do not even think of the same things we used to think, dream or hope for before Covid. Our struggles […]
April 26, 2021

Finding Contentment in a Chaotic World – The Book

March 31, 2021

DISC is one of the most popular assessments in the professional world.

DISC is one of the most popular assessments in the professional world. The insight this assessment reveals through scoring in four factors helps individuals understand themselves […]
February 24, 2021

Help Your Hybrid Team Succeed by DISC Behavior

There are a lot of benefits to implementing a hybrid team for your organization; better work-life balance, flexibility for team members, and less necessary office space. […]
January 25, 2021

Perception vs. Reality: Am I perceived in the way I think I am?

By Karen D Nutter I’m such a kind, thoughtful colleague, how could they possibly be displeased being on a team with me? My boss just told […]
December 29, 2020

Five Things You Must Do With Your Team In 2021

How do you feel about the New Year? Are you excited to get it started, or worried it may just be a continuation of 2020?  No […]
November 25, 2020

Are You Ready To Be More Engaged In Your Life?

Teri A. Coutu Business & Marketing Consultant If you read articles about employee engagement, most of them talk about what business leaders need to do in […]
November 2, 2020

Building Your Resiliency During Challenging Times

There is no question that these are challenging times. Even the most fearless leaders are, at the very least, “uncomfortable” as they try to balance COVID-affected […]
November 2, 2020

Top 5 Ways To Help Your Team Through Turbulent Times

COVID is an unexpected test that is shining a light on what it means to be a true leader. At a time when the entire world […]
October 11, 2020

How Do You Really Know Who You’re Hiring?

  By Executive Coach, Karen Nutter Last year, I received a call from a healthcare institution that had a department that wasn’t producing the results expected […]
August 1, 2020

Please Don’t Kick The Dog

By Karen D. Nutter, Executive Coach   When the poop hits the fan and everything seems to be challenging your sanity, it’s very common for people […]
July 6, 2020

Creating A Culture Of Solutions

By Teri A. Coutu Business Consultant   Over the past few months, business leaders have been tasked with a multitude of challenges. Many were faced with […]
July 6, 2020

How To Solve All Your Problems

      By Karen D. Nutter Executive Coach   The world is pretty crazy right now, isn’t it? People are worried about their health, safety, […]
June 1, 2020

What To Do With All That Stress You’re Feeling

  By: Teri A. Coutu   I don’t know about you, but lately, it seems like every time I watch the news, I end up shaking […]
June 1, 2020

Helping Your Team Through Turbulent Times

  Managing your stress and theirs   By Karen D. Nutter, CBK Chief Inspiration Officer   Every team leader I have spoken to over the past […]
May 3, 2020

What’s In Your Business Return Plan?

By: Teri A. Coutu   The business environment is changing daily as many States and municipalities are slowly lifting stay at home restrictions, requiring countless companies […]
May 3, 2020

Are You Ready To Return?

  What’s In Your Personal Return Plan?     By Karen Nutter, Executive Coach   How are you feeling? Are you angry? Afraid? Sad? Ashamed? Happy? […]
April 8, 2020

Staying On Track While Working Remotely

  By: Teri A. Coutu CBK Creative Director   Unlike many people, my life has not changed much since the onset of COVID-19. For the past […]
March 17, 2020

Don’t Wash Your Hands

I started to sit down and write this blog with the typical opening line about “these times of uncertainty” and “amidst current business concerns” but after […]
March 16, 2020

How To Be A Superhero

Interacting with people is complicated. We never truly know what another person is thinking, how they will interpret our words, or which emotions they are experiencing. […]
March 2, 2020

The Importance Of Trust

  The more things change, the more they stay the same. While technology allows us to connect with anyone anytime, the lack of interpersonal interaction has […]
January 9, 2020

Building Stronger Human Resources in 2020

Humans are an interesting species. We think, feel, communicate, and act in ways no other living thing does, and that can make us compatible and very […]
December 27, 2019

The Business Perspective

Listen in as Executive Coach, Karen Nutter, is interviewed for The Business Perspective podcast. The podcast is hosted by Sarah McAllister, a financial professional with NY […]
December 3, 2019

Creating Clarity In 2020

  By Executive Coach, Karen D. Nutter       What do you most want to accomplish in 2020? A new job? A degree? Better health? […]
November 25, 2019

Best Business Gift

This year, give a gift that can help your staff, colleague, or friend make the changes to their life that can help them achieve their dreams.
October 30, 2019

Why You Need To Give Back To Move Forward

  By Executive Coach, Karen D. Nutter   As we approach the kickoff to the holiday season, it’s a good time for all businesses to take […]
September 26, 2019

What Success And Rainy Days Have In Common

  By Executive Coach, Karen D. Nutter   I was at a meeting recently when I overheard two women talking about how difficult life has become, […]
September 1, 2019

Want A More Productive Team?

  Do This!   By Executive Coach, Karen Nutter   No matter what business you are in, if you and your team are not productive, the […]
August 1, 2019

Having Trouble Accomplishing Your Goals?

  Get Out Of Your Own Way!   By Executive Coach, Karen Nutter   Do you ever feel like your life and career are just going […]
June 19, 2019

Understanding WHY We Do What We Do

  Engaging our motivators   By Executive Coach, Karen D. Nutter   Recently, I was in a meeting with CEOs from several local companies, all of […]
June 2, 2019

What’s Your Company’s Higher Purpose?

  Higher Purpose = Higher Returns By Executive Coach, Karen Nutter   There has been a lot of publicity lately about how employees don’t leave companies, […]
May 4, 2019

Achieve More

  Two ingredients to accomplish your goals   By Executive Coach, Karen D. Nutter Do you know anyone who wouldn’t like to achieve more? It seems […]
March 28, 2019

Close The Sale

Read Your Buyer’s Signals   By: Executive Coach, Karen D. Nutter Before I found my true passion in Executive Coaching, I spent many years as the […]
February 28, 2019

A More Fulfilling Life

  By Executive Coach, Karen D. Nutter   Every week I talk to countless people who are striving to create a more fulfilling life for themselves. […]
February 2, 2019

How DISC Can Help Your Business Succeed

  (Not to mention how it can impact you personally!)   By Executive Coach, Karen D. Nutter   The first time I heard about DISC Assessments, […]
January 16, 2019

Create Your Life!

  Your life is a direct reflection of what you put into it. Set your intentions daily, accomplish them, and create the life you desire!
January 1, 2019

Engaged or Disengaged?

Matching motivators and job roles engages you and your team   By Karen D. Nutter, Executive Coach   “Your work is going to fill a large […]
December 4, 2018

Say Yes To Saying No

  By Executive Coach, Karen Nutter   ‘Tis the season for … …juggling far more than anyone should have to do in a lifetime, let alone […]
November 4, 2018

Get Ahead By Being Professional

  By Executive Coach, Karen Nutter   Think Fast– Of the people you know, who exhibits the most professionalism? What makes them seem professional to you? […]
September 27, 2018

Self-Esteem In Business

  Is Self-Esteem Affecting You And Your Team?     By Executive Coach, Karen Nutter   I recently read an article that said “Self-esteem is knowing […]
September 2, 2018

Too Big, Too Small, Too Loose, Too Tight, Or Just Right?

How do you ensure a good fit between the right job, employee, and corporate culture?   By Executive Coach, Karen Nutter   I can’t tell you […]
July 26, 2018

Is Your Corporate Culture Healthy?

By Executive Coach Karen Nutter Corporate culture has been a hot topic for several years, and top CEO’s have started investing in measures aimed at attracting […]
June 30, 2018

If You Want Success, Change Your Mental Habits

  By Executive Coach, Karen Nutter   Let me ask you something… Do you ever feel tired before you even get out of bed? Have you […]
May 29, 2018

Creating A Civil Team

  In a society full of discord and divisiveness, civility seems to have gone out the window in most areas of life from political offices to […]
April 27, 2018

Getting Comfortable With Criticism

    “Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” ~ Aristotle   By Executive Coach, Karen Nutter Sometimes […]
March 30, 2018

Listening To Be Heard: The Lost Art

By: Michael Steele, Corporate Coach We all want to be heard as we express our views in both private and public conversation. Yet, we have lost […]
March 30, 2018

Making Happiness A Habit

Are you happy? Stop reading for a moment and take your happiness temperature – how happy are you on a scale of 1-10, where 10 is […]
February 28, 2018

Changing Habits and Behaviors With Motivational Interviewing

  “People are usually more convinced by reasons they discover themselves, than by those found by others.” Blaise Pascal   When it comes to changing habits […]
February 3, 2018

Does Integrity Matter?

The other day, I was scrolling through the Internet and it seemed like the word of the day was “integrity.” Numerous companies, agencies and consultants were […]
January 2, 2018

Do You Have The Resilience To Succeed?

  A New Year Begins: Do You Have The Resilience To Succeed? Last year was a difficult year for many people. The political stress, economic issues, […]
November 15, 2017

Staying Motivated

Motivation – The general desire or willingness of someone to do something As most of you know, I believe very strongly in – and have written […]
November 8, 2017

Emotional Intelligence in Sales

    By Executive Coach, Karen D. Nutter   Salespeople are sometimes known for talking too much, not listening enough, and not hearing when they do […]
October 25, 2017

What You Should Know About Being And Staying Motivated

This is the time of year when millions of kids are either going back to school or going for the very first time, and summer will […]
October 10, 2017

Do We Have To?

  Remember high school and college, and how some teachers based most of your grade on a team project? Remember how there was always a slacker […]
October 3, 2017

The Key To Success

  You may be asking yourself about now, “is this difficult?”  “Could I even follow through with this – whatever this is?”  You really can trust […]
September 26, 2017

Finding The Positives In Life

Is being grateful another way of faking happiness, or convincing yourself that what you have “settled” for in life has its merits? Does saying, “Thank you,” […]
September 7, 2017

Why Your Team Is Failing

  Today’s educational system, from kindergarten through college, puts a focus on teamwork. However, while you may learn who gets their work done versus who is […]
May 11, 2017

What Do You Know?

  Communication is a major part of life, especially in this day and age when we are connected 24/7. But, email, text, and social media posts […]
April 23, 2017

Procrastinating Again?

Are you a procrastinator? There are many different reasons people procrastinate, and often, simply recognizing why you procrastinate can help overcome your delay tactics. Listen in […]
April 9, 2017

Create Success

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. There isn’t one way to achieve success, there are MANY! Listen in as Corporate Coach, Karen Nutter, shares examples of how to create success in […]
March 19, 2017

Do You Have The Edge?

If someone asks you if you have “the edge” how would you answer? Are you doing what you need in order to develop your skills, expand your […]
March 16, 2017

How Do I Motivate My Teenager?

By Teen Coach, Melanie Black Motivating teens can be challenging and helping teens get motivated is one the reasons parents seek out coaching. Coaching promotes self-awareness […]
March 11, 2017

Self-Regulation Tips

Few people, if any, are able to consistently manage their emotions, words, and behaviors. This Audio Coach podcast helps explain why we have trouble with self-regulation, […]
March 8, 2017

What Happened To My Motivated Employee?

  It happens often, a company hires someone they think is going to be a great fit – educated, experienced, and motivated. They seem like the […]
March 5, 2017

Where’s Your Motivation?

Where’s your motivation? Is it high, low, extinct? Do you know why  you are more motivated some days than others? There are six key motivators that […]
February 26, 2017

Get No Respect?

Do you often feel like you “don’t get no respect?” Rodney Dangerfield wasn’t the only one feeling that way, many people suffer with feelings of being […]
February 23, 2017

Great Leaders Create Great Teams

Great Teams Start With A DISC Assessment   Emotional discipline, or self-regulation, can be seen as “personal impulse control.” It’s expressed as much by what you […]
February 19, 2017

Know A Bully

Do you know a bully at work or home? Are YOU a bully at work or home? There are some things you can do to help […]
February 12, 2017

Love And Leadership

Love and Leadership may seem like very separate topics, but did you know that often the best leaders are great lovers? Leadership is more than balancing […]
January 29, 2017


Do you know what it takes to be a great leader? There are key leadership characteristics that can help you and your team if you apply […]
January 24, 2017

Assessing Your Self-awareness

I always thought I was pretty self-aware, but after becoming a coach and focusing on emotional intelligence, self-awareness took on a whole new definition, especially after […]
January 16, 2017

How to Achieve Your Goals

Are you doing everything you can to be successful? Are you sure? Goals aren’t achieved when you simply say or write them down. Coach Karen provides […]
December 18, 2016

When Work Sucks

What do you do when work sucks? At some point in your career (or maybe several points) work may be very trying. So, what do you […]
December 11, 2016

What Value Do You Bring?

Good business people bring VALUE to everything they do – both professionally and personally. So, what value do you bring? How do you measure your value? […]
December 5, 2016

Can You Spare A Little Change?

There has been a lot of talk, fear, and speculation about the changes that our country, and the world, will experience as a result of the […]
December 4, 2016

The 3A’s of Good Leadership

Do you practice the 3A’s of good leadership with all your employees? The 3 A’s are not difficult, but are often overlooked by busy managers and […]
November 28, 2016

An Amateur’s Interpretation of EQ

This week, we are happy to have a guest on our AudioCoach podcast program! Healthcare executive, Tim Simpson, shares his interpretation of EQ. This self-proclaimed “amateur’s […]
November 9, 2016

Post Election: Get A Grip

Americans are waking up today to a new President. Some people are happy and excited, while others are angry, scared, or stunned. Regardless of which candidate […]
November 6, 2016

Is Your Saw Sharp Enough?

When your saw isn’t sharp, you spend a lot of unnecessary time sawing. Learn how important self-renewal is, and how it can help you get more […]
October 23, 2016

Do You Understand?

When you are talking with someone, do you understand what they are saying before you start sharing your opinions, thoughts, and ideas? Or, do you generally want […]
October 16, 2016