Nutters Nuggets

March 27, 2024

Building Resilience: The Key to Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

In the dynamic landscape of today’s workplaces, emotional intelligence (EI) stands out as a critical factor for success. And at the heart of EI lies resilience […]
October 3, 2023

The Power of Curiosity: A Leader’s Guide to Building Trust and Collaboration

The Overlooked Tool: How Curiosity Can Drive Performance and Success Curiosity is a powerful leadership tool that is often overlooked by professionals. When leaders approach relationships […]
August 23, 2023

Fall Cleaning: The Ultimate Guide to Detoxing Company Culture Boosting Employee Happiness

As the temperatures cool and the leaves begin to change, there’s a sense of renewal in the air, making it the perfect time to clean up […]
August 1, 2023

August Newsletter – New Leader – New Program

We are excited to introduce our newest team member, Katie McCollum, as the Strategic Sales & Leadership Advisor at CBK Advising. Katie brings her experience in […]
June 26, 2023

Boosting Team Development with Improved Communication

Dear Subscribers, At CBK Advising, we understand that effective communication is crucial in every setting. It involves not only conveying information, but also understanding and interpreting […]
May 26, 2023

Maximizing Pre-hire Selection Through Science

In the dynamic realm of talent acquisition, maximizing pre-hire selection is a crucial goal that can be achieved through the application of scientific principles. The Train […]
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

Are You A Win-Win Person?

When working with other people, different companies, or even during your interactions with family and friends, are you a win-win person? Do you generally believe there […]
October 10, 2016

What’s On First?

Do you have your “To Do” list written for today? If so, what’s on first?  In Dr. Covey’s book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” […]
October 3, 2016

Where to begin

Not sure where to begin your new life/project/goals? Stephen R. Covey says to “Begin with the end in mind.” How can you get where you want […]
September 25, 2016

Be Proactive

Do you consider yourself a proactive or reactive person? When your life isn’t everything you want it to be do you blame your childhood, your genetics, […]
September 19, 2016

How Do You Feel?

It’s a pretty simple question, really, but many people have a hard time answering. Yet, being able to identify your feelings/emotions is a critical step in […]
September 11, 2016

Effective Interactions Workshop Overview

This episode of Audio Coach explains how the Effective Interactions Workshop can be beneficial to you and your team. Whether you oversee a business team, work […]
August 22, 2016

Communicating Expectations

Are you often let down by people who don’t meet your expectations? Are you good at communicating expectations to your team? Executive Coach, Karen Nutter, sheds […]
August 19, 2016

Are You A Good Communicator?

        Communication – the act or process of using words, sounds, signs, or behaviors to express or exchange information or to express your […]
August 14, 2016

Self Regulation Skills

  Self-regulation is one of the three intrapersonal competencies of Emotional Intelligence and, luckily, is something we can learn and improve upon over time. Essentially, the […]
August 8, 2016

Is Executive Coaching Right For You?

If you’ve been wondering if executive or lifestyle skills coaching is right for you, Coach Karen Nutter helps you determine 3 aspects of coaching: If she’s […]
July 19, 2016

Adjust Your Attitude

  We human beings are complex characters, aren’t we? We have so many similarities on the surface – and yet, we are all different. Every individual […]
June 20, 2016

Are You Balancing Time?

How are you at balancing time? If you’re like most people today, you probably need help fitting everything into your busy schedule. Time is the most […]
June 13, 2016

Increasing Happiness

Do you know what the 3 keys to happiness are? In this episode of Audio Coach we will look at the 3 keys to happiness and discuss […]
June 6, 2016

One Step At A Time

How Can You Achieve All Your Goals? Like everything else in life, to get somewhere you need to take one step at a time. There really […]
May 23, 2016

Are You Ready To Make A Change?

Do you need to make a change? Do you like change or does it make you anxious? In this episode of Audio Coach, Karen Nutter talks […]
May 16, 2016

Make A Sandwich

What Do You Do When You Have Bad News? Do you need to make a sandwich? There are good and bad ways to give someone bad […]
May 10, 2016

Karen Nutter Interview With Heather Quick

Coaching You To Success After Divorce Listen in as Karen talks with lawyer, Heather Quick, and offers suggestions on how to create a successful life after […]
May 9, 2016


Do you delegate? What’s the best way to get more accomplished and spark new and better ideas? Delegate! This Audio Coach provides some insight about delegating. […]
May 6, 2016

Are You A Leader, A Follower, or Both?

What is a leader? This seems a simple question, and it is, really. But the answer is not so simple. One very basic definition of the […]
May 2, 2016

Be The Change

…in YOUR world   If you spend a lot of your time wishing people would change, it may be time to stop wishing and take a […]
April 25, 2016

Close The Deal

When you know what to say and how to say it you have a better chance of being able to close the deal and sell your […]
April 21, 2016

Effective Interactions Can Change Your Life

      Imagine a life with less conflict, more teamwork, better relationships, increased buy-in for your ideas, and fewer people telling you “no.” Sounds incredible, […]
April 18, 2016

Effective Interactions Tips

The more effective your interactions, the more successful your life! This podcast offers effective interactions tips to help increase communication, understanding, and influence when talking to […]
April 13, 2016

Build A Better Business Through Quality Break Time

  Top Corporations Are Taking A Break If your company is like most, employee satisfaction and retention are a struggle, and it’s showing up on your […]
April 11, 2016

Let go of Unnecessary Stress

Do you need to let go of stress? Are you worrying about things that haven’t happened and may never happen? Over-thinking is very common, but it’s […]
April 3, 2016

Self Regulation Skills

How are your self-regulation skills? Are you able to keep yourself from sending that nasty-gram? Are you often in a position where you need to apologize […]
March 24, 2016

Politics and Emotional Intelligence

Do you think “politics” and “emotional intelligence” are oxymorons? Lately, there has been a LOT of talk, argument, and conflict regarding the Presidential campaigns. I have […]
March 17, 2016

How To Be More Consistent

In my March newsletter I talked about the importance of consistency in leadership, and how people – both professional and personal acquaintances – respond best when […]
March 14, 2016

Consistency in Leadership

Consistency is essential to leadership, production and growth. It creates momentum and generates credibility. Consistency in your actions, particularly in your dealings with those you lead, will […]
March 14, 2016

Managing Emotions

How good are you at managing your emotions? Do you realize how you act towards others when something upsets you? As a leader, are you aware […]
March 7, 2016

Trust And Your Team

Do you trust your team? Does your team trust you? In order to keep your team moving in the right direction, it’s important to keep communication […]
February 29, 2016

Why People Quit

Do you know why people quit? If your company is experiencing turnover on a regular basis it’s costing you money, and possibly success. Before looking into […]
February 24, 2016

Developing Your Healthcare Leadership Skills

While many businesses are constantly juggling numerous balls, for most, their daily workload is busy, but not perilously so. Healthcare, however, is often cited as having […]
February 22, 2016

Be An Inspirational Leader

Are you an inspirational leader? Are you ready to be an inspirational leader? Listen to this week’s Audio Coach with Executive Coach, Karen Nutter, and hear how […]
February 8, 2016

Leadership Moves The Team In A Positive Direction

February 8, 2016

Providing Leadership In Healthcare

How can you provide quality leadership in healthcare when it’s such a challenging business? The answers are the basis for being a good leader in any […]
February 3, 2016

Leading With Direction

“Connect with those you lead, and give them the inspiration, insight, and direction they need.” Karen Nutter, The Power of EQ: Stronger leadership through emotional intelligence […]
February 1, 2016

Providing Direction As A Leader

As a leader, are you providing direction in a positive and effective manner? When you help people on your team find their passion, you can identify […]
January 28, 2016

How To Motivate Your Team

      What do you do to motivate your team? In any business or organization, the amount of motivation in a team can make or […]
January 24, 2016

What’s the number one motivator?

January 24, 2016

What Motivates You?

Do you know what motivates you? There are 6 main categories of motivators and each person usually has two that are stronger than the others. By […]
January 22, 2016

Are You Lacking Motivation?

  Do you ever have a day when you don’t want to get out of bed? If you answered “yes,” you fit in with a majority […]
January 14, 2016

Non-profit Organizations Benefit From EQ Training

As a group, non-profit organizations have a variety of challenges when it comes to leadership development and human resource management. These challenges are not surprising considering […]
January 11, 2016

Motivation Inspiration

Do you need some motivation inspiration? Everyone does at one point or another. In this episode of Audio Coach, Pete Holtermann of Holter Media shares how […]
January 8, 2016

Motivation Ingredient

January 7, 2016

Motivate Yourself In 2016

  So, how are you doing so far with your New Year’s Resolutions? Do you need to motivate yourself more in 2016? If you aren’t doing […]
January 4, 2016

Achieving Your 2016 Goals

Are you concerned you aren’t up for achieving your 2016 goals? If you’re feeling like your goals for 2016 are overwhelming, maybe you’re putting too much […]
December 30, 2015

Have A Motivated, Focused New Year

Every person has their own set of motivators. Some people are motivated by learning, others by beauty, helping people, tradition, money, and/or power. While the news […]
December 14, 2015

Audio Coach: Improve Your Social Skills

The holidays are a time when many people feel stressed due to their busy social schedule. For quiet, introvert types, business and personal gatherings can be […]
December 7, 2015

When Your Self-regulation Wanes

Do you find that your self-regulation wanes when you are feeling stressed? How does your lack of self-regulation affect your relationships with the people around you? […]
December 1, 2015

The Plague of Perfectionism

Let go of a few of these ideas that we have to be perfect!
November 29, 2015

The Season For Self-awareness

Last month I talked about social skills and their importance in our lives as far as making our relationships more effective. But before we are able […]
November 23, 2015

What is Your Back Pocket Question?

Do you struggle in socializing or in social events where you just don’t know what to say? If so, all you need to do is to […]
November 16, 2015

How Well Do You Understand Your Emotions

This is an assignment for anyone who might be low on understanding where your emotions come from and why they come.
November 9, 2015

Take a Break from Agitation

In your work environment, do you find yourself getting agitated? Here are three ways to take a break from agitation.
November 2, 2015

How Self-Awareness Helped My Career

Karen’s book, “The Power of EQ: Stronger Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence” is helping many professionals develop a more successful and rewarding life. Listen in as one […]
October 29, 2015

Are Your Social Skills Helping or Hurting Your Business?

I’m sure you all know by now that Emotional Intelligence starts with awareness of your own emotions and those of others. And awareness of the emotions […]
October 25, 2015

How Can Empathy Help You In Business?

    If you would like to share your experience and how Karen’s Emotional Intelligence training or book has helped you, please contact us. We are […]
October 19, 2015

Increase Your Self-Confidence

There are some bottom line things to increase your self-confidence. One of those is that we are all flawed.
October 16, 2015

Why Your Company Needs EQ Training

Are you one of the many companies considering EQ training for your staff but you’re not sure it’s worth the investment? Have you heard about the […]
October 12, 2015

How to Avoid Being a Bad Boss

Are you a good boss? Good bosses get more from their employees than bad bosses. Here are tips on how to avoid being a bad boss.
October 5, 2015

Finding Peace

Are you having a hard time finding peace today because times seem troubled? Here are a few tips to consider to possibly find some peace if […]
September 30, 2015

Sympathy or Empathy?

I’ve heard some people use the words sympathy and empathy interchangeably, and they are very mistaken in doing so. When we engage in sympathy, we recognize […]
September 28, 2015

Are you self-aware?

Are You Self-Aware? Lack of self-awareness can limit your abilities to lead and succeed. If you recognize yourself in any of the statements I will read, […]
September 14, 2015

Are You a True Leader

Here are a few questions to ask yourself to determine if you are a true leader.
August 31, 2015

Identifying Disengaged Employees

That one employee on the team—something just doesn’t seem right. There are many ways to identify disengaged employees.
August 24, 2015

Figure Out What’s Right

In business we’re taught to figure out what’s wrong and fix it. Maybe we need to figure out what’s right and promote what we love rather […]
August 17, 2015

5 Ways to Motivate Your Team

Are you a leader of a team you need to see a little bit more energy on? Here are 5 ways to motivate your team.
August 10, 2015

What Kind of Energy Do You Promote

What kind of magnet are you? What kind of energy are you putting out, and what kind of energy are you drawing to yourself?
August 4, 2015

Self Awareness. Do You Have It?

Are you self-aware? In my June newsletter, I talked about self-regulation, which is also one of the core intra-personal competencies of emotional intelligence. In order to […]
August 3, 2015

Abundance or Scarcity

Are you focusing on abundance, or scarcity? You can have anything you want—all you have to do is change the way you think. Know more!
July 27, 2015

Obstacle or Opportunity?

Did something happen to you recently and you said, “What just happened?” Would you consider what happened an obstacle or opportunity?
July 20, 2015

What EQ Training Can Do for Your Team

What can an EQ training do for your company? The payoff for a company for paying attention to EQ is lower work turnover.
July 13, 2015

What the Power of EQ Book Offers

Are you an individual looking for solutions or a business professional looking to empower your employees? In my recent book “The Power of EQ,” I systematically […]
July 13, 2015

Unleash Your Power Of EQ!

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July 6, 2015

Do You Self-Regulate?

First, let me give you a little context here so you can see where Self-regulation fits into a bigger plan. Emotional Intelligence, as I discuss in […]
July 6, 2015

How the Power of EQ Can Help Your Business

EQ trainings help leaders do better by helping them with 5 core skills. Learn about these skills, and how the power of EQ can help your […]
June 29, 2015

3 Ways to Retain Your Employees

Do you like your staff, and the people who work for you? Do you think nobody else might do their jobs as well as they do? […]
June 22, 2015

Make Common Occasions Great

Do you ever feel like your life or business is kinda common? They’re probably not. Most people’s lives are pretty common, but it’s how they view […]
June 16, 2015

When Life Is Hard

Last week I was talking to a friend, just casually catching up on life, and chatting about how busy we are all the time, and how […]
June 15, 2015

The Benefits of Workplace Diversity

We’re not just talking about different sizes, shapes, and colors. A leader who has good self-awareness is good at recognizing the value of workplace diversity in […]
June 8, 2015

5 Ways to Reduce Office Conflict

Are you facing office conflict? You can help reduce office conflict in 5 ways.
June 1, 2015

Making a New Habit Stick

Do you have a new habit to build, or perhaps an old habit to kick off? It can be difficult at the beginning but no matter […]
May 31, 2015

Have You Got The Edge?

Everybody would like to have an edge over their competition. Athletes, businesses, executives, colleges, and even cities strive to be the best at something. I want […]
May 18, 2015

Get Along With Your Co-Workers

Here are four ways to get along better with your co-workers.
April 27, 2015

Don’t Give Up

Do you ever feel like giving up? What if you gave up and the very next minute, the perfect break you were hoping for was right there waiting for you?
April 20, 2015

Becoming the Best Team Player

Tips on how to become the best team player in your team
April 16, 2015

When Work Sucks

Let’s face it, even in the best companies, sometimes work sucks. It’s part of life and work and being employed. But, it’s not all bad – […]
April 13, 2015

Overcoming Fear

What's the worse thing that can happen in any situation? Here are some tips on overcoming fear.
April 9, 2015

Be Successful

Are You Doing Everything You Can To Be Successful?  Are you sure?   What do you really want in life? Do you desire wealth? Health? Love? […]
April 7, 2015

What’s Your Value?

Your value to a group can’t be measured with a ruler or yardstick. There’s not even an iPhone app for it! Value can’t be measured at […]
April 6, 2015

Get Out Of Your Funk

Get Out Of Your Funk This week’s Audio Coach offers some suggestions on what to focus on to help get you out of a funk.  
March 30, 2015

Audio Coach Are You Distorting Your Experiences?

Are You Distorting Your Experiences? How we distort our experiences and how we can stop.   Distorting your experiences can make life more difficult than necessary. […]
March 23, 2015

Audio Coach: Give It Up For Happiness

Give It Up For Happiness! Being Right Isn’t All That’s Important This episode of Audio Coach discusses how you can be much happier if you give […]
March 18, 2015

Don’t Assume You Know What’s Going On

Don’t Assume You Know What’s Going On   “Sometimes, it’s amazing to find out just how little I know about my own life.”   That’s what […]
March 16, 2015

Audio Coach: Clutter

Clutter: Unclutter Your Life This Audio Coach message will inspire you to reduce the clutter in your life so you can live more productively.  
March 9, 2015

Audio Coach: 5 Things To Make Your Day Better

5 Things To Make Your Day Better Take 2 minutes and learn 5 things you can do to make you day better. It’s fast, easy, and […]
March 2, 2015

Audio Coach: Increase Your Self Acceptance

Increase Your Self-Acceptance Corporate & Lifestyle Coach, Karen Nutter, provides 5 affirmations to increase your self acceptance.      
March 1, 2015

Making Change

Making Change How To Be A Change Agent In Your Own Life    So, are You a change agent? What does that even mean? According to […]
February 10, 2015

Giving Up Is Not An Option

Giving Up Is Not An Option  You don’t really want to give up, anyway, you just want things to be better! Do you ever feel like […]
February 9, 2015

Audio Coach: 5 Ways to Get Rid of Things Not Serving You

Audio Coach: Karen Nutter Do you have things in life that are not moving you forward in the direction you want to go? Here are 5 […]
February 2, 2015

Audio Coach: 5 Ways To Relax

5 Ways To Relax Corporate and Life Coach, Karen Nutter, provides 5 simple ways to relax and add some peace into your busy day.  
January 26, 2015

Audio Coach: 5 Ways to Enhance Your Day

5 Ways To Enhance Your Day Highly acclaimed Life Coach, Karen Nutter, offers 5 simple ways to enhance your day and make it more memorable and […]
January 23, 2015

Respect: Was Rodney Dangerfield Right?

"I don't get no respect." Rodney Dangerfield will forever be known for saying that but for many, feeling disrespected makes living a happy life difficult.
January 14, 2015

Protected: How To Raise Your Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

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January 12, 2015

Audio Coach: Human Being or Human Doing

Are you a human being or a human doing?  
January 5, 2015

Audio Coach: Give Up Blame

Audio Coach podcast by Life Coaching By Karen provides short messages to help you accomplish the life you deserve. This podcast focuses on giving up blame.
January 4, 2015

Achieving SUCCESS

In achieving SUCCESS, I've simplified it for you—all the things I've learned over the years. If you follow this today and everyday, the goals you've chosen will come to you.
December 29, 2014

Audio Coach: Give Anonymously

Audio Coach: Give Anonymously    
December 22, 2014

Audio Coach: 5 Ways To Increase Your Positives

Audio Coach:  5 Ways to Increase Your Positives    
December 12, 2014

Increase Your Business Profits

Business is all about the bottom line, and good leaders are always looking for ways to increase that bottom line figure.
December 1, 2014

Give Yourself A Break

Audio Coach: Give Yourself A Break        
November 29, 2014

Let Go of Control

  Audio Coach: Let Go Of Control Find out how to let go of control and gain some peace in your everyday life!      
November 29, 2014

Overcoming Procrastination

  Audio Coach: Overcoming Procrastination      
November 29, 2014


  Audio Coach: Happiness      
November 29, 2014

Self Esteem

  Audio Coach: Self Esteem      
November 29, 2014

Be A Better Leader

   Audio Coach: Be A Better Leader Have you been looking for the right steps to become a better leader at work and in your everyday […]
November 29, 2014

We All Have Value

  Audio Coach: We All Have Value          
November 29, 2014

Are You An Innie Or An Outie?

Audio Coach: Are You An Innie or An Outie? Are you an innie or outie? Do you retreat inward or express yourself? Find out how to […]
November 23, 2014

8 Tips For Taking The Hectic Out Of The Holidays

Don’t let the hectic holidays get to you – try doing as many of these stress-relieveing tips as you can, and enjoy the season!
November 12, 2014

Gratitude and Happiness

Perhaps it’s the fact that it’s November and Thanksgiving is coming, but I seem to be seeing and hearing a lot about gratitude lately. A friend […]
October 30, 2014

De-stress for the Holidays

Do you want to de-stress for the holidays, right before the stress hits? Join us for this enlightening workshop!
July 24, 2014

5 Ways to Enhance Your Experiences

Have you ever wondered how to make the most out of your everyday experiences? There are many ways you can enhance your experiences to enrich your […]
July 24, 2014


      Are you  procrastinator? Are you putting off or deferring until a later time something you REALLY should do? What causes people to procrastinate? […]
July 10, 2014

5 Positive Affirmations

There are 5 positive affirmations you can make that will enhance your life. Find out what they are!  
June 30, 2014

What’s Your EQ?

Most of us think we're "emotionally sound." But are we really? Learning your EQ can be a very eye-opening experience that can help improve your life!
June 10, 2014

5 Ways to Improve Self Esteem

5 Ways to Improve Self Esteem   There are five ways to improve your self esteem – a vital part of maximizing your personal and work […]
June 6, 2014

5 For Friday Tips

5 For Friday Tips     See more 5 For Friday Tips at our SlideShare Page.
May 25, 2014

You Don’t Know

You Don’t Know
May 16, 2014

5 Things You Should Do Everyday

5 Things You Should Do Everyday, No Matter What Did you know there are 5 things you should do everyday to maximize your work and personal life? […]
May 7, 2014

5 Ways to Reduce Negative Thinking

What would you add to these 5 Ways to Reduce Negative Thinking?    
April 30, 2014

5 Things to Give Up So You Can Be Happier

5 Things to Give Up for Happiness If you want to be happy, GIVING UP these 5 things will help you get there: Give up your […]
April 14, 2014


  Having faith means you don’t have to hang onto the handlebars of control so tightly. Let go and find out free you can truly feel.
March 30, 2014

Believe. Achieve. Succeed.

The world offers you infinite opportunities if you are open to them. Believe. Achieve. Succeed.
March 24, 2014

Prayer in Heart

March 7, 2014

Change Creates…

March 7, 2014


February 23, 2014

Time Is Limited

Time is Limited…  
February 21, 2014

Mind Body You

February 4, 2014

Life Is Not Against You

Whenever you think that life is against you…  
February 4, 2014

Wrong Does Not Equal Failure

What you see as failure is an opportunity in disguise…
February 4, 2014

Do Something Incredible RIGHT NOW!

Something incredible is waiting for you…  
January 13, 2014

Great Spirits

January 13, 2014

You Are Super

January 11, 2014


January 7, 2014

Do Something Just for YOU

December 31, 2013


December 23, 2013

Happy New Year 2014

December 15, 2013

New Year New Life

December 15, 2013

Life Will Bloom

December 15, 2013

Sing A Happy Song

December 15, 2013

Make the Most of Your Life

December 14, 2013

Appreciate the Little Things

December 14, 2013

The Best Gift Is You!

December 14, 2013

Do The Right Thing

December 11, 2013

How Is Your Self Esteem?

December 9, 2013

Create A Wonderful Life

December 7, 2013


December 7, 2013

Make Progress

November 26, 2013

What You Think

November 26, 2013

Family Tree

November 26, 2013

Finding Grace Within Yourself

Finding grace within yourself is about plugging into it, and becoming part of it. Grace is a constant that everyone has access to.
November 21, 2013

Feeling Gratitude Expressing Gratitude

November 20, 2013

Acts of Giving

Acts of giving don't have to be acts of sacrifice; you can enrich your life through various types of generosity.
November 14, 2013

Teach Patience

November 7, 2013

Love and Be Loved

October 31, 2013

Feel Compassion

October 30, 2013

You Create the Future

October 27, 2013

Someone You Know…

October 23, 2013


October 21, 2013

Open Door

An open door is there…  
October 15, 2013

Embracing Compassion

There is a need to increase global compassion, but what really IS compassion, and how do we develop it? Embracing compassion takes practice.
October 15, 2013

Appreciate What You Have

October 15, 2013

You Are A Winner

October 10, 2013

Impossible? I’m Possible!

October 10, 2013

It’s Never Too Late!

It’s never too late to be who you might have been! t
October 10, 2013


There are numerous ingredients that lead to success. But everything points back to CONFIDENCE.
October 8, 2013

Be You-nique, Be You!

October 1, 2013

Take A Break

October 1, 2013

Special Thing For You

October 1, 2013

Start The Journey

September 30, 2013

Don’t Listen to Negativity!

Don’t listen to negativity!  
September 30, 2013

Accomplish More

September 24, 2013

The World Is Your Oyster

September 24, 2013


September 24, 2013

You Are Special

September 24, 2013

Endless Possibilities

September 24, 2013

Embrace Your Individuality

Inside you is something special and unique. Embrace your individuality.  
September 24, 2013

You Are Not Alone

September 23, 2013

You’re Awesome!

You’re Awesome Everyday!   It’s Monday! Take 5 deep breaths, remember You’re Awesome, and make it a GREAT week!
September 17, 2013

Share Yourself

Share yourself – you have a LOT to offer the world. Make a point today to share your talents and knowledge. 
September 17, 2013

New Opportunities

New opportunities are waiting for you to recognize them. Open your eyes to all the possibilities. 
May 31, 2013

Passion: What the Heck is Mine?

Where’s my passion? What’s my purpose? Do you ever wish that someone could just tell you what career is right for you? And then tell you […]
May 31, 2013

Finding Contentment in a Chaotic World

There are so many demands on you… performing at work… juggling family responsibilities… and then there’s the financial stress of living with a struggling economy. How do you ever find peace of mind? This presentation will help you put it all together, and create a new way of addressing life so that you can accomplish your dreams!
May 20, 2013

Rest and Recharge: All work and no play, keeps the balance away!

When was the last time you took a break from work and household chores? Here are warning signs that you need to rest and recharge, and how to plan a vacation.
May 13, 2013

“The Secret” Analyzed

"The Secret" tells us that our thoughts go out into the Universe and attract other like thoughts, thus creating all the good that we want. But it is also a double-edged sword.
May 7, 2013

What’s with all this “mindfulness?”

Mindful individuals pay attention. Some may interpret this as "getting things done," but mindfulness also means "being present." Are you aware of how mindfulness can help you as a leader?