PAUL RENAUD
executive coach

A kind word goes a long way…

There’s an expression that says: A kind word goes a long way… First to understand, take a look at the picture below: In the picture you see my first mentor ( as a reminder Mentors do not get paid for their advice) and the fellow called Gordie is my mother’s Coach. In this example Gordie is […]

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September
10

Q. Why do good people get fired? A. Imbalance.

  As much as I suggested not asking yourself that question I believe that in all cases it boils down to one simple thing: An imbalance in the relationship between you and your employer. Think about it. When you were hired, you were given: 1> Objectives: Profits, sales, delivery of products, creation, shareholder value, customer […]

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August
5

I was fired! Now what?

Well the first thing that comes to mind is Panic… that’s normal. Worse is tomorrow someone will ask you who you are and what do you do? We live in a society where so much is “who we are” and “what we do for a living. It’s as if you’ve just lost your identity. OK […]

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July
26

You’re fired!

…Well Ok maybe then   “We have terminated your contract” or “We are re-engineering the department”, or “We are cutting back” or “We are downsizing” or “ We are rightsizing”  or “We are providing exit packages  for selected employees”.  You could also be “layed off” as we say in Canada or your “position was deemed redundant”. […]

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June
29

Sterss Distress or Stress/De-Stress ?

  You have probably read a few articles on stress. I‘ve read some good ones over time and I’ve learned over my career that you need to go back to basics when it comes to stress management. Fact: There is good stress and there is bad stress. Statistics are consistent. There is enough research that […]

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June
12