lynn-carnes

Hi, I'm Lynn Carnes. My official title is Executive Coach, focusing deeply on leadership.  My unofficial title is "Professional Unleasher", focusing on unleashing YOU. If you believe you have to choose between performing under pressure and having work life balance, you might be making a false choice.  What if you need BOTH in order to get what you want?

There are two ways to approach your career

The first is to focus on proving you belong. It’s a never-ending race to the top that can cost you a good quality of life and your relationships. You may very well succeed in getting exactly what you asked for: when money, status, and achievement are your primary focus, they will make you their prisoner.

The trappings of success can keep you trapped.

The second is to become a true learner and focus on how you can constantly improve. No matter the outcome, you will consistently become stronger and better prepared for this fast-changing world.

You are going to be uncomfortable either way. The focus on proving yourself creates a hole you can never fill. The discomfort from learning feels more productive and rewarding. You might even find peace of mind.

Instead of chasing empty goals, my hope for you is a journey to unleash the true spirit within you.

Here's my story.

Fighting to make it to the top then realizing I could have a great life - TODAY

And before you go chasing that dream to the top, download this article:

“Five Reasons You Don’t Want to Be CEO”

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TEDx Talk

Raging Bitch to Engaging Coach

Oct 19, 2015

Standing Outside the Fire

Note: This week’s blog is an excerpt from my next book Dancing The Tightrope: The Gift of Pressure and Uncertainty. I’m sharing an early, raw, unedited version. Would love your thoughts on what keeps you reading, where it loses you and what you want to know more about.   Growing up, we cooked hotdogs and s’mores over the campfire almost every weekend. Getting too […]

Is Resistance a Bad Thing? Or a Good Thing?

The answer. It Depends. (Maddening, right?) In The War of Art, Stephen Pressfield posits that resistance is a force – almost a mythical thing – that arises anytime we want to make a big change, create something new or dare to take a stand. According to Pressfield, behind every great thing that has been created, […]

What do They Hear You Saying

One of the conversations I find myself in a lot these days involves a client asking me how to get people to change. Makes sense – a lot of my clients are in businesses that are constantly having to respond to new competition, new market conditions or little things like a new virus that spread […]