Katherine Hosie

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How Do You Lead Through Ambiguity?

How do you lead when you're not sure what the future holds? How do you shift gears from feeling like you know where you’re going and what’s likely to happen next to facing the reality of uncertainty? Learn how to hold a steady ship when everything else is ambiguous.
When going through extended transition where there's ongoing ambiguity, leaders, their organizations, and their teams often experience transition fatigue. Whether it’s a midlife transition, career transition, or even a pandemic, the most useful things we can have in place are a sense of meaning and good habits. Katherine explains.

Struggling With Indecision? Ask This One Question.

When leaders are struggling to make a decision, the one question they need to ask themselves is: What matters most? The answer is different for everyone, but asking the question helps cut through the mental overwhelm. This is where your ability to know yourself as a leader makes all the difference.

How Can Leaders Instill a Sense of Hope?

How do you create hope and motivation in your organization or team when things feel ambiguous or chaotic? Hope is a feeling, says Katherine, but what a lot of people don’t realize is that it’s also a mental construct. She shares three evidence-based steps to activating hope.

Why Leading With Mindfulness Matters

There is a distinction between leaders that focus on mindfulness and those that don’t in terms of how they show up for their organizations and their teams, Katherine explains. Being a leader that lowers anxiety, rather than raises it, is now more important than ever and you can start to be that leader using these three tips.

Are Your Emotions Contagious?

Wearing a mask can lower your risk of COVID-19 transmission, but what can you do to stop the spread of stress, burnout, or negativity amongst your team? When people aren’t present to their emotions, they may not notice how they’re affecting their employees, friends, and family.
Evidence-based psychology coaching is grounded in techniques that have been proven to work over years of implementation and research. Distinguishing between what has been proven and what is just the latest pop-psychology fad is a smart business decision that will help you avoid common pitfalls.

Want to Evolve as a Leader? End Your Addiction to Positive Thinking.

In America, we’re addicted to thinking positively. Having a bad day means pumping ourselves full of affirmations and pretending we feel fine. But why aren’t they working? Katherine shares a helpful practice for managing our own very real, very valid emotions, so we can honor ourselves, learn everything we can from our experiences, and move forward again quickly — right now.

Leaders: Your Past Has Something to Teach You

There’s a misconception that, if something bad happens to us, we should put it behind us and move on as quickly as possible. That's a completely wasted opportunity, says Katherine. The smartest way to be resilient and to bounce back quickly includes completely facing your feelings, naming them, and acknowledging your experiences without judgment, using them as a springboard for your own growth.

Are You Hiding From Your Anxiety?

From our smartphones, to social media, to workaholism, to eating or drinking, there are so many ways we bind our anxiety rather than dealing with it, says Katherine. She offers tips for leaders who want to lower their anxiety, for themselves and their teams.

Want to Help Your Team Bounce Back Quickly? Make Sure They Feel Heard.

People start to heal the moment they feel heard, says Katherine. She shares tips leaders can use to listen deeply and make people feel truly felt, so they can quickly move into making optimistic progress again.

In the Spotlight? Avoid the Pitfall of “Ego Depletion.”

When we see someone in the public eye who is putting all their energy into having a flawless reputation, we often see them go through a period where they completely derail. This is called ego depletion. It occurs when people are struggling under the pressure of self-presentation — one of the most exhausting things we can do. The solution? Authenticity. Katherine explains.

How Do You Distinguish Yourself as a Leader?

What is the unique fingerprint you bring as a leader? The more you know yourself, the more you can live and work with purpose. This gives yourself, your organization, and your team a clear sense of what you stand for and a steady ballast during times of change.
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