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ImpactBank's the Kickass Koach is hosted by Roxanne "Rox" Bartel. Rox uses stories and tips to support your thinking and exploration as a workplace leader.

Rox is a leadership coach & mentor and Performance Consultant who supports leaders as they move into a new role helping them to navigate the early stages of the opportunity effectively avoiding common mistakes.

As a Performance Consultant, Rox helps organizations assess, create, and sustain engaging workplace cultures that are happy and healthy. Along with a specialized consortium of professionals, we surface opportunities for innovation and growth, helping you build your capacity to leverage your workplace cultures and achieve your desired results.

Mar 31, 2016

Feel Stuck? 

You want to test your wings as a senior leader - try new things - make your mark!

Well it's really difficult when you are weighed down by an anchoring bias.

Most of us are and its important we recognize it when it inflicts itself so we can loosen its grip. Check out this week's blog post for strategies on...


Mar 23, 2016

Biases are unconscious internal influences that determine how we see and experience the world.

THEY ARE essentially filling the invisible air we walk through – influencing and sometimes controlling us without our conscious awareness...

THEY were created within you for a very distinct purpose - helping your brain...


Mar 14, 2016

First accept you are inherently biased BUT that's not going far enough if you want to be a leader who brings out the best in people

More on today's general review on Bias in the  Blog Post.

As a senior leader YOU are making nuanced decisions every day so you can not afford to just relax into your biases like most...


Mar 4, 2016

Did you make note of SOB's after last week's episode? Listen to Episode #35 if you haven't yet.

Once you are able to distinguish between SOBs and judgments or conclusions, you are ready to dig deeper.

Now you can look at the attitudes, mindset or beliefs that are behind those behaviors.

You'll remember Don - Don and his...


Mar 1, 2016

Who we are (human), how we think and process (cultural/cognitive) and how we do things (systems/behavioral) are the three categories into which diversity can fall.

Leaders are in the business of bringing out the best in people - often people who see and experience the world differently than they do. If you are a leader...