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ImpactBank's the Kickass Koach is hosted by Roxanne "Rox" Bartel. Rox is a leadership coach and mentor who supports leaders as they move into a new role and want to navigate the early stages of the opportunity effectively. Rox is also part of a consortium of professionals who support organizations wanting to surface opportunities for innovation and growth.

Apr 24, 2017

 What makes us hide certain parts of ourselves or our organization in the dark shadows?

What are we afraid will happen? What if we have more to fear from avoidance.

Are you embracing the possible learning.

"...how unsure is activity without understanding?" Virchow

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Apr 17, 2017

Lighting up the shadow is scary - who knows what it will reveal..

Today we explore how, by observing what crawls out, you may find opportunities for greatness or at least significant improvement that you have never noticed before.

It's got to be worth it, right.

What sounds like "pie in the sky", when stuck in the...


Apr 10, 2017

When the shadow is bigger than you are and elusive, you need to shine a light on it systematically or it will put your organization at risk.

Today we look at:

  1. Unspoken secrets
  2. Unquestioned assumptions
  3. Unbalanced Values 

A few places to look:

  • poor customer or employee satisfaction survey results
  • high turnover rates...


Apr 4, 2017

Are you a leader who recently accepted a new position - a promotion or lateral move - looking for a new challenge?

It's a tricky time - listen to last week's story about Rhoda's experience after accepting a new CEO position in a mid-sized organization. Today we examine what she did to get out of the hole she dug for...