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Why New Leaders Struggle to Delegate

New leaders often say, “Their plates are already full.” Or, “I don’t have time to train.” It’s not that many of these leaders don’t know how to delegate, or don’t want to. There is a critical ingredient missing that is often left unconsidered.

Do Less, and Be Okay With It

I have heard from so many friends lately that they are unmotivated but not necessarily depressed. Here is my note-to-self path forward about the hard work of healing our soul fractures.

How Robin Arzón Saved My Life

Every time I got on the bike I remembered who I was, what my purpose was and found my strength. And THAT is the gift. The consistency of grounding myself in who I am and what I am capable of.

Three Steps to a Truer Life

Why can’t we just be ourselves? Why do we fling ourselves so far from our core in the first place? We can design our life. Our time. Our boundaries. Our schedule. What we give energy and attention to. It is, inconveniently, an inside job.

10 (No, 12!) Tools for Better Meetings

Check out my new, comprehensive guide that has ten, no, twelve (!) tools you can use to build better meetings. Each one can get you a little closer to meetings that feel incredibly effective and useful.

Master the One-on-One Conversations With Your Team Members

I have heard from so many leaders that they struggle to make consistent time for 1-on-1 conversations with their team members, or that they only end up talking about the "stuff," like the project To-Do items or urgent shiny objects that popped up that day. The...

Big Work

As a self-diagnosed over-achiever, I enjoyed the validation and recognition that came from visible achievements. But the real work, the hardest most important work, is what is surfacing for me right now. I am naming this “Big Work.” And there are no medals handed out for Big Work.

A Breakdown of the Hardest Question Ever Posed to Me

The hardest question ever posed to me required me to upend a life-long belief system and rewrite the world as I knew it. The question was this: “How do you define success?” Wait, there is more than one way to define success?

Give What You Need

Six months of staying home with my two young children to keep all of us safe has traveled the full spectrum of emotions. My most effective solutions during difficult days has been to implement the exact sentiment that I desperately needed in the moment. Give what you need, and it will come back to you.

Life & Leadership Podcast: Mentoring & Sponsorship—Bringing Others with You

In this podcast episode, we’re sharing the distinctions among mentoring, sponsorship and coaching and describing how to build a network of supporters who can solve any problem that might come up. We explore what makes an effective mentor and why it’s crucial to define what you want the mentoring relationship to look like.


Check out The Life & Leadership Podcast, where we share ideas, real life stories, and inspiration for powerful people to level up. Tegan Trovato (www.brightarrowcoaching.com) and Katie Rasoul (Team Awesome) are recovering HR executives and professional life & leadership coaches. In each episode, they’ll help you tap into your personal power and take your life and career to the “next level.”

Tegan & Katie are committed to helping others discover their inner mission and rise to their highest potential. And they are working on it every day themselves. Are you ready to transform how you lead and live? Find us anywhere you listen to your podcasts.