Posts by Mary Williams

How I am Surviving Safer at Home

Our lives have been turned upside down.  Everything has changed.  Who could have expected it to happen so fast?  You can call me naïve, you can say that I had my head in the sand, however, to imagine a day when basically everything either stopped or radically changed, I was unprepared.  During the first week…

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The Rewards of Clarity

Clarity allows us the freedom to design better possibilities.  Clarity allows for a clear path to action that will get us where we want and need to go.  For me, the importance of clarity can not be overrated. I love what James Clear says in his New York Times best-selling book, Atomic Habits: “Many people…

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Why Coaching?

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Why Coaching? To explain the why, we will need to talk about the what.  What is coaching?  Executive coaching is a method to gain self-awareness and clarity by tapping into potential.   By tapping into your unique potential, you can develop, grow, optimize and reach your full potential.  Coaching is a partnership. What does the coach…

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Tried & True Conversation Starters

Let’s be honest, most people do not enjoy networking, especially if you are an introvert, although we agree it’s a necessary activity in business.  One way to ensure it’s almost pain-free (and a lot more interesting and enjoyable) is to engage in a sincere conversation when you meet someone with a goal to discover a…

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5 Mistakes that DESTROY Business Relationships

For those of you who know me, you know business etiquette is my passion.  You know that Letitia Baldridge, the late American etiquette expert and public relations executive is one of my idols.  She published 20 books, appeared on the cover of TIME, and was a guest on Late Night with David Letterman.  She personally…

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Emotional Intelligence and Vulnerability

Emotional Intelligence and Vulnerability

While considering this blog post and my upcoming presentations during the Greystar Members Only Leasing Retreat this week, I cannot get vulnerability out of my mind.  As I prepared and reviewed my presentation, I saw I included “be vulnerable” on page twelve, bullet number six.  Perhaps it deserves a page of its own somewhere more…

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Business Is Built on Relationships

I had lunch with an old friend and fellow entrepreneur.  Outgoing, fun, energetic, involved and positive are ways in which I would describe her.  She founded her own franchise business about a year before I launched Mary Williams FIA.  She is a few months ahead of me on the learning curve as she survived and…

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Navigating Professionalism in a Digital Universe

We know the world is digitalized and our professional and personal lives are available for the world to see.  We know we can reach anyone in the world at any time.  The biggest question we need to ask ourselves is this.  How do I want to present myself to the world? Which is no different than…

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