Over 20 years of learning and growing with interesting clients, and studying and experiencing new subjects and perspectives gives Victoria the platform to share compelling insights and actionable tools.  This portion of thought leadership is equal parts practical, provoking, ‘juicy’ and timely.

I invite you to email me suggested topics or issues you or your organization are grappling with – I’ll give it a go.

Insights

‘SELF-KNOWLEDGE – The Launching Off Point for Managing Yourself’

‘SELF-KNOWLEDGE – The Launching Off Point for Managing Yourself’ Remember the 4 directions leaders lead – up, down, across and within (self) – and that they lead to 2 pathways to focus your personal power – Managing Others and Managing Yourself.  Well, managing within/self is… read more →

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2 Confidence Killers

Some things are worth revisiting. In the last few months, the topics of perfectionism and comparison have frequently been present in casual and client conversations, and mentioned in several of my recent readings. Both perfectionism and comparison play into the soundtrack of the gremlin in… read more →

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Creating Space – An Opening for Possibilities

A lot of you know I love to garden, work in the yard and play in the dirt – it’s physical mental therapy for me and often a source of ideas/clarity.  Living in a high-rise in the city makes my suburban friends very happy –… read more →

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Your Best Year Yet – Still Possible

We’re half way through 2016. I imagine you started the year with big goals and dreams – even intentions for some major transformation.  So, where are you now? It’s time to assess. Ask yourself: Are you on pace/track, ahead or woefully behind? At the outset… read more →

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Create a Cadence of Accountability

Recently, while culling my library, I was reintroduced, reminded of a concept I learned a few years ago – and while it struck a wonderful chord back then, it has reemerged with a powerful, undeniable impact.  Create a Cadence of Accountability – it’s one of… read more →

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Something’s Different

A consistent theme of my consulting, mentoring and speaking has been to assist my clients to distinguish themselves as a leader at work and in life – a resounding invitation to create a clear, powerful identity to focus their strengths, influence and impact. Well, I’m… read more →

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The ‘Language of Leaders’

L. in L.E.A.D.E.R.S.H.I.P. Series The ‘Language of Leaders’ is the ability to shape, frame, and sharpen the conversation.  This is a career-defining and self-distinguishing set of skills.  It’s really about contributing powerfully and adding value to any conversation.  In the process, you maximize your impact,… read more →

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Empower Your Change Leadership

‘EMPOWER YOUR CHANGE LEADERSHIP’ “Change is disturbing when it is done to us, exhilarating when it is done by us” – Rosabeth Moss Kanter. The truth is that we can never avoid change and uncertainty. What we can do is understand some life-altering constructs that… read more →

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Tools

Your Best Year Yet – Still Possible

We’re half way through 2016. I imagine you started the year with big goals and dreams – even intentions for some major transformation.  So, where are you now? It’s time to assess. Ask yourself: Are you on pace/track, ahead or woefully behind? At the outset… read more →

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Ask the better, the right questions

Victoria Raymont’s Quick List of 13 Powerful Questions to Shape/Frame/Sharpen the Conversation Are we asking the right question(s)? Will the answer to that question get us where we want to go? What problem are we trying to solve? What impact do we want to have?… read more →

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Leadership Series

‘SELF-KNOWLEDGE – The Launching Off Point for Managing Yourself’

‘SELF-KNOWLEDGE – The Launching Off Point for Managing Yourself’ Remember the 4 directions leaders lead – up, down, across and within (self) – and that they lead to 2 pathways to focus your personal power – Managing Others and Managing Yourself.  Well, managing within/self is… read more →

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The ‘Language of Leaders’

L. in L.E.A.D.E.R.S.H.I.P. Series The ‘Language of Leaders’ is the ability to shape, frame, and sharpen the conversation.  This is a career-defining and self-distinguishing set of skills.  It’s really about contributing powerfully and adding value to any conversation.  In the process, you maximize your impact,… read more →

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Empower Your Change Leadership

‘EMPOWER YOUR CHANGE LEADERSHIP’ “Change is disturbing when it is done to us, exhilarating when it is done by us” – Rosabeth Moss Kanter. The truth is that we can never avoid change and uncertainty. What we can do is understand some life-altering constructs that… read more →

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‘ACTION – Get It Off The Page’

‘A. in the LEADERSHIP Series’ Webster defines ‘Action’ as ‘the doing of something’. Interestingly, the conversation about taking action is often about what keeps us from taking action.  A very sobering quote to remember is “Your inaction is holding you back, not a lack of… read more →

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‘DIRECTION – Strategically & Professionally’

‘DIRECTION – Strategically & Professionally’ D. in the L.E.A.D.E.R.S.H.I.P. Series How fitting we kick off January’s blog with ‘Direction’.  We’ve probably all crafted our 2015 goals by now, terrific.  Have we crafted them though by first creating/articulating a future we truly want to live into?… read more →

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‘EXECUTE – Flawlessly’

‘EXECUTE – Flawlessly’ Now flawlessly might seem a bit of a stretch – it’s not out of your reach. Developing and maintaining flawless execution demands preparation and planning, takes significant effort over an extended period and requires sustained commitment. If strategy delivers a promise (of… read more →

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‘RESULTS – The Dynamic Duo of Measures’

‘RESULTS – The Dynamic Duo of Measures’ Well, we’re already heading toward the end of the 1st quarter – and if you’re like me, you’re close to determining if you’re going to achieve the results you wanted (which imply what you have to do to… read more →

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HAVING IT ALL – A Shift in Perspective

HAVING IT ALL – A Shift in Perspective I have a confession to make.  I am sick to death of the trap of ‘Having It All’, which, loosely translated, means work insanely long hours, have kids and have a great marriage.  And it’s not totally… read more →

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IMPACT/INFLUENCE

 IMPACT | INFLUENCE In the words of John C. Maxwell …‘The true measure of leadership is influence.  If you don’t have influence, you will never be able to lead others.  As your influence increases, so does your ability to make things happen.  Ultimately, you make things… read more →

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PERSONAL POWER

PERSONAL POWER This topic is by far one of the central themes with coaching clients and one of the most observable leadership traits.  You know it when you see it – that ease, grace, authentic confidence that draws you in and has you trust immediately. … read more →

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