© 2017 adriennemilics.com

Blog

February 13, 2012

You may have noticed that I’ve added some designations following my name recently: MBA, PCC.  The MBA is not new. I earned the Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Connecticut in 1997. PCC is the Professional Certified Coach designation grant...

January 6, 2012

In October, I attended a conference titled Beyond Business as Usual, sponsored by reSET, a Connecticut based Social Enterprise Trust. I was curious to learn more about the emerging business model of social enterprise and how it is being implemented in Connecticut and e...

January 6, 2012

"For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven."   — Ecclesiastes

Yes, it’s that time of year again. The holidays are over, and here in New England we are hunkering down for the dark, cold days of winter. Already by now the parade of ne...

December 20, 2011


“There’s a time for us, some day a time for us, time together with time to spare, time to learn, time to care, some day!”— Stephen SondheimLast week, as I waited in the lobby of a coaching client’s office building,I noticed this announcement scrolling across the compa...

April 13, 2011

You may do this activity either by yourself, or with a partner. Use these questions to increase your awareness of your level of vocal power.  Observe yourself everyday for a week and take notes or journal on what you notice each time.  At the end of week, review your n...

March 17, 2011

Focusing on your body and body language can provide a powerful path to strengthening your presence and confidence.  Harvard Business School assistant professor Amy Cuddy’s video, “Boost Power Through Body Language”, demonstrates that by physically warming up with big m...

March 10, 2011

Many of the leaders I have met through coaching have shared their discomfort and fear with difficult conversations, speaking up to express a contrarian’s point of view, or speaking in public altogether. Leaders, however, don’t have the option of simply avoiding these t...

March 10, 2011

A speaking tip that is effective on many levels is to ground yourself by planting your feet about hip width apart. Also keep your knees soft. This is especially helpful if you tend to fidget or wander aimlessly, attempting to release nervous energy.When speaking, rando...

February 2, 2011

Check out Resonate, the new book recently released by Nancy Duarte. Besides being a beautiful book with many worthwhile tips on preparing engaging presentations, adopting Duarte’s big idea of making the audience the star of your presentation can go along way in helping...

February 2, 2011

It’s official. January 2011 was the snowiest month in Connecticut since recorded history. The snow is so deep in our backyard that we had to clear a path for our dog Bartok so he could burn off some of his boundless energy without being disoriented sinking into over 22...

Please reload

Featured Posts

In October, I attended a conference titled Beyond Business as Usual, sponsored by reSET, a Connecticut based Social Enterprise Trust. I was curious to...

Going Good

January 6, 2012

1/3
Please reload

Recent Posts

January 6, 2012

January 6, 2012

December 20, 2011

September 15, 2011

July 7, 2011

April 13, 2011

Please reload

Search By Tags
Please reload

Follow Me
  • LinkedIn Social Icon