Author Archives: Denise Banks-Grasedyck, Coach. Consultant. Speaker.

About Denise Banks-Grasedyck, Coach. Consultant. Speaker.

I'm an entrepreneur, a wife and a mother. I'm a Freedom Fighter for the overcommitted professional and a designer of Ideal-Life and Business blueprints. Discovering and developing simple solutions to complex challenges is one of my super powers. I write about life and business and everything that intersects them.

Magic Cap Prevents Abuse – Forbes and Dalai Lama, “Compassion is Essential”

I look in the mirror… Whew! No black eye, no bruised cheek, no bloody lip. No physical evidence of the abuse, abuse I have subjected myself to over the last couple of weeks, all because I took off my CAP. … Continue reading

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Debunking the “Magic Elves” Myth – Just Get It Done

Hey there! Once again, Make It Happen Monday has arrived and with it, an epiphany for me. Thanks for allowing me to share. (Ok, I know I didn’t ask, but you’re still reading.) I have come to realize that despite … Continue reading

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You Must Be Joking – Laughing Reduces Stress

It usually happens about four minutes into the conversation. A few pleasantries are exchanged. The short bios are recited. I say that I have lived in Berlin for twenty-five years and then, they pop the question! No, not that one. … Continue reading

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Want to tame and train your inner critic? – You learned this in kindergarten.

Here we are at the beginning of a new week, full of new possibilities and opportunities to grow and learn and to live fully! I woke up to beautiful, warm sunshine streaming into my bedroom, already buzzing with excitement about … Continue reading

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When Your Life and Your Values Are Out of Sync – This is really personal

Somewhere in the capital city of Germany, an alarm clock rings; it is 6 a.m. Rise and shine you beautiful thing! A woman pops up at the edge of her bed, stretches her arms above her head and tossing back … Continue reading

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The Little Beast Called “Conference Call” – Another Foe of the Overcommitted Professional

People walk in at various stages of a meeting that has more or less begun. They are introduced by the “off-camera” voice of the virtual operator. They introduce themselves again. They talk over each other, coffee machines hiss, buzzers buzz, … Continue reading

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Are You an Overcommitted Professional? Not Sure – Check Your Résumé.

Hey there, are you an overcommitted professional? Hmmmm. Good question, right? Here is a tip to help you answer that question. If you woke up this morning after sleeping less than your usual five hours because you were up writing that … Continue reading

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A DREAM – IF IT’S WORTH DYING FOR, SHOULDN’T IT BE WORTH LIVING FOR?

“Yeah, they punched me in the face and kicked me. I’ve been put in the hospital a few times,” he said, peering into the space in front of him. “It doesn’t matter. They know what I stand for and I … Continue reading

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About Taking Action and Accountability Partners

Happy Fantastic Friday! Before you take off for the weekend, I wanted to give you something, so I wrote this for you. I hope you like it! With the year still so young, lots of us still have our attention … Continue reading

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You Want What You Want, But Why? How to Keep Your Promises and Reach Your Goals in 2014

Happy New Year! It seems like only yesterday, corks were popping as we welcomed in the New Year and while 2014 is indeed quite young, many of the millions of resolutions made with vigorous conviction are already fading to the … Continue reading

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