Jeanine Cogan
Executive coach

Jeanine Cogan

Heads Cogan Coaching and is on the faculty of the Center for Continuing and Professional Education at Georgetown University.

Archive: Jeanine Cogan

Take it easy!

Growing up in Germany, I saw that the typical German had both a strong work ethic and a strong leisure ethic. What this means for me today is that I want both. In fact, it allows me to be more productive.

By Jeanine Cogan | November 30, 2010; 08:56 PM ET | Comments (0)

Success' shadow side

Attention has a downside. For some of us notoriety can be painful, with unwanted consequences. I think of people like Elvis, Marilyn Monroe and Michael Jackson.

By Jeanine Cogan | November 1, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (3)

Take responsibility

My respect and trust for those I work with increases when people take responsibility rather than making excuses.

By Jeanine Cogan | July 29, 2010; 10:46 AM ET | Comments (2)

Everything in moderation

How do we use this technology in a way that it brings more freedom and ease into our lives rather than challenges and struggles? That is the real question.

By Jeanine Cogan | July 22, 2010; 05:58 PM ET | Comments (0)

Paradigm shifters

The book "Women Don't Ask" asks: 'How can you reach your goals or have what you want if you don't ask?' This book is excellent at outlining why this tendency exists for women, and then strategies for how to ask for what we want.

By Jeanine Cogan | June 25, 2010; 03:32 PM ET | Comments (0)

Trust yourself

Whose voices are you listening to? What is a truth about your career that you are not hearing? What would you be doing in your life right now if you listened to that truth?

By Jeanine Cogan | June 21, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

The key to success

In order to be a master of anything, you must practice for the sake of practicing itself, rather than wanting to achieve a particular end-point.

By Jeanine Cogan | May 27, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

The new frontier

Today's greatest leaders can see beyond what most of us see as possible and live their lives and teach their students from a place of deep peace and inner freedom.

By Jeanine Cogan | May 6, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

Taking a Stand

Whether you support Obama or not, the platform he ran on was "Change you can believe in." So here it is folks: change in our health care system. We voted for change and we got it.

By Jeanine Cogan | March 24, 2010; 06:35 PM ET | Comments (3)

From shame to success

We all make mistakes and embarrass ourselves. When you are a public figure, you embarrass yourself in front of millions of people. That's the difference.

By Jeanine Cogan | March 11, 2010; 03:21 PM ET | Comments (0)

Glorious goals

When you don't have a chance at making first place, you can set your own goals for stretching yourself, being your personal best.

By Jeanine Cogan | February 25, 2010; 12:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

Against all odds

Success is how we define it. Given that Simon is defining success as going for the gold, high school was not taking him toward that goal.

By Jeanine Cogan | February 15, 2010; 06:01 AM ET | Comments (2)

A different drummer

Are you playing it safe in some area of your life? What would happen if you didn't? What would you be doing? How would you be living?

By Jeanine Cogan | February 1, 2010; 12:01 AM ET | Comments (3)

A long way to go

In the U.S. Senate, which was established in 1789, there have been only 38 women total in more than 200 years!

By Jeanine Cogan | January 28, 2010; 12:05 AM ET | Comments (0)

A time to reflect

Being fired turns our world upside down. But rather than simply running out to search for a job, allow the shock to lead you in a new direction that might be a better fit.

By Jeanine Cogan | January 7, 2010; 12:51 PM ET | Comments (0)

Commit unwaveringly

You achieve a goal that you set for yourself only if you are willing to commit to your success unwaveringly.

By Jeanine Cogan | December 30, 2009; 04:54 PM ET | Comments (0)

Being generous

His generosity and kindheartedness are what allowed St. Nicholas to reign in the hearts of people across cultures and decades and become the symbol of "gift giving" at Christmas time.

By Jeanine Cogan | December 22, 2009; 01:27 PM ET | Comments (0)

Overcoming obstacles

My favorite writing about how to go for our dreams and what keeps us from getting there comes from novelist Paulo Coelho who describes four common obstacles we often encounter on our way to achieving our goals.

By Jeanine Cogan | December 10, 2009; 01:32 PM ET | Comments (0)

Fame as destroyer

Success comes from having a sense of ethics and living by them.

By Jeanine Cogan | December 3, 2009; 12:34 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bouncing back

Resilience distinguishes those who thrive in adverse circumstances from those who sink, and is key for success in life.

By Jeanine Cogan | November 19, 2009; 02:31 AM ET | Comments (0)

Vision and action

Skill is necessary but you also need a vision and action steps that lead to success.

By Jeanine Cogan | November 13, 2009; 11:10 AM ET | Comments (0)

Creating momentum

When one person achieves goals or lives a dream, it creates the space and contributes to the momentum for other people to do the same.

By Jeanine Cogan | November 10, 2009; 10:59 AM ET | Comments (0)

Challenges can strengthen resolve

Experiencing challenges and overcoming them gives you confidence and often strengthens your resolve to achieve your goal.

By Jeanine Cogan | November 3, 2009; 10:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

 
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