My name is Henna Inam. I founded Transformational Leadership Inc. after a 20-year corporate career to help organizations develop, engage and retain their female talent. My company helps women realize their potential to be transformational leaders who drive breakthroughs in innovation, engagement, and growth. Here are some ways we can work together:
1) Executive Coaching for women leaders,
2) Seminars and speaking for mixed audiences
3) Consulting for more diverse talent pipelines
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Here’s to you igniting your own fire & keeping it burning!
Let’s say you’ve got an issue. You’re stuck. Lost your mojo. Have an issue at work you don’t know how to deal with. Want some great executive coaching? How about we give it to you for free? Let’s throw in some additional perks: clarity, self-confidence, balance, purposeful action. How about we give it to you 24/7? Meet your new executive coach: your inner Wise Self. In my executive coaching work, my goal is to help clients really connect with their inner executive coach. It doesn’t sound like a great business model to work myself out of a job, but it’s one of the most important ways for my clients to achieve the results they want in a sustained way. Connecting us to our inner wisdom helps me live into my purpose. So I decided to share this process with our blog community. Read on to try the five steps to access your Wise Self. [continue reading]
Brazil’s recent loss in the World Cup semi-finals has been called “the worst World Cup loss in history”. It broke many records (number of goals scored in a semi-final, worst loss suffered by any host nation, Twitter record). How Brazil rebounds from this failure will determine whether they will make it in the top three when they face Netherlands on Saturday. In addition to the public disgrace, we can only imagine the private hell each member of the team is going through. How to rebound from failure of such epic proportions? How to pick yourself up quickly to regain confidence? These are questions that face each of us as we encounter failure for ourselves, and failure by those we lead. Read on to learn about how to rebound from failure. [continue reading]
July 4 is Independence Day in the United States. It commemorates the day in 1776 when the Declaration of Independence was signed, declaring independence from Great Britain. We celebrate our freedom with fireworks, family gatherings, parades, barbeques and apple pie. We honor those who have fought and fight now to help us sustain our freedom. Can we also use this day to honor the leader in ourselves and others who fights for freedom in the exercise of leadership? Truly authentic leaders exercise the following five freedoms in their leadership. Are you? [continue reading]
Do you find yourself in high-stress mode these days? Corporate restructuring? Change that happens faster than our capacity to absorb it? More work than most of us can handle? No wonder most of us find ourselves off-kilter. As I have personally discovered, and recommend to many of my executive coaching clients, there is one leadership practice that is indispensable in these times. It is finding time every day to rebalance and center to our most emotionally intelligent selves. Whether we are preparing for a tough negotiation, managing an impossible workload, juggling work and personal commitments, leading in uncertain times, or striving toward our most important goals, having access to our most wise and present self is critical to success. Here is what I recommend to my executive coaching clients for a daily practice. [continue reading]
In May 2014, I had the opportunity to be part of a group of about 50 women leaders from across the U.S. who met in New York City for a salon dinner as part of the Forbes Women’s Summit. Among us we had Carly Fiorina (former CEO of Hewlett Packard, at one time the only female CEO in the Fortune 50), the newly announced CEO of the AARP, Jo Ann Jenkins, senior executives from IBM, Microsoft, Costco, McKinsey, CEO’s of technology start-ups as well as major non-profits. Here is how this group of high powered women redefined power. [continue reading]
Do you find yourself in situations where you know what the right behavior is, but are unable to actually act on it? Did you know that your body can actually help you to shift your behavior? I am finding in my executive coaching work that my clients create faster and more sustained shifts in their leadership behaviors when they tap into the wisdom in their bodies. The latest neuroscience research on the mind body connection shows us how much of our leadership behavior is actually embodied. To change this behavior requires us getting in touch with what is happening in our bodies. Yes, all that reprimanding from my mom about “don’t slouch”, “watch your posture”, “smile, it will make you feel better” actually works!
According to this TEDTalk by Harvard researcher Amy Cuddy “Your body language shapes who you are“ our bodies can actually help us change our minds, change our behavior, and significantly improve our leadership outcomes. In her research, candidates who embodied certain power poses (like those by Wonder Woman) prior to job interviews got the job! I had a chance to interview one of the leading embodiment experts, Richard Strozzi-Heckler of the Strozzi Institute about how we can connect and learn from our bodies to grow in our leadership.
As spring bursts forth, are you feeling how nature is coming alive? I watch the bright new leaves on the trees, hear the symphony of the birds chirping, feel the drizzle of the rain on my face. Within this aliveness there is a palpable energy of possibility, creativity, and growth. The aliveness in spring is the same aliveness I find in the most inspiring leaders. It’s the resonant energy we feel in organizations, cultures, and teams that are innovative, engaged, and pulse with possibility. It is the kind of aliveness I believe we all deserve to feel – a spring in our step. Ask yourself, how alive do I feel right now? How many of us feel this alive in our work? Judging from the employee engagement survey results, the number would be only 30%. Here are five steps to be a more inspired and resonant leader.
I was walking in my garden last week and it inspired me to write this post. Spring is blooming here. Most of us look forward to the change of the season. It made me wonder why we resist change in other aspects of our lives. Aren’t we all part of the natural world and thus subject to it’s laws of constant change? Why do we expect the changes of the seasons, the tides, the very revolving of the earth in orbit, and resist the changes in organizations, jobs and careers? As we resist change, we stay stuck in leadership behaviors that no longer serve us. I decided it was time for me to create my own ritual for spring cleaning just like cultures and faith traditions around the world. We clean our houses, our closets, clean out the winter rubble in our gardens to plant seeds for the new season. Why not take the time to spring clean our leadership? Here are five steps I’m taking. [continue reading]
In our virtually 24/7 connected world there are very few people who are fully satisfied with their work life balance. I usually find myself racing from one task to another. I don’t take the time to relish the feeling of accomplishment. Often my mind is usually on the next task to be done rather than being present to the opportunities to enjoy the task at hand. I recently connected with author and speaker Tricia Molloy. I asked her to share with me her wisdom on the topic of work life balance for my own learning and to share with our blog community. Here are seven strategies she shared. [continue reading]