Pithy Musings Episode 9: Why friendship makes us better humans.

“Love who you are when you’re with people” – a friend once said. Friendship enables belonging, a primal, fundamental human need. When we belong, we access parts of ourselves enabling us to survive and thrive despite crisis, uncertainty and change. Friendships teach us about who we are, what we’re capable of, and a safe place […]

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Pithy Musings Episode 8: Is the imposter experience a real thing?

Imposters here, there and everywhere! Why do so many of us experience moments of self-doubt through to profound lack of confidence resulting in a constant need for perfection, achievement and external validation? Imposter Syndrome isn’t an illness, yet it is a pervasive experience that transcends gender identity, and people across the globe experience it. It […]

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Pithy Musings Episode 7: Why Feedback Rocks!

What comes to mind when you hear the question, “Can I give you feedback?” You’re likely bracing yourself for impact! Join us for Pithy Musings episode #7, “Why Feedback Rocks” where Fervor’s friend and pithy partner Caroline Berglund of Talk Talk and I, Eva Van Krugel dispel the myth, “If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say […]

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Pithy Musings Episode 6: Why are we afraid of conflict?

Get ready to rumble with Pithy Musing’s Episode 6, “Why are we afraid of conflict?” hot off the digital airwaves. Join Fervor’s friend and pithy partner Caroline Berglund of Talk Talk and I, Eva Van Krugel, as we muse on why healthy conflict vs the opposite is important, and possible. We get gritty and share our own […]

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Pithy Musings Episode 4: Who Am I Anyways?

What makes me you who you are and why does it matter? Are you what you do, or what others say about you? Or does the answer lie in what you were born into, influences around you, what you grow within and choices you make? Join me, Eva Van Krugel of Founder of Fervor Leadership […]

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Trying Times: Pathways to Healthier Conflict

Have you ever had workplace conflict that left you feeling positively charged, more connected to a co-worker and maybe the work improved too? Conflict happens and when it’s healthy, it can lead to creativity, innovation and strengthened relationships. The reverse is also true, and conflict can take us down dysfunctional, hurtful and unproductive pathways. Sound […]

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The Entrepreneurial Dream and Its Mighty Challenges

In an increasingly complex, fast-paced world that transcends industry sectors, the entrepreneurial economy is on the rise. Profound ideas are sprouting and diverse start-ups are expanding.  As Mark A. Weinberger, former EY Global Chairman and CEO states, “…entrepreneurs are leading the way into the future.” He continues, “they ask tough questions, drive innovation and compete […]

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Creative Decision-Making and You

  • by Eva Van Krugel
  • Sep 09, 2019
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There are countless ways to achieve effective decision-making out there. We’re all familiar with the legacy pros and cons lists. Another one I’ve used is AXIS from the Collaborative Problem Solving Institute, for Collaborative Ideation practices: Advantages, Extras, Inhibitors, Solutions. Whatever structure is used, it is often brain-driven. This can be purposeful. From a logical […]

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Top Things to Consider in a Sea of Coaches

  • by Eva Van Krugel
  • Jul 09, 2019
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I was recently walking to meet a couple of colleagues for dinner one sunny, ocean-fresh evening in Victoria, BC. In front of me walking the sidewalk were two people talking about career options. One says, “with your background why not go back to school to become an executive coach?”. The other responds, “why the hell […]

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