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Tmima Grinvald is the Owner of, and a Certified Business Coach and a Strategy Consultant at, The Round Well. The Round Well is a team of strategic management consultants and certified coaches who are committed to helping organizations — and people — reach their full potential.
Tmima is also the author of “The Truth About Your Business,” a new book designed to help you make business decisions that will pay off big. Tmima also walks readers through how to fix costly mistakes that can hurt morale and erode profits.
What inspired you to become a coach?
I’ve always motivated people — in my team and across departments – to drive results in corporations. My son invited me as a guest to a weekend training of Life Potential Training when he started a coaching certification program. He said: “Mom, I think this is up your alley.” When the program was over, I couldn’t sleep all night. I knew then: This is my life’s calling.
What one piece of advice do you find yourself relying on most? Why?
I have a morning routine — just time for me — that includes a workout, quiet time while I sip my coffee and look at natural surroundings, and sometimes short mediation. This always sets me for a super productive day with the right intentions for myself and for people in my life.
What is the biggest hurdle your clients face? What advice would you give others struggling with this issue?
Getting distracted by the drama of others derails people from what they want to accomplish. My ongoing advice is to set your intention to the level of energy that they will carry throughout an upcoming interaction, whether it is a tough discussion with an employee, a challenging debate with a colleague, a vendor, a client, a friend, or even a close family member.
This allows them to reflect later and improve upcoming interactions, as well as to preserve their energy and maintain focus for the truly important things.