Madeleine Homan Blanchard

Madeleine Homan Blanchard is a Master Certified Coach and cofounder of Blanchard Coaching Services. She is coauthor of Blanchard’s Coaching Essentials training program, and several books including Leverage Your Best, Ditch the Rest, Coaching in Organizations, and Coaching for Leadership.

  • Frustrated by All the New Software Platforms You’re Expected to Use? Ask Madeleine

    Frustrated by All the New Software Platforms You’re Expected to Use? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I am at the end of my rope with all of the new software platforms my company expects me to use as part of my job. Every time I turn around, there is a new app introduced but never...

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  • Hungry for Constructive Feedback? Ask Madeleine

    Hungry for Constructive Feedback? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I get no feedback. I like my job, my boss, the team I work with, and my company. At every annual review I write my own review first and my manager adds her two cents, always...

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  • Thinking about Giving Up and Quitting? Ask Madeleine

    Thinking about Giving Up and Quitting? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I report to a CHRO in a large global manufacturing company where I’ve worked for 15 years. About two years ago our company was sold to a group of investors, and they installed a...

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  • Want to Exceed Expectations but Don’t Know How? Ask Madeleine

    Want to Exceed Expectations but Don’t Know How? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I want to be a rock star at my job. I have always been driven and ambitious—but now, a few years into a professional job after college and grad school, I find myself a bit at sea....

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  • Done with Climbing the Leadership Ladder? Ask Madeleine

    Done with Climbing the Leadership Ladder? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I need your professional advice on career goals or growth. I worked in the construction industry for 25 years, starting out as an electrician and moving up to a field manager. I...

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  • Feel Like a Fraud? Ask Madeleine

    Feel Like a Fraud? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I was recently promoted to executive vice president in a company where I started as an entry level coordinator right out of college. I took advantage of the company’s training and...

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  • Boss Wants You to Tell People They Have to Come Back to the Office? Ask Madeleine

    Boss Wants You to Tell People They Have to Come Back to the Office? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I run a large team for a media company. The CEO has a lot of strengths but is inconsistent and often irrational. My team is constantly on the hook to respond to endless PR issues,...

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  • Disappointed in Your People? Ask Madeleine

    Disappointed in Your People? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I am a VP in an organization and I have a decent team, all of whom I inherited when I joined the organization two years ago. Everyone on my team is experienced and considered...

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  • Not Part of the New “In Group”? Ask Madeleine

    Not Part of the New “In Group”? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I recently got a new manager. At first everything was fine. She did a big reorganization of our group, some of my duties where shifted, and I took on some new ones. I am still on a...

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  • Others Are Being Paid More for the Same Job as Yours? Ask Madeleine

    Others Are Being Paid More for the Same Job as Yours? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I have a great job in a company I love. I was recently offered a promotion. Even though I thought the change in compensation didn’t reflect the increased responsibility, I was so...

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  • Not Sure Whether to Stay or Go? Ask Madeleine

    Not Sure Whether to Stay or Go? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I am an EVP of sales for a US-based fitness and weight loss website that is in hypergrowth. I started with the company about eight years ago and rose through the ranks, figuring...

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  • Not Sure How to Answer, “Why Did You Leave That Company?” Ask Madeleine

    Not Sure How to Answer, “Why Did You Leave That Company?” Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, If relationships fail and one decides to pivot away from a toxic organization or situation, what is the best way to tell that story in a job interview?       For example, I may be...

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  • Serious “Resting Face” Issues? Ask Madeleine

    Serious “Resting Face” Issues? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I started working for a US-based company about nine months ago. It is a hybrid role where I go into the office two to three days a week and work from home the other days. The job...

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  • Former Peers Not Happy with Your Promotion? Ask Madeleine

    Former Peers Not Happy with Your Promotion? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I was recently promoted to lead a team I’ve been on for over a year. We started out with a very good team leader, but it became apparent that he was leading too many teams and...

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  • Need Your Team to Be More Innovative? Ask Madeleine

    Need Your Team to Be More Innovative? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine I am fairly new director in a large global organisation. We are a liaison team designed to work in tandem with product development and marketing. I have a great team—all inherited...

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  • Manager Keeps Shooting Down Your Plans? Ask Madeleine

    Manager Keeps Shooting Down Your Plans? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I have recently taken a job as office/operations manager for a medical practice. The managing partner is fairly new to the practice and was given the job because none of the other...

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  • Boss Is Always Criticizing You? Ask Madeleine

    Boss Is Always Criticizing You? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I have always really liked my job even though the workload is oversized and the hours are long. I provide expert advice and coaching around diet and weight management in a...

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  • Considering Working with a Coach? Ask Madeleine

    Considering Working with a Coach? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, My company has recently started offering coaching to all managers at my level. It is optional. I have read what our HR department has posted about it, but they didn’t give much...

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  • Feeling Bad Being Happy Where You Are? Ask Madeleine

    Feeling Bad Being Happy Where You Are? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I am a veteran employee of a large, very healthy organization. I like the company and my co-workers. I’ve had plenty of advancement opportunities and I think my comp package is...

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  • Not Sure about Blowing the Whistle? Ask Madeleine

    Not Sure about Blowing the Whistle? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I work for a company that required everyone to come back to the office the second week of November. I thought it was too early, and was proven right by Omicron. The company is a...

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