Volume 1, Issue 2 | June 2017
It's On Us To Make Everything Around Us Better

This is an interesting time to study leadership. Leadership around the world is moving at a rapid clip as evidenced by the rotating heads of state, shifting priorities, and reshuffling of partnerships.

The global stage may be out of our control but how can -- and should -- we impact our immediate environment?

What impact can YOU make in your piece of the world?

Coach It Out (CiO) seeks to play its part in working with others to make sure they’re maximizing what they can provide both for themselves and those around them through their leadership development.

With that mission in mind, The Monthly Leader works toward providing balanced exposure to different facets and corners of leadership through its various sections. 

Part of that broad view entails listening to and learning from the stories of others.

That's why in this issue you'll find the first podcast episode of Coach It Out With Everyday Leaders in which I sit down with Lindsay Vigue. Lindsay is a professional photographer who left her hometown, like many of us have, to find what else was out there in the world for her only to have life bring her back to her hometown where she opened her own business and contributes to the revitalization of the town and community.

You'll also find the first episodes of the Coach It Out's In The Books, Coach It Out & The Self 60, and Coach It Out Quickshots podcasts. 

Remember, this is YOUR newsletter so reach out and participate in:
  • Coach It Out Podcasts - Listen, contribute to a topic, or recommend a guest
  • The Leadership Exchange - Fill out a questionnaire to contribute your leadership and industry knowledge, thoughts and experiences for the development of others
  • Question of the Month - Contribute an answer to provide your take on the topic
As always, feel free to forward The Monthly Leader to whomever you think would find the material interesting and helpful.

Please don't hesitate to shoot me an  email if you need anything or have any feedback, ideas, or recommendations on any of the material here.

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All the best,

John M. Jaramillo
Founder and Leadership Coach
Coach It Out, LLC

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Recent Coach It Out Blog Posts
No shortage of ideas exists in CiO Blog Posts. From global to domestic news, business and workplace operations, various ideas are covered.

Your Monthly Check-In 
Topic Goals

What are your goals? Have you spelled them out?

What steps do you have to take to reach your goals and how are you tackling each?

How do you keep yourself accountable in making your progress?

Need Some Unusual Motivation?

Great Reads on Goals

Here are some great articles to begin assessing your goals, no matter what they are:
The Leadership Exchange

The Leadership Exchange section of The Monthly Leader will include questionnaires from people across various fields, professions, and points in career. It will serve as a representation of various views and perspectives of leadership. This exposure to other ideas is important to our own growth and development. We can all benefit by reading about people we might not necessarily meet in our day-to-day lives. We can all inspire each other more than we might know.

Here is a sample to get an idea of the kind of information we can share. 


This questionnaire customizes questions to the student experience. Through it, students are asked to assess their own view of and development in leadership. It's also their opportunity to convey to leaders what they're looking for in a leader.

Recent Graduate

This questionnaire asks those who graduated within the last two years to compare what their expectation of leadership lessons was before they graduated and how it compares to their real world experience since they left school. This helps bridge students into real world leadership.

This questionnaire asks those who have been firmly established in their careers to assess and share their leadership lessons so others can gain insight, tips, and understanding of the leadership attributes required in that professional's industry.


This questionnaire seeks to learn more about what it is that drives our entrepreneurs and how their lessons in leadership both shaped their initial goals and continue to drive them to work toward their successes.
Coach It Out Podcasts
Coach It Out's podcasts seek to provide insight, share ideas, and start discussions across the four series below.

Check out the introductory episodes for these podcasts  here .

What would you like to hear about?
What would you like to discuss? Send some ideas...
  Coach It Out  With Everyday Leaders...  
...provides in-depth conversations with leaders from whom we can learn how it is they make an impact and influence their environments for the better. There are lessons everywhere. We just need to seek them out.

Episode 1 - Guest: Lindsay Vigue (pictured)

Industry: Professional Photography

If you know of anyone who you believe would be a great interview for 
Coach It Out With Everyday Leaders, p lease submit a recommendation.

Coach It Out Quickshots...

...provides more depth on the issues, ideas, and concepts covered in the CiO Blog Posts

Coach It Out & The Self 60...

...covers each of the items on  The Self 60 list. Each episode will delve into each item on the list.  

Coach It Out's In The Books...

...will  cover and review books from various genres, which can contribute to leadership, such as Management, Organizational Development, Productivity, Self-Help, Success, etc. If you have any recommendations, please let me know.

    Question of the Month
    What steps do you take to seek out information and learn from those around you?

    Are you familiar enough with your networks and circles of colleagues, friends, and family to determine where you can learn your best lessons to round out your skills and abilities?

    Submit Your Answer for inclusion in the Answer section in an upcoming issue of The Monthly Leader.

    Service Spotlight: 
    Through CiO's mediation services, resolution is reached in cases of disagreements or conflicts, allowing stakeholders from both sides to reach common ground in order to move forward as best as possible.

    Leadership Coaching and Mediation are not so different and work along the same lines of understanding one's role in his or her environment.

    Email CiO for a free consultation and pricing

    Take It Or Leave It? - Do You Agree?
    "...good-hearted people actively making the world worse. Empathy is not an accurate moral signpost, let alone a good basis for policy-making."  

    What is your take on empathy
    for some and its possible effect on others?

    End Quotes
    “...receiving leadership coaching...is no substitute for mental illness  therapy,
    treatment, or counseling of any kind. .” (Read More)

    "In most cases, there's a difference between what people might see from the outside
    and the reality that resides in the leader's head. (Read More)

    "...it's OK to veer from your previous goals since everything changes, as long as you are working toward the betterment of both yourself and your workplace."  (Read More)