When your abilities work for you


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It jumped right out at me, I was so glad I watched this video.
Marne Levine, Instagram’s COO on How To Find Your Voice – And Own It

You always hear me speak about your Innate Core Values and Abilities!
When I saw this video, I believe I spotted Marne’s right away when she started describing herself and how she performed.
According to Taylor Protocol’s we all have our preferred way of giving our contribution to the world. It’s what we do by default and on autopilot.

Marne knows that her Personal Power is an executor by nature, she get’s stuff done quickly. While also noting she needed to slow down and focus more on the upfront work before taking action. This is the classic description of what we call the Builder’s Contribution. They just need to know what needs to be done and they take off to go and do it!

marne levine-kourtney colemanWhat was great for Marne, was that she had leaders who spotted this, were able to help her see where there was room for improvement and supported her. With Marne’s personal power, she will always be happy in a position where she could take action and make things happen. If you put her in a job where she did not have the power to take action and make things happen, she would be miserable. Marne would end up hating her job. She would start to hate going to work. She would spend a lot of time thinking about what she would be doing outside of work instead of being focused and engaged. Does this sound familiar? Maybe not for you but for someone you know.

For this very reason, it’s important to know your Personal Power before applying for a job or going in for an interview. I would like you to consider that not being motivated to go to work or at work can be tied to not working in your Personal Power. Feeling like the most powerful piece of who you are, the very essence of you, your reason for existing isn’t allowed to operate or express itself is not a way to live. The feeling that what you have to offer isn’t valued or utilized on a daily basis can become a significant challenge when you spend the majority of your days there. You will begin to feel unfulfilled and frustrated, and nobody wants that or to feel that way! When you understand your Personal Power, you can identify situations that are the right opportunities for you that will allow you to shine at what you do naturally.

Well, how do you discover this Innate Ability of yours, your Personal Power? It’s simple; you just take the Core Values Index Assessment ™ (CVI Assessment™ ) by Taylor Protocols. It will measure your innate abilities in a 10-minute assessment. There is a short video that you will want to watch from your computer before taking the assessment. The CVI has a 97.7% retest rate (Per retesting as of Oct. 2017) to measure your innate abilities.

Click the link to take the assessment and get your complimentary partial report as well as connect with me on a Discovery Celebration Call that I hold twice a month!
On this call, I want to celebrate with you what you discover about your Personal Power.
I can’t wait to hear what you discovered!

Until Next time,
Stay true to the real you!
Kourtney Coleman
As a certified Taylor Protocols Practitioner, I help career women bring their Personal Power into the workplace in an authentic way.

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Top 10 Best Excuses to avoid assessments


Top 10 Best Excuses Used to Avoid Assessments

As people we sometimes make excuses and those excuses keep us on the same treadmill of unhappiness. Yet, the excuses keep coming leading you to run into the invisible walls hindering you from going beyond the excuses that built them. People have many different views about assessments. Most likely because they have not sought help to utilize the information they obtained to apply to their everyday lives. The majority of the reasons are fear based to boot! Here are the TOP 10 Best excuses used to avoid assessments.

Top 10 Best Excuses
Used to avoid taking an Assessment

  1. They don’t work
  2. I don’t think it’s me
  3. It won’t tell me anything I don’t know
  4. I don’t understand it
  5. I don’t know how to apply it
  6. I’m not applying for a job
  7. It won’t help me
  8. It’s useless
  9. The tests don’t make any sense
  10. No test can tell me who I am

I won’t let some test or anybody put me into a box.

I would love for you to tweet me @KourtneyCMentor your excuse you have used in the past.
You see excuses are just lies that you tell yourself. If you want to maximize opportunities you will never be able to do that, being a person who makes and lives by excuses. When you become a person who wants to have more, do more and be more, you find a way to make it happen; not give excuses why it hasn’t happened.

Think about the time you accomplished something and could look back and say, “Wow, I can’t believe I told myself I couldn’t, wouldn’t or can’t” Wow, aren’t you glad you got out of your own way. Imagine the possibilities that can open up for you when you take an assessment and get the coaching to go with it to understand and apply your results to your everyday life. When you are ready to get off of the treadmill that takes you nowhere fast. Email me at to sign up to receive the Life before and after assessments to get your copy of the 7 Best Ways for you to use your assessment results. There is even a surprise for you the next day!

Your project’s success depends on your instructions to your team


Have you ever been in a situation where you knew what to do but just couldn’t do it yourself? Being an entrepreneur means you simply can not do everything yourself. Needing a support team means you must prepare for other to efficiently help you.

I had a project I’m working on, and I needed some custom artwork created. I know I could have purchased artwork from a stock company. To look for “someone” (who was qualified to do the work) I put feelers out on Freelancer, Fiverr and even contacted college students at a design school. I wanted to make sure that I would obtain the rights to the created artwork, so I wanted to contract it out. I decided to go with a referral I received. I knew I would pay more, but the ability to get what I wanted the first time and build a relationship was more valuable to me. I wanted this to be right and for me to be satisfied after all this artwork is for my signature program. So you must stay tuned for the reveal!

To keep my costs at a minimum, I knew I had to give as much up-front information as possible. This would allow the artist to know what I desired as a final product. I took multiple images and made a detailed email with multiple images and a compilation image of what I wanted the finished product to look like. I communicated the nuances; the feel and the look I was going for with the artwork. Described how much detail I did and didn’t want in the artwork as well.


I know better not to do is start a project without my Non-Disclosure agreement and my Independent Contractor agreement with the amount stated up front for my budget.
Then I didn’t listen to my intuition when it was telling me to discuss the price. Needless to say, there was an issue. (I will have to address that in another post- Knowing what to do in your business and not doing it is costly!)

Now, the draft had already been completed, and I was staring at it.
I only needed to make minor changes.
I was very happy about the fact that I gave enough information to the artist to complete the project in the first round! To be able to communicate clearly what you are specifically looking for is golden when spending money on a project. Preparation reduces, time, costs, aggravation, and drama.

Have you ever wondered how to shorten the time it takes to complete a project?


• Get prepared before delegating. Preparation makes a great partner for productivity. It eliminates a lot of wasted time and resources.

• Take some time and observe what is obvious to you about the project before it handing off. What’s obvious to you needs to be clearly explained to your team.

• Don’t assume that the other team members or contractors will know what you are talking about or that they know what you want. (I always say I’m not a mind-reader, and I’m not taking the class) They only know what you tell them.

• Talk terms, responsibilities, roles, licensing, time frame and budget for the project up front.

• Communicate in word and pictures to give a well-rounded idea of what your expectation is for the finished project. You won’t regret it!