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The Infinite Search for Perfection

Imagine hosting a wedding party with 200+ people and trying to make every single guest happy, expecting that at the end of the party, everyone will say only great things about it. Impossible, right?  In today’s world of consumerism and comparison with others, it is so easy to fall into the ‘perfectionism trap.’ Sure, you can always have more and …

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Founder of Platinum Rule Advisors and Vanderbilt lecturer Leonora Zilkha Williamson named to Forbes Coaches Council

Nashville, Tenn. – April 2022 — Leonora Zilkha Williamson, founder and CEO of Platinum Rule Advisors (PRA) and Vanderbilt University lecturer, has been accepted into Forbes Coaches Council, an invitation-only community for leading business and career coaches.  “We are honored to welcome Leonora into the Forbes community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Coaches …

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Celebrating Administrative Professionals’ Day: Q&A with PRA Executive Assistant Angel Horn

At the heart of every successful business are talented, hard-working administrative professionals. Angel Horn, Platinum Rule Advisors’ executive assistant, makes PRA’s day-to-day operations seamless. In honor of Administrative Professionals Day, we sat down with Angel to learn more about the woman behind the magic.   Continue reading to learn more about Angel:  What is a typical day for you? My typical …

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Women’s History Month takeover series: a conversation with Asha Rangappa

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, Platinum Rule Advisors is spotlighting women who inspire us. Our founder, Leonora Zilkha Williamson, is chatting with some of her most admired women and learning about the women who inspired them.  Our fourth guest is Asha Rangappa, Senior Lecturer at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Legal and National Security Analyst at CNN …

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Women’s History Month takeover series: a conversation with Tina Hsiao

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, Platinum Rule Advisors is spotlighting women who inspire us. Our founder, Leonora Zilkha Williamson, is chatting with some of her most admired women and learning about the women who inspired them.  Our third guest is Tina Hsiao, a global SaaS CXO who is committed to enhancing the customer and employee experience, as well as …

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Women’s History Month takeover series: a conversation with Patricia Shea

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, Platinum Rule Advisors is spotlighting women who inspire us. Our founder, Leonora Zilkha Williamson, is chatting with some of her most admired women and learning about the women who inspired them. Our second guest is Patricia Shea, partner of Shea Advisory Services, a consultancy that provides services to for-profit and nonprofit organizations in leadership, …

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Psychological Safety Will Shape Work in 2022 and Beyond

In December, I was a panelist in a webinar where, along with two other consultants, we predicted key trends for 2022. My crystal ball is no better than anyone else’s, but in this case, my #1 trend was clear: psychological safety will reign in 2022 – and beyond. Psychological safety is a concept pioneered by Harvard Business School professor and …

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In honor of National Mentoring Month: Reflections on the power of mentorship

I’ll never forget my first true professional mentor.  His name was Joe, and we met in the most improbable way. In the summer of 1994, I was a 20-year-old studying Russian at Middlebury’s famed summer language school. The first week, my peers and I noticed an older gentleman hanging around our dorm and dining hall, but he didn’t appear to …