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Beth Weinstock
Beth Weinstock, PhD is a Leadership Coach and Clinical Psychologist. For over 30 years she has supported individuals, groups and organizations develop their strengths and achieve their relationship and work goals. Beth is known for her powerful blend of academic and professional training mixed with practical wisdom. She has taught at universities on both coasts, has published book chapters and journal articles on leadership and is a principal with Dr. Jane Shure in The Resilience Group, committed to Strengthening an Inner Coach to be Stronger than the Inner Critic. For more about Beth click on:, or, or

Entries by Beth Weinstock

Authenticity in Leadership Presence

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2014 | 11:47 AM

In the last 15 years of my career as a clinical psychologist and leadership coach I have been increasingly working in the corporate sphere, coaching leaders to find their own voice, to show up with confidence and sustain resilience through adversity. When I began this work I spent time wondered...

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Why Do We Worry?

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 8:35 PM

It's back to school and back to work and that usually means lots of prep, lots to organize and lots of attention to stress and anxiety. Why is it that we rev up our worrying as we shift into the fall season? One answer lies in the nature of our...

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Arianna Huffington Calls Upon Us to Turn Inward for Wisdom and Wonder

(2) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 11:35 AM

When was the last time you listened to the sweet sound of silence? When was the last time you decided to close the door and just let yourself be, with nowhere to go and nothing to do?

Arianna Huffington gave a talk last week in Philadelphia promoting her 14th book,...

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Creating Resilience by Savoring the Gifts We Have Received

(2) Comments | Posted December 15, 2013 | 10:02 AM

At Thanksgiving I got a card from my very first student -- someone I taught eons ago, back in my professional ice age. He told me how I'd opened his eyes to possibilities he hadn't seen before and how important I'd been to him. While I remember him well (and...

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On Being With 7,000 Women at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women

(0) Comments | Posted November 7, 2013 | 12:00 AM

On November 1st I attended the 10th Annual Pennsylvania Conference for Women and spent the day with 7,000 women! Hillary Clinton and Madeleine Albright delivered the key-note addresses and there were many other extraordinary women leaders who spoke through out the day. It was a conference alive with waves of...

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Beyond Sheryl Sandberg's Leaning In

(0) Comments | Posted March 25, 2013 | 1:19 PM

In an interview in the April Harvard Business Review, Sheryl Sandberg said, "Women face huge institutional barriers. But we also face barriers that exist within ourselves, sometimes as the result of our socialization. For most of my professional life, no one ever talked to me about the ways I held...

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New Year's Musings 2013

(0) Comments | Posted December 31, 2012 | 3:45 PM

I've been very earth-bound this year. I've been growing a new wing of my consulting business, The Resilience Group, with my work partner Dr. Jane Shure, marketing leadership coaching, formulating what words of wisdom I can deliver in speaking engagements, hoping to be of practical use to my clients, building...

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Creating an Inner Coach That Supports Resilience and Self-Confidence

(1) Comments | Posted October 5, 2012 | 1:43 PM

I heard a colleague say, "Choose your words the way you would your clothes... to feel good." Now that it's fall and we're clearing out our summer clothes for what feels good to wear in the new season, let's clear out our negative self-thoughts and only wear words that contribute...

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What Makes for Good Leadership?

(0) Comments | Posted February 22, 2012 | 12:38 PM

In 2008, Gallup scientists reported on a research project that surveyed more than one million work teams, conducted more than 20,000 in-depth interviews with leaders, and spoke with more than 10,000 "followers" around the world asking people why they followed the important leaders in their life. Results of...

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Learning From Failure and Living in Resilience

(1) Comments | Posted November 3, 2011 | 11:28 AM

As a leadership development coach, I was thrilled when I noticed that April's Harvard Business Review was entirely devoted to the topic of failure -- how to understand it, learn from it, and recover from it. It spoke about resilience -- the capacity to rebound from failures and disappointments --...

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Gloria Steinem Is Alive and Well, Reminding Us 'That Perfect Is Boring' and 'Beauty Is Irregular'

(2) Comments | Posted January 3, 2011 | 5:23 PM

"Perfectionism attaches to what is valued in the culture," said Gloria Steinem in a recent keynote address. In our culture, perfection means a thin body shape for women. Our societal value holds that "if I can attain the perfect body, i.e. the thin body, then I am OK. If I...

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Selling Perfection

(4) Comments | Posted September 15, 2010 | 4:15 PM

I was at the hair dresser yesterday and flipping through a magazine about beauty rather than looking at the work material I'd brought with me. I was appalled. The entire magazine seemed to be one big advertisement for cosmetic surgery, geared towards women in their 20's and 30's. The main...

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Reflections On Giving And Receiving

(0) Comments | Posted December 21, 2009 | 3:36 PM

It's that time of year for active giving and receiving. As I choose which of the soliciting envelopes to open, and which worthy organization will receive small checks from me, I've been reflecting on my own different ways of giving and receiving back.

As a psychologist, some people say...

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The Lessons From Yoga Keep Coming

(1) Comments | Posted September 10, 2009 | 4:57 PM

On my 40th birthday I was at a retreat center participating in my first ever yoga weekend which happened to be taught by the renowned Amrit Desai, the original yogi at the Kripalu Center in Mass. I wasn't sure what I was getting myself into, but it was a way...

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Hard Economic Times Invoke Our Harsh Inner Critic

(0) Comments | Posted June 8, 2009 | 7:53 PM

When we live with stress, we seem to get more critical of ourselves rather than more compassionate. Unfortunately, if one has a harsh inner critic lurking in the psyche, it comes to the fore when things get tough.

The economic crisis is wreaking havoc on some peoples' self-confidence and...

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SelfMatters: The Greatest Regret is Love Unexpressed

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2008 | 6:20 PM

"The greatest regret is love unexpressed".

Sitting on a meditation mat, I recently had one of those life-changing experiences. I'm not a regular at contemplative ventures, but I attended a two day retreat that involved hours of sitting and walking in silence in a peaceful environment, attending...

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SelfMatters: When Was the Last Time You Listened to Silence?

(3) Comments | Posted January 24, 2008 | 1:26 PM

When I was in college I used to add up the hours I spent doing my homework; the more hours I put in, the higher moral status I gave myself. Pathetic? But I was brought up to think that hard work, and particularly hard intellectual work, made me a better...

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