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Carla Fowler – Top 5 Fallacies of Goal Obtainment

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Show Topic:
When we view high-achieving individuals, many of us often think (or say) “what is their secret?” What is that person doing differently from so many other people in business or society who are striving to achieve goals?

While the answer is likely going to be different for everyone, there will certainly be some underlying themes. While we can focus on those themes, another important element is understanding what some of the common misconceptions are about goal obtainment and ways in which we as individuals or as coaches to team members can mindfully maneuver around snares.

In this episode of HR Power Hour, join host Tawny Alvarez as she and Carla Fowler, Founder of THAXA, a boutique executive coaching firm that leverages the best ideas from performance science to help leaders around the globe, discuss the top five fallacies of goal obtainment.

Tawny and Carla will discuss that while having a dream (or a goal) is important—more is necessary to achieve it. They will also discuss some of the tips Carla provides to executives to assist them in achieving those goals while maneuvering around common fallacies.

About The Guest:

Carla Fowler, MD PhD founded THAXA out of a passion for performance science, where the fields of strategy, productivity, and psychology intersect. Since its inception in 2013, THAXA’s scientific approach to individualized coaching has attracted a devoted client base of dozens of executives at firms ranging from Fortune 500 technology companies to venture-backed startups to innovative nonprofits.

Carla’s coaching methods draw upon the multidisciplinary field of performance science to generate the best ideas surrounding strategy, execution, and mindset to assist leaders in their endeavors. Over the past 10 years, she has distilled the key principles of performance into understandable concepts and a method that helps leaders incorporate these ideas into their day-to-day performance, helping them go faster and improving their results.

Outside of her coaching, Carla truly enjoys sharing her key performance principles with audiences while engaging in thought-provoking conversations surrounding her passion for performance science.

Carla graduated from Brown University magna cum laude, earned her MD and PhD at the University of Washington, and completed her internship in general surgery at Stanford University.

To learn more about THAXA and to obtain a free resource on choosing an executive coach and common mistakes, please visit Carla at or connect with her on social media at: