Did you notice all the COACHES?!

Citius, Altius, Fortius – et cum Magister! ** You probably watched at least a few minutes of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, even if just highlights. Olympians are the best of the best — the Swiftest, Highest, and Strongest, as the Olympic motto reminds us… AND did you notice that every one of them has a coach?     What could …

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The Most Powerful Way to Create Goals that Get Results

Every year I create a plan for my business. I usually start with the numbers, then build my strategies, then finish with narrative reflection (past year accomplishments, lessons learned) and goals. This year I felt the itch to change my approach, and with the help of my coach turned my process upside down. First I re-visited my foundation: Purpose, Mission, …

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Are YOU the Source of the Problem?

One of my coaching clients is looking for a new job. The client’s company is paying for coaching services while the client’s boss is simultaneously doing everything he can to confuse, disconnect and disengage his staff. The client did not intend to use coaching as a career change. Once I introduced language about boundaries and tolerations, however, the client realized …

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Every Story Can Have a Happy Ending – Even Yours!

The root of human suffering lies in our inability to know the difference between an assessment and an assertion. ~Byron Katie, Loving What Is If you’ve ever taken a personality assessment (like MBTI, DiSC, or a host of others) you know that for all the uniqueness of the 6 Billion people on earth, we all resonate with one of about …

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Happiness is Hard Work

This video animation offers a great primer on the difference between traditional psychology and Positive Psych.  In many ways, it’s taken directly from many of my talks — of course the reality is that I studied with Martin Seligman and Mihaly Czikszentmihaly and apparently learned this explanation directly from the source.  The core message:  Creating Happiness in your life does …

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Positive Leadership Addictions

If you want to know more about what makes employees happy just take a look at yourself for the answers. What makes you happy about your job? Don’t you find that when you are happy and enjoy the work you do, you actually do better work, your energy level is high, and you have a greater sense of accomplishment? Here are some GOOD addictions to have if you serve as a leader to others. (read more)

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How Do You Keep Your Edge as a Coach?

I mentor other coaches, in addition to working directly with clients. One of the coaches I’m currently mentoring wrote to ask how I keep learning. It caused me to reflect, and I ended up sending her and others a list of the resources and some books that I use to keep my own edge sharp. I share them here.

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We are what our habits allow us to be

Human development can be seen as a process of waking up to the choices that were there all the time. When we witness the nature of our habituation, when we open to the possibilities that our habits previously screened out, we have a moment of real choice. (and this is where Coaching emerges as midwife to the birth of a new ways of being in the world)

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