Why Get a Coach?

“I’ve always battled with my career. I felt like I had no purpose and I never liked what I was doing. My jobs always ended in me either being let go from downsizing or I would get fired. My coach taught me that it’s not “what I do” for a living that matters it’s ¨how I am¨ about what I am doing that does. My coach is teaching me how to break my old habits and how important it is to challenge my doubts and fears. I realize that I truly create my world by what I think. I now have practices in place that stop me from going down a path of negativity and self-doubt. As I keep up the practices she taught me, they get better and better and so does my life.”
 — Beth Armstrong, events manager

So…why get a coach?

You –

  • Develop leadership skills and practices – for work and life!
  • You enhance your career and end up in the right place…
  • Get ongoing, impartial feedback that assures your growth!


My Boss Called Me a Diva

I haven’t had many bosses in my life. Maybe three…? Being an entrepreneur most of my life has pretty much ruined my prospects for every working for anyone, unless they’re fine with someone who questions authority, decisions, and the direction of the company, in essence – a highly opinionated, hard-to-steer employee. One of those three bosses I had called me a diva. These days that may have called for an ...
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Who Wants to Know What Top Three Things to Focus on in 2018?

You ever wrap your day and ask yourself, ¨What did I actually get done today…? Did I produce - anything? ¨ I used to be scattered – SO scattered- to the point of my old roommate when watching me scurry said, ¨You’d think you ran IBM. ¨ … And a client of mine (who is a medicated ADHD), said to me, ¨You definitely have ADHD. I live with it. I know ...
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This is embarrassing but I’ll tell you anyway –

Entrepreneurs, speakers, coaches – they all know that writing a book is the ticket. In fact, it’s almost a prerequisite for being taken seriously and for anyone to put you on their speakers’ roster. Even if no one ever reads your book -  that’s not even the point. It’s almost like a college degree. No one really cares what subject you majored in, they only care that you graduated, which ...
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Yes, the summit is happening BUT wanted to give you something else as well…

¨Listening, ¨ Erich Fromm – the great thinker, therapist and writer said, “is an art like the understanding of poetry” and, like any art, has its own rules and norms. These are his six such guidelines for mastering the art of truly understanding another human being. In the era of #metoo #trump #blacklivesmatter, his words are more poignant than ever… The basic rule for practicing this art is the complete ...
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Work Your Passion Summit – Launching Today!

This summit is for you who feel: Stuck in y0ur day job Have a dream to create something that is truly yours Work with what you are passionate about every day Don't miss it - sign up - it's launching today! Can't wait to have you! Warmly, Coach Jo ...
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Is it Time to Put Your Passions to Work? By Homaira Kabir

Editor's note: Make sure to sign up for the Work Your Passion summit if you answered yes to the question in the title! Also, to contact Homaira, the author of this piece, see her information at the bottom. Are you one of the 70% of employees who feels disengaged at work? Or part of the millions for whom work-related stress has become the source of ill health, anxiety and even ...
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The Work Your Passion summit!

Hey, hey! You do NOT want to miss this 21-day summit - with the most amazing speakers. They will teach you EVERYthing you need to know about: Starting out on your own Quitting your desk job Working with what you LOVE for a living... Who should listen in? You - if you are DONE not doing what you love day-to-day! Coach Jo ...
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Are We Getting Numb?

Are we getting numb? Have we got "fear fatigue"? Or is it that we're getting better at defiance? So wisely asked by the BBC in the UK. You may call me morbid, but I look at the pictures from each attack. Not oogling. I look and feel. Every time. I will never EVER start to equal one attack with another. Don’t you either. I will also not stop addressing them, ...
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Why THIS woman matters…!

It’s National Poetry Day. What does poetry do with us humans that no other art form can? Maybe it’s in the brevity of the stanzas, the pauses and the way it leaves you half knowing, half not. I have had the honor to know a few poets. One of my favorite ones, as well as people on the planet, wrote below poem ¨Hidden¨ - award winning poet Naomi Shihab Nye ...
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Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Not my line but that of Angela Duckworth and her great little book on grit. I was a-MAZ-ed at my 4-yearold little twinkies running their first race yesterday. My boy took off like shot out of a cannon and my girl held my hand and ran. When we got to our umpteen hill, she didn’t complain, just recognized ¨You know, I’m a little tired. ¨ And still, she kept on ...
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Johanna Sawalha

Executive Coach