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!


When are You Not Allowed to Use Humor?

Reposting an article that I wrote a while ago because it's pertinent today... #snl #keepkatierich #barrontrump #comedy When are You Not Allowed to Use Humor? …I wanted to find out because I laughed heartily during the Eurovision Song Contest when the host land/my mother country made fun of themselves and what it takes to make it into this competition: Måns Zelmerlöw and Petra Mede - ¨Love Love Peace Peace¨ (Interval ...
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Join Our Post-Election E.R. Webinar!

ELECTION ER: COPING WITH POST-ELECTION FEAR IN AMERICA A 3-Session webinar led by Executive Coach Johanna Sawalha and Wellness Expert Erika Shannon There is no denying that the 2016 Presidential election has left many of us in a state of panic, fear, and anxiety. * Do you fear what's coming? * Are you troubled by the outpouring of violence in our country and the world? * Are you losing sleep with ...
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Academic research (f. ex J. Moon and K. Page) states that ¨reflective practice is an active, dynamic action-based and ethical set of skills, placed in real time and dealing with real, complex and difficult situations. ¨ I’ve been reflecting over the holidays noting that, as an Activator (@StrengthsFinder 2.0), I’ve taken more action than I’ve reflected in my life. Having a birthday this month, hence advancing my age and wisdom, ...
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If not you- who?

¨We Have a Dream¨opens 2mrw@Fotografiska. About both known and unsung heroes of 2day. #beaheroinyourownlife #starwars #rougeone #ifnotyouwho Coach Jo ...
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Race to the Finish

Here you see me sitting, thinking of you all :)…. Writing on how I can contribute till the very last minute - so you can finish out 2016 with a bang! …  many have said that 2016 was a bum year. They are happy to bid 2016 goodbye… But I quote my client Roger when he said, ¨Character is forged in the crucible of adversity¨. Michelle Obama spoke on the ...
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The Truth Shall Set You Free

¨It doesn’t matter if it’s a lie if it’s exciting.¨ Some people come to me to get help separating truth from fiction in their lives... ... and learn how to detect in themselves what they actually believe in. It is very important to find your voice and feel that your choices are right. Coach Jo #populism #doctrine #thetruthshallsetyoufree ...
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Why Joy? Part II

Joy. noun: the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen, pleasure; elation. She felt the joy of seeing her daughter's success. I see a direct correlation – high stress = low joy. For example, what you look forward to during the holidays, isn’t mostly the great chill that it is…? The no stress? More that than anything else? I just downloaded the app Mood ...
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What’s The Point of Being Joyful?

My high school sweetheart once exclaimed, ¨Jo wakes up at war with the world¨ It was true then. It is still true now. While some people wake up into their to-do list, some into wanting more sleep, others into hopefulness, my first waking thought has most often been, ¨NOW what??¨ Over the years, I have gotten some insight into this characteristic of mine. I’ve also tried to acquire some tools ...
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Why You Need to Go Back to Basics

On a day like today. When you are done either celebrating or mourning. It’s time to get back to basics. Do what works. See @stevenpressfield ’s book Do the Work and ask us for coaching tips on building a healthy foundation of basics. #gobacktobasics #dothework #loveyourtrip #enjoytheride #itstheprocess ...
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https://www.instagram.com/p/BMlcGtRhEYA/?taken-by=johanna_sawalha When something bad happens, your best bet is to invent a new context for it. A new way of thinking about it. Reframing is another word for it. For the millions disappointed in the outcome of the US election this morning, this is necessary. Context is decisive – it will determine everything about how you go about tackling your upcoming hurdle. Examples: The father in the Oscar winning movie ...
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Johanna Sawalha

Executive Coach