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!


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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Campaign – ¨The Last Quarter Inch¨

Offer/Campaign -               ¨The Last Quarter Inch¨  Hey you! Lots of exciting things coming up this fall, like the online summit about how to turn your hobby into your work. The summit launches Oct 19, but I also wanted to extend something overall, over-arching…! I’ve named this campaign - ¨The Last Quarter Inch¨.   If you are any like me - and the rest ...
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Inspo Luncheon in Visby, Gotland!

See video clip of myself and Marcus Höök leading an inspo lunch on the theme ¨Feedback - How To Give and Receive It¨, held at the Strand Academy, Strand Hotel, Visby, Gotland. Enjoy! Jo Film credit: Sebastian, Strand Academy ...
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An Equestrian Healer

...Satya, my four-year old twin daughter, is a horse girl. She is the youngest in the stable. Her feet barely reach the stirrups. Still - she is hooked. She has found her hobby, passion or whatever it will turn out to be. I, on the other hand, was never a horse girl. The teenagers in the stable are trying to convince me that ¨it’s so eeeasy to learn to saddle ...
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A Perfect Weekend

This Perfect Weekend Waking up without the alarm clock… Reading first thing… ·       A run - with intervals that make you suck air down your lungs… Good food, drink and conversation … A delicious family event; a festival, a museum… Getting the laundry done – but not folding any… Shinrinyoku – forest bath with loved ones… Quiet time with the camera – even with kids – snapping shots of them ...
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Three Good Tips on How to Give and Receive Feedback

  1. Commit Elicit a commitment from both parties that the feedback should lead to something constructive. No dumping.  2. Let people finish No interrupting. If you listen to what someone has to say, it is very likely that they will check their assumptions themselves.   3. Ask people to say more Get more details and more detailed in the feedback. This way you move from problem to solutions based ...
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How Honesty Builds Character

Starting Monday on an HONEST note. How it is a thrilling ride. To speak it, to search for it, to be led and inspired by it. See these thought-worthy quotes from heavy hitters in history and nifty truth tellers of today...Warmly, Coach Jo ...
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This movie star! Ah – I give you Rosa Maria Fuentes Fernandez!

This movie star! Ah - I give you Rosa Maria Fuentes Fernandez! From: Insta Turnaround Stories by Johanna Sawalha: Rosa Maria was one of my dad’s friends I got to know. She is a rock star tutor. Everyone sends their kid to her. Her pattern – taking TOO much care. Others’ burdens. At home, she tends to hoard… (but stylish as she is – mostly fabulous books and clothes). I ...
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