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!


All This Talk of Simplicity – Why Does It Matter?

Lachlan Brown on Simplicity Lachlan Brown recently wrote about the Buddhist habits of simplicity that really make for a beautiful life! This is what Lachlan said, paraphrased, along with my own commentary. Habit 1 – Outer Decluttering ¨Prins Siddhartha abandoned everything when he realized the frustrating nature of materialism, and thus became the Enlightened One. 2300 years later, Buddhist monks do the same. They keep material possessions to a minimum ...
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What Happened Today That Made Me Grateful for Life

Thank you @sanibelsprout for the reminder: ¨The best thing for being sad,¨ replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, ¨is to learn something. That’s the only thing that never fails.¨ What I learnt today was a deeper level of humility to the fact that we’ll never know when our time is up. My husband was meters away from the attack site at Drottninggatan in April. Today, I was meters away ...
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Give, Give, And Then Give Some More

“I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.”       – Maya Angelou Tired of not having enough? I’ve said it before. I’ll say it again. You want more – you shed. Give. Give. Give. Look around your life and see where you have more than you absolutely need. More than one yellow top? Give one ...
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Why I’ll Never Say, “I Can’t Afford It”

- From rags to riches...ish… When I was a kid, my mom was a single mom with me. She was a freshly hatched journalist trying to build a career and feed her kid at the same time. I kid you not, we had a standing joke where she’d come home and say, ¨got your favorite food for dinner! ¨ and I’d respond, ¨Oh no – not blood pudding – not ...
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Summer’s here! Feeling Self-Conscious in a Bikini…?

Then take this survey...! How likely are you to go to the gym in the next 24 hours? Extremely likely Very likely Somewhat likely Not so likely Not at all likely How likely are you to go for a run in the next 24 hours? Extremely likely Very likely Somewhat likely Not so likely Not at all likely How likely are you to go for a walk in the next ...
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The Artists Have It Right

Whenever I am suffering a creative dry spell, three top things I do are: I dip back into to the Artist's Way, by Julia Cameron, and restart the morning pages. No matter what my current situation is like, I write out what my IDEAL situation at the moment. This way, I offset any ¨bah¨ or doomsday thoughts about what is about to happen next. I do something for someone else. Makes ...
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7 Reasons Why It’s Great to Be an Adult

We often complain out loud or to ourselves about the burdens of being an adult (especially if you are also a parent). No more late nights and long sleepy mornings, no burning midnight oil out of sheer inspiration and no more letting bills be someone else’s problem. BUT – it’s actually GREAT being an adult. Why? You’re less concerned about what others are doing and more into what you’re You ...
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Want To Know What Lying Does To You…?

It rots your soul. More specifically, it drastically limits your self expression as you will be busy keeping track of what you said and to whom. It's a dark hole that it only becomes harder to climb out of the deeper you dig. But there is a way out. I will give you the first tip. List all lies you've told that you can think of. Out right ones. White ...
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What Patterns Does Trump Have You Think…?

Thinking about patterns as I read this mornings political rhetoric. Jobs’ 30th birthday invitation said: “There’s an old Hindu saying that goes, ‘In the first 30 years of your life, you make your habits; For the last 30 years of your life, your habits make you.’ Come help celebrate mine.” What are your patterns that, if you look, have followed you for a very long time? Which ones make you ...
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Curious What Your Super Powers Are…?

If you read some of my latest posts, you know I’m on my Super Power train! I asked a few people of sound judgement who’ve known me for a while, what my Super Powers are? The reason was, and you know this from StrengthsFinder 2.0,  that we get way more mileage out of leveraging our strengths than improving our weaknesses! I got some great responses; some’re simple validations and some ...
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