Johanna Sawalha Executive Coach

Johanna Sawalha Executive Coach

Message from Coach Jo –

¨Hi everyone! You are here, so I’m going to assume that you are committed to the growth and development of yourself, your team or your company. Nothing could make me happier - I salute you for caring about this. I will be sure to provide value to you - and please let me know if you want to see something in particular. I will do my best to grant your requests! ¨

A Perfect Weekend

August 25, 2017No Comments

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 Read More

Three Good Tips on How to Give and Receive Feedback

August 22, 2017No Comments

    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 Read More

How Honesty Builds Character

August 21, 2017No Comments

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

This movie star! Ah – I give you Rosa Maria Fuentes Fernandez!

August 18, 2017No Comments

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 Read More

All This Talk of Simplicity – Why Does It Matter?

June 19, 20173 Comments

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. Read More

What Happened Today That Made Me Grateful for Life

June 13, 2017No Comments

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 Read More

Give, Give, And Then Give Some More

June 12, 20172 Comments

“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 Read More

Why I’ll Never Say, “I Can’t Afford It”

June 5, 2017No Comments

– 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 Read More

Summer’s here! Feeling Self-Conscious in a Bikini…?

May 29, 2017No Comments

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 Read More

The Artists Have It Right

May 22, 20171 Comment

  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 Read More