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04 Dec

Taking the Lead

What does it mean to be a leader? In their book The Art of the Possibility, Rosamund and Benjamin Zander describe a concept that he calls “leading from any chair”.  Benjamin Zander is a conductor, and The Art of Possibility is a book of leadership principles for living life and for working in an organization.  A conductor, like

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08 Oct

Self-Care: The People in Your Head

Note:  In my ongoing series on COVID self-care (see Taking the Stairs and Now More Than Ever), I am addressing an element of self-care that is often overlooked.  Scroll to the bottom to find out where you can learn more about all things self-care. —————- “Your best friend and your worst enemy are right here.” 

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28 Sep

Taking the Stairs

Friday was a good day. Living in Northern California, I have been waiting for clear air (or at least not “unhealthy” air) so I could go outside again. Specifically, my spin studio closed in the last round of gym closures and then, innovatively, took all their bikes up to the roof! I got so excited

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17 Sep

Self-Care – Now, More Than Ever

Today I am fasting. Why? I recently learned about a process called autophagy. This is the process by which the body cleans out toxic and non-useful cells. It supports healthy aging and can be a way to prevent cancer. It is supported by fasting.  (https://www.healthline.com/health/autophagy) A new thing for me to try! Why? Self-care. I

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26 Aug

Secret to Success Number One! Find Your Best Friend

Secret to Success Number 1 – Get an Accountability Partner There are so many “secrets to success.”  But I am going to call this secret number one!  Why? Because if you get yourself an accountability partner and you create a true accountability relationship, you will also be living many other secrets.  Secrets like: Figure out

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03 Jul

The power of coaching. The power of people.

If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.”  —Thomas Edison I fell into coaching.  It was an accident.  Or so I thought.  Once here I had that experience so many people talk about – I found my calling.  I find coaching to be such a powerful practice.  I

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06 May

Mindfully Transitioning to Your New Normal

One of the things I have been hearing recently is what it will be like when we get “back to normal.” I am not always sure what is meant by this when I hear it on TV. But when I hear it in my living room and on my coaching calls, I can ask the

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29 Apr

15 Tips for Navigating This Interesting Time

I love all the resources out there and this is a great collection of tips and tools and practices that we can all use to create and maintain positivity in this time of change. The blog post is quite thorough. It was written by one of the coaches I trained last year in our Transformative

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07 Apr

Tips for These Times – TV and Social Media

“You become what you think about most of the time” ― Brian Tracy I have been so inspired recently by the people reaching out to offer empowering resources and thoughts during these interesting times. I want to do my part and support positivity and abundance. When things change, we have so much opportunity to change

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27 Mar

Uncertainty

“Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security.” ― John Allen Paulos This might not be super reassuring during this time of “uncertainty,” but allow me to reframe. Certainty is an illusion. I am going to say some things I know you know already, but

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29 Oct

Leader as Coach

One of my student coaches recently sent me this article from the Harvard Business Review.  If you are a leader, you are going to get great value from this article!  She sums it up better than I can: “The article talks about how management styles have had to change to better respond to a different

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24 Jul

The Importance of Clear Agreements

You may be saying, “I know the importance of clear agreements.”  Even so, there is a good chance you are not getting them. Today I want to give you a simple tool that will transform the culture of your organization and improve the results you produce.  It is called “the Complete Request.”  (I am grateful

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21 May

Dominoes

I saw a speaker once on Buddhism and mindfulness give this demonstration: He set up dominoes – like you did when you were a kid – in a serpentine design on the floor. Then he hit one and it hit the next one and so on until they were cascading their clack clack clack and

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07 May

A Simple Time Management Tip for the Week

Think about it. No really.  Think about it.  This is my tip this week. Effective time management can seem counterintuitive.  I learned something this week from two different clients:  the value in taking time to sit and reflect. We live in a fast-paced world.  We are usually doing seven things at once.  Rarely do we

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12 Apr

What Would Wonder Woman Do?

Sometimes the answer is simpler than it seems.  Sometimes we can find a way to develop that new behavior in an easy way.  I speak frequently about neuro-linguistic programming and some of the techniques it offers.  One of them is called the New Behavior Generator. Let’s imagine you want to do something and you are

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29 Mar

What do you REALLY want?

People come to coaching for a variety of reasons: *make more money *get more clients *learn to communicate better *have better relationships with children or staff *lose weight *and on and on   What is your current goal? The question we always ask our clients is why do you want that?  And they will say “I

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09 Feb

What Kind of a Day Will You Have?

Have you ever had this experience: You run into a co-worker in the hall at 11am and you say, “How are you?” She says, “Man, this day is terrible.” Or, “I am having the worst day.” I hear this a lot. Or on Tuesday, “This is the worst week ever.” I had heard this a

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16 Oct

There is no Such Thing as a “Normal” Week

Sometimes it’s useful to just say what is so. There are stories we tell ourselves that are unexamined and do not contain all the truth. This is one of them. As you know by now if you’ve been reading my blogs, one of the things my clients do on their calls with me is “declare”

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24 May

The REALITY of Enrollment

A Specific Model for Enrollment – REALITY We have been talking about the concept of “enrollment” – communicating with others in a way that they feel heard and that generates cooperation, collaboration and ownership. You cannot enroll if you cannot see reality. You must clearly see the other person’s reality to enroll them in anything.

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16 Nov

The Power of Habit, Part I

I once heard someone say that everything we do – every day, all day – is either part of an old habit or part of a new habit. Last week, I posted this riddle: I am your constant companion. I am your greatest helper or heaviest burden. I will push you onward or drag you

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