7 Steps to Forge Lasting Connections

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Effective communication (the kind that actually works!) is arguably our most impactful life skill, yet unfortunately, one most of us are not very good at.

While numerous books have been written on the techniques of effective communication, only...

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Are Your Beliefs Holding You Back? Let's Change That.

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People often ask me if they or someone they know is a good candidate for Life Coaching.

My answer is almost always contingent on finding out what questions they are asking themselves.

 

If their internal conversation goes something like...

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What Luxury Brands Taught Me About Soul Quenching Conversations?

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Most people believe coaching will give them clarity and confidence. The truth is that good coaching will give them courage.

Confidence is a result of doing hard things — taking actions outside of our comfort zone.

And...

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9 Ways to Offer and Receive Support

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“How can I support you?” is one of my favorite questions to ask at the start of a coaching conversation.

What I’m really asking is, “What is your support language?”

So much has been written about our Love Languages...

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How Ignorance + Arrogance Helped Me Finish a Sky Race

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Last week I wrote about what it takes to get to the start line of anything.

Many times, we scare ourselves before even starting, causing us to never begin. And that’s why, so often, simply to begin is to win.

But what happens when we do...

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To Begin is To Win

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I’m obsessed with beginnings. I find them to be powerful and inspiring.

Beginnings carry what I like to think of as “Pilgrim Energy”!

Beginnings are, by nature, about Possibility.

And Possibilities invite Optimism, Hope and...

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7 Steps to Getting Shit ✅

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Efficiency and effectiveness are not the same.

Understanding the distinction between these two words makes all the difference if our goal is to create more impact with our time, not just check off boxes on our “To Do” list.

...

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Coaching is… NOT a Hobby

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I have the privilege of working with a selected number of extraordinary individuals who aspire to establish a reputable, skilled and thriving coaching business. Building such a profession from scratch is not an easy thing to do. And it...

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Ordinary People Can Create Extraordinary Lives

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I frequently use the word extraordinary to describe my clients.

Yesterday, while running on the trails, it occurred to me that using this adjective to describe people who are creating noticeable change and transformation in their lives, may be...

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10 Truths I Wish I Could Share With My Clients’ in the Very First Session

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1. The greatest truth remains — what David Whyte calls, “the unending vulnerability of existence.” Pain, illness, loss and grief are not bugs in the system of life, but rather features.

 

2. Optimism is not an option for...

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An Ode to Mothers

I love this quote by Osho, “The moment a child is born, the mother is also born.”

But what I now know to be closer to the truth is that mothers are made, not born.

For me, motherhood was an intellectual concept until, gradually, it became an experience and finally, an obsession.

Yes,...

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How Do You Want To Be Remembered?

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When you were in your 20’s, did you ever think about how you would like to be remembered?

The answer from most of us is a hell no!

We were too busy worrying about how we look, what others think of us and if we were slightly more mature...

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28 Things You Control

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Your judgment

Your next step

Your beliefs

Your smile

Your "Why"

Your words

What you eat and drink

What you say yes to

What you learn

What you ignore

What thoughts you feed

What thoughts you starve

What comes out of your mouth

What you spend...

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Seize the Season

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I’m a creature of the seasons.

Born in the last weeks of winter, I carry the slow awakening of the snow covered seed and the hibernating bear inside me like a long held memory.

The memory lives in my body much more than in my head. When...

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Coaching Vs. Therapy: The Long Answer

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In last week’s blog, I asked but did not answer the question Professional Coaches are often asked:

What’s the difference between Coaching and Therapy?

Experience has proven to me that there’s no quick and easy answer to this...

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Coaching Vs. Therapy — Why I No Longer Give a Short Answer to This Question?

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When I first started coaching, I used to share easy answers.

One of those answers was the response to the question Life Coaches are asked often.

What’s the difference between Coaching and Therapy?

My easy answer was, “Therapy is...

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What Are You Leaving Behind?

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I write to understand myself.

It’s the kind of writing I almost never share publicly. It’s messy and vulnerable. And almost always, I don’t look at it again! I just tuck it away somewhere like a message in a bottle for someone...

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The Mindset Reset! 11 Powerful Practices

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I love all my clients, but I adore the young adults

Because they have had less time to be shaped by their environment, they tend to be more open-minded and less set in their ways. They are often more willing to experiment with creating a...

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Redefining Success in Parenting – Why ‘The Parent Test’ is More Than Just a Reality Show?

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One of my vices is my attachment to watching reality shows!

I’m not proud of it.

It's the kind of activity that doesn't require much brain power, allowing me to multitask and divert my attention to several things. But it seems to be the...

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20 Things I Wish I Knew in My 30s: A Coach's Reflection

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If I could go back 20 years in time and coach, really coach, my 30-ish self, she would:

 

  1. Realize — in her bones, and not just in the Instagram-filled areas of her brain — that she is far more powerful than she realizes.
  2. Learn...
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No Frapping — The Powerful Agreement That Creates Bulletproof Relationships

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Powerful agreements create powerful relationships.

One of the most valuable relationships in my life is with the women in my private coaching group, The Wisdom Circle.

By design, no one in this group is new to coaching and its greatest value...

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The Key to Better Decisions: Understanding the Why Behind Your Decision Making Process

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Our life is the sum of our choices. 

— Albert Camus

I’m obsessed with the art of decision making! Decisions decide direction.

What was the last impactful decision you made? How did you go about making it? Do you want to make...

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Ageless Advisors: 80-Somethings Share Their Secrets

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Sometimes I run on trails, and because I work full time and often can’t just cut loose to spend four hours in the mountains (yes, trail-running in LA is a sport of commitment!), I run around the neighborhood park.

It can be mind numbing...

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The Blessing of an Ordinary Day

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It’s not unusual for me to start a coaching session by asking, “What would make this conversation extraordinary for you?”

Because coaching is all about going from good to great — ordinary to extraordinary.

And yet, my...

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