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When I ask potential clients for the reasons they want to be coached, almost always they want more of one or both of two things — power and money.
Before you judge, ask yourself if power and...
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Words are powerful and distinctions help us turn words into roadmaps for action.
If you don’t already have a bias for action, my work won’t help you.
But if you are or want to become an action hero, you’ll want to become obsessed with words, their meanings and ensuing...
Things that age well:
- Humans who take care of themselves
- Life lessons
- Cheddar cheese
- Icelandic skata
- Kids (with a bit of luck!)
- You and me
The one thing that does NOT age well: Problems
Culturally and socially, we’ve got a problem with aging. We...
I’m often asked to explain what makes for a “great” Life Coach, as well as the reverse.
So here's my list of 9 things a great coach can help her clients with and 7 things she/he can leave to other professions.
- Helps you focus on the things that are right with you rather than...
Last night, my daughter was having a tough time.
She was angry at herself and stuck in a cycle of rumination over a totally innocent mistake she had made.
In last week’s blog I wrote about the value of reflection and how experience without reflection does not lead to the kind of learning...
Questioning our worth is the unsolicited and unwelcome gift of adulthood.
No one ever looked at a newborn and gauged their worth. Children don’t question their worth unless they experience early life trauma. Even then, their experience is more one of confusion than unworthiness.
A very long time ago, Julius Caesar said, “Ut est rerum omnium magister usus” which roughly translates to — experience is the best teacher.
And we’ve since repeated this “truth” a gazillion times — to ourselves, our children and anyone who is willing to...
If you’re reading this article, you are a grower — a person who wants to live better, more skillfully and with more ease.
I want to make your goal of growing and expanding easier by sharing a single transformative and life changing practice.
If you commit to ONLY this one practice and...
I’m often asked what books I recommend to clients.
The answer is easy because there are so many terrific books in the world of self growth and mastery.
But it’s not simple because each person is walking their own unique path and I’m an expert at creating a bespoke coaching...
It’s humbling to know and publicly admit that I’ve never had an original idea, including the one I’m going to share today.
It’s also liberating beyond measure.
Most of us are raised to believe that unless we create something original, our offer is not valuable, or even...
Last week’s blog “Are you an Amateur or a Pro?” raised more questions than answers from my community.
In conversations with clients and readers who reached out, it became clear that every distinction deserves its own chapter.
I, of course, knew this when I was writing the...
My client, Sebastian, thinks he’s behind on “life”.
He thinks he missed the memo the rest of us received on how to live a happy life.
I know better.
Sebastian hasn’t fallen behind and there is no such memo.
We’re all just trying to figure it out.
“I look forward to receiving a contract,”
My clients will often say.
My response is always the same and often surprising, if not downright confusing to them.
“I don’t do contracts.”
Deep transformational life coaching is not a transaction, but rather a commitment of...
Do you doubt yourself?
Do you then judge yourself for having doubts?
How’s that working for you? (You can let me know the answer to this question after! … so read on).
I know for sure that it’s not working for you because it sure as hell has never worked for me or any of my...
So, you want to change a habit?
If I was allowed only one coaching tool in my professional coaching toolbox and I mean …
I literally could only use one and no other tool or system … I know which one I would keep. And now you’ll know it too.
I would keep the tool and practice I...
What are you apologizing for these days?
Let me guess.
Most of us go through our days and ultimately our lives habitually apologizing. If you don’t think this applies to you, try the following experiment for a day or a week.
Become aware and take note of how often you...
Most professional Coaches will tell their clients what to think.
The truth is we need to learn how to think.
I’m an expert in helping emerging adults integrate their emotions, core values and actions in service of their life goals. Teaching them how to think is the skill and mindset shift...
My niece, Hannah, just released an album of her heartfelt and deeply vulnerable (and in my opinion, brilliant) work.
To put one’s work and self out there in the world takes courage at any age, but at 17, it takes something more.
Hannah was walking through fear, not because she was...
I come from a family of high achievers.
My work as a Life and Leadership Coach has me in constant conversation with leaders who would proudly carry this label. But in pushing the borders of exploring what it means to live a happy life, it has become clear to me that being a high achiever is no...
A dear and wise client of mine, Jo, sent me a text last night with a seemingly simple question.
She asked, “How do you define success?”
I read this text at the end of a day that felt like anything but successful! I had failed to finish a 50 mile race that I had trained for with great...
I am an expert at helping couples experience their second marriage with their first spouse.
I’m not exactly sure how that happened though, given I, myself, was in a marriage only once for less than four years.
But Pat Riley didn’t need to be an extraordinary basketball player, to lead...
Nobody ever jumped out of bed in the morning and joyfully exclaimed,
“I love creating new habits!”
That’s because we all know that forming new habits and getting rid of old, entrenched ones is a shitty process.
By shitty I mean it’s long, requiring higher...