Forget About Passion! mindset parenting

What do highly educated millennials and many high-achieving, fifty-ish women have in common?

On the surface, seemingly not much. However, because both are groups of people that I coach, one similarity connects them with surprising consistency. Often, both groups  are striving to gain clarity...

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Loneliness vs. Solitude - It's About Choice work/life balance

Everywhere we turn, we are told that there is a loneliness epidemic, now far worsened by the mandate to social distance due to COVID.  Even before this pandemic, the data overwhelmingly points to the cost of loneliness in huge populations with people of all ages.  A ground breaking 2010...

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Good Enough or Not Good Enough For You? parenting transformation

Perfect is a moving target, that’s if it’s even a thing. We are so quick and nonchalant in peppering our everyday conversations with the word “perfect”.  That was a perfect meal.  My son is a perfect student.  I want the perfect relationship.  Most of...

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Knowing and Doing are Not Related transformation

If you regularly beat yourself up because you continue to do or say things you know, for a fact, are not good for you and don’t serve you - just stop! Don’t beat yourself up, you’re actually being completely normal.

 

 

Nothing is wrong, broken or self sabotaging about...

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It's a Process - Not a Superpower mindset

What comes up for you when you read the following?:

“After the birth of their child, Ruth Bader Ginsburg's husband was diagnosed with cancer. During this period, Ruth attended class, took notes for them both, typed her husband's dictated papers and cared for their child & her sick...

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Why No One Needs Coaching coaching

Recently, I was on a “catch up on life” call with a friend of mine, and she was telling me about all the people around her who are dealing with our new COVID reality by doing more, much more, of what they were always doing anyway.  She complained about their overdrinking, over...

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Don't Be A Dick! communication mindset parenting

My son is graduating from high school.  I’ve raised him the best I knew up to this point, but on the threshold of manhood, I felt that he needed some male advice, in addition to whatever wisdom I’ve shared with him so far.

So I did what I always do when I need advice, help and...

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Four Practices for Leaders in Times of Crisis communication leadership life integration mindset

When in a crisis, leaders are at risk of either under-reacting or over-reacting.

When under-reacting, we are showing minimal empathy, are overly optimistic and downplay the situation.

When over-reacting, we are experiencing constant high threat, catastrophizing, and creating panic in others.

The...

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The Privilege of Being Still communication leadership mindset parenting

“I’m enjoying the privilege of being still,” said my client effortlessly, as though this is a common belief and these words are part of our collective lexicon.

Well, you could have knocked me over my coaching perch with a feather!

With due respect and understanding for the...

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Life in the Time of Corona coaching mindset work/life balance

These are complex times and I thought long and hard before writing this blog.  There is so much “information” being hurled at us - whether we’ve invited it or not - and I wasn’t sure I would add value by creating yet another piece of content.

So I stayed quiet and...

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What's Wrong with Knowledge? coaching life integration transformation

What if becoming more knowledgeable doesn’t lead to more fulfillment and success in life?  How would we live our lives differently if we believed this statement to be true? Would we consume less content, read fewer books, and pay less attention to experts?  That seems like a...

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A Birthday Gift parenting

Hi Everyone,

Today is my birthday, although most everyone thinks it was yesterday.

 I did this intentionally, so I could be present for everyone’s well wishes yesterday and spend this day in reflection and gratitude.  I also want  my actual birthday to be a day of giving...

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The Path to Becoming a Professional Life Coach coaching transformation

I’m often asked about my path to becoming a Professional Life Coach. This is one of the fastest growing industries globally, and in my opinion, with 7 billion of us needing and wanting to live more successful lives, we could use all the good coaches we can have in this world.

I thank...

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Commitment vs. Intention coaching communication life integration mindset

It’s January 1st, 2020 and all around the world, people are setting goals and intentions that data shows will be forgotten by January 12th.  But there are some people for whom the commitment that they make today, will be sustainable and potentially life-changing.

They will look back on...

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Freedom From or Freedom To? life integration mindset work/life balance

Do you want to be free?

I’m guessing that your answer is a resounding yes.  Mine was, even before I had the language to express it.  My earliest memories are of roaming in our magical garden in Iran, and feeling like I was free to do and be whatever I wanted.  That was my 5...

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Coach and be Coached coaching life integration transformation

In my career as a Professional Life Coach, I’ve learned that many people don’t understand how their lives might change if they worked with someone who does what I do.

Let me tell you a little bit about my clients.  First of all, they’re doing great, thank you very...

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Dead F----- Last coaching mindset

Life Coaching is about changing thoughts, shifting perceptions, and breaking down goals into bite size pieces.  As a coach, I don’t have the answers for my clients. I’m certainly not smarter than them. And although I hope to inspire, I’m not a cheerleader.

A good coach...

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Burn The Boats leadership mindset transformation

It’s no exaggeration when I say that I work with some of the most committed and courageous human beings in this world.

Every day and in every area of their lives, my clients are pushing the limits of what is possible for them. They don’t just talk about it, read and forward...

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5 Life Skills For Cultivating Inspiration coaching life integration time management transformation work/life balance

We often complain of not having motivation. “ I really want to write the book I’ve been dreaming about, but I’m just not motivated.” “ If only I could motivate myself to make those important business calls.”

So we wait. And wait.

To be motivated for real, and...

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How To Reach Your Partner coaching communication transformation

One reason folks hire a Life Coach is because they feel “stuck” in their relationship with their significant other.  There’s love and commitment, even friendship and fun, so what’s missing?

More often than not, what’s missing is the willingness to talk about...

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How to Cultivate the Habit of Slowing Down to Increase Your Productivity life balance

In the work of life and career coaching, certain themes show up with almost every client.

I happen to work with highly productive and ambitious individuals, so the challenge of time management is, understandably, top of mind for all of them. Everyone is looking for the magic bullet —...

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Coaching In Action coaching transformation

It was a privilege to have the opportunity to coach one of my peers, Rebekah Weintraub.

Here’s what Rebekah writes about the experience:

This is a special edition of Transforming Today Show where we see coaches coaching coaches! You may have heard about professional coaching, as it is now a...

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3 Reasons My Children Don't Make Me Happy mindset parenting

 

“You make Mommy so happy!”

Those of us who are parents have uttered this statement at some point in our parenting.  If you have not, you are in the minority and you should be proud of yourself.

I became a parent long before I began my education to become a Professional...

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5 Ways Life Coaching Has Made Me a Better Parent coaching communication parenting

Ever notice how you can be one person in one area of your life and a different person in another?

In my years as a Professional Life Coach, I can argue that I am (more often than not) a better professional than I have been a parent.  This is not an easy statement to make, but here’s...

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