How to be a Fierce Giver? leadership life skills mindset

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In last week’s article, I shared my learnings about making money. I’m not a financial advisor or a money expert, so I chose to go upstream and address the three areas that I am an expert in:

  1. Shining a light on false and...
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The 3 Steps to Creating Money leadership mindset parenting

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In my work, limiting beliefs around money are some of the hardest to unearth and transform. Most of us are still carrying around...

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Make Belonging Happen! communication leadership mindset relationships

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Do you belong?

I don’t! At least not until fairly recently in my life.

You see, although I don’t present as one, I am...

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4 Life Principles to Quit the Hustle leadership life skills mindset

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If you describe yourself as driven, high-achieving and ambitious, then you’ve probably drunk the Kool-Aid. If you’re in...

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What is Fierce Presence? leadership life skills mindset

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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.

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It’s Nice to be Kind! Or is it? leadership life skills mindset

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...

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Nine Superpowers of a Great Coach leadership

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.

  1. Helps you focus on the things that are right with you rather than...
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Kintsugi and The Art of “Creating” Meaning from Life’s Challenges leadership life skills mindset

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...

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How Often Do You Question Your Worth? leadership mindset

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.

However, as...

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The Tyranny of "Should"-ing On Yourself leadership life skills mindset

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...

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Going With the Flow Vs. Being In Flow — An Important Distinction leadership life skills mindset

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...

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Why Comparison is the Enemy of Creativity leadership life skills mindset

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...

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When Do You Become An ‘Adult’? leadership life skills mindset

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...

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Are you an Amateur or a Pro? Here are 30 Differences to Help You Decide… leadership life skills mindset

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.

Unless we’re...

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Are You Making a Contract or a Covenant? leadership

“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...

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Idea Doubt vs Identity Doubt leadership life skills mindset

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...

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14 Challenges of Emerging Adults leadership life skills parenting

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...

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"How Do You Define Success?" She Asked leadership life skills mindset

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...

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You Don’t Need My Coaching… leadership

You don’t need my coaching.

And that may be why you are my ideal client, and I, your ideal coach.

There is a paradox inherent to the business model I’ve chosen.

I choose to coach people who are emotionally and psychologically well, high performing by all regular human standards, and...

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5 Reasons for the Quarter Life Crisis coaching communication leadership

If you’re not yet familiar with the concept of Quarter Life Crisis, you’re not alone. It’s also likely that you are not a Millennial.

As a Professional Coach, a number of my clients are emerging adults. Generally between the ages of 18 and 25, they are facing some very real...

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Is Help a 4 Letter Word? coaching communication leadership

Growing up and well into adulthood, “How do I make it happen??”, was the question I asked myself most often.  I was raised and also had an inclination to be independent, resourceful and high achieving.  Bars were not set low in my family, and I not only accepted that life...

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Is Failure the Opposite of Success? communication leadership mindset

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...

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Niche Rhymes with Quiche coaching leadership

“What’s your niche?”, is a question I’m asked often by folks who are curious to learn more about coaching, and by other Coaches who are interested in working with me.

 

My short and often unsatisfying response is, “My niche is humans.”

 

It’s...

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Life Coaching is Not Hourly Work coaching communication leadership

Life Coaching continues to be mystifying to most.  It certainly was to me, until the previous decade of my life.  Folks don’t understand the difference between Coaching and therapy, as well as the myriad of other methods that exist within the space of human potential.  And...

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