They are just plain cruel, breaking the human spirit. Limiting beliefs, dare I say it, suck. Who says you can’t accomplish something, develop a new skill, or change your life! Over the course of many, many, too many, coaching conversations, I have uncovered where someone planted a seed of doubt, insecurity, ignorance, and disbelief into a fertile and vulnerable mind. It makes me angry and sad, but it spurs my call to action. I just want to hunt down that wicked seed planter.
Fear of Networking, or “mingle-phobia”, is a common concern I hear when coaching executives in transition. It seems their networking muscles have atrophied while they were myopically submerged with their former employer. For many, networking seems artificial and painful. Personally, finding myself in the position of meeting new people makes my heart race with gleeful anticipation, so I have great compassion for those who break into a clammy sweat. Here are some tips for co
I recently coached a lady bulldog. Just a few short months stand between her and the coveted diploma from the University of Georgia. The pressure is mounting for her to plot her best life course while considering all the options. While the achievement is almost within reach, it is accompanied by demotivating confusion and frustration, which triggered our session. Our coaching deep-dive uncovered her unique talent blend that she can, now mindfully, animate for solutions an
December: Time to Eat the Elephant January, with resolutions and fresh starts, is punctuated by an often over-rated New Year’s Eve. What does this mean for December? Ah, December. December is dotted with various holiday events, and displays of gratitude by sharing time and gifts. Perhaps December falls as it does with divine timing, given the ominous shotgun start to revamp all that is dysfunctional at the sunrise race on January 1st. January demands unrealistic, sometimes
In the face of a daunting college or job application, struggling to convey why you would be a good fit, Conversation Artistry comes to the rescue! Play to your strengths. But how? Identifying your top 5 strengths using the Gallup Strengths questionnaire, we will go beyond the basics, and in a coaching mode, pull together your past and present for a brilliantly clear future. Here's a success story: blocked trying to complete and application for admission to a prestigious ivy-l