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Life Coaching Might Hurt More Before it Gets Better

Life Coaching Might Hurt More Before it Gets Better

Last week I shared the relief I experienced (in the pain in my butt!) after finally making an appointment with a physical therapist. As I’ve been doing my daily exercises at home (while secretly wishing this problem would be gone already), I’ve realized how similar...

Name Your People Problems

Name Your People Problems

For the last couple of months I’ve been dealing with a pain in my butt. Literally. At a recent workout with my triathlon team, I tried to explain my pain: It’s sort of a tightness that starts in the glute and shoots down my hamstrings when I run—not a sharp pain, yet...

50 Ways to Play

50 Ways to Play

I recently requested your help with my annual intention of playfulness. Oh my goodness, you did not disappoint! I received well over 50 ideas which all helped me come up with my final list.  Here are a few of my favorites (and the person who suggested it): Come up...

Bad Communication Breeds Bad Communication

Bad Communication Breeds Bad Communication

I’ve had many executive clients come to coaching with the goal of building better working relationships. Often, they realize that email communication is a leading source for tension—not responding to emails, hitting reply all in a passive-aggressive or defensive way,...

3 Endurance Strategies to Get Unstuck

3 Endurance Strategies to Get Unstuck

We’re three months into 2021, so I want to check in on how you’re doing with your intention for the year. My intention this year is PLAYFULNESS. But I have to tell you, I‘m struggling with this. By this time last year with my intention of minimalism, I’d already...

Need Team Building? Try a Pool Party.

Need Team Building? Try a Pool Party.

One of the most popular topics in training and development right now is employee engagement. This was the case before the pandemic, and it’s even more relevant with teams working remotely or needing to stay six feet apart. Leaders and managers want to know, “How can I...

Are Your Productivity Problems Really People Problems?

Are Your Productivity Problems Really People Problems?

“Ugh. My office is full of monkeys.” No. I wasn’t coaching a zookeeper or veterinarian. My client, let’s call him Ben, was Vice President of Sales. He had quickly climbed the leadership ladder because of his excellent track record in sales. His organization hired me...

The Pandemic Pause

The Pandemic Pause

Last year at this time, I remember sitting at my kitchen table with my team on a Monday morning discussing how bad I felt for my colleagues in the northwest who were having their speaking events cancelled because of this new disease called COVID-19. I was thankful...

How to escape analysis paralysis

How to escape analysis paralysis

My daughter, Josie, recently had to choose her classes for her sophomore year of high school. Up until this point, she’s only been able to choose electives. She now has a ton of decisions. Applied Chemistry or Physical Science? Africa Area Studies or Latin America...

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