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January 29, 2018

I go to the gym every morning. I work through some kind of workout routine that changes day to day, but I'm pretty much on autopilot. So imagine my surprise when the gym placed new medicine balls and new mats in the weight room. I was used to doing overhead slams wher...

January 26, 2018

I have a friend whose parent has made a terrible decision in her life. My friend and her siblings are really upset about this decision, and they are finding themselves spending a lot of time and energy attempting to get their parent to rethink her decision. When I as...

January 24, 2018

When I work with organizations on their development programs, I witness a lot of discomfort around encouraging employees to be able to share their issues with each other. I have a theory that people become uncomfortable because they assume they have to fix other peopl...

January 22, 2018

As someone who loves to learn about how organizations develop their people, I stumbled upon an article regarding an author's skepticism about coaching cultures. He said he didn't think it was appropriate for our co-workers to be our therapists. This thought led me to...

January 19, 2018

Our family has been through an incredibly difficult year. Our daughter began to show signs of serious depression and anxiety last year. Not only did she struggle mightily with feeling emotionally out of control most of the time, but this pain and agony were exacerbate...

January 17, 2018

If you discover a solution to a problem, it's natural to want to scream the solution from the rooftops. It's exciting when we can solve a puzzle, find closure, and experience relief. As soon as we do, we look around and think, "How can I pass along this wonderfully in...

January 15, 2018

Challenging the status quo and advocating is different, in my opinion. I love to challenge the status quo; ask why we do things a certain way, get curious about processes and procedures and dig deeper into root causes of certain difficulties. As a coach, this is how I...

January 12, 2018

One of my clients, Sarah, is a successful small business owner in the retail industry. She is an entrepreneur who is energized by overcoming challenges. She has decided to make a move to a different location to experience the challenges of learning a new town, networ...

January 10, 2018

If you are a big thinker, visionary type, then you may be what I call an idea generator. In fact, many of these types of people love to brainstorm solutions to problems for hours at a time getting sucked into the world of possibilities and what if's. I know this becau...

January 8, 2018

For my clients, making a choice can be difficult. They are always full of not just good ideas, but great ones. So asking them to choose one great idea over another is really tough. While it might seem obvious that a personal vision statement can be an effective guide...

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