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I had an interesting conversation with my coach a few weeks ago. I would like to join a high level, international coaching mastermind group, but I don't yet have the funds to do so. I was struggling with how to generate the money, because I have a deep seated fear arou...

I have a client who is very committed to his spouse. Recently, he realized that he has been neglecting many of his own needs in order to satisfy hers. We all know that in marriage we each need to give and take, but when the equation gets weighted heavily to one side th...

I'm a member of a coaching group who meets weekly to "spar" with each other and receive feedback from our fellow coaches. This week, a coach was lamenting about his client not being able to make forward progress in his life. At one point, one of the coaches, Adam, aske...

How often do you consider the why behind the work you do? I had the lovely opportunity to tag along on an interview of a high school coach. I was really inspired by his story and thanked him via email when I got back to my office. He responded by saying that he found o...

If you want to kill a conversation, just tell people you are a life coach. I promise, people will suddenly look for an escape or a reason to change the subject. And I get it. I used to be one of those people. I've found a way to talk about what I do by describing the w...

I have a deeply held belief that sales is sleazy. I personally hate sales pitches, and I feel embarrassed for the folks who do infomercials. Since I've started my own business, I've come face to face with my assumptions around sales and I've had to confront them. In th...

One of my clients has started his own business, and he is looking to grow it substantially this year. In an effort to market his business, he has booked several speaking gigs and has been asked to provide a bio. He sent a draft of his bio to me, and it was a typical de...

A few weeks ago, I received a contract from a publisher who is going to publish my book. Since I have never written a book before, I assumed that they would take my manuscript, make it into a book, and deliver it to the shelves of bookstores across the nation. Last wee...

I've had the unique experience of hiring a new Superintendent of our school district. During the interviews of our candidates, I realized that the people who clearly articulated how they could help our district stood out from everyone else. While all candidates had the...

This week's focus is on how to manage difficult people in our lives. Well, I don't know anyone more difficult to handle than a teen, except for maybe a 3-year-old. As a mother of two teens, I can personally attest that teens can erupt suddenly, behave unexpectedly and...

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