The Joy of Adventure

I don’t know about you, but I love adventure. I love trying new things, and taking advantage of opportunities that come along once in a lifetime. I’m an introvert. I’d rather stay home curled up on my couch with a good book, which on the surface totally contradicts that first paragraph. I used to have … Read more

The Importance of Networking

Last weekend I attended the amazing When Words Collide Festival in Calgary and it was a great reminder of the importance of networking. Most often when we think of networking it is viewed as a means to finding a job or making sales. But there are other reasons to network. Let me begin by defining … Read more

When life throws you a curve ball

Before I get to today’s blog post, I want to announce the release of the 2nd Edition of my book “Silencing Your Inner Saboteur”. See the “Books” page or Click Here for information on availability of both paperback and ebook editions. I will have paperback copies with me at When Words Collide in Calgary.   … Read more

Is it time for a course correction?

The first week of July and the weather is absolutely beautiful, ideal for going to the beach or sitting by the pool. In the hot summer months, it is easy to get side-tracked from our goals, and those New Year’s resolutions seem forever ago. It is never too late to take some time to evaluate … Read more

Setting Achievable and Exceedable Goals

What are achievable and exceedable goals? Achievable and exceedable goals are the small steps you set yourself en route to completing your project. They fit into your daily routine. They are specific, focused on a single task. And they are measurable in that you will know when it has been achieved. With our main end-goal … Read more

But I have a day job

It is all fine and well to talk about wanting change in our lives, and keeping our eyes on the prize when we hit the rough patches if we do decide to make a change. We all know that nothing is really that easy. Without a great support team behind us, it often doesn’t take … Read more

Surround yourself with Support

In my e-book and workshop “Silencing Your Inner Saboteur” I discuss how common it is for family and friends to be the ones who stand in our way of making changes, completing our projects, following through on a diet, and even following our dreams. It isn’t that our family and friends aren’t well intentioned. They … Read more

Tolerating the How for the Why

Following up on my blog post “The Satisfaction Equation”, today’s blog is on working with the roadblocks in our way to achieving the career we want. A number of years ago, I was in a highly stressful job. I enjoyed it, or aspects of it, but I was quickly becoming clinically burnt out, and I … Read more

The Satisfaction Equation

The International Coach Federation shared an interesting article on Twitter the other day titled “Do you Need a Career Coach?” The article focuses on the story of Tami Hausman who reached a cross-roads in her career. She enjoyed her work bur felt that she was at a dead-end. She hired a Career Coach and soon … Read more

Pursuing your Passion, Following your Bliss

The title for this post was a line from the show “Dharma and Greg”, at least that is where I heard it first. I am blogging today from a rain forest in Washington State where I am spending the weekend pursuing one of my passions: writing. In my other life, that is when I am … Read more