Just Watch Me

I’m stubborn. If someone makes a suggestion to me or asks something of me, often my first response is “No.” On the positive side, my stubbornness is called persistence. I refuse to quit. I won’t give up, or give in. There’s a saying something like persistence is more important than talent. So I figure I’ll keep submitting … Read more

Commitment-phobic?

At the end of each coaching session, clients are asked to come up with action steps that will help them accomplish the goals they set during the session. After the action steps have been stated, the client is asked to rate on a scale of 1 to 10, how committed they are to carrying through … Read more

What’s Stopping You. . . Part 2

We are now well into September, and our routines are, if not settled, then nearly so. Do you still find you’re unable to take those small steps towards achieving your goals? Maybe you just don’t feel like you have the energy to get started after a long day, and need to use your weekends to … 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

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

Something has to change

There’s a fabulous book titled “Midlife Crisis at 30: How the Stakes Have Changed for a New Generation—And What to Do about It” written by Lia Macko and Kerry Rubin. In their book, the authors contend that women often find that when they reach the age of 30, their lives are not what they had … Read more

Living the Dream

Last week I talked about winning the lottery. I asked you what you would do if you won. How would your life be different? How would you choose to spend your days if money was not an obstacle?  How did you answer? Did you go out and buy a lottery ticket in the hopes that … Read more