Mountainous Musings…..Unplugged and Untethered

My happy place is very specific-the Colorado Rockies. I lived in Colorado for a short 3-year period as a youth and try to get back as often as I can. This trip I had the opportunity to spend 8 wonderful days hiking and taking in the Colorado Rockies. The trip was amazing and caused me […]

From Survival to Surthrival!

Is your culture in survival mode?  Everyone is just ‘getting through’ the work relationships because the idea of creating a culture shift is just too overwhelming?  If you think about it, culture is really about relationships.  Most of us have experienced relationships where we have created both miracles and messes!  Navigating the messes (survival) while […]

Breakdown to Breakthrough to What’s Next

Last month, I shared how: having a positive support system, doing a healthy ‘clearing,’ and seeking wise counsel will support you in moving through a breakdown.  Getting to the other side of breakdown is a breakthrough to deeper understanding of yourself or the situation.  Even in that awareness and understanding, it may be difficult to […]

Breakdown to Breakthrough

Change can often be the catalyst to breakdowns before we breakthrough to the change we are trying to create.   When I coach, I help clients break down problems to get to the root cause.  The breakdown allows for a breakthrough in coming up with solutions.   Years ago coaching gymnastics, when a gymnast was struggling with […]

When’s the Last Time You Updated YOUR Operating System?

Don’t you wish sometimes you could get a notification letting you know it’s time for a system update on YOU? Or that you could get all the current ‘fixes’ for the bugs that get in the way of fulfilled living? Or a security update to protect YOU from being vulnerable to hackers, viruses and threats; […]

Direct Communication

I used to think of Direct Communication as being harsh; it felt like an order being barked at me. At least that was within the framework of what I thought direct communication was. By the International Coach Federation definition, Direct Communication is “the ability to communicate effectively during coaching sessions, and to use language that […]

Presence….In Coaching, In Business, In Life

In the International Coach Federation’s Core Competencies, Co-Creating the Relationship addresses the 3rd and 4th competency. This month we will explore the 4th competency, “Coaching Presence.” And again, we will explore this core competency through 3 lenses: your Profession (actual coaching), your Business (business practices), and your Life! Profession-Coaching In coaching, one of the greatest […]