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

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 […]

Culture Lessons From a 7-Year-Old Cyclist

Not long ago, I was lost in deep thought while sitting in my yard and pulling weeds, when I witnessed an incident that reflected creating culture. Two kids from the neighborhood, one about 7 and the other probably around 6, were riding bikes up and down the sidewalk. I noticed their easy conversation and ability […]

What Really Robs Us of Time and Energy!

Things that rob us of time and energy…one of the most common topics that come up in coaching! I often assess my own use of time as my ‘endless energy’ now has a definitive end-which is about 9 pm every evening! I’ve also learned over the years that I can’t manage time-time is what it […]

The Triple-A, Power Packed Practices!

Have you heard of the power of three? As a gardener there is a rule of thumb to plant in groupings of three. Being raised Catholic; I became very familiar with the Holy Trinity. As a professional coach, I learned about the power of the co-created relationship that includes the client, coach and relationship; each […]

Navigating the Storms in Relationship

Bruce Tuckman identified five stages in team development; Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, Adjourning [My word is Transforming!]. The Forming stage, I like to call the Honeymoon stage of relationship development where all we see is the good, the sameness in each other. We want proof that we made the right choice, right hire, etc. At […]

The KSA’s of High Performing Teams Through Communications-Getting Clear on Your Values, Culture and Purpose

Team building and team development are two different entities. Team building is focused on establishing a model and systems that support the function of the team. Team Development addresses ‘relationship development’ with the focus on ‘who’ the team is and not ‘what’ the team is about (function). As more and more businesses are seeing the […]

Successful Relationships Begin with Trust

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