Leadership

Are you on your path to full potential?

I realize it may seem like I have my fingers in a lot of different pies. Let me explain. What I am truly most interested in as a coach is helping people fulfill their full potential. That involves connecting people with: the truth of who they are their purpose and their inherent courage and resiliency …

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Women, Here’s Why It’s Still Hard to Take Up Space in This World.

If you haven’t watched this video yet, watch it here: The experience Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez describes speaks exactly to the reason why, as a woman, you might have a hard time claiming your purpose, chasing your dreams and standing up for the things you believe in The truth is, as women, we continue to get mixed …

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Your Inner Critic is No Match For Your Inner Warrior: 2 Things to Know About Your Inner Critic

First let me say this. I know that inner critical voice. My inner critic was one heck of a she-devil. She was persistent. She was relentless. She found fault with eeeeeeverything I did. For years, she operated in stealth mode. I was totally unaware of her existence.   Later – once I started practicing mindfulness …

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What Will You Commit to Make Happen?

If your life feels “meh” maybe you’re not committed enough. One of my favourite trainings was with the Strozzi Institute, a school of somatic coaching in California A key aspect of their approach – and one I incorporate into my coaching practice – is the Declaration of a Commitment A commitment is a deep promise …

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This is What I Mean by Embodiment

Yesterday on a bike ride I noticed I wasn’t passing a slower cyclist. I was late for an appointment and had already rushed past several cyclists, but for some reason I wasn’t passing this one. I looked ahead. In front of me was an older white male. He looked kind enough, doing his thing, enjoying …

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We are Feeling The Labour Pains of our Brand New World.

There is a massive (re)birth happening and we are feeling the labor pains. Emily Fletcher The above wise nugget landed in my inbox this week courtesy of Emily Fletcher from Ziva Meditation. It made me think. Having Birthed 4 Kids, I Know Labour Well In my experience, there are always contractions (and expansion), a looong …

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What I Learned at My Son’s Covid Graduation

Today, I attended my son’s grade 6 #covidgraduation Man was it hard to receive and read the “future self” letter he wrote back in Sept 2019. This was a self-scripted note he penned to a future version of himself. His rounded cursive writing full of hope and expectation – without any hint of the dashed …

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Why Change is Hard and How Coaching Helps

Is there a habit you are trying to break or a goal you are trying to work towards? But you keep finding yourself back at square one? There’s  a reason for that. Your body is actually very resistant to change and designed to maintain the status quo. It’s a principal called homeostasis. Homeowhat? Homeostasis is …

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Do You Need a Coach? 20 Signs That You’re Ready For Coaching

I’ll be the first to admit it. Compared to food, or water or shelter, coaching doesn’t seem essential. Truthfully it doesn’t take care of the basic needs that keep us physically alive, those lower down on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs– the things we would literally die without. Coaching doesn’t address those. And if you look …

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5 Breath-Based Body Hacks to Increase Calm and Release Anxiety

I’m am anxious person. Highly anxious. As a result, I had to learn quick and easy body hacks so I can release stress and return to calm as seamlessly as possible. I’ve uncovered a ton these. Some use our body, others our thoughts and yet others our internal sensations. There are lots of different ways, …

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