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Vacation days are mandatory!

If you are in the northern hemisphere, summer has just ended, and the kids are back to school.  Chances are, you have taken your annual vacation, and you may not have plans for another vacation for awhile.  But what if you could take vacation days every month?  Wouldn’t that be great? Actually, adding in vacation days every month will help you grow your business. I know that seems counter-intuitive, but it’s really true. Think about it. As a coach, you are also a business owner.  Do you have days when you feel like a computer with too many windows open?  Do you sometimes think, “If I only work harder or if I can put in more hours then I will [...]

By |2017-01-20T13:56:42-07:00December 17th, 2014|Inspiration, Spiritual Alignment|0 Comments

What do GREAT Leaders Do That Average Leaders Don’t?

I read an article this past summer on leadership in Forbes, and the points make a great case for how we coaches are perfectly poised to help executives become great leaders. I’d like to share a few main points that were really relevant to coaching. The first thing great leaders do is they find purpose. Who better than a coach to help someone find their purpose? In fact, in addition to life purpose, there is a work purpose. In the Leverage for Leaders coach training, we call this the ‘core work contribution.’ When a leader knows what their core work contribution is, it makes it easy for them to lead with passion. Another thing that great leaders do is they develop awareness. [...]

By |2017-01-20T13:57:22-07:00December 18th, 2013|Business Development, Coaching|0 Comments

The Standards of Presence

The Approach: Co-creating a Safe EnvironmentAll groups that come together for the purpose of learning, creating, communicating, living or celebrating are served when the creation and maintenance of a safe space is established. A truly safe group environment provides the basis for powerful transformation, empowering exploration, inspired collaboration and vibrant living. The use of the Standards of Presence, a clearly articulated and easy to understand set of guidelines, provides a proven container of safety in any group. The Underlying Principle: Acceptance The primary underlying principle of the Standards of Presence is acceptance. Know that everyone is doing their best to learn, grow, respect, and follow these Standards. Self-acceptance is particularly beneficial to experience a safe, empowering environment to learn, create, [...]

By |2017-01-20T13:57:24-07:00December 11th, 2013|Group Coaching, Inspiration, Law of Attraction|0 Comments

The Benefits and Pitfalls of Silence for a Coach

As I reflect on the theme of silence, and its value in coaching, I’d like to make a distinction between what I call ‘sacred’ silence and the silence that is just an absence of outer noise.  In that absence of outer noise, sometimes there is a gremlin that becomes easier to hear.  The latter type of silence can be disempowering.  The good news is that there is a way to quiet the gremlins and get into sacred silence that refreshes you. When I first started to meditate, and just sit in the silence so many years ago, I noticed that my inner critical voice would take the opportunity to speak to me.  This actually made me want to move away [...]

Please Hear What I’m Not Saying

Don't be fooled by me. Don't be fooled by the face I wear for I wear a mask, a thousand masks, masks that I'm afraid to take off, and none of them is me.   Pretending is an art that's second nature with me, but don't be fooled, for God's sake don't be fooled. I give you the impression that I'm secure, that all is sunny and unruffled with me, within as well as without, that confidence is my name and coolness my game, that the water's calm and I'm in command and that I need no one, but don't believe me. My surface may seem smooth but my surface is my mask, ever-varying and ever-concealing. Beneath lies no complacence. [...]

By |2017-01-20T13:57:35-07:00October 30th, 2013|Inspiration, Spiritual Alignment|0 Comments

Your Essence Energy

The concept of essence energy came to me when I first began to do speaking engagements. I wanted to have a deliberate way to get into a state of being that was very powerful for me while I was up in front of the room. I wanted to have a way of quantifying my own energy. What I have noticed is that each person has their very own essence energy. Your essence energy is the energy that you exude when you are feeling empowered and strong. It is the feeling you have that comes from deep within, like the name that describes my true self. It’s that feeling you get when you have gotten up on the ‘right side of [...]

CEO Coaching Process Inspirations

Here are some very important quotes for any coach who is doing business or executive coaching as featured on n2Growth.com Why Top CEOs Are Heavy Users of CEO Coaching The following representative quotes from executives, entrepreneurs and the media state the many benefits derived from the CEO Coaching process: "Employers are shocked at how high their ROI numbers are for coaching." Alastair Robertson, Manager of worldwide leadership development, Accenture "Many of the World's most admired corporations, from GE to Goldman Sachs, invest in coaching. Annual spending on coaching in the US is estimated at roughtly $1 Billion Dollars." Harvard Business Review "In one study, executive coaching at Booz Allen Hamilton returned $7.90 for every $1 the firm spent on coaching." MetrixGlobal LLC "I absolutely believe [...]

By |2017-01-20T13:57:52-07:00May 20th, 2013|Business Development, Coaching, Inspiration|0 Comments

The Energy of Your Business

Everything in my life has energy, and yours also. If you have a relationship with another person, it’s easy to see that the relationship has its own energy. It’s an amalgamation of two people. That makes sense to me. This thing about a business having its own energy was a little strange at first. Perhaps that’s also different than how you usually think about your business. We’ve all heard of a business having a mission, but not necessarily a soul. If you know your essence energy, values and purpose, then it’s really easy to make decisions. I would call my personal essence energy, “tender exuberance.” I feel this love and tenderness. I also have this very exuberant feeling within me. [...]