From Pain to Possibilities: Developing a Learner Mindset

I once had a client, whom I'll call "Jane," that came into coaching not being able to see the possibilities in her life because of the pain in her life. And rightfully so. Jane had experienced a messy divorce, lost many close friends in the process, was deserted by other key family members, wasn't making [...]

By |2016-10-20T06:03:33-05:00October 20th, 2016|Articles|

The Future of Coaching: A Coach’s Perspective

When I think about the future of coaching, I envision a world where coaching techniques are widely used in a variety of circumstances and professions. From school classrooms to executive boardrooms, I see powerful questions, effective communication, listening well, and other coaching competencies being used to move people forward. But for that to happen, pure [...]

By |2016-09-29T05:45:24-05:00September 29th, 2016|Articles|

Top 7 Signs You Need a Travel Coach

What would it feel like to come home from your next vacation relaxed, refreshed, and reinvigorated? If you think like me, it would feel amazingly good. I envision having the energy and enthusiasm I need to get back to work, and I would feel free from stress. People I interact with on my first day back [...]

By |2016-09-22T06:03:19-05:00September 22nd, 2016|Articles|

The Joy of Being a Portable Coach

I drove to work early on a mild, spring day. My lunch cooler was packed with water, snacks, and a sandwich. And as I made my way to my office, I listened to the morning news on the radio. A new day beckoned! Just before 9am, I pulled into the parking lot, ready for my [...]

By |2016-08-25T05:55:20-05:00August 25th, 2016|Articles|

Four Main Reasons to Use Assessments in Coaching

Assessments help people to get to know themselves. You might be surprised to find out how many people think they know themselves but when it comes down to it, they really don't know much about themselves at all. Assessments provide a safe, confidential way for people to learn new things about themselves and how to [...]

By |2016-08-18T05:48:59-05:00August 18th, 2016|Articles|

Train Your Brain, To Live Your Ideal Week

In order to train your brain how to live out your ideal week, a good place to begin is to tell yourself the truth. John (not his real name) hired me as his coach during the time he had lost his job and was looking for a new one. I noticed that John would come [...]

By |2016-07-07T06:46:51-05:00July 7th, 2016|Articles|

Should I Become a Coach? Seven Reasons To Say Yes!

1) You know you are called to help people but traditional people-helping professions don’t seem like the best fit for you. Perhaps counseling would be too stressful for you because it feels like dwelling in the past. Maybe consulting feels like you have to be responsible for the outcome. The good news about coaching is [...]

By |2016-06-30T06:17:30-05:00June 30th, 2016|Articles|

How To Persevere Through Trials 

About two years ago, the best and worst thing that ever happened to me happened. I got a text from my then-husband: “I no longer love you and have no hope for our marriage.” At that moment, I knew it was over. Sure enough, I found out later in the day, from him, that he [...]

By |2016-06-23T05:01:07-05:00June 23rd, 2016|Articles|

What is Master-Full Coaching?

“Master-full coaching is a unique blend of Spirit-led curiosity and learned skills” (McCluskey, 2016). But it’s not a topic I’ve found in any book—which makes sense because it’s more “caught” than “taught” (McCluskey, 2016). So, what’s the best way to learn this technique? What’s the best way to understand what it really is? Listen in [...]

By |2016-06-09T06:33:33-05:00June 9th, 2016|Articles|