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How to Encourage Learning

Learning is a process involving nurturing, inspiring, and self-discovering. Learning is a voluntary act. We all choose what we learn, even when life and experience provide learning, not everyone takes it in. For example, as a corporate trainer and coach, I know what I am training is good stuff. I wouldn’t teach it if I didn’t believe it to be true. I also know it works because I “walk the talk”, so I neither need to be convinced of that, nor do I need to convince anyone else. That’s not my role nor is it my focus.  Rather, my role is to  create the learning space and extend the invitation. I am committed to creating spaces that inspire connection and […]

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How Parking Tickets Helped Me Change Habits

I’ve written a lot this year about setting goals, measuring success and eliminating habits that hold you back, replacing them with new ones that support where you are now.  There are so many ways to do this but first you have to know where to start and what to change and that requires ruthless self-reflection. Eventually every self-help program, counseling program, or coaching program will bring you to a point where you need to look into the truth mirror, accept what you see and then decide if you want to change it or not. For me, those moments have been incredibly helpful and have transformed my life in countless ways.  So much so that I am willing to peek in […]

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Measuring Success

I often get asked how results from coaching get measured.  How does one know that the coaching worked? What is success? What does success look like?  How is it measured? The answer is very subjective.  In individual coaching It depends on the individual and what he or she is trying to achieve.  It is all too easy to use external measures, like comparing yourself with others, ranking yourself, or as the picture depicts, using a ruler.   As a coach, I help people achieve more fulfillment, satisfaction, and balance in their lives. That is at the heart of what many people say they would like. When someone says, “I wish I were more confident,” it is the same as saying […]

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    How to Encourage Learning
    Learning is a process involving nurturing, inspiring, and self-discovering. Learning is a voluntary act. We all choose what we learn, even when life and experience provide learning, not everyone takes it in....
  • How Parking Tickets Helped Me Change Habits
    How Parking Tickets Helped Me Change Habits
    I’ve written a lot this year about setting goals, measuring success and eliminating habits that hold you back, replacing them with new ones that support where you are now.  There are so...

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