Life Coaching

Five Steps to Let Go of Expectations

Five Steps to Let Go of Expectations

“If you try to hang on to something in the exact form it now is, you lose it”. — John-Roger Even after more than twenty years as an executive coach, I find that the subject of “expectations” never gets old. What do I mean by ”expectations?” I mean that we go into situations or interact…

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Meditation? Taking Time to Recharge and Reset

The Dalai Lama was sitting on a raised platform, already deep in meditation. I slipped off my shoes, sat cross-legged at a slight angle on the floor to avoid my toes being pointed in his direction, closed my eyes and started to focus on my breathing. All my meditation insecurities immediately started to kick in.…

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Making Peace with Your Past

Making peace with your past

I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded; not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night. – Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner For the past several months I have been dealing with the imminent death of my father. This…

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Leaders Don’t Ignore Their Instincts

Coaching requires insight, thoughtfulness, analysis and sharing. It also requires a keen and astute ability to detach truthfulness from mendaciousness and to extract facts from communications. These same traits are required for good leadership: lead by example, share experiences, show enthusiasm for learning and (usually) don’t take what you see at face value. All of…

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Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?

Startup Stock Photos Competitions are a great motivational tool for increasing performance. Findings of Coren Apicella and Johanna Mollerstrom, Professors who have studied competition among women and its effects on success and productivity. Women in the workplace are often reluctant to compete with other women, keeping them from success and perpetuating gender inequalities in the…

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