Month: March 2014

I Will Be There Someday

(Image Courtesy of Angryjogger.com) Coaching someone is an interesting adventure. You are trying to help someone develop themselves, establish and accomplish their goals, and encourage them when the journey becomes difficult. A typical coaching session includes checking in and checking up on any progress…

The No Strings Attached Apple Crisp

A few months ago I made apple crisp for a team that I serve on at work. The apple crisp was partly to celebrate our accomplishment, partly because I love a good apple crisp, and partly because they totally guilted me into making it….

The Decade of Training

(Image Courtesy of Etsy.com) Through a combination of coaching conversations, and reflections on my own life I have noticed a pattern. Many of us wish we were further along in our lives, careers, or relationships. We speak as if there is some place we…

I Stink at Positivity

When you listen to people, you can hear the funniest things. We were connecting with a friend the other night and were talking about being positive. “I stink at positivity!”¬†They blurted out. We all laughed. For the remainder of our time together I kept…

Inspired Vision or Dictated Standard?

(Image courtesy of my daughter who loves to snap photos while we drive.) While working with a group of senior leaders they described some compliance issues especially with those further down within the organization. Procedures were not being followed, routine issues were on the…

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