Big Things (What I Learned)

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On January 14, we launched our fourth cohort of Transformative Coaching Essentials! (www.mclarencoaching.com/coach-training) We spent all of 2022 finding the people who would become tomorrow’s coaches. Change agents. Champions. Leaders. Facilitators. We said we would have a full training. It was a big project. It was a scary project. We have a full training!! Here […]

New Years’ Resolutions. Now What!?

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Every year, we do this cool thing. We start over. Many of my clients are very aware of this natural break that gets created at the end of the calendar year. And what a lovely opportunity it is! So in December, coaches like me are on social media setting out their ideas on how to […]

Like Daughter, Like Mother

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Like Daughter, Like Mother Once upon a time, my mom asked me a very interesting question. It changed the course of my life. And hers. And our relationship. She has recently started an on-line magazine. Click here to read the story of our journey. One that started from a curious and brave inquiry. Like Daughter, […]

What Does it Mean to be Committed to a Relationship?

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The Commitment Pillar The 3 basic pillars of a strong relationship are trust, communication and commitment.  (Thanks to Source Point Training for this model.)  Today I am writing about the commitment pillar. In our program training coaches and coach-style leaders (www.mclarencoaching.com/coach-training), we work on how to be effective in relationships so that clients and employees are empowered to take ownership […]

Purpose is More Powerful Than Motivation

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Purpose This month I am talking about purpose. What’s Your Why Kevin Durant Motivational – YouTube One of my favorite speakers on this topic is Eric Thomas – an amazing motivational speaker. Motivation is a funny thing. Often we think it is this “feeling” that comes over us. And on some days, it might be. […]

The Sound of Your Voice

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Hup, Hup I was in spin class with Dakota. Such an inspiring human. She says so many things to us that I want to write down. I took note of this one though. She told a story about talking to two different riders one day. In our class, one thing the community does is this […]

Mirror, Mirror

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Mirror, Mirror Once I was sitting in a meeting with a lawyer. When I looked at him, I realized he had spilled coffee on his shirt. No one said anything. I wonder if he saw it in the mirror later. I wonder how he felt when he realized no one had told him. Feedback Feedback: […]

The Size of Us

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The Size of Us I was in spin class and the instructor said this: “I know I am a lot. I’ve been told that my whole life. But you know what? I’m enjoying it! I won’t try to be less for you.” I am spinning, spinning and I am thinking. “Wow.” I have also been […]

Coach-style Leadership!

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Coach-style Leadership! It is a different way to lead. Whether you are designated as a supervisor, manager, or not, you are a leader! You get to choose to lead in your life. And at work. But often there is not sufficient training to step into this position and be effective. So we do the best […]

The Power of Language

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“In coaching, we are all about change and growth and getting what you say you want. In support of this is our concept of “accountability” as, “the ability to account for my choices and my results.” This means when we make a mistake, we are neutral and we look at what we have done (choices) and […]