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Resilient

I am reading the book Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength and Happiness by Rick Hanson (also the author of Buddha’s Brain). I found a section I wanted to share, because it articulated something so powerful to me in getting what we want in this life....

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Be committed, but not attached

A long time ago, I heard this quote that really messed with my brain. Though I cannot find the source of this exact quote, there are many similar Buddhist tenets. It has really helped me get what I want in my life, though! “Be committed, but not attached.” Commitment In...

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Managers and Their Moods: What You Might Not Know

“I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather….In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or...

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Breakdown to Breakthrough

In coaching, we have a concept called breakdown to breakthrough. Sometimes, when we are having a tough time, we hear things in our head that aren’t very useful like “this is going to last forever” or “something must be really wrong.” But in coaching, when...

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Promoting Human Connection

Promoting Human Connection This month in coach training we are learning about enrolling clients and asking for feedback. That is the curriculum. But what we are really up to this month is learning to find the deeper levels that create human connection. Not that this...

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Creating A Feedback-Positive Environment

Aspects of Feedback There are two distinct aspects when we talk about feedback: giving/offering and requesting/receiving. In our coach training program (www.mclarencoaching.com/coach-training), we separate offering and requesting feedback into different training days so the distinction is very clear. It seems that for most people, both...

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What Do You Want And How Will You Get It?

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the cat. “I don’t much care where…” said Alice. “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the...

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Big Things (What I Learned)

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...

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New Years’ Resolutions. Now What!?

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...

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Like Daughter, Like Mother

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...

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What Does it Mean to be Committed to a Relationship?

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...

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Purpose is More Powerful Than Motivation

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...

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The Sound of Your Voice

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....

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Cami McLaren
Cami McLaren Coaching
Phone: (916) 747-3660
Email: cami@mclarencoaching.com