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The Risk to Blossom

So I was in spin class… …the instructor talked about planting grass seed and how you have to rake the ground and lay down the seed and rake it again. (Yes; this is what we do in spin!) But wait – rake it again? What if this is a metaphor...

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The New Rules of Leadership

There is a trend that has been emerging over the last 30 years and is still gaining steam as its benefits are seen in the workplace and the bottom line. It has been called servant-leadership – a leadership philosophy in which the goal of the leader is to serve. This is different...

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On The Merits of Getting Messy

When my first son was a toddler, he had toys with lots of pieces. I put all the pieces from each toy or game into its own separate bucket so I could be organized. As he grew, my boy was very cooperative about only playing...

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What I Heard Today in Spin Class, #937

I love my spin class. I love the people who work there. I spend so much of my life working on inspiration – with myself and others. Working on how to say things to create meaning. And each day in spin someone says something. (Indoor...

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Intention as a Game Changer

Game Changer: Using Coaching to Level Up!  April 13 is the final in our series on “What is Coaching?” The tool this month is intention!  Email me to sign up. (Short, affordable, powerful!) Game Changer What is a “game changer?” The dictionary says it is,...

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PSA: What is a Professional Coach, Really?

Professional coaching is a rapidly growing industry.  It is gaining in credibility.  Coaching is remarkably effective and utilized in the biggest organizations and by the most successful professionals.  And yet… What is it? When I use the word “coach,” what do you hear? It has...

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Age is Just a Number

Last week, one of my favorite coaches (who happens also to be my mom!) was interviewed for the Washington Post. Such an inspiring article on living in purpose throughout our lives! If you are interested in learning more about the coaching skill set, join us on...

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Coaching as a Game Changer – Tip #4

Act With Intention Next in our ongoing series on ways of BEING coach, we have Tip #4 — act with intention!  Intention is deliberate, magical and in some ways invisible.  But there is also a very practical component to it.  Here is the formula we teach our...

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Coaching as a Game Changer – Tip #3

In our ongoing series on ways of BEING coach, we have Tip #3. But first a review: Tip #1 – Meet people where they are (Coaching as a Game Changer – McLaren Coaching) Tip #2 – Approach people with openness (Coaching as a Game Changer...

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Coaching as a Game Changer – Tip #2

In our continuing commitment to bring you “ways of being coach” when you are not a coach, here is tip #2. Meeting People Where They Are Our first tip was about meeting people where they are. We suggested that you pay close attention to people...

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Coaching as A Game Changer – Tip #1

Coaching is quite the buzzword lately.  But what is it? Coaching is many things.  In essence, it is a way of being with people that empowers them to move forward with what they want. There is so much more to it AND it really is...

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Taking the Lead

What does it mean to be a leader? In their book The Art of the Possibility, Rosamund and Benjamin Zander describe a concept that he calls “leading from any chair”.  Benjamin Zander is a conductor, and The Art of Possibility is a book of leadership principles for living...

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Self-Care: The People in Your Head

Note:  In my ongoing series on COVID self-care (see Taking the Stairs and Now More Than Ever), I am addressing an element of self-care that is often overlooked.  Scroll to the bottom to find out where you can learn more about all things self-care. —————-...

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Taking the Stairs

Friday was a good day. Living in Northern California, I have been waiting for clear air (or at least not “unhealthy” air) so I could go outside again. Specifically, my spin studio closed in the last round of gym closures and then, innovatively, took all...

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