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Business Failure

Why My First Business Failed

When I filed my LLC and opened my virtual doors, I was sure my business would be a success.  For one thing, the business course I paid thousands of dollars for promised me a never-ending stream of clients.  There were also the marketing and Instagram programs I invested in that promised the same.  To back …

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How to Beat Imposter Syndrome

Does any of this sound familiar? “What if my clients realize that I’m still trying to figure this all out?” “If anyone asks me how long I’ve been in business they’ll find out I’m a fraud.” Or my personal favorite, “Look at her, she’s younger than me and so much further along…I can’t pretend to …

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New Year’s Resolutions – How to Turn Resolutions Into Reality

Happy New Year!  It’s the first Monday of 2020 and for me, it’s my first day back to work.  As I got situated in my home office the normal pressures and routines hit me like a freight train. As instantly as my computer connected to the internet, those pressures started competing with my fresh intentions …

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What’s the Difference?

In the world of personal development there are numerous ways to benefit from working with other people. Mentoring, counseling, consulting, and teaching are all options that can give you the opportunity to interact and learn from the person you’re working with.  The trick is knowing which route to take based on your current challenges and future …

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3 reasons why

Last week I posted an overview of coaching and now I want to share my 3 reasons to work with a coach.     #1 It works   studies have found that working with a personal coach can have several positive outcomes.  In 2009, the International Coaching Federation commissioned a global coaching client study,[1]part of which looked …

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Hi, I’m a coach…

When I tell people that I’m a professional coach I get strange looks and varied responses.  Everything from “I didn’t know you were into fitness” to loud guffaws followed by “oh you shouldn’t say you’re a life coach”. Neither of these responses reflects an understanding of the coaching profession; so if you find yourself wondering what it’s …

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I’m not An Artist

I was coaching last night and drew a diagram illustrating how my client was going to define where she wants to go, become aware of where she is today and describe the opportunities and obstacles that stood in between her and her desired future.   I started sketching out the process on the back of an …

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Core Values

The first time I did a values identification exercise I was twenty-four years old and about to settle into my career in employee development.  I was told that getting specific and declaring five to ten values is a powerful way to be more aligned, resilient and feel more fulfilled.  (Read more about the superpowers of …

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