The ethic of work

I was asked recently how I created all the training manuals, books, and website content while leading up to 20 hours of life coach training webinars a week. And I had little ones under the age of 5 while putting the bulk of the material together. I thought about it, and the one lesson, if … Read more

Educating with vs. over

A friend who is a principal at a large public high school shared a story of a faculty meeting that happened this morning. The administrators were talking about different curricula and making decisions on which apps and programs to go with. A respected teacher, who’s been teaching at the school for decades, stood up and … Read more

Seeking Feedback

Especially in a coaching session, defending your idea or pushing back on a client’s feedback is sometimes useful but often has the opposite effect. People have a natural tendency to justify thought, emotion, and actions. But the master coach ignores this tug and instead focuses on the more powerful instinct to connect and be of … Read more

Life Coaches are Space Creators

I admit, when I first heard the term life coaching, I thought it sounded ridiculous. The dialogue went something like this: Me: “You mean there’s some expert on life who was going to coach me to live an awesome life like they are?” Life Coach: “But this person isn’t going to offer you any advice. … Read more

Born to Do Your Life's Work

When you hear the call, you can’t mistake it. Perhaps soft at first, your inner voice quickly grows in strength. Then you get confirmation and realize that your skill matches your matches your passion which matches the gift that you offer others. The only better feeling in the world is falling in love. What’s your … Read more

Happy International Coach Week

I’m honored to be a part of the International Coach Federation’s International Coaching Week in Switzerland. I want to think Christine Billy, a coach training based in Basel for setting up this series of talks. I spoke in Basel last week, and I have two speaking events today, one in Lugano, the other Zurich before … Read more

It’s my Birthday

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