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,...

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...

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...

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...

Is it Ignorance or Next Level Brilliance?

When the outcome is bad, it’s easy to tell what you missed or didn’t know. Ignorance sinks many projects, and the real work is figuring out what you don’t yet know. However, when the outcome is favorable, it’s not so easy to tell if you got lucky, or if you’re good....

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