Posts by Abe Brown

12 is Your Number for 2019…

Don't Give Up

There is huge emphasis today on the symbolic and almost spiritual significance of certain numbers and their relationship to our daily lives. Many are captivated by the mystical connection between numbers or units of measurement, and various aspects of our lives in general.   My sense is that “12” is the number you need to…

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Finding Common Ground in Misunderstanding

Missunderstanding

A single moment of misunderstanding can feel so toxic and poisonous that it can cause us to forget a hundred lovable times spent together, within just a moment. Given the day in which we live, misunderstanding is common. And if our misunderstandings simply stayed in the realms of thoughts and beliefs, then it might be…

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Your Mission Empowered Through Skilled Messaging

Your mission

There is no doubt that most people get into coaching because they are powerfully gripped by a personal sense of Mission. This Mission compels their hearts to reach out and invest in others and stirs their minds to build impactful content, real-world solutions, and coaching programs that educate and empower their clients. This coaching Mission…

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Clarifying Your Personal Purpose

Just the other day, I was in a coaching session with a millennial where we spent a lot of time discussing her personal purpose. Deep in the heart of every person is a profound desire to answer questions such as, “Who Am I”?, “Why Am I Here”?, “What Was I Born To Do”? There is…

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How Can I Build My Business in a Challenging Economy?

Build a Business

A lot of businesses are struggling right now. Even if the economy seems a little more solid, risks continue to abound, and the landscape is always shifting. As a coach, I hear questions like these daily: Do you have any solid coaching advice for managing the risks, getting through the “lows” and moving my business…

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Making a Difference with People, Every Single Day

To this day, about 12 years later, I still don’t understand why Joe chose me. Joe is a client at the largest homeless shelter in Canada, where I was working as an Adult Care Worker at the time. Joe had been on a bit of a bender that night, which wasn’t totally unusual, but what…

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8 Critical Things for 2018

Typically, any given year involves so much planning, effort, control, and even stress that we are pretty “wound up” as it ends. Living with intention and focus is a large key to success, and it is difficult to have intention without self-awareness and reflection. Given this, there is always a “winding down” as one year…

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Closing The Deal!

Coaching and Leadership: great coaches and great leaders must both be great closers. In other words, both coaches and leaders are “selling” something, and need to develop the skills to make sales happen. Coaches might be selling their coaching services, or selling a new way of thinking about a problem to a client, or selling…

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12 Takeaways for Writing Amazing Speeches

Writing Amazing Speeches Abe Brown

Writing Amazing Speeches | There can be no doubt that there is tremendous power in the Spoken Word, and that every coach is made more effective when they cultivate this needed skill. One need look no further than the inspirational influence of Martin Luther King Jr., Abraham Lincoln, Nelson Mandela, Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy,…

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Calm, Clear and Centered, When Everything Around You is Crazy!

Calm when everything about you is crazy

Confused… Cluttered… Exhausted… Worn Out… On Edge… These words described me, at a point in my life, when nothing was working, efforts were failing, and time was accelerating. There was too much on my plate, not enough in my tank, and my daily calendar had absolutely no margin. A coach of mine suggested that I…

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The Power of Your Words

I was jolted the other day when I was out for an afternoon walk with my wife and children. As we were walking through the neighbourhood on a bright and beautiful day flooded with sunlight, we passed by a local playground for small children. Strolling along the sidewalk beside the park, it was peaceful to…

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The Customer Experience: How Pro Can YOU Go?

One of the things that makes some organizations such amazing places to work is the extent to which they seek to engage their clients in a professional, informed, and knowledgeable way. In these places, the depth of knowledge, insight, and competence is on display as part of the client experience, day in and day out.…

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The 8 Pillars of Wellness

More than ever before, we hear about wellness in the media, in conversations at Starbucks, and even the workplace. When we think of Wellness, we think of well-being, wholeness, and balanced health. We think of a self-awareness that causes us to be at peace with ourselves and the world around us, with a focus on…

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The Road to Resilience

Road to Resilience

“I am not what happened to me. I choose what I become.” How can two people grow up in the same home, and yet end up completely different?  Janet and Jessica were sisters, just 2 years apart.  Jessica was younger, and always looked up to her older sister Janet, because she saw her as so very…

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Personal Retreats – Taking Time for You

Personal Retreats for Stress

Confused… Cluttered… Exhausted… Worn Out… On Edge… These words described me, at a point in my life, when nothing was working, efforts were failing and time was accelerating. There was too much on my plate, not enough in my tank and no margin in my daily calendar. A coach of mine suggested that I take…

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Letting Go and Moving Forward

Frog travelling and letting go

Learning the Five Keys In Zen tradition, there is a well-known tale that shares the idea of letting go.  There are many versions of this story, but here is the gist: Two travelers reached a town where there was a young woman waiting to step out of her sedan chair. The rains had made deep…

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Mining & Maximizing Your Potential

Maximize your potential

How to realize our potential and apply our “WUDWAF” As a coach, I approach each and every person with the strong and clear perspective that we are all blessed with enormous potential, and so we need to “Mine” our potential and learn to “Maximize” it. When we “Mine” our potential, we will be motivated to…

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12 Secrets of High-Performing Coaches

How to become a High Performing coach and tap into the power of process. As coaches, most of us look at High-Performing Coaches and wonder how we can “get there” in our own lives. High-Performing Coaches impact more people, have more clients, experience more visibility, earn more revenue, and enjoy more abundance. I’m not speaking here…

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Enhancing The Client Experience In Coaching

Enhance the Client Experience

How to enhance the client experience and learn to take care. One of the things that makes coaching such an amazing way to make a living is the extent to which we seek to engage our clients in a professional, authentic and informed basis. Every day when I connect with other coaches and listen to…

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A Recipe for Harvesting Success

recipe for harvesting success

As a leadership and business coach, I am often asked to help business owners accelerate the development of their business, and to strategize with them about generating more revenue and squeezing out more profit. In a recent session with a very promising business owner, we began exploring the idea of seedtime and harvest, or in…

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