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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Annual Conference Announcement!

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OVERCOMING ADVERSITY Let Adversity Give Life to Possibility… 2017 Annual Life Coach Conference September 30 – October 1 Calgary, Alberta | Canada Overcoming Adversity The 2017 Annual Life Coach Conference will inspire you to overcome obstacles, navigate through crisis, cope with setbacks and develop the mindset that will make you invincible! The experiential workshops & training sessions…

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Feature Friday: Tammy Adams of Intuitive Understanding

“I was fortunate to complete my Life Coach and Executive Coach Certification in a small and intimate group setting which allowed us to receive personal attention from our trainer, Sam.  I was impressed with how quickly Sam established a save learning environment, addressing the learning styles of each of us in the room. For over…

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Feature Friday: Rosemary Workman of Blindsided to Blessed

“I am very proud to tell the world that I obtained my coaching certifications from Certified Coaches Federation! I learned new skills in the program that brought out the “best coach” I knew I could be. These skills are very valuable, but as a business woman who has a passion for learning,  the continuing education…

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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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Feature Friday: Natalie Wilson of High Heal Diaries

“The Certified Coaches Federation™ has certified me with the greatest gift of all; the ability to help others set a plan in motion and work towards a better self, life, and spiritualization. Personally, I was moved by the power, voice, and encouragement of Mr. Derrick Sweet, my Certified Coach Trainer. I came to the certification…

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Certified Master Coach Practitioner™ Spring 2017 Session

Business Development Certified Master Coach

    The Spring 2017 session of the Certified Master Coach Practitioner™ Course – which is a live webinar course – is ready and waiting for you! We hope you’ll be joining us to jump-start your personal and professional goals for 2017. The course is designed to assist you to establish and continue to develop…

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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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For Healthier Co-Parenting, Stop Using the Term “My Ex”

Blended Family at the beach

We arrived at the airport, excited knowing that soon we would feel the warm breeze and hot sun on our skin. We got on the shuttle, loaded with people from various countries, for an adult-only week of Zen vacation. The atmosphere of enthusiastic people in good moods added to my own excitement; we couldn’t wait…

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“Fall Forward” Ideas to Kick-Start Your Fall

There are typically two times a year when people aim for positive life-change and personal growth… The New Year:  A New Year brings with it a fresh breath of hope and a new start.  At this time most people think of New Year’s Resolutions, Changes, Transitions, Personal Improvements and are reminded about the things that…

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The Most Over-Looked and Under-Appreciated Element in Business

The concept of character is one that doesn’t get a whole lot of airtime today, but it is absolutely critical for driving profit and productivity in any organization. Character can be defined as the combination of mental and moral qualities or features that distinguishes one person, group, or thing from another. When people in business…

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6 Daily Routines That Elevate Your Impact

What do Warren Buffett (investor), Angela Merkel (chancellor), Barack Obama (president), and Winston Churchill (prime minister) have in common? What is the thread that ties together Jack Dorsey (entrepreneur), Maya Angelou (author), Benjamin Franklin (founding father), Claudia Chan (leadership expert), and Shama Hyder (social media guru)? The obvious answer is success, prominence, and impact. The not-so-obvious…

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The Most Understated Habits of Highly-Productive People

Moving from 68% to 16% 16%. According to research, only 16% of the population fall into the “high performance category”. 16% fall in the “low-performing” category, and fully 68% are assessed as “average performers.” ( For a time in my own life, I thought that moving into the 16% of high performers was all about…

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