Editorial

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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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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11 Points to Consider in 2018

As 2017 comes to an end, and 2018 approaches, many people are beginning to reflect on the last twelve months. One year ago I found myself reflecting on the most challenging year of my life and promised myself the following for 2017:   Dear 2017, My relationship with you begins today. I want to promise…

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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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The Future of Coaching

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In my experience, coaching is the single most powerful support strategy anyone can use personally or professionally to create success. As the Certified Coaches Federation’s new CEO, you’re probably thinking, “he better feel that way!” The truth is, I do feel that way because a passion for coaching permeates every cell of my body. Coaching…

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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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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 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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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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