Personal Development: What is Missing in Your Life?

Once in a while, I have a client who comes to me feeling that something is missing in their life, but they just can’t put their finger on what it is. They say things like: “I just don’t feel like myself anymore, but I don’t know why.”  “I feel like
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A Technique for Building Self-Confidence and Positivity

As a professional woman, do you ever have the feeling of not being good enough?  Do you have trouble having the confidence to say “no”?  Is it hard to speak up and be yourself? Low self-confidence can stop you from performing at your best.  It can hide you away in a place where others
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Put Some Spring into Your Step!

Spring is a time for new growth, a time when things come back to life after the short, dark winter days.  It can also be a time to think about our own personal development.  How has life been? Do you want to try something new? What do you want more of? What do you want to leave behind
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Coaching – Why Bother?

I spoke to a friend recently and asked how her new job was going.  “It’s killing me”, she said.  “I am working 10 hour days without a lunch break, and then taking work home.  I’m just so stressed out.” Today, more than ever before, there are challenges to perform effectively under pre
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Tips on Managing Conflict

What Helps When Destructive Conflict Gets in the Way? A few months ago I had two business partners phone me to say they were having real difficulty communicating with each other and that they were interested in having some coaching to improve the situation.  They were both concerned t
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A Story of Coaching: Life at the Gym

Last week while putting myself through my paces at the gym, I was watching the work that one of the personal trainers was doing with his client.  He was asking the man to jump from the floor, onto a waist-high platform.  The man looked really doubtful, shook his head, and said he coul
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The Power of Eye Contact

Most young children have no trouble with eye contact.  They will look people in the eye with innocent curiosity without being self-conscious; it is very natural.  As we grow up, making eye contact can become more difficult, uncomfortable and for some, even embarrassing.  I attended a
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Surviving the “Empty Nest”

It’s the time of year when students leave for university and it may be the first time they are living away from home. For many parents, who are used to having the noise, the energy, the friends, and the mess of their son or daughter in the house, this departure can be very difficult.
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Over 50? What Will Life Bring You? Plan for your Retirement NOW.

Are you 50 or over?  What Will the Next Years of Your Life Bring YOU? Are you too busy working to think about what you do when you’ll retire?  Just thinking about the time when you can stop commuting, stop going to meetings day in and day out, stop dealing with office politics?  But t
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Can You Make a Change in 2013?

Can You Make a Change in 2013? I talked about going to the gym for 5 years before I eventually got there.  Every year I made my resolution that this year was the BIG ONE – I was going to get fit.  But somehow I never had the time, energy or the right shoes.  Instead, I had lots of exc
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Should I Stay or Should I Go? The Dilemma of Career Change

Should I Stay or Should I Go?  The Dilemma of Career Change We all know that during a recession, or even at any time, moving to another job or changing career can be very daunting.  I’ve worked with many clients who talk about wanting to leave their current jobs due to unacceptable st
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Mysterious Woman Escapes from Filing Cabinet – My Story of Change

Mysterious Woman Escapes from Filing Cabinet – My Story of Change Sometimes you really want to make a change for the better, but no matter how much you paint a great picture of “how it will be”, something just keeps holding you where you are. That was how it was for me with my o
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