Category Archives: Notes from Your Coach

On space, silence and slowing down (and a prayer)

It’s been a while since I’ve posted here.  2018 got off to a rocky start in my household.  And I found myself really needing lots of space. At first, I resisted and carried on internal arguments with myself about pushing forward with my 2018 plans even as we were dealing with some challenges.  But I eventually relented and knew it …

On finally breaking ground….

On Tuesday we finally broke ground on an addition to our home.  A new kitchen and master bath are underway! It’s an exciting, slightly chaotic time. We’ve been talking about expanding our small, poorly laid out kitchen and adding another bathroom for a long time. But as we walked around our home, we couldn’t visualize a way to make it …

5 Go To Questions to Guide Your Business

Tomorrow is my 49th Birthday and it’s putting me in a reflective mood.  I tend to use the month of July to set the direction and vision for the year ahead.  IT works better for me mid year than in January.  Maybe it’s because I take quite a bit of down time every summer to hang with my kids and …

How Do You Measure Success?

One of my favorite coaching questions is quite simple.  I ask clients to finish the following sentence: “At this stage of my life success is…..” By starting with a clear definition of what success looks like, we have a compass by which to measure their success. But recently, I’ve started to notice an interesting pattern. Many of my clients, colleagues, …

Let’s Talk Strategy…

Having a smart business strategy is critical to taking your business to the next level. As your business matures you need a clear strategy to guide growth and avoid the stress, confusion and anxiety that can seep into your business life. With a strategy guiding you, you are able to easily: make clear decisions & choices (and eliminate confusion & …

The Best Laid Plans…

I was excited to welcome in January and a New Year.  I had plans, as we often do at the start of New Year.  But you know the common saying… “the best laid plans…” Simply put, January was full of breakdowns.  It started with a server crash that took out my websites and email for several days.  Then I ran …

What’s going on in the market? It’s a new era….

I was having dinner with a colleague the other night (we met 10 years ago at an Internet Marketing conference…the early days! lol) and we got to talking about trends and transitions we’ve seen in the broader market online for coaching, consulting and personal development services. The business world as we know it today is vastly different than the one …

Let’s talk client results

I know that client results are important to you.  You got into business to create change, impact, transformation.  You love it when your clients get amazing results and accomplish big things.  And it really bothers you when clients get stuck, struggle, disengage or fall short of their goals.  Yet, it happens.  To everyone.  (Even the folks on Facebook broadcasting the …

Happy New Year! I hope that your end to 2015 was restful and joyful. I certainly enjoyed a few weeks off focusing on family, rest and celebrations. And here we are, already a week into 2016! I don’t know about you, but I’ve been a little slow to regain my momentum– still drifting in the space of ideas and possibilities …

Are you setting break even goals or breakout goals?

I used to set break even goals in my business. Break-even goals are safe goals. Comfortable goals. Goals you think you can achieve with relative ease. They move your business and life forward, but incrementally. Break-even goals get you to a place of ‘being ok’. We set them from a place of ‘what we think we can have” versus what …