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The Gift of Presence

“The human soul doesn’t want to be advised or fixed or saved. It simply wants to be witnessed — to be seen, heard and companioned exactly as it is. When we make that kind of deep bow to the soul of a suffering person, our respect reinforces the soul’s healing resources, the only resources that […]


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Innovative Coaching

In addition to a reliance on a breadth and depth of psychological theories on behavior change, our coaching protocols also honor what we can learn from other disciplines, such as design and innovation. In reviewing Fast Company’s recent article on the concepts of design, Seven Essentials from the Harvard Innovation Lab, there are many principles […]


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Holding our Clients in Positive Regard

Travis Bradberry’s article in Entrepreneur Magazine was a great reminder of the importance of the beliefs we hold about our clients. In “8 Unrealistic Expectations That Can Harm You“, Bradberry alludes to the great quote from Henry Ford which goes something like, “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.” “Your expectations, more […]


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Patient Success Influenced by Information

Coaches bring a unique approach to the patient/client relationship by viewing it as a collaboration. This partnership of equals does not rely on the expert knowledge of the coach to be the “hero” that can “fix” the patient/client. Instead of being the keeper of knowledge, the coach both elicits information from the client and openly […]


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Job Opening: Executive Assistant

Executive Assistant to CEO General Statement of Duties Business owner, social entrepreneur, and co-leader of two non-profits is looking for a part-time Executive Assistant to be her collaborative partner and project manager. The EA will play an integral role in managing projects, relationships, scheduling and most of all, helping balance and organize multiple projects and […]


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Create a BIG vision by making it small

One of our favorite thought leaders, Brian Johnson, recently wrote about the concept smallifying. In Little Bets, author Peter Sims says, “The key is to take a larger project or goal and break it down into smaller problems to be solved, constraining the scope of work to solving a key problem, and then another key […]


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Professional Development Tips for Coaches

A great way to begin to add coaching skills to your growing toolbox as a health professional is to reflect first on your own interest in change and growth. Have a good look at where you are noticing stress in your life, and then find an experienced coach to help you outgrow a struggle. Harvard […]


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When Clients Aren’t Scientists

Today we explore how to work with a client who is not engaged in following evidence-based or scientific guidelines, including preventive tests, and is not seeking out reputable sources on the Web and beyond. Instead, s/he hunts down information and recommendations from non-reputable sources, while not listening to your well-informed advice. It goes without saying […]


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