As a coach, I get to work with fascinating, complex and brilliant leaders. I can’t help but be overjoyed when a client begins to recognize negative self-talk and transform it into encouraging words of wisdom. It can be life changing! Here are Three Aha! Moments that we can all learn from.
A recent article in Stone Hearth Newsletters reinforced the importance of intentional presence in dispelling myths about multi-tasking. One myth is believing that we can focus on two mental activities at once. While it is true that we can engage in unconscious activities (like brushing teeth) while thinking about something else, we cannot successfully focus […]
In this episode Katya interviews Margaret Moore about healthy habits, behavioral change, and health coaching. Wellness and Health Coaching is a new occupation, that is playing a more and more significant role in the Health Care Industry. They also discuss how everyday habits can transform your life and how to get back on track after setbacks.
We’ve been asked, “If I become a ‘Wellcoach’, how do I define ‘well-being?’ Interesting question indeed! In fact, there is an entire journal dedicated to this topic – The International Journal of Well-being. Among its many perspectives on the topic, one article defined wellbeing as “the balance point between an individual’s resource pool and the […]
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 […]
As our clients near the end of the first month of the new year, perhaps establishing new habits, or feeling critical of themselves for habits they have not yet begun, self-compassion is an excellent practice. In Meditation: Be Good to Yourself, Kristin Neff reminds us of the value of empathy in the practice of self-compassion. […]
In Happiness from Within and Without, Jeremy McCarthy asks the question “Whose responsibility is happiness?” If we believe that the source of happiness is solely from within, we have only ourselves to blame when we feel unhappy. Conversely, if happiness is driven only from external sources, we have no responsibility for improvement or the pursuit […]
Business Insider (Jan 2016) 72% of People Get their Best Ideas in the Shower – Here’s Why This article highlights research from Scott Barry Kaufman, a cognitive scientist and co-author of “Wired to Create“, examining the importance of relaxation in accessing creativity. How might this be connected to the environment you create for coaching? How do […]
This story originally appeared in the November 2015 issue of Dr. Oz The Good Life. The New Slim-Down Secrets? A growing army of health ‘coaches’ could bring success — or waste your money. What to know now. By Kristen Dold Slim-Down Secrets Way back when, the idea of a life coach seemed bizarre. Paying someone […]
Client Scenario: How do I support a client with a mild chronic condition (e.g. diabetes, or asthma) and few symptoms, in being motivated to lead an active lifestyle to prevent the development of more life-altering chronic symptoms? You likely entered this field because you have a natural passion for health and fitness, and the connection […]