The Arrogance of Fixing

We’ve all wanted to help friends or family members through a tough situation, right? Our hearts are in the right place; we truly want to make their lives better, easier. That’s a good thing – if we choose to help in a way that actually benefits them. Check out Kate Larsen’s blog on The Arrogance […]


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Ten Coaching Tips for Health Professionals

While your environment may not allow the time for a full coaching conversation, utilizing all of the tools and theories related to behavior change, you can take the “coach approach”, even in a short patient visit, with these tips in mind: 1. Be a Role Model. Engage in upgrading your personal health behaviors in order […]


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What You Don’t Know…

From a recent article in Neuroscience News: “The most stressful scenario is when you really don’t know. It’s the uncertainty that makes us anxious. The same is likely to apply in many familiar situations, whether it’s waiting for medical results or information on train delays.” The article focuses on a study where subjects who were […]


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You’ll See it When You Believe It

Several years ago, I received a new hair dryer with a special “ionizing” feature. This option releases negative ions, which break down the water molecules on your wet hair so they can be absorbed into your follicles, leaving one with super-moisturized locks that feel silky and look healthier. And, oh, I felt wonderful! My hair […]


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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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Being a Coach = Meaningful Life

From Can Helping Others Help You Find Meaning in Life? – “A recent study by Roy Baumeister at Florida State University sought to investigate this and other differences between happiness and meaning. In a survey of over 300 participants, the researchers looked for traits and behaviors that were related to happiness (but not meaningfulness) and […]


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Three Aha! Moments to Change Your Life

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.  


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Multi-tasking is a Myth

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 […]


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