Posts Tagged "coaching"

A Message From Atlas Lalanne

Posted by on Jan 17, 2012 in All Categories | Comments Off

A Message From Atlas Lalanne

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”– Friedrich Nietzsche  Atlas the Mighty Mouse! Hey, listen. Mice like me aren’t born strong you know, and neither are you.  In fact, you human beings are born relatively weak and helpless! Without total care and support you’d die.  Your mothers (or other caregivers), God Bless ‘em all, keep you fed and warm and safe, day and night for weeks, months–even years.  But that support is only temporary. Eventually you’ve gotta stand on your own two feet and take care of yourselves as well as others. How do you survive when your mother’s support is no longer there?  You...

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Are You A Bouncing Ball? … Checking In On You!

Posted by on Sep 28, 2011 in All Categories, Anxiety, Children, Coaching, Family, Friendship, Goal Setting, Habits, Health, Life Purpose, Life Stages, Lifestyle, Love, Marriage, Mindset, Parenting, Passionate Living, Personal Development, Relationships, Relaxation, Self Esteem, Spirituality, Strategic Intervention, Wellness | Comments Off

I have had several people recently tell me in their own unique ways that they felt something like a bouncing ball in life. Trying to juggle work, school, health and family responsibilities can be overwhelming, leaving someone to feel out of balance, disconnected and unfocused. Many of us can get caught up in busy and active lives. We start treading water and just surviving rather than making purposeful choices and actions with ourselves and others. This can be slippery slope in any relationship. I think it’s important to take a quick assessment every few months – check in on your priorities and values and what’s important to you right now. Have you...

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How Problems Are Like Diamonds

Posted by on Sep 13, 2011 in All Categories | Comments Off

How Problems Are Like Diamonds

When we think of diamonds, the image that most often comes to mind is that of the valuable crystal clear, sparkling gem mounted in a piece of fine jewelry. They are treasured for their brilliance and, as most of us know, because they are virtually indestructible. It is the hardest substance on earth. Owning diamonds is a symbol of wealth and abundance. Even a small quantity of diamonds, a mere pocketful let’s say, might make most of us feel rich. If we saw a diamond lying on the ground, we’d surely pick it up and smile at our good fortune, right? But diamonds don’t come out of the ground cut, polished and sparkling with blinding radiance. They come out of the...

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So what is coaching exactly?

Posted by on Jul 18, 2011 in Career & Money, Family, Health, Lifestyle, Personal Development, Relationships | Comments Off

So what is coaching exactly?

What is coaching? Coaching is the practice of supporting, challenging and empowering an individual or group/team through the process of achieving a specific personal or professional result via cutting edge strategies and change techniques. It is distinct from training and mentoring, in that the coach/client relationship is one of trust, accountability and responsiveness. Training is teaching an individual or group how to achieve a result by imparting practical skills and knowledge that relate to specific useful competencies, while mentoring is the process of an expert providing their expertise to less experienced individuals to help them advance their careers, education,...

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Shopping for a Coach?

Posted by on Jul 3, 2011 in Anxiety, Coaching, Diet & Nutrition, Emotional Mastery, Exercise & Fitness, Freedom, Gratitude, Habits, Life Purpose, Life Stages, Lifestyle, Mind Power, Mindset, NLP, Passionate Living, Personal Development, Relationships, Self Esteem, Self Love, Success, Wellness, Women | Comments Off

I love shopping! I don’t care what it is, I’ll offer to help my friends shop. Need a car? Oh, let me go online and research for you! Need to find the perfect dress? Please, let me go with you! Yes, I love to shop! Shopping for a coach? Well, maybe not so much.  But, I look at this this way…. When it comes to choosing a life coach, finding the right one for you is like finding the right running shoes. Sometimes, off and running, you find a pair that fit just right.  But, sometimes you have to try on a couple pair and compare. Still other times, you have to run around the block a couple times. Sometimes people finally cultivate the courage to...

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5 Tips for Listening and Talking to your Teenager/Child (or anyone!)

Posted by on Jun 20, 2011 in Children, Family, Parenting, Relationships, Teenagers | Comments Off

5 Tips for Listening and Talking to your Teenager/Child (or anyone!) 1.    Be Present -Be in the moment and not distracted when talking to him/her. Put down the cell phone, don’t text or answer the phone.   2.    Acknowledge and appreciate their emotional reality! -Try to find out where their reality is before you do anything else.   3.    Ask good questions -Help your child/teen understand their situation better – Most people ask questions to help them understand the situation better. A skilled question helps your child understand their situation better so they can figure out how they really feel and think about their...

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Kick Perfectionism to the Curb

Posted by on Jun 13, 2011 in Emotional Mastery, Habits, Lifestyle, Mindset, Self Esteem, Self Love, Success, Wellness, Women | Comments Off

Have you ever noticed that people aren’t really afraid to admit that they are perfectionists?   Oh sure, they will sound guilty, but they aren’t really.   People don’t feel bad telling others: “Sally is such a perfectionist”.  It’s a compliment.  It’s like telling someone their too skinny.  Would you be ok if you found out someone called you a skinny bitch behind your back?  (Love that book btw)  Or, if they said:  “OMG Jane has the perfect marriage, the perfect children blah blah blah… That’s ok with me just please, please, don’t say I’m flawed, fat and messy right?   But, is implying that someone is a Stepford wife and has a stepford...

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Coaching History

Posted by on Jun 13, 2011 in All Categories, Coaching, NLP, Personal Development | Comments Off

Coaching History

Coaching History and Strategic Intervention Roots When looking at Coaching History it is interesting to find how far it can actually go back. Dr Vikki Brock writes of “Socrates and his pupil Plato engaged [their] students… to question [their] understanding of truth and beauty.” Skeffington & Zeus (2003) Cited in Brock (2008 p.42) That would make Socrates one of the first Coaches because he asked questions. Questions are a big part of Coaching. They help the Coachee pull out the gems that the Coachee might have trapped inside. We can look at the Bible to find others who asked questions too. “Out of the 150 questions of Jesus [from the scriptures. These] are...

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“I think I’ll get myself a coach”

Posted by on Jun 11, 2011 in All Categories, Coaching, Habits, Life Purpose, Lifestyle, Personal Development | Comments Off

“I think I’ll get myself a coach”

Nobody wakes up in the morning and says “I think today I’ll get myself a coach”. (Actually that’s a bit of a fib because that’s what I did about 4 years ago and what got me into coaching in the first place – but more on that in a later post!) But let’s say most people don’t get up in the morning thinking that they need a coach. Chances are though, that they wake up in the morning and wonder if today is going to be the same as yesterday and the day before and the day before that. They go through the motions, never stopping for a moment of self-reflection because it’s a Monday morning and they’ve got Mondayitis...

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