This Christmas Give the Gift of Coaching!

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Coaching is the perfect gift for… The ready-to-start-a-new-adventure-in-life-person The person on your list determined to make some changes The leaders in your life Your team The person who has everything Someone pursuing or about to pursue a big dream or goal The over-committed and juggling too much gal or guy The person who wants to take their life to the next level The ambitious one who wants 2017 to be his or her best year yet! The soul who desires more confidence, peace, and balance in their life, relationships or leadership YOU! Coaching is easy to give… Just contact me … Read More

What’s Your Go To Question?

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Everybody has their own story and unique motivations that prompt them to do what they do. That’s why I enjoy character driven movies, biographies, and meeting new people. People are fascinating! Getting to know someone new is like unwrapping a gift – you just never know how their life will impact and change yours. Sometimes it isn’t even getting to know someone new, but taking the time to go deeper with someone you already know and discovering a side of them that you didn’t know existed. Lately, I have been noticing a sad phenomenon. Perhaps a habit that social media … Read More

6 Obstacles To A Life Bursting with Gratitude

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Change follows a shift in thinking. Without a shift in your thinking, the odds are good that even with tremendous willpower you will drift back to your old ways. Beliefs are woven intricately into the tapestry of your life, making them hard to put your finger on, hard to isolate and identify. And tricky to see all that your thread of thought is connected to. As a coach, there is nothing more rewarding then witnessing a shift in a client’s thinking. That “Ah ha” moment is priceless! I get just as tickled when working with my own coach and the … Read More

3 Reasons You Might be Addicted to Stress

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There is nothing wrong with getting things done! The trick is striking the tension between getting things done and making time to relax. Attempting to do more than is realistic creates stress. By now you have gathered that I like to get things done! In fact, I am able to get a surprising number of things done. Relaxing, on the other hand, that does not come so naturally to me! It is something I have to intentionally work at! I have been challenged by my One Word for 2016: RECEIVE, to slow down and “receive” the gift of a more … Read More

How to Rest Your Way to Success

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You haven’t always viewed rest the way you do today! Remember spending the day at the park, the beach, or an amusement park when you were a child; a day bursting with activity and wonder? Those days were exhilarating and exhausting. On the way home, you drifted to sleep in the back seat of the car knowing that you would be well taken care of. You were relaxed and completely at peace. Those were sweet moments! Fast forward and the pressures of life seem to encroach on your peaceful sleeping moments! It feels like there is a never ending list … Read More

Your Words: Healing or Hurting?

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Have you experienced this phenomenon? You settle in behind the wheel of your car, insert your keys to start your engine, and begin heading to your destination. Before you know it, you arrive with no real memory of the journey. Somewhere after leaving your driveway, you zone out and make the trek on auto pilot. Routine activities like driving often get less and less of your attention, especially as your life becomes more demanding. It is a bit frightening to imagine how many drivers on the road are far from present, risking safety for themselves and others. Those same stressors … Read More

6 Guidelines to Rocking Your Leadership Hats!

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If you are like most leaders, you barely noticed the gradual addition of hats. In fact, you eagerly welcomed each and every one – they represented growth! Yet, the true weight of so many responsibilities – now that has your attention. When was the last time you slowed down long enough to count your hats and assess what you are in charge of? I know, not easy when you are bogged down by so many duties! The towering stack of hats might seem impressive, but it all adds up to stress and being less effective as a leader. I know … Read More

Failing Your Way to Success

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One of my top five values is relationship! I treasure the people God has placed in my life, and my family is at the top of the list! This past weekend, we celebrated my in-laws birthdays by enjoying a scrumptious picnic at a beautiful state park. Our picnic spot was perched on a hill overlooking a lake with hints of fall color surrounding us. Aside from a cool breeze and some missing family members, it was a perfect day! My 18 month old grandson was tickled to be outside and had no trouble keeping himself busy. He chased a ball, … Read More

Do You Dare to Renovate?

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I am hooked on renovation shows! Watching an ugly, outdated, and impractical layout transformed into an amazing workable space is mesmerizing! It makes change exciting! Not only do I appreciate the vision, creativity, and ingenuity it takes, I admire it. Some of my favorite renovation shows include The Property Brothers, Flip or Flop, and Fixer Upper. While not exactly a renovation show, I confess I also enjoy watching Tiny House Nation to see the unique ways they are able to cram so much into a small space. The results the renovation shows reveal – they are inspiring! Tempting! They urge … Read More

6 Steps to Standing Out as a Leader

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Mrs. Jacoby – that’s what my aunt used to call me when I was a little girl. It was her good natured way of saying I was a bit bossy and big for my britches. Later, I attended college not far from where she lived, allowing us to enjoy more time together. Whenever that “large and in charge” side of me surfaced, she would again lovingly refer to me as Mrs. Jacoby. Leading is about more than just bossing people around. The best leaders influence others in ways that inspire and motivate them to make changes for the better. I … Read More