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Start Small and Seek Out a Role Model

I see so many first year coaches make the same mistakes I did.   Coaches get certified and then they start buying stuff. They tell me about their purchases with great enthusiasm. "I bought a programs that will teach me how to make an online video" and "I just...

Choosing Your Coaching Certification Program

Here’s the reality. We are great at helping other people, but we suck at helping ourselves. Our mind chatter, lack of time management, and poor decisions on next steps leave most coaches un-certified or choosing the wrong coaching certification program and sometimes clientless a year later. So what’s up with that? Here’s what I have seen in fellow coaches and myself as stoppers during the Level 1 coaching stage.

My Stairway to Success…A Path for Fellow Coaches

People coach for so many different reasons. I was a fixer and I finally became a coach when I had the maturity and wisdom to realize fixing doesn’t help anyone. Listening, transferring skills, helping others practice and patience do. It’s a career that protects me and...

Growth Alliance

Holding Hostage

I sat in my car with tears streaming down my face. “It’s not good enough” and “It’s not ready yet” made each tear feel hotter. I was caving under the immense pressure I had slowly heaped on myself, and I heartbreakingly realized that I’m not good enough. Who am I to…...

No Coincidences

I recently lost my job, which is never a good thing in general, and even more so when you have one kid in college and the other one finishing high school.  I have always believed that everything happens for a reason, but it’s at these moments when that belief is...

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Vulnerability Resume- Strength in Vulnerability

Sooooooo, I've started this a hundred times, in my head. Each time I cannot decide on format or words or timing or, bear with me, I'm just going to write.Vulnerability for me was something that for many years I was taught (I didn't necessarily believe) to...

Vulnerability Resume – Clarity in Sobriety

So in my time as a human I have hid behind many masks.Born as the youngest boy to a single alcoholic mother, my coping skills were immense. I wanted to find joy in most days as I was surrounded by depression. A cover as a fun loving, “party boy” gained me many friends...

Accepting Vs. Willing

As I think about this in my life no time has been wasted when I am doing what I love to do and that is when we see the most success in individuals. As you begin to accept what is happening and stop willing you will find yourself running into challenges that are not as hard as they used to be. Accepting vs. Willing is key.

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