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“In a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.” – Warren Buffett So, you are feeling stuck? What’s the big deal? Well, it all depends on what it has been costing you. I am talking about things like health, wealth, happiness, contentment, inner peace, confidence,…

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Throughout our lives one thing should never change: our quest to understand ourselves and others more clearly. When we learn about ourselves, the benefits are nearly endless: a sense of self, knowledge of our beliefs, understanding of our motivations, learning how and why others react to us in different ways, and – from the point…

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I promise, it wasn’t New Year’s Eve but the New York Times that prompted me to write this post. I’m not about to advocate change because New Year’s Eve is right around the corner and about to pounce on us with entreaties to make resolutions, change our lives and lose weight. No, it was an…

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Can you remember the feeling of new love? There’s absolutely nothing like the wonder and feelings of fresh new love: the world is bright, energy is buzzing and boundless, productivity abounds, your heart is bursting, all is right with the world. You look to the future with open eyes and expectations. Your emotions are edgy…

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Having the privilege to travel all over the world and seeing and being with people who are less fortunate than me, reminded me of important it is to be grateful. In fact, my thoughts returned again and again to just how fortunate I am in my everyday life. Sometimes, when I am at home I…

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A coaching client of mine recently had an experience that brought back to me a frequently-forgotten but basic truth. This client (let’s call her Ellen) has been coaching with me for about a year. But last week when she came in, she was emotionally distraught and clearly distracted. She explained that something had happened between…

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A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her. -David Brinkley This post is about receiving negative feedback or making receiving criticism a positive experience. For ease of discussion, let’s say there are two types of feedback: positive feedback when you are told…

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Recently, a new executive coaching client came to me and pointed to a very specific dilemma he was experiencing. He felt, quite strongly, that his employees simply did not trust him. He wanted my help. This was a challenging undertaking and was a multistep process. Together, we tackled the problem and, together, we succeeded in…

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I love my executive coaching clients. I love helping them and I love seeing their success. It is truly on honor to work with each and every one of my clients. I love seeing their revelations and renewed energy. And I particularly love when I see them using the coaching skills and lessons they learned…

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Recently, I had a coaching encounter with a client who felt stuck at work. We used muscle testing and Neuro Emotional Coaching® to analyze and uncover what was holding her back. I went through the usual list of statement to test her reality. So I asked her to make the following statements: • I am…

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