The greatest problem-solving tool you can use

Have you ever been summoned to the conference room, for an all-day, intensive problem-solving session? You spend the day locked in a room with the best minds in the company,  the flip chart paper, the white board, the markers, the PowerPoint…

The power of daily habits: the smallest change makes the biggest impact

In doing some research recently for a coaching workshop on work-life balance, I came across an interesting statistic that states up to 80% of what we do every day is automatic. I started thinking about my day. I thought about my drive to work.…

Reaching Goals: chances of success increase if you write them down

Today, as I walked to my mailbox I could see a large yellow envelope jutting out from the box, and I couldn’t wait to see what it was. From the return address, I knew it was a book written by my friend and fellow coach, Dr. Clark Gaither,…

Limiting beliefs: weeding out those negative thoughts

Over the years, I have spent countless, yet rewarding hours in my yard planting and maintaining more than 2,000 square feet of perennial gardens. I love my yard with its gorgeous sprays of color and scents that last from April into November. But…

Work-Life Balance? Or do we want something else?

Lately, I’ve been hearing a lot from people who tell me they want help with the familiar old problem of work-life balance.One client literally said to me recently, “my job is sucking the life energy from me.” Sadly, I hear a version of…

Thinking differently - why so tough?

By now, most people are familiar with the picture of the old lady in Stephen Covey’s highly acclaimed book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Or wait, is it the young lady? The answer, as is often the case in life, is it depends.It depends…

The Power of Progress

What’s the difference between someone who gives up on a goal, dream or idea, and someone who pushes through all the way to the finish line? Why do some people get excited about a new idea, and at first go after it with all their might? But…

Understanding People Can Be Your Best Asset

I recently conducted a survey among a sample of 65 professionals in my network asking them what their top three challenges were in the workplace. Overwhelmingly, I heard that struggling workplace relationships, or a variation thereof was the…