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 presentations, the bottomless coffee, the debating and head-scratching. And finally, yes, finally, you come up with […]

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. I can’t remember the last time I read a street sign or put […]

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, called “The Graduate’s Handbook, Your No-Nonsense Guide […]

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 I didn’t start with a blank canvas. Before I could plant, I had to […]

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 that theme quite often. But when people say they want work-life […]