Off the Clock – Punching Out

As many of you know, I started my coaching business 7 years ago, after being laid off from a national company that I had been with off and on for 11 years.  As crushing a blow it is to be out a job, at the time, it felt like a “get out of jail free” […]

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Off the Clock – The Road not Taken (YET)

There I was, at a crossroads.  I had traveled so far already.  In the course of five years, I had gotten divorced,  lost my job, my dog, and my truck (cue the banjo) … But I also had gotten got my coaching certification, a new puppy, met the love of my life,  and we were getting […]

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Off the Clock – Leaders, Burn the Effin Cookies!!

“UGH!!!! I burned the effin’ cookies!!!” Not sure whether to laugh or hide, MyHoney rolled his eyes and tried to soothe my Inner Martha Stewart the best he could.  While running around, opening the door to my apartment, turning on the fan over the oven and praying to God that my smoke alarms wouldn’t start […]

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Off the Clock – The Accidental Entrepreneur

I’ve debated on how I wanted to introduce my story … do I start in scene one, at least a decade ago, when I first got the spark of entrepreneurship – the dream I had while working in my corporate office of having flexibility, fun, and perhaps, just perhaps a more fulfilling life?  Do I […]

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Day 29 – Creating Your Motivational Action Plan – Choose Your Own Adventure

I used to love the “Choose Your Own Adventure” book series by Bantum Books back in the 1980’s.  There was something about being dropped into the middle of an adventure, whether it be time travel, private investigator, spy or mountain climber.  Each turn of the page meant a different fate that would come to me […]

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Day 11 – Creating Your Motivational Action Plan – Peak Bagging

A question I am often asked by clients is:  “Can I work on more than one goal at a time using my M.A.P.?”  Yes, and No.  You can work on smaller goals that will get you to your “Everest” – those are what we call “Way-Points” – but as my Dad used to say, you […]

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Stuck in the Briar Patch – Leading Through Personal Crisis

Last summer, I was hiking the south side of Saddleback Mountain on a trail that was a connector to a well traveled ATV/Snowmobile road so I could access one of my favorite fishing ponds.  Freighted down with my fly-rod, lunch box, back-pack, dog leash, and water bottle, I maneuvered carefully down a gravel path – […]

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The Sixth “C” of Confident Leaders

Last week I wrote a blog series “the Five C’s of Confident Leaders” – and I listed the five key elements that leaders must have to lead with confidence – Character, Control, Consistency, Credibility, and Capability.  I realized this morning as I was reading my copy of “Think and Grow Rich” by Napolean Hill (I […]

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The Five “C’s” of Confident Leaders – Part 5

Good Morning Trail Blazers!  Here we are to the final part of this five part series “The Five C’s of Confident Leaders.  To recap, the five C’s are essential elements that confident leaders have that makes people want to naturally follow their instruction, and they feel like they are in good hands in their presence.  […]

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