FIVE Big Life Questions For The New Year

Whatever your career path… however the pandemic has affected you and your work… no matter what kind of work you engage in or stage of your working life you find yourself to be, answering these BIG LIFE QUESTIONS will help you reshape your journey through this new year of 2021. We all hope that 2021…

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Choosing a Leap of Faith and a Coach to Reach Your Goals

Some people feel blessed to land in their right career. I do now.  But it wasn’t always that way for me. My first leap of faith was back in 2005 when I decided to take a one-year coach training program in Toronto, just a few months after first learning about coaching. Every two months I’d fly from…

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DON’T CONFUSE BEING BUSY WITH PROGRESS

I can’t tell you how often a coaching client of mine will say something like this; “I’m busy, so busy at work, all the time, but I never seem to get it all done.” There are so many directions I could go when coaching someone who presents with that kind of statement.  I could ask…

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How Learning to be more ENTITLED is a Game Changer

Emily (not her real name) was a new manager.  She was an exemplary employee at her organization.  Well respected, known for being a hard worker, with years of experience under her belt.  Then she got promoted and was finding it difficult to manage a team of five direct reports. One thing Emily was good at,…

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Why It’s OK To Ask A Potential Coach About Their Credentials

In mid-2020, the results of a massive research study were released. The study was conducted by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) which is the largest association of professional coaches in the world.  Here are a few tidbits of real data from the study, that I hope you may find at least a little bit interesting:…

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THE POWER OF BEING HEARD

With every new client I coach, I learn something new that helps me be a better coach. Last year I had a first coaching session with a new executive client. She was a super busy, highly educated, incredibly stressed professional.  She had huge responsibilities, no personal time, was sleeping and eating poorly and got zero…

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How To Inject An Element Of Play into your Day

Remember when we were really young kids, and we got to play all day long?  It’s like, that was our job.  To go outside and play.  So what happened?  We grew up, went to school, got a job and life got much more serious.  But the idea of including some play time in every day…

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Building the Self -Confidence Muscle 

Some of my clients come to coaching to build their self-confidence.  They wish they were more confident in their skills, ability to make tough decisions, strength in saying yes or saying no to opportunities…  And so with those clients, the direction of a coaching conversation can be about learning how to ‘practice’ building their self-confidence…

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Staying Focused 

Focus is such a personal thing.  And some folks are so damn good at getting focused, keeping focused and not letting much of anything interfere.  (Both Bill Gates and Warren Buffet claim that “focus” is their most important trait for success!). Here’s a thought… the more we like something, the more focused we are capable…

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Can Coaching Make a Difference? 

Here’s what a couple of my clients say in response to that question: “ As a result of the coaching services provided by Wendy, I have experienced exponential career and personal growth.  Observable positive changes were evident and noted by many people both personally and professionally.  My overall communication and relationships improved and most importantly…

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