Coaching Lessons from Nelson Mandela

Are You Ready to Take the Next Step? Sometimes it is easy to get stuck.  Not moving forward.  Not making progress. Looking back at the past. A few months ago, as I was walking through the Denver airport, I saw this photo that caught my attention. I was struck by the question under his photo, “What can one person do?”o  Hearing the news last week of Nelson Mandela’s death made me think of the way he lived his life. Read More ›

Do You Have Faith as a Mustard Seed?

In the Bible, the parable of the mustard seed is told three separate times, in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke.  In Matthew 13:31-32, it is told like this: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field; which indeed is smaller than all seeds. But when it is grown, it is greater than the herbs, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in its branches.” Why is this parable so important that it be used three different times by three different people? Read More ›

7 Steps to Building An Effective Mission Statement

If you HAD to tell someone your mission statement, would it roll off your tongue effortlessly?  Or, would you have a puzzled look and give a response similar to “I have thought about it, but never really clarified it or written it down. Let me get back to you on that.”  Or, maybe give a vague “I want to make a difference.”  While “making a difference” is a good start, you may want to be a little more clear what you are making a difference for and about.

Bottom line, if you haven’t written a mission statement, here are seven tips that will help you clarify and finally get it on paper. Read More ›

Coaching Clients to Undock and Set Sail

Taking that first courageous step toward something we want is often the most difficult. But if we ever want to achieve what it is we desire, it is necessary. Why is the first step so difficult though? What is it that so often hinders us so early on in our journey? The answer is simple, if not cliché: it’s fear of where the journey will take us.

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