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Focus on Your Talents

We all have talents or gifts. In Christian communities, they are often called charisms which people are blessed with upon baptism or perhaps you refer to them as God-given talents. Well, we all have them. However, not everyone is aware of their own or knows how to use them. Once identified, you can transform those talents into strengths. You can take the Clifton Strengths assessment which I have and use with my clients. This identifies 34 themes. Your top 10 talents are also identified and when used often can turn into strengths. I highly recommend this tool and I facilitate [...]

By |2021-06-25T12:03:05+00:00June 25th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Focus Friday: Focus on the Message!

The Interview is a Conversation, not a Monologue I had a 14-minute interview scheduled with a guest on my Show Epiphany which airs Ave Maria Radio. He engaged in one my biggest pet peeves.  He shared all his information in the first questions asked. He was informative but longwinded. I managed to get in two questions during the entire interview and ended having to cut him off.  I despise interrupting a guest in mid-sentence, but we ran out of time. This is not the first time this has happened with someone I have interviewed. When I sense someone is answering [...]

By |2021-06-18T17:34:20+00:00June 18th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Do you have good health habits?

Let's Get Moving with the 30-Day Healthy Living Program Do you have ideal health habits? I know I don't. It's why I am venturing on a new journey. I am creating new habits focused on my health. I logged in five miles of walking on Saturday, two miles enjoying the scenic walking path at a nearby park with my daughter. On this Monday of my birthday, I decided to start the 30-Day Healthy Living Program with Arbonne. I am inviting anyone interested to join me on this journey. My teenage daughter kick-started her healthy living program with Arbonne protein shakes [...]

By |2021-06-13T23:05:24+00:00June 13th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Know the Endgame

Know your goals and create the plan. Knowing where you want to go is one thing but knowing how to get there is something else. I often ask clients: What's Your Story? It's one of our company's signature questions. What's the Plan? That's another signature question. As a coach, I often have question-guided conversations with my clients. They have big goals and small goals. In each session, the client sets the agenda. He shares what he wants to focus on during our time and often, it's a specific goal in mind. It might be something he wants to accomplish in [...]

By |2021-06-15T11:36:07+00:00June 11th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Focus on Your Word Choices

5 Deflating Phrases replaced by 5 Empowering Ones. It’s been eight months since my daughter decided to change her health habits. She gave up sugar and white flour, just a couple of changes she made.  She works out five to six days a week, sometimes with a trainer. We were at a family wedding, and she was checking out the desserts and said, I can’t have any. I quickly replied, “no, you choose not to have any.” The word choices are part of our mindset. My daughter could eat the cake if she wanted to eat it; she was choosing [...]

By |2021-06-07T12:41:38+00:00June 4th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Communicate your Calendars at the next Team Meeting.

Communicate your Calendars at the next Team Meeting. I live by my calendar and list of tasks. I have an on-going to-do-list on my phone and then I hand write daily lists on a notepad that sits on desk. Occasionally, I review my clients lists and the work I am doing for them and assess if this is the best use of my time based on the agreement. I also look at my weekly and monthly calendar and review my goals to see if what I have committed to will ultimately help me reach my goals. Are we busy working [...]

By |2021-05-28T12:45:07+00:00May 28th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Be Coached before Becoming a Coach

Just because you played the game doesn’t mean you can coach a team. That was the thought that came to mind when my daughter ran into issues with a particular coach. She was new to the game and was looking forward to learning how to play and being part of a team. Little did we realize is that her coach wasn’t interested in teaching the basics of the game but was more interested in working with players who could win games. I am all about winning. It’s why we compete, right? However, I am not about disregarding others for the [...]

By |2020-02-04T19:14:49+00:00February 4th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

What are you saying to yourself?

In some way or another you are a leader. It maybe just meaning leading your life in a positive direction. If you want to be a leader, you have to start speaking like one. That includes being a leader in your own life. I am a firm believer that where and how you move depends on how you communicate, especially to yourself. I am coaching a client who is transitioning into a new job while coping with her anxiety. After just a couple of sessions, she realized that most of her anxiety comes from what she tells herself. “I have [...]

By |2020-01-23T16:36:45+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

You know more than you think you do!

Have you ever had someone ask you an important question about your life and you answer, “I don’t know!” I had a client seeking career coaching and in the first session, she responded “I don’t know” more than a dozen times. As a coach, that response can be frustrating. The thing is most people have the answers within themselves and a coach walks along with clients to help pull those answers out. If you don’t think you know, do you know who might? Do you know where you might find the information? I have responded to many questions in my [...]

By |2019-10-23T18:35:07+00:00October 23rd, 2019|Blog|0 Comments