February 25, 2016

Playing the role of devil’s advocate for a moment, I’d like to turn the theme of this edition of the WCM e-zine on its head a bit. Instead of discussing “The State of the Profession,” let’s turn the camera around for an inward perspective and focus on the professionals. That’s you, and that’s me. I suggest we ponder this:

 

What is the State of My Own Profe...

February 25, 2016

Whatever we are attending to, we, as coaches, are always helping our clients clarify intention and develop SMART goals; identify challenges and opportunities, identify and align motivation with vision and action; design action steps nurturing commitment and follow-through, and celebrating success.

 

Each one of these actions and many related sub-actions beg...

February 12, 2016

OK, can we talk? What’s this about “Letting go, and Moving on”?

 

Why is this sufficiently an issue in human experience that we have a whole monthly issue of Worldwide Coaching Magazine dedicated to it?

 

What’s behind this? Why do people find themselves stuck so often in their lives? Whether it’s with work, with family, with relationships or even within your...

February 4, 2016

In all personal growth work designed to explore the mysteries of inner realm it’s bound to come up sooner or later. It’s that roar of angst and frustration at the sticky grip a deep seeded belief can have.

 

Arrgggh…all the work I’ve done and it just won’t let go! Years I’ve been working on this and I’m still living it out. Why!?

 

There needs to be a concert...

February 4, 2016

To let go and move on or to hold tight and stay stuck, that is the question, if asked with awareness, that can bring us insight and self-recognition.

 

Engaging our emotions in introspection and self-reflection requires the discipline of compassionate and objective self-observation. Our feelings, when respected in this way, can guide us to the truth of our...

February 4, 2016

 

How many times do we hold on to all the bad stuff we experience? Someone calls us a name and we hold onto that for years, never forgetting.  Or someone attacks our professional experience?

 

We, for some reason, just can’t get past those experiences.

What happens is our brain becomes so callused by all these “hold on memories” we become impervious to seeing...

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