What I Learned From Super Girl

Ahhh the guilty pleasures. One of mine is watching Supergirl. It’s awesome for so many reasons. It’s a bit cheesy at times as well but what’s life without a little cheese.  One particular episode really resonated with me this week. Supergirl was...

Is it Really Punishment?

I think we have too much of a focus on punishment in our society. We think saying no to anything is somehow a punishment. If we add a new rule with our kids, or we add extra work to staff, somehow it’s all seen as punishment even when it’s going to be helpful for...

Leadership

Leadership While I was creating a leadership course a little while ago I rediscovered a definition I had learned for leadership early in my career. I can see how this definition has affected me and how I lead but I had totally forgotten the learning. It is...

How To Hire The Best Employee

  How to hire the best employee the first time Have you ever heard the phrase, ‘management would be easy if it weren’t for all the people?’ One of the hardest parts of running a business, or managing a department, is dealing with the employees. Your...

Resilience…. Is it Really a Strength?

I joined a mastermind recently, the woman leading it and I had a one-on-one to get to know each other before we started. I shared some of my story, what I have gone through to get where I am and also what I am going through right now. She said...

Forgive and Forget? Not Quite Yet!

This spring I attended ‘Coach Camp,’ which was hosted by Robert Holden and Hay House. Over the course of the weekend, Robert brought people up on stage to be coached in front of the crowd. One particular coaching session, which dealt with a...

Finding your Inner Dumbledore

This past summer, I devoured all seven books in the Harry Potter series for the first time. Yes, I’m forty-two-years-old and only getting around to them now. I’m a bit late to the party, what can I say? I’ve been so focused on my own growth as a...

Relearning the lesson

A few years ago, my sisters and I were discussing Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. My sisters, both married with children at the time, commented that most people don’t get the opportunity to pack up their  life and head out on a quest to...

Feelings Focused Eating

Most of us know what keeps us feel healthy. We know we need to eat right, exercise, spend time with family and friends, spend time alone, take part in our favourite activities etc, etc. Though of course, the formula is different for everyone....

It isn’t ALL About the Struggle

One of the most important things I’ve learned through my coaching journey has been the importance of fostering appreciation. And I mean appreciation for absolutely everything. Even the tough stuff. You know, those things that make you feel...