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Get Over Your Fear

Get Over Your Fear

Fear is a powerful creature. It can transform an otherwise rational, capable person into someone with a one-track-mind. Often, a mind that is focused solely on the potential for failure. We sometimes get so wrapped up in our fear, that we can’t see what’s right in...

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Conscious Communication

Conscious Communication

​Did you talk to them? Did you ask them that question? These two sentences come out of my mouth in many of my coaching sessions. A client will get talking about a situation and say "I don't understand why they...." or "Why would someone do....?"  My response is always...

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Boundaries vs. Values

Boundaries vs. Values

Have you ever agreed to do something you didn’t want to? Whether it was too far outside your comfort zone, you already had too much going on, or it was just the wrong time to tackle the task - we’ve all done it. Said yes - when we should have said no - because we were...

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Asking For Help

Asking For Help

What are you struggling with right now? When life gets busy, things can start to feel very overwhelming. Sometimes everything feels exhausting. Can you relate? Have you thought about asking for help?   If you can, start with asking for help with the things you like to...

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Self-Care & Living Without Measure

Self-Care & Living Without Measure

Dear friends:  I wrote this blog a while back during sunnier, warmer days (no swimming holes for me during a frosty Ontario winter!) but the underlying message is even more appropriate during the holiday season. I hope this blog offers you a reminder of the importance...

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Rest.  Reflect.  Reset.

Rest. Reflect. Reset.

I hit a wall. While we have been stuck at home (or safe at home) since the global pandemic began in March 2020, I have been taking on speaking engagements, keeping up with clients, and trying to keep everything running in the home - which means remembering Grade 10...

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Balance

Balance

When I started writing this post, I was feeling a little nervous talking about balance because I feel it's something I lose on a regular basis. Who am I to be talking about this? Then I realized, that's what makes me the best person to talk about it. Plus, I'm a Libra...

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Are Your Stories Keeping You Stuck?

Are Your Stories Keeping You Stuck?

  I teach often about the difference between reality and the stories that we assign to the experiences we have in our lives. It's still something I work on, a daily practice. As humans our brains tend to fill in the gaps where we are missing information. The problem...

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The Right People

The Right People

  Have you ever been on a team, or in a group where the mood is one way until that one person enters the room? That one person can either brighten the mood or really take it down. I led a team once with a great group of people. We all worked hard, and we enjoyed each...

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Plot Twist

Plot Twist

Life happens! It happens to everyone. While we all work hard to make our plans and schedule our agendas, sometimes life just happens. In those moments we need to allow it to happen and let go of the plans, ask for help and deal with what showed up.   This happened to...

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Be A Goal Getter

Be A Goal Getter

Have you ever considered the importance of matching your goals and intentions to who you are? So many of us try to set goals that don't truly match who we are as individuals.  We want to get in shape, so we join a gym...  Wait - I forgot I'm an introvert who works...

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The Link Between Leadership & Boundaries

The Link Between Leadership & Boundaries

Leadership is definitely a passion of mine. My business slogan is "Discovering Potential. Inspiring Action. Working together." - all things a good leader does. I was always good at working with leaders before I became a coach, and continuing to work with leaders made...

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Let’s Talk About Difficult Conversations

Let’s Talk About Difficult Conversations

I have been doing presentations on difficult conversations for over 6 years now, and yet sometimes I still mess these conversations up in my own life. You'd think I'd be perfect at them, but I'm not. The thing to remember is that we have to learn to be comfortable...

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What I Learned From Super Girl

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 in a coma. Yes, the...

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Is it Really Punishment?

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...

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Leadership

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 simply...

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Resilience…. Is it Really a Strength?

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 to me “You are...

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Forgive and Forget? Not Quite Yet!

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 woman’s journey through...

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Finding your Inner Dumbledore

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 coach, that I haven’t...

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Relearning the lesson

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 find themselves. My...

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Feelings Focused Eating

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. But despite knowing we...

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It isn’t ALL About the Struggle

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 upset, or cause you large...

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Find Where You are Wrong.

Find Where You are Wrong.

I started reading The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, by Mark Manson recently. Chapter six is called You’re Wrong About Everything (But So Am I). He mentions instances from our past, like thinking the sun revolved around the earth, or when women believed that rubbing...

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Balancing Boundaries and Expectations

Balancing Boundaries and Expectations

“Why does he have to leave his dishes in the sink when there is clearly a dishwasher RIGHT THERE?”  Ever find yourself asking similar questions of your significant other or children? I know I have. Especially since my boyfriend and his two teenagers moved in with me....

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Leadership

When you step into leadership, you learn quickly how overwhelming the role can be. In this online course, we grapple with what exactly fuels your stress, and help you to build a foundation for clear, confident, effective leadership.

Speaking

As a speaker, I share what I know best: leading from a place of self-knowledge. From navigating difficult workplace conversations to my own healing journey of leadership, I’ve honed a series of talks that spark inspiration and shift paradigms.

Coaching

When you’re a leader, who are you supposed to turn to? A relationship with a coach like me addresses those feelings of isolation, giving you a safe and confidential space to work out your most complex challenges.