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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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How To Hire The Best Employee

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 first line of...

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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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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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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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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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Sitting in the Shit

Sitting in the Shit

Somehow, society has convinced us that feelings are bad. Instead of embracing them when they come up, we turn a blind eye and push them away. When someone is feeling low, our instinct is to tell them about the bright side so that they can get out of that awful feeling...

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Forgiveness Starts with You

Forgiveness Starts with You

Recently I’ve noticed a similar theme cropping up for many of my clients. They’ve been telling me they aren’t happy with how they’ve been behaving. They’re mad at themselves for an overreaction they had. They’re upset because they know they’ve been holding onto...

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Good or Bad, Does it Need a Label?

Good or Bad, Does it Need a Label?

Recently, one of my best friends lost her Dad. We are in our 40s, so we knew these things would start to happen, but we certainly didn’t expect it so soon. My friend was understandably heartbroken, and it broke my own heart to see her that way. Her Dad was a wonderful...

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Older and Wiser?

Older and Wiser?

Before I officially jumped in with both feet to become a coach, I took a course called Coach Approach. This shorter program was designed to help me decide if coaching was something I really wanted to do. During the course, we did an exercise where we turned our back...

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Moods

Moods

Moods come and go, we know this. Yet for some reason we feel the need to resist a bad mood when we feel one coming on. Why is that? Somewhere along the way it’s as if someone told us that it’s not okay to be in a bad mood. It’s like there’s an unwritten rule that says...

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Who Controls your Reactions?

Who Controls your Reactions?

Have you ever had to work with somebody you couldn’t stand? Like when you saw them walking down the hallway you could already feel your blood pressure rising, before they’d even opened their mouth? I have. I used to work with a man who made me so angry I would get a...

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The Power of Words

The Power of Words

By now we all know the importance of using positive speech as opposed to negative. We’ve all read The Secret. We know about the Law of Attraction. We get it. So then why is it so difficult to do when we’re in a situation where we need it the most? I was having another...

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The Power of Perspective

The Power of Perspective

You know that feeling you get when you’ve got so much to do that you don’t even know where to start? Of course you do. We all know the feeling. A little more intimately than we’d like to admit, I’m sure. I experienced it recently. It was one of those weeks where I had...

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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.