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End of Term Coaching Special

End of Term Coaching Special

End of Term Coaching Special You know something has to change and you’re ready to make it happen. This is a perfect time to do it. Check out my End-of-Term Coaching Special, designed for the person who wants to make a change now (or maybe it was yesterday!). Results...

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Reflection questions for the end of term

Reflection questions for the end of term

Phew. You made it to the end of term. Congratulations! Please take a moment to soak in that reality. You’re probably experiencing a combination of emotions that range from relieved, elated, exhausted, spent, and hopeful. Whether you're teaching again soon or not until...

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Four assessments to know your work values

Four assessments to know your work values

Knowing what matters to you at work--in your relationships, environment, and overall career purpose--is important and is an ongoing process. Identifying your core work values is an essential first step in reaching that goal. Below are four self-assessments to get you...

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My list of 23 for 2023 (Q2)

My list of 23 for 2023 (Q2)

I really enjoyed creating and having a list of enticing activities and wishes for Q1 so I've created a list of 23 for 2023 for Q2. As with last time, I included items that make me happy, but still require "effort" (in a good way) and intentionality to carry through....

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Are you an ambitious perfectionist?! Find out.

Are you an ambitious perfectionist?! Find out.

Are you an ambitious perfectionist? Some of us don't even have to contemplate the question, we know the response is "YES!"  Others need to think about it. And another category of folx will initially respond "no" and then review this list and shift to "actually, maybe...

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2023 Q1 Goal Check-in

2023 Q1 Goal Check-in

In late January, I created a list of goals for the first quarter of 2023. I had a lot of fun making the list. Below, I report back on how things went! 2023 Q1 Goal Check-in Did it 1. Dressed in bright colours more often 4. Led a hike for one of the hiking clubs I...

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Don’t talk yourself out of going for it

Don’t talk yourself out of going for it

The good news came early this year: I had received the CEO Today Executive Coaching Award for 2022. I was delighted to receive this recognition as I dedicate a lot to building my craft and care deeply about my clients. "Good for you, but what's this got to do with...

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My list of 23 for 2023 (Q1)

My list of 23 for 2023 (Q1)

In December-January, I felt resistant to creating yearly goals for 2023. This surprised me, given how much I (normally) enjoy setting, tracking, and evaluating my goals. However, I went with the flow this time and didn't craft any goals at that time. By early...

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Self-awareness is not enough

Self-awareness is not enough

Self-awareness is necessary for self-change. But, self-awareness isn’t enough. When it comes to making changes in our beliefs, habits, actions, it’s the application of learning (from the self-awareness) that leads to change. Perfectionists struggle with the...

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Use a distraction log to reduce procrastination

Use a distraction log to reduce procrastination

Procrastination, writes James Clear, is a force that prevents us from following through on what we set out to do. Given this force [I love his choice of that word], we need something equally powerful to counteract and resist procrastination. Enter the use of a...

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Tips to get unstuck from perfectionism

Tips to get unstuck from perfectionism

Here are 12 tips to help you get unstuck from your perfectionism when it shows up, slows you down, is annoying, or sucks you into its vortex. There are no easy-peasy solutions to "overcome" perfectionism (I don't believe in overcoming perfectionism as I've written...

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