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Change: You can learn to love it

Change: You can learn to love it

As I reflect about the last time I joined a Coffee and Conversation session with Gabriela Nitu and Maryse Matta, I mostly think about how our conversation that Friday morning related to dealing with change.  One of the thoughts I shared with the group is that I LOVE CHANGE! Why do I love change? Primarily […]

Coach Perspectives: Are you really ready for retirement?

Coach Perspectives: Are you really ready for retirement?

You have spent most of your life planning, steering and nurturing your career. Have you thought of putting the same effort in creating the retirement you desire? If retirement is around the corner, there are some fundamental questions you need to ask yourself and areas to ponder to know if you are ready to embark […]

The Lessons Learned From Doing Nothing

The Lessons Learned From Doing Nothing

If it feels like a few months ago you were in the driver’s seat and suddenly had to slam on the breaks and come to screeching halt, you are not alone. The Covid-19 pandemic has turned things upside down, forced us to work differently, think differently, live differently. Much like that moment when you press […]

What Coffee Taught Me About Coaching

What Coffee Taught Me About Coaching

I recently joined Grand Heron International.  My motivation was linked to wanting to “sharpen the saw” as Franklin Covey says, basically I wanted to keep learning the skills of coaching by joining a community of practice. Two of my new colleagues, fellow coaches Gabriela (Gabi) Nitu and Maryse Matta, invited me to join their Coffee […]

On the crisis boat, you are your own life jacket

On the crisis boat, you are your own life jacket

Someone recently told me something revelatory in regards to the new reality we are experiencing: While we are all in this together, that doesn’t mean we are all in the same boat. So true. Yet, we must remember one thing: No matter what boat you are in, there is a life jacket that will help […]

Personal Growth – Four Strategies on How to Break the Habit of Saying Yes

Personal Growth – Four Strategies on How to Break the Habit of Saying Yes

Do you find it difficult to say No to the needs and requests of your partner, family, friends, colleagues, and others? Maybe you feel obligated to say Yes to everyone and everything, or maybe you’re not bold enough to say No. You want to live on your own terms, but you can’t seem to break free. […]

Personal Growth – The Journey, Not the Destination

Personal Growth – The Journey, Not the Destination

Personal Growth Through Time Personal growth is one of the most important journeys of our lives. When we are young, it happens instinctively as we are curious, we assimilate new information with an incredible speed, we learn and we allow ourselves to experience new things. All this is possible because youth does not know the […]

Jump to questions, not conclusions with engagement diagnostics

Jump to questions, not conclusions with engagement diagnostics

How leaders and coaches can use a ‘coach approach’ to unlock deeper insight and create lasting value with engagement survey data. Imagine a meeting in which the leadership team of a company, together with their coach, is reviewing the results of the latest employee engagement survey. The team is confused by low scores in how […]

Offer coaching to your millennial employees? Yes, you should!

Offer coaching to your millennial employees? Yes, you should! Coaching and millennials

Mentorship is often the first-line training and development tool offered to millennial employees entering the workforce or transitioning into new roles. Senior employees are tasked with showing the younger generation the organizational processes they will need to know to do their job while also giving them an overview of organizational culture. While all this is […]

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