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It’s summer and time for wandering!

It’s summer and time for wandering!

I took this saying to heart this summer and traveled across Canada from coast to coast for a series of federal consultations, taking extra days here and there to enjoy some relaxing moments. I am sharing pictures with you of my forays into the St-John’s Newfoundland area and Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, two locations I have rarely visited and took the time to explore.

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Coaching a Group in Crisis

Coaching a Group in Crisis

Coaching can be an incredibly fruitful endeavour. One recent experience has left me with renewed enthusiasm for art of coaching a group to their full potential, even through critical times. Overworked and understaffed I was brought into a beleaguered department with...

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Stay out of the red zone

Stay out of the red zone

I’ve never met anyone who enjoys receiving criticism or negative feedback. But it’s something we all have to face from time to time. A few years ago, I met with a client who had a particularly hard time with it. Even discussing the criticisms, mild and constructive to...

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Pay attention to your inner monologue

Pay attention to your inner monologue

Over the years, several clients told me that they heard my voice in their head when facing challenging situations. They said that my voice was there to remind them of the things we spoke about during our coaching sessions. Some said they heard questions to help them...

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The Accountability Partner

The Accountability Partner

No matter who you are, I’m willing to bet that you, like my clients, friends, and me, could use an accountability partner. If we’re doing something fun, we always think of bringing company. Shopping, going out for food, going to a show. It’s great to share in the...

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Danger! Worry is a corrosive substance

Danger! Worry is a corrosive substance

Recently, my adult son and I experienced some tension in our relationship over decisions he was making that directly affected me. I have to say that we butted heads for some time until I began to think more deeply about my role the dynamic we where creating. Like most...

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When the snooze button doesn’t work anymore

When the snooze button doesn’t work anymore

If, like me, you have been in the workplace for a while, there may have been times in your career when you hit the snooze button for weeks, months, or even years. Every now and then you get a wake-up call—a toxic workplace, a stultifying to-do list, or just the...

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How to sow the seeds of your desired future

How to sow the seeds of your desired future

A Living Nightmare A client was commenting on the fact that his career was turning around and that every person he was now meeting and every situation he encountered was interesting and positive. He was surprised because this was coming on the heels of the lowest...

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Creating Safety During Change

Creating Safety During Change

You could have heard a pin drop… The silence in the boardroom was deafening. Sam, the Project Lead, had just been stopped in mid-sentence by the VP impatiently waving her hand. Sam had started to tell a story to position the efforts being made regarding the...

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