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3 ways to Slack effectively under stress

3 ways to Slack effectively under stress

Have you ever regretted a direct message you’ve sent at work? Before becoming a life coach, I spent 12 years in the tech industry. In that time, whether I was writing C++ code for pilot training software or building a start-up’s first Product department, I […]

This is the year (part 3): Reinforce

This is the year (part 3): Reinforce

tl;dr Your action plan Ask yourself, “What could happen if I don’t pursue this goal?” Create a visual reminder of the pain you’re avoiding by moving forward. Schedule time to regularly review your goal and protect that time. Find an accountability partner or group, or […]

This is the year (part 2): Break it down

This is the year (part 2): Break it down

tl; dr Your action plan Use two techniques to write your goals: ask Gary Keller’s focusing question and be specific. First, break down your life goal until you’ve created an annual goal: e.g. 5 years, 2 years, 1 year. Next, break down your annual goal […]

This is the year (part 1): Your biggest dream

This is the year (part 1): Your biggest dream

tl;dr Your action plan Identify the one big dream that’s most meaningful to you. Find a compelling and emotional reason why you want it. Write it down. Write it in a secret journal, text it to your coach, or share with me on Facebook. Whatever […]

The one step of annual goal setting I never skip

The one step of annual goal setting I never skip

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… It’s annual goal setting and planning time! We all have our methods for goal setting, from using a framework we’ve refined over the years, to thinking for a few minutes about what we want and calling it […]

Three must-have qualities of any transformational retreat

Three must-have qualities of any transformational retreat

I adore retreats! I have taken retreats by myself, from a Do Nothing Day at home to a quiet week at a state park cabin. I’ve also created and attended group retreats, both close to home and out of state. There’s something so special about […]

Me too

Earlier today I was lounging on my couch scrolling through Facebook, an uncomfortable but familiar habit. I watched some celebrity reactions — Lady Gaga, Trevor Noah — before I Googled, “Trump mocks Ford.” I hadn’t read up on the Kavanaugh-Ford story since the hearing. I […]

How to build a meaningful career (part 3): Every action counts

How to build a meaningful career (part 3): Every action counts

What you’ll find in this series This is part 3 in a three-part blog series on how you can build a more meaningful career by first refining your own definition of “meaningful,” and then living that definition. In Part 1: Redefine success, I suggest a […]

How to build a meaningful career (part 2): Know your values

How to build a meaningful career (part 2): Know your values

Check out the whole series This is part 2 in a blog series on how to build a more meaningful career. In Part 1: Redefine success, we explore the question, What do I want? In Part 2: Know your values (this post), I cover how […]

How to build a meaningful career (part 1): Redefine success

How to build a meaningful career (part 1): Redefine success

What you’ll find in this series What is a “meaningful” career? Is it something that fully uses a person’s skills, abilities, and interests? Does it have to give the person plenty of free time? Or maybe it’s one that solves world peace? The thing is, […]