Julie Ann Story

Destined for Entrepreneurship

May 7, 2021

Written by Shelby McDonald Our coach, Julie Ann Gauthier, has always been an entrepreneur at heart. She grew up in a very entrepreneurial family with many family members owning successful businesses across Prince Edward Island.  Inspired by her family’s hardworking and risk-tasking nature, Julie Ann leapt into entrepreneurship in 2019 and hasn’t looked back since. She calls herself a multifaceted…

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Experience having enough

Leaders: Are You Willing to Experience Having Enough?

May 4, 2021

I’m not safe enough. I don’t have enough support. I don’t have enough freedom. These are familiar refrains right now. We feel we lack time, money, profits. We long for more collaboration and recognition, more appreciation and respect. We’d like to be healthier, yet we feel we don’t have enough energy or motivation to do the things that would deliver…

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Lisa Chandler on Thriving Tides Podcast

April 27, 2021

Lisa was a guest on Julie Ann & Stephanie’s podcast, Thriving Tides. We covered lots of ground including Lisa’s inspiration to start coaching, what she has learned about herself and running a business, why conscious leadership matters and so much more! Check it out on YouTube (linked below) or your favorite podcast platform (Spotify, Apple, etc.)! We’d love to hear…

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Sing your Song

Leaders: What’s the Song You Want to Sing?

April 12, 2021

By: Glen Herbert, Writer/Editor (and Lisa’s multitalented friend who offered to write this excellent guest post) For a number of years, I taught group guitar lessons at a seniors’ centre in Burlington, where I live. Each session—they typically ran 10 weeks—there would be between 20 and 30 people around the circle. If you asked why they signed up, they’d say…

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Conscious Leadership Can Improve Relationships

March 30, 2021

When you hear the word ‘Leadership,’ most of us think of our workplace and what it means to be an excellent leader to our employees or colleagues. But what Lisa Chandler has found, both for herself and in her clients, practicing conscious leadership can dramatically improve one’s parenting and partner relationships. “Many of our leader clients report a huge shift…

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Renovate Your Leadership From the Inside Out

March 15, 2021

When we moved back to PEI 7+ years ago, I bought our current home. It’s charming, old, and in a great location.  Despite its many attributes, we encountered some limitations. The previous owners had installed a high efficiency propane furnace to help sell the house.  I expected a moderate fuel bill.  That first winter was really cold and I turned…

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Leaders, Spending Too Much Time in Scare City?

February 15, 2021

Most of us spend our whole lives crossing the line between two metaphorical twin cities: “Presence” and “Scare City”even though the city of Presence is so much nicer (and much better leadership comes from there). And while you likely know both cities really well, you may need better directions to access Presence anytime you want. Before we swap travel stories…

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A Bridge Over Troubled Waters

January 17, 2021

There is a lot of expectant energy in our world right now. I feel distracted most of the time.  I have tried to write this post in my head and on my laptop many times. And I have managed to drain myself over it. Perhaps if I was a NY Times journalist, I could pull it off. Instead, I am…

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A Holiday Love Letter

December 15, 2020

On Friday night, I dreamt about attending a wedding. As part of the wedding festivities, I found myself  in a fancy dress, bowling with actress Maya Rudolph. My daughter and I had watched Maya on Nailed It! Holiday! before bed so that explains why she made an appearance. At a certain moment in the dream, I noticed I wasn’t wearing…

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The Death Spiral or The Connection Spiral: What will you choose?

November 16, 2020

Every leader client I have ever coached has at least one relationship in which they feel challenged or stuck.  When we explore what they’ve shared with the other person, invariably, I hear some version of how they are not able to say what they really think, feel or want. I hear some version of how they have withheld. I wish…

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