Let It Go or Let It Be | ChandlerCoaches.com

Let It Go or Let It Be?

January 15, 2019

Those who know me well, would not score me well on letting go/letting be. Though we teach best what we most need to learn1 so here goes. Most of us put a lot of energy into trying to control what others think of us and what they do, trying to change the past, and trying to control the future.  Sometimes…

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Coaching: Methodical or Mysterious? | ChandlerCoaches.com

Coaching: Methodical or Mysterious?

November 13, 2018

“Now that I’ve been coached for a while, I get it; but I remember feeling uncertain what I was getting into, that coaching was mysterious even.” Eek! When a client says this, as the owner of a coaching company, I take notice. Lack of clarity is rarely good for business! Let’s demystify what goes on in coaching. Pull up a…

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Au revoir, Les fleurs… | ChandlerCoaches.com

Au revoir, Les fleurs…

October 16, 2018

In the spring, my daughter Lali and I came up with a meaningful purpose for ourselves as part of our summer plan. We decided we’d try our hand at growing flowers, selling them as cut bouquets, and donating half the money to Ronald McDonald House Atlantic (RMH). We called our social business Les fleurs de Lali. I wrote about our…

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Its Your Life. Join at Any Time! | ChandlerCoaches.com

It’s Your Life. Join at Any Time!

September 12, 2018

Don’t wait. Welcome everything. Push nothing away. Bring your whole self to the experience. Find a place to rest in the middle of things. Cultivate “don’t know” mind [sometimes called “beginners’ mind”] Five invitations to live fully. Five invitations to make friends with everything. Five invitations to get up close and personal with your own demise. When I mentioned to…

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Our Social Side Hustle: Flowers | ChandlerCoaches.com

Our Social Side Hustle: Flowers

July 16, 2018

Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer Those days of soda and pretzels and beer Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer You’ll wish that summer could always be here   – Nat King Cole Our lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are filled with camping adventures, summer day camps, a little beach, a bit too…

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The journey from ordinary/ safe to purpose/adventure is not easy or certain. Crossing the threshold into the “special world” requires courage and faith. Many refuse the call for a while, daunted by fears of the unknown. | Chandler Coaches #leadershipdevelopment

Lessons From A Billionaire: An Ultra Mini-Series Adventure

June 11, 2018

Most of us live our lives in the “ordinary world”, living largely ordinary lives if we choose the safety of ordinary.  Others hear a call to adventure and embark on a hero’s journey¹ to find their treasure.  Of course, the journey from ordinary/ safe to purpose/adventure is not easy or certain.  Crossing the threshold into the “special world” requires courage…

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Have you ever been part of a leadership team so aligned that they were able to maintain a unified front even in the face of complex challenges? | Chandler Coaches #leadership

Unified Front

May 14, 2018

Have you ever been part of a leadership team so aligned that they were able to maintain a unified front even in the face of complex challenges? Lucky you! What a beautiful thing to behold. Sadly, it’s so rare that most of us have never experienced it. It doesn’t have to be. The world of systems coaching gives us skills…

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Sometimes we throw ourselves into the metaphorical water and get in over our heads, drowning in failure or loss. Sometimes, even from the water’s edge, circumstances beyond our control wreak havoc in our lives. | Chandler Coaches #leadershipdeveloplment

Plunging Into Feelings

April 23, 2018

  Don’t drink at the water’s edge, throw yourself in. Become the water. Only then will your thirst be quenched. – Jeanette Berson Sometimes we throw ourselves into the metaphorical water and get in over our heads, drowning in failure or loss. Sometimes, even from the water’s edge, circumstances beyond our control wreak havoc in our lives. When faced with…

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I found some moments of provocation and pleasure at The Musée d’art contemporain (MAC). In the exhibit A Crack in Everything many artists pay tribute to our man Leonard Cohen. | Chandler Coaches Inc

A Crack in Everything

April 3, 2018

Ring the bells (ring the bells) that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything (there is a crack in everything) That’s how the light gets in¹ ~ Leonard Cohen Our imagined March Break plans cracked at the last minute. Forget our perfect offering… And yet, we found moments of connection and delight in Montreal…

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Since we humans are hard-wired to scan our environment for threats unconsciously much of the time, fear in the workplace is a topic we need to wake up to. | Chandler Coaches #purpose #safety #workplaceculture

The Dance Between Purpose and Safety

March 20, 2018

If you are an average leader (Who wants to be average? I know!), you are likely subject to your thoughts and feelings much of the time.  You don’t have your feelings. They HAVE you. You aren’t conscious that you’re often afraid, you just ARE scared. You likely won’t easily see it or admit it though. Since we humans are hard-wired…

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