Conscious of What Wakes Me Up at Night |

Conscious of What Wakes Me Up at Night

September 24, 2019

Unconscious leaders are rarely present whereas conscious leadership is about tuning into the present moment to be responsive versus reactive.

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A punching bag for your toolkit via Lisa Chandler at

A Punching Bag in Your Leadership Toolkit?

June 11, 2019

I travelled all the way to Montreal for coaching sessions with a practitioner, Josée, who uses somatic (body) approaches in her practice. Josée uses tools like a Bataka (a soft bat) and punching bag to help clients like me to break free and live radically alive. Very quickly I could see I would need to stop clinging to control…

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A punching bag in your toolkit via Lisa Chandler at

Are You Ripe for Coaching?

May 13, 2019

How do you know if someone is ready for coaching? Until now, I have been using my own experience and intuition to determine coaching readiness. Happily, all of us who work in leadership development, there is a new model to assess coaching readiness: RIPEN.

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Are you a social detective via Lisa Chandler at

Are you a social detective?

April 15, 2019

Are you a social detective? Do you know how to use your superflexible powers for good? Do you have any idea what I am talking about? I didn’t either until my daughter Lali got invited to join a new program at her elementary school called The Superflex Superhero Training Academy (Social Smarts). The program teaches self-awareness, self-monitoring, self-control and social…

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The Magic that Happens When We Trust and Surrender |

The Magic that Happens When We Trust and Surrender

March 11, 2019

On March 7th, 2019, Chandler Coaches, Inc., and OnCorp Coaching welcomed 29 leaders from several sectors to an introduction of PEI’s first Where It Changes! Conscious Leadership Forum.

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The Fine Line Between Threat and Trust |

The Fine Line Between Threat and Trust

February 12, 2019

In any given moment, we’re either in a state of THREAT or TRUST. In this now moment, where are you?

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Let It Go or Let It Be |

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? |

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… |

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! |

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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