Fun Freedom Ease

The path to fun, freedom & ease

July 20, 2021

Written by Shelby McDonald When you meet Coach Julie Ann, it’s not hard to tell that she loves what she does.  Julie Ann has been a Conscious Coach with Chandler Coaches for over a year. She facilitates the Experience Conscious Leadership Virtual Forum as well as the Conscious Leadership Entrepreneur Forum. She wakes up every day, excited to use this…

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Benefit Conscious Leadership

Who benefits from Conscious Leadership?

July 8, 2021

Written by Shelby McDonald If you’re wondering who benefits most from Conscious Leadership Coaching, Coach Julie Ann has an answer.  “It is for someone who wants to take it to the next level,” says Coach Julie Ann. “Or if they’re at a level where they are feeling a little bit outpaced or overwhelmed. They can learn these skills to learn…

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Julie Ann Conscious Leadership

Julie Ann’s take on Conscious Leadership

June 30, 2021

Written by Shelby McDonald What does Conscious Leadership Coaching mean to our coach, Julie Ann Gauthier? “It’s really about understanding yourself and knowing what gets under your skin and learning how to manage it,” she says. “To be able to be more present in life and face what is happening at the moment and not dwell on the past and…

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Lisa's Aha Moment

Lisa’s “Aha” Moment

June 30, 2021

Written by Shelby McDonald Twenty years ago, a mentor of our founder and coach, Lisa Chandler, told her, “You’re never going to be happy until you’re an entrepreneur.”  At the time, Lisa didn’t know what entrepreneurship looked like for her, but she knew he was right. Her “aha” moment came while sitting opposite her therapist. She found herself wondering if…

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Does practicing leadership really make perfect?

Does practicing leadership really make perfect?

June 15, 2021

No. Practice is far more important than that. The best musicians practice. Wynton Marsalis, arguably the best trumpet player alive today, still does nearly every day[1]. John Coltrane, perhaps the best jazz trumpet player to ever have lived, practiced incessantly until the day he died. Which, for some, can seem confusing. If they’re already the best, what are they hoping…

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Lisa Thriving Tides

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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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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