From Deep Below the Line

June 27, 2022

I’m deeply below the line and I don’t like it.  “The world keeps worlding” to use Oliver Burkeman’s words and there’s a lot on the macro and micro levels that I resist from the overturn of Roe v Wade in the U.S. to my daughter’s moods. I’ve been trying to write this f*&#ing post all weekend. When I started on…

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Conscious Leaders Fuck Up Sometimes

Conscious Leaders Fuck Up Sometimes

January 16, 2022

I did recently. I didn’t mean to. I was trying to do my best. But my initial results certainly did not reflect this. Before I tell you about it, let’s flash back to last summer when I impulsively bought a camper and realized “wherever you go, there you are”. And instead of having the fun-loving summer I hoped for, I…

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Wherever you go, there you are

Wherever you go, there you are.

September 20, 2021

I had high hopes for the summer of 2021. At Chandler Coaches, we’d made a promise to each other that we’d largely take the summer off. We had planned our business year accordingly, knowing how privileged we were that we could even contemplate taking a break. And despite that business wasn’t as nicely tied up in a bow in June as I had hoped, I put it down and ran toward my summer plans1.   Let me back up for a moment. In March, in a moment…

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Leadership beyond the workplace

Leadership beyond the workplace

August 10, 2021

Written by Shelby McDonald 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…

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Playing the long game

Playing the long game

August 6, 2021

This past year has reminded our coach Lisa, why she loves being a conscious leadership coach. The work is interesting, challenging and, at the end of the day, gratifying to Lisa. While she started her career in central Canada, she’s so glad it’s brought her back to her roots on the Island.  “It’s meaningful, especially on PEI, to watch our…

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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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