She’s Letting Go (Again)

November 15, 2022

I can tell my life story in a series of goals and how I’ve achieved them (or not), moved on from them, how I’ve come up with new goals, and started the pursuit again.  Like interesting music, in reaching my goals I’ve encountered unexpected twists necessitating that I insert pauses in between the notes. Often unwelcome ones. At times, I’ve had…

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What Leadership Books Could Never Give Me

November 14, 2022

When I was promoted to a team manager at my company, I picked up  every book on leadership I could find. I read blogs; I listened to podcasts and webinars.  I learned lots of different tips and tricks and soaked up all the  advice I could find. But something was missing and I wasn’t sure what it was. Turns out,…

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No Ground Beneath My Feet

October 14, 2022

When things fall apart and we’re on the verge of we know not what, the test of each of us is to stay on that brink and not concretize. The spiritual journey is not about heaven and finally getting to a place that’s really swell. Pema Chödrön

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Concious Leadership

Fear in the front or in the back?

September 13, 2022

I was recently wandering through the stacks at our new downtown library trying to convince my daughter to check out some books when Big Magic (by Elizabeth Gilbert of Eat, Pray, Love fame) practically leapt off the shelf into my hands. I’d read it many years ago in Montréal; yet there it was, seemingly insisting I read it again. Who…

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From Trapped to Triumphant

August 31, 2022

Being able to see myself for all my tendencies, helpful and not, and being willing to accept and forgive myself after the fact for wanting to bolt—this is a much greater victory. 

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i don't mind what happens

My Leadership is Finite and So is Yours

May 27, 2022

I was very candid last week to a local executive group.  I don’t mind what happens. I said no to a large leadership project (and the revenue potential). I don’t mind what happens. I’m putting a pause on the Conscious Leader Forum despite its success. I don’t mind what happens. I don’t mind what happens comes from Oliver Burkeman’s 4000…

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burned out leader

I’m burned out. Maybe you are too?

March 22, 2022

I cannot get out of my own way right now.  I have a half-written blog post about Oliver Burkeman’s last column: the eight secrets to a (fairly) fulfilled life. I abandoned it because it felt too shallow for these times. I’d like to finish the post sometime soon because I do love his conclusions.  For a few months I have…

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Serving you in 2022

5 Ways We’ll be Serving you in 2022 

February 17, 2022

It’s been a year of big growth for us individually and collectively at Chandler Coaches. Julie Ann and I have an even stronger relationship and commitment to our work.  And we have another full year of living proof that our conscious leadership work helps leaders thrive at a deep and sustainable level that other coaching and training programs cannot touch. …

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Christmas Leadership

Your leadership is like a strand of Christmas lights

December 3, 2021

Remember the beauty of old-fashioned Christmas lights? The bulbs were made of glass and cast such a warm and glowing light. They were gorgeous but very fragile. Each year we’d pull them out of storage and there’d be some strands that wouldn’t light up. We’d painstakingly wiggle each bulb to make sure it was properly connected in the socket. Then…

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Grind or Joy

Do you have grind or joy in your cup?

November 8, 2021

Do you ever feel like you’re just going through the motions in your leadership role? Like the pleasure you once got from leading your team now feels like a far-away memory?  This happened to our client Rania (name changed for privacy).  Rania is an extremely bright and also very heart-centred leader who came to work with us last year.  She’s rated highly…

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