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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wtf to killing it

From “WTF!” to “I’m killing it!” in 1 Hour or Less

November 3, 2021

5:30 a.m. Hmmm…I wish I could have slept until 6 but now I have extra time to get my day off to a good start. Julie Ann and I have the entire day blocked off to work together on marketing and a good start will serve me/us well.  6:15 a.m.  I have already done yoga and still have time to write…

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Braggy to bold

From braggy to bold

October 20, 2021

Just yesterday a partner in a large professional firm was telling me (again) how nervous he feels when asked to present to other partners and clients. He looks at how well dressed and polished everyone else looks and wonders what they’d think if they knew how shaky he feels inside. Believe me, this guy really knows his stuff but repeatedly…

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Spot a Conscious Leader

How to spot a Conscious Leader

July 8, 2021

Written by Shelby McDonald We asked, Lisa Chandler, Founder of Chandler Coaches, how to spot a leader who practices conscious leadership? She says that while conscious leadership practices can seem subtle, conscious leaders are easy to spot because they act so differently than the average leader. Often, conscious leaders: Are fully present to whatever they are doing. They are not…

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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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Julie Ann Story

Destined for Entrepreneurship

May 7, 2021

Written by Shelby McDonald Our coach, Julie Ann Gauthier, has always been an entrepreneur at heart. She grew up in a very entrepreneurial family with many family members owning successful businesses across Prince Edward Island.  Inspired by her family’s hardworking and risk-tasking nature, Julie Ann leapt into entrepreneurship in 2019 and hasn’t looked back since. She calls herself a multifaceted…

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