Renovate Your Leadership From the Inside Out

March 15, 2021

When we moved back to PEI 7+ years ago, I bought our current home. It’s charming, old, and in a great location.  Despite its many attributes, we encountered some limitations. The previous owners had installed a high efficiency propane furnace to help sell the house.  I expected a moderate fuel bill.  That first winter was really cold and I turned…

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small deeds done daily

Lead Like Hoss with Small Deeds Done Daily

September 2, 2020

Dear leaders: Early in the pandemic, many of us were operating on our surge capacity (Great article here). We had the kind of energy and focus we’ve seen first responders bring to a natural disaster. Surge capacity works great in the beginning but after a while we get worn out. By late spring, after a few months of business, mothering,…

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Love Leads Chandler Coaches

Love Leads

December 17, 2019

Many leaders are very uncomfortable with the idea of love in the workplace. It brings up fear about the bad things that happen when people cross boundaries and behave inappropriately.   This is not the kind of “love” I am talking about! I am talking about “loving” our people so deeply that that we make their well-being THE priority that…

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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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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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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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