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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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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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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Hopeful Like Peter Bevan-Baker

December 22, 2021

A very open-hearted friend sent me Peter Bevan-Baker’s winter solstice post “Tried, tested, and tired but not defeated”. It brought up two contrasting sets of feelings in me: Joy and gratitude: I admire leaders who invest themselves so fully and care so deeply. Sadness and Shame: What kind of leader am I if I pass on sending a year-end message…

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Jackie Skinner Blog

I Loved the Coaching Module So Much, I am Taking Over The Blog to Tell You About It

December 17, 2021

If our friends at Upstreet Craft Brewing can regularly do “tap takeovers”, we can surely do it here on our blog. Today, we introduce to you Jackie Skinner, a leader participating in a current cohort of our Thriving Leaders Forum (formerly known as The Conscious Leader Forum). Jackie was so thrilled with the skills she learned in our session where…

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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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