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It’s easy to be in present moment awareness in good times; it is harder to stay present when “more difficult” emotions come up. Even boredom can cause us to want to escape the present. | Chandler Coaches

Feelings: Entertain Them All

January 10, 2017

The Guest House This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival.  A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they are a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing…

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A Business-run Family

September 3, 2016

In my business, our direction and priorities for the next year are quite clear. We know what we need to do to execute on our plan and commitments.  And we don’t know what we don’t know so we go forward with openness to learning as we go. I find myself longing for a similar framework for my tiny family of…

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Forbes Says, “Professional Coaching Continues to Satisfy Consumers”

November 3, 2010

An overwhelming majority of people who have experienced professional coaching are satisfied with their experience and would recommend coaching to others, according to a new study by the International Coach Federation (ICF). the article goes on to say Satisfaction levels can most likely be attributed to high returns on investment as well. In previous research the ICF found that coaching…

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All you can – – -?

October 13, 2009

They are Chinese and Indian many other ethnicities.  You often find them in hotels and on cruise ships.  They are often overflowing with plenty, and some would say they are wasteful. Many people overeat at them.  What are THEY? Buffets, of course.  They sound like a great idea when you are really hungry and you often regret it very quickly…

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A Fearful Finch Flies From the Nest

September 17, 2009

This is a departure, dear reader, from my usual topics of business, coaching and a side of tango.  It is with great delight, that I break tradition and share with you a Dr. Seuss style poem instead. This poem is very dear to me as it was written by a special client I have been coaching after I read her “Oh the…

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Seth Godin's Lessons From Very Tiny Businesses

August 23, 2009

Thank you to my friend and strategic communications expert Deborah Hinton of Hinton : for sending me the following tips from Seth Godin: 1. Go where your customers are. Jacquelyne runs a tiny juice company called Chakwave. I met her in Los Angeles, standing next to an organic lunch truck. Like the little birds that clean the teeth of the hippo,…

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Seth Godin’s Lessons From Very Tiny Businesses

August 23, 2009

Thank you to my friend and strategic communications expert Deborah Hinton of Hinton : for sending me the following tips from Seth Godin: 1. Go where your customers are. Jacquelyne runs a tiny juice company called Chakwave. I met her in Los Angeles, standing next to an organic lunch truck. Like the little birds that clean the teeth of the hippo,…

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How Do You Show Up for No-Show Clients?

June 20, 2009

I have had a number of no show coaching clients in June.  I could take it personally (and admittedly in the moment when it happens, I feel a certain disrespect).  But I know better.  It is not about me and my coaching.  It does, however, impact my coaching relationships and it certainly affects my business (though not in the dollars…

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Dancing in the Moment

January 20, 2009

I used to strap on tango shoes and “dance in the moment’ for real two or three times a week. I loved the sensation of moving around the dance floor with a graceful and skilled partner. And I endeavour to dance in the moment metaphorically in my professional life every time I coach someone in life/ business. It seems this…

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