Posts Tagged "migrated"

It’s Not Just For Kids

Posted by on May 19, 2010 | 0 comments

  The very best parenting manuals translate to other aspects of life, as well. In her classic parenting guide, Positive Discipline, Jane Nelson asks, “Where did we ever get the crazy idea that in order to make children do better, first we have to make them feel worse?” It does sound crazy when she puts it like this, doesn’t it? But this belief is at the core of a discipline strategy that depends on punishments, blaming, and shaming to stop undesired behavior rather than trying to address the cause of the behavior. Meanwhile, my own experience tells me that feeling good usually...

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My Headset Was in the Fruit Bowl

Posted by on May 17, 2010 | 0 comments

  My timing was flawless. I returned from dropping my son off at school just before my first client of the day. But when the phone rang promptly at 9:30 I couldn’t find my wireless headset (perhaps the most important piece of technology for a coach). It was … well, you read the title. I’d like to blame my kids, but I have to confess that I must have set it in with the bananas and apples myself last night. Boy, do I need help! First, the background: this is Day 10 of 15 Days (FIFTEEN DAYS) that my husband is away at conferences in – get this – France. It’s...

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From Lawyer to Coach (NFL Coach, That Is)

Posted by on May 10, 2010 | 0 comments

  The story of lawyer-turned-football-coach Daron Roberts offers some great lessons on career change. Roberts turned his back on a Harvard Law School education to start from scratch and become an NFL coach. While your transition may be less dramatic, you can learn from his inspiring story. 1. You can change your career. It’s that simple (though not easy). So don’t let your past choices or inertia dictate your future career. Even after investing time and money in law school, Roberts wasn’t bound by his education. He discovered his passion through volunteering at a...

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Motherhood Runs the Gamut of Emotions

Posted by on May 8, 2010 | 0 comments

  I didn’t know whether to laugh, cry, or cheer when I read a post on ParentHacks suggesting that moms turn their children’s bathtime into “pamper” time by sticking their own feet in a lavender scented kids’ bathtub while reading a glossy magazine, and then donning lotion and socks afterward. Such are the lengths to which a mom will go. The sheer absurdity the rubber-ducky-strewn spa pedicure made me want to laugh. At the same time, the sad truth that many moms have so few moments of peace and self-renewal made me want to cry. And the sheer pluck and...

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Announcing New Alliance with mac advisors

Posted by on May 3, 2010 | 0 comments

  I’m thrilled to announce that in addition to my own coaching practice, I will be joining the mac advisors team for organization and business coaching. Partners Michael MacNeill and Caroline MacNeill Hall are a dynamic pair who bring tremendous experience, talent, and skill to leaders and teams throughout the world. With integrity and spirit they help their clients meet business challenges, create change, and grow in the 21st century economic environment. It is a privilege to associate with this amazing group of talented and charismatic advisors and...

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