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Transitions in life don’t have to be daunting

Throughout the different stages of life – life’s transitions – we all have to face them, deal with them and get through them. Which means not fearing change and embracing focusing rituals

Work/life integration and self-care: Not trivial pursuits

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2016 – Integrating work and personal lives as well as self-care, are topics that have come up remarkably often in my coaching sessions. That’s true whether I am working with a government agency, a private sector business, or with individual clients. That’s why I wanted to address this area today, because it ...

Public Speaking: Create crystal clear, powerful presentations

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2016 – Quick review: As you may recall, in my previous article I shared three key tools that will support you in any type of public speaking endeavor: Use a Memory of a Peak Experience Adjust Your Posture Visualize Yourself Speaking. I also noted that most people have two reasons they are ...

Public Speaking: Conquer the fear

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2016 – According to experts and studies, the No. 1 fear for most people is the fear of public speaking. That may seem surprising. But studies have shown that the fear of public speaking is actually more widespread than the fear of dying! Hard to believe, isn’t it? Working with many clients ...

Life and Career: How to cope with those post-Holiday blues

WASHINGTON, Dec. 26, 2015 – After the year-end holidays and New Year’s Day celebrations it is not uncommon for people’s moods to droop. All the build-up to and excitement of the holidays—beginning with Thanksgiving, followed by the media blitz of those perfect Norman Rockwell holiday celebrations with family and friends along with the giving and ...

Toward better communication: The Three Levels of Listening

WASHINGTON, October 24, 2015 – To sum up my previous article in this communication series, I provided the following key tips on how you can become a better listener. You can accomplish this by Paraphrasing or restating a statement for clarification; Focusing and being clear; Minimizing multi-tasking since our brains are not hard-wired to do ...

Changing Behavior: Finding your way to a new beginning

WASHINGTON, August 15, 2014 – In some areas of your life you want to shift your behavior. That’s great! Although you cannot go back and create a new beginning, you can create a new ending. In order to begin this process of transformation, you must take a look at the things that are holding you ...

Summer vacation: A chance to discover your real life purpose

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 – Summer time has always been a popular time of the year for families to take a vacation because the kids are home from school. It’s a great time to kick back and relax. I often encourage clients to make sure they take some “self” time while they are away from ...