Screw Shame!

Screw Shame! This is a follow-up to the previous blog about overcoming limiting beliefs is a process. There is no one-size-fits-all. I expect some readers will say to themselves, “What does she know, she’s a life coach, lucky, successful.” Please bear with me…it ain’t been so easy, sista! I’ve struggled with limiting beliefs as long…

Chain, Chain, Chains

Chain, Chain, Chains Most women, and many men, have stories about self-doubt, shame and some self-loathing. My butts too big, my butt’s too small. If only I was…taller, shorter, lighter, darker, smarter, neater. The stories become your slogging chains. I have several stories of my own; I’ll share a few. At age eight, my two…

Conflict Isn’t Pretty

Conflict is almost as nasty as cancer. The difference is that conflict is avoidable. It’s like eating and sleeping…always there. I was a conflict aggressor. Hitting people head on with insults. Results=lose,lose. It doesn’t have to be that way. This video will give you some insight into Productive Conflict and Group Coaching. I hope you…

Thoughts,Feelings, Actions

A client came to me very upset about a situation. Today her manager mentioned in a staff meeting that he’d just posted an internal position on the company intranet. He said he’d give it 10 days and if no qualified applicants responded he would put it out as a global search.   “Why didn’t he come…

Empathy & Support

Demonstrating empathy & support. I recently overheard a conversation that lacked empathy and support. It went like this. One friend says to another: ”I’m very upset about my daughter being bullied in school.” Friend replies: ”Oh, she’s sure a tough kid. She’ll get through it.” This response is shallow and doesn’t address the communicator’s needs.…

Passion and purpose

I didn’t recognize my passion when I began holding neighborhood fundraisers as a kid. The first, I recall, was a carnival in our driveway. I recruited other neighborhood kids to perform exotic acts such as baton twirling and palm reading. And, I solicited fresh baked cakes from neighbors for a cake walk to win a…