What do you want to talk about?

This question is often related to, what do you want to do? If you can relate to anything on this list then coaching may be perfect for you. Sometimes…

  • we want to improve our performance.
  • we want to build a better work environment.
  • we’re looking for better work/life balance.
  • we want to start running.
  • we just want to find a way to move our bodies more.
  • we have a dream… and we want to explore the possibilities.
  • times we want to confidentially talk through a problem as a way to discover a solution.

Coaching is a dynamic process that harnesses the power of conversation between me (coach) and you (client) to find clarity, dream, plan, and act for personal and professional growth.

The first 30 minute session is complimentary


Leadership Books that I am reading/just read

A Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix (Edwin H. Friedman). This book dives deep into systems and more. Impactful for me was the chapter on Data Junkies. Have you ever been guilty of using the endless search for more information as a way to avoid doing something?

How to Lead When You Don’t Know Where You’re Going: Leading in a Liminal Season (Susan Beaumont). This is for church leaders and is helpful in discerning and leading when the way forward seems to be unclear. Most helpful for me was getting in touch with the soul of the organization. I am still thinking about this. What is the soul of the organization you lead, work at, or participate in? On a more personal note, what is your soul, or what is your divine spark?

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Favorite Quotes

“We cannot fix what we refuse to see.” -Nancy Switzler (me!)

“A really bad idea, embraced by millions of people, is still a really bad idea.” – Tony Blauer (quoted by Resma Menakem, “My Grandmother’s Hands.”

“For it is the integrity of the leader that promotes the integrity or prevents the ‘dis-integration’ of the system he or she is leading.” -Edwin H. Friedman, (A Failure of Nerve, p21)

“If you are feeling overworked and able to, take some rest. But don’t spend it looking at screens: go outside, read a book, listen to music, meet a friend for coffee. When rest becomes work, or worrying about work, to thinking about work it is not really rest.” Brad Stulberg (@BStulberg posted on Twitter)