You Are Your Own Expert

As a coach, an important principle that guides my practice is my belief that each client already has his or her own solutions. Everyone has had small moments when they can remember being successful, one week when they worked out regularly, one argument they were able to negotiate peacefully, or one day when they were... Continue Reading →

Be Yourself

It’s corny and you’ve heard it a million times before, but when you are adapting to new customs, new people, and new work, I have found this very important. Sometimes we don’t realize when we are not being genuinely ourselves. We get energy and happiness from being fully ourselves. Since arriving in Germany, I’ve reined... Continue Reading →

The Rulebook

In the coaching certification process, we try out all the tools and techniques on ourselves and other coaches, before using them with clients. One tool we experimented with is called “The Rulebook.” Inside this small booklet are twenty blank pages each entitled with “Rule” at the top of the page. The idea is that we... Continue Reading →

Perfection

What is perfect anyway? People throw this word around constantly, talking about the perfect day or perfect shoes, in a way that many people feel takes the meaning out of the word. Yet even used whimsically, it indicates when something feels just right in that moment. It may not seem perfect to anyone else, but... Continue Reading →

Abundance

Last week I briefly mentioned the mindset of scarcity: that is when we are convinced we don’t have enough of something. This puts us on defense: we worry, we are suspicious of being cheated, or we rush because we believe we don’t enough time. It’s easy to focus on what is lacking, since we all... Continue Reading →

Choice

If you were lucky enough to get vacation days this December, you might reflect on how you choose to spend your time off. On holidays we can finally do what we want to, instead of all the have tos that we are normally chained to. Even though I enjoyed doing as little as possible, what... Continue Reading →

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