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Coaching is a Life Choice

Life is about making choices, seeing those choices through, and living through consequences. ~ Molly Bloom I love coaching – being coached as well as coaching others. Coaching allows me to gain new perspectives about my life, my work and about other human beings. Years ago, if anyone had suggested I find a coach, I […]

Why I became an ADHD Student Coach

I am often asked how I got into ADHD coaching for students. As I shared my story with a new acquaintance this week, I was reminded of the power of coaching and how it has had a positive impact on individuals and families with ADHD. When I started my ADHD and life coaching business, I […]

ADHD: What’s in a Name?

ADHD: What’s in a Name?

October is ADHD Awareness Month, a time when those of us in the ADHD community reach out to educate the public, share facts not myths and to support individuals and families who are struggling. When I first started coaching, the term used was ADD for Attention Deficit Disorder. The DSM 3 and 4 listed different […]

AHEAD to YOU!

AHEAD to YOU!

We are honored to be a part of the AHEAD to YOU! webinar series available to both AHEAD members and non-members. Jodi Sleeper-Triplett and Christina Fabrey of Green Mountain College will be presenting “Academic Coaching Skills You Can Use Today!” In their recent AHEAD publication, “Becoming Self-Determined: Creating Thoughtful Learners in a Standards-Driven, Admissions-Frenzied Culture”, […]

The Coaching Pause

The Coaching Pause

Pausing is the simplest concept and the hardest to master for new coaches. Effective public speakers end a sentence or phrase with a pause to allow listeners time to absorb their words. When you are nervous, you likely will do the opposite. We tend to speak faster and faster, rushing past the pauses. The pause […]

5 Ways To Access Your Coach Education

Thinking about becoming a coach?   It’s a big commitment so make sure that you are set up for success.  Many trainees aren’t quite sure what to expect.  Here are 5 recommendations to help you best access your learning. Embrace presence.  Create space for this new endeavor.  Make sure you have the time, energy and passion […]

Self-Determination, Biases & Gremlins: Book Recommendations

The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults Taming Your Gremlin: A Surprisingly Simple Method for Getting Out of Your Own Way Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives Becoming Self-Determined: Creating Thoughtful Learners in a Standards-Driven, Admissions-Frenzied Culture

Revolutionizing Coach Education

Revolutionizing Coach Education

We were recently invited to join an amazing collaborative work group that is issuing the challenge to have real, risk-taking dialogue where we call each other IN rather than calling each other OUT. The Power & Culture work group is on a mission as coaches, coach trainers and educators to fulfill the mandate and use […]

The Power of Coaching Children

The Power of Coaching Children

Imagine yourself sitting on the floor of your office playing a game with your 10-year-old client, asking powerful questions when it is your “turn”, helping that child think about what s/he wants to do about a situation that has come up in school, at home or on the playground. Children can, and will, set goals […]

Being Grateful for Your Flat Tire

Being Grateful for Your Flat Tire

Road Trip! Hours of endless road, snacks, singing along with the radio (perfectly on key, of course), and reconnecting with family & friends. Is there anything better? Then, we hit the inevitable stretch of road that can only be described as the middle of nowhere with sparse vegetation, winding hills, and cracks and crevices carved […]