How to Find Hope

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I had a weight loss client who said every time she opened the refrigerator, it was after a thought that it was hopeless anyway. She acknowledged that these thoughts of hopelessness led her to feel hopeless about her weight and dietary compliance. What could she do to find hope? It’s no secret that our thoughts […]

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Amazing Relationships Deliver Huge Results: Thirteen Things About Amazing Coaching Relationships

Dylan and Lori win age group 2nd and 1st place, respectively, in the 2014 Austin Distance Challenge. Thanks, Coach!

I was at lunch with a friend yesterday, enjoying pizza and a salad at Little Deli sandwich and pizza shop. He asked what a successful coaching relationship looked like.Here you’ll find 13 elements of an amazing coaching relationship, plus four things that just don’t work. Spoiler: even with an amazing coach, successful clients must be […]

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4 Signs Your Team Is Engaged (and How To Increase Engagement)

Help teams build a bridge to high performance

There I was at work: a team member said something that sounded like fearful gossip about another team (examples are in numbered headings below). While fear-mongering and gossip does occur in the workplace, there’s a skill in correctly managing these interactions. Sometimes, these are opportunities to discuss concerns that are or could be impacting project […]

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She Was Fired With Severance

When they pay you, take the money!

There I was at work, walking down the hallway to check in with a coworker. Another coworker approached me, moving fast. “That <insert profanity here> just fired me!”* “Whoa!”, I said. “You’re still in the building. Usually you’d be walked out the door if you’d been fired.” “My last day is next Friday.” “Will you […]

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