Why hire a professional coach?

In the proliferation age of self-actualization where everything you need to know to be your best self is just a click, watch, positive quote, yoga lesson, or creative workshop away, the question seems to be, Why hire a professional coach? My answer is simple: because without someone intently listening to you, asking you challenging questions, [...]

WHY YOU SHOULD ALWAYS LISTEN TO YOU…and not to me or anyone else

This afternoon on my daily quest for inspiration, guidance, and a magical energy mushroom boost to do more, be more, and create more I read a coaching for coaches blog. One video link in particular caught my attention: Elizabeth Gilbert speaks out against passion! Say what?!? Before watching the talk, I'll admit I was a little fired [...]


I can sum up what I view as the most pervasive and pernicious relationship myth: Two become one. Yes, a healthy, successful, and sustainable relationship must involve the creation, nurturance, and maintenance of a shared life together. Common purpose, common values, shared goals, and shared interests are necessary and vital to a healthy, sustainable, loving [...]

Go easy on yourself: Four ways to reframe frustration and negativity

If you're an achievement-oriented person, a bit of a perfectionist, and/or have high expectations of yourself and others, you most likely experience times of significant frustration. After all, life and people (including you) are about as far away from perfect as we can get—beautifully and thankfully so. The cyclical negativity, disappointment, and frustration expressed towards [...]