How to make holistic, quality decisions

In my last post I explored the ideas of personal risk intelligence and unlinking the quality of our risk taking from potential outcomes and instead linking it to the quality of the decision making behind a risk. Many of the decisions we make happen automatically. Our brain is designed to relieve us of the burden of [...]

Stop and Count to 10: The Power of the Pause

Turns out our moms were right…again. Remember when you used to throw infantile tantrums or explode in emotional outbursts when you didn’t get your way? Remember when your mom would tell you to calm down and count to 10? Well, there’s a whole heck of a lot of science behind why this simple activity works [...]

How do you like your eggs? 5 reasons to know yourself

Vulnerability is the key to connection and growth, so here comes a random confession: The first self-determined, intentional decision I remember making free of anyone else’s influence was at the spry age of 35 when I decided to go back to grad school and to shift careers from technical writing to coaching, leadership, and organization [...]

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, [...]