I Love Coaching: When the Party Comes to You

As a life coach, I get to experience plenty of ‘good’ sessions with a variety of coaching clients. Then there are times that remind me why I love coaching: when the party comes to you! The last week of November following Thanksgiving was cool. I’m not talking chilly but reason for celebration cool. Two of my […]

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“I Didn’t Know I Could”

“I didn’t know I could.”  Five words that are possibly the happiest or the saddest statement I hear when sitting with a coaching client or a counselee. Depending on which way the emotional wind is blowing, those five words carry potential for creaking open the door a little wider and sticking a toe in edgewise. When […]

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Everything Was Going Well…

…until it wasn’t. Adam and Eve. The Apostle Paul. Pioneers of the Old West. They all hold one thing in common: they were individuals in transition charting a new course in life. And no doubt, they each could have been overheard muttering, “Everything was going so well…” Let’s take a peek into their stories. They […]

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What Produces Joy?

Today’s Charting the Course post was selected from among the sticky notes on my desk. (Inspiration abounds among the dust bunnies…) I had scribbled on that little paper brain cell the question What produces joy? with a Romans 8:37 note in the upper corner. That familiar verse reads in the Literal Version as – But […]

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That’s a Wrap – Adieu to Sweet ’16

That’s a wrap. Adieu to Sweet ’16. Departed and leaving in her wake the stirred emotions of a sixteen-ager. For many, the past year was not so sweet: some of it was sour, sorrowful, stressful, strict, unrelenting. For many it was a year full of energy, enjoyment, satisfaction, and the thrill of a ‘something’ well […]

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