Expectation with an ‘s’. It’s not the same thing

There’s expectation. Then there’s expectation with an ‘s’. It’s not the same thing. The inquiry call and intake session were, it seemed, full of expectation on both sides of the potential new coaching client equation. We were eager to chart a course. Nothing unusual, except being approached (again) with a life coaching request for counseling […]

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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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