Personal Development

Life Coaching Tips For New Year, New You

Posted by Michael on January 10, 2017 - 12:30pm

It’s officially 2017 and it’s that time of year again! The gyms are filling up and the resolutions are in full effect. Unfortunately, the majority of these resolutions will fail, in fact 92% of them fail. That leaves only around an 8% success rate. Being someone that does life coaching I’m here to propose: while New Year’s Resolutions can seem positive and have the very best intentions when we make them, they can actually be quite negative and undermine us in reaching our goals. Think about the goal of losing 20 pounds… it is pretty black and white… you either lose 20 pounds or you don’t.

Get your mojo back: 5 signs that a coach can help you get a new start

Posted by Monique on March 10, 2016 - 9:04pm

Even the most motivated, positive and productive people go through periods where their “Edge” is dulled and they are floundering and that can quickly drain away motivation and confidence. For some people it is stagnation in their career or simply an insurmountable workload. Sometimes personal issues such as divorce, loss, family demands or a sense of “losing yourself” in the demands of work and life leave you feeling overwhelmed.

Forgive and forget: 5 things you need to forgive yourself for

Posted by Monique on February 18, 2016 - 8:15pm

Face it, forgiveness is hard. I once went out and randomly interviewed 15 strangers on the street and asked them “Is it easier to forgive yourself or someone else?” Fourteen people immediately responded with some variation of it’s easier to forgive others and only one person, after pausing a few seconds said, he found it easier to forgive himself. While it was by no means an exhaustive research study, my work has allowed me to hear hundreds of people report it is harder to forgive themselves than it is to forgive others.

A family-friendly formula for meaningful conversation: 5 questions to get you started

Posted by Monique on January 17, 2016 - 6:58pm

In today’s busy fast-paced life, getting together for family dinner or even finding some time to connect at the end of the day can be challenging. To make matters, worse, it can be tough to get everyone on the same page and talking, particularly the kids. Try asking these 5 questions:

Don't try harder, try differently! 4 ways to break a habit

Posted by Monique on November 29, 2015 - 7:26pm

Whether you are trying to ditch the chips and cookies from your life, stop impulse purchases on EBay or quit smoking, breaking a habit can seem nearly impossible.

Part of the problem is we rely on willpower and if we fail, we feel weak and disappointed in ourselves. This often leads us to do the very thing we are trying to quit. The other reason we may fail is because we rely too much on our own motivation and let’s face it, what seems like a good enough motivation the night before can leave us feeling distinctly unmotivated when the rubber meets the road the next day!

5 ways to spot Genuine in yourself and others

Posted by Monique on April 28, 2015 - 8:43pm

Forging healthy relationships can be a challenge and learning to recognize genuine people, whether in our personal or professional relationships, can help us to feel more secure and allow us to practice the required vulnerability it takes to really connect with people.

Some people struggle to be genuine themselves, what does it mean to be genuine and how do you allow yourself to be vulnerable to being genuine?  Genuine people have a high sense of self-awareness and are more objective about themselves… they try to observe themselves.