Monthly Archives April 2016

I never met a client ….

…..whose potential I couldn’t see. I’m parodying the advertisement for our local Calgary YMCA whose slogan I just heard on TV “we’ve never met a child whose potential we couldn’t see”. Coaching is about more than seeing that potential. It’s about reflecting it back for my client  to see it, embrace it and turn it into an action for moving towards their desired state of being – at work and in life. John O’Donohue (one of my favourite sources of inspiration as you know from previous posts) has this great phrase in one of his podcasts: no human being ever
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Beautiful Trepidation

OK so I “borrowed” the title of this post from David Whyte, interviewed here by Krista Tippet as part of her podcast series ON BEING, which I love as my weekly source of inspiration. In this interview they are talking about conversation and questions and it really resonates with me when David uses the phrase “beautiful trepidation” to describe that moment when we might hesitate to ask a question that wants to be asked. It’s a mixture of fear – that you are going to hear an answer you don’t want to hear – and hesitation – that you are
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Keep your channel open

Just because I like this today as I start the week: There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. If you will block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is; nor how valuable it is; nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours, clearly and directly, to keep
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