Appreciative Inquiry: You’re Great, We’re All Great.

The psychologists point to the love songs young people sing to themselves today. Instead of “we” and “us” the lyrics are studded with “I” and “me”, as in “I’m bringing sexy back” and “It’s blazin’, you watch me in amazement.” This raises a red flag: a self-centered attitude and narcissism blunts effective emotional intelligence and can get in the way of great performance.

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Collaboration is Key to Empowerment.

We, four experienced life coaches, shared a booth and were able to collaborate on a joint participation in the event, teaching the public about the value of personal, life and executive coaching.

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The Art of Playing

Working is an essential part of life, but dreading Monday mornings or a time clock is not. How much of our creative process at work relies on our ability to make sure we have play time? Most of it! Making sure to balance play or even integrating play into our work enables higher productivity and better results.

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Miss the Mark? Try Again!

As individuals, most of us make our day’s work that of aiming for excellence. With this kind of motivation, it is easy to get trapped in the mindset that there is a right way to do something and if that way becomes compromised then we’ve failed.

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Accepting the Challenge of Change Leads to Rich Rewards!

Recently, I was invited to speak to a group of people who are in the midst of life change—either looking for jobs or wanting to shifting to owning their own business, following what their true passions are. Reinventing oneself is hard to do—there is nothing easy about breaking free from what you feel is security and opening yourself up into the process of re-creation.

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Santa Barbara 4th Annual Women’s Festival

In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8th, I would like to invite you to the 4th Annual Women’s Festival, “Bringing All Our World’s Together,” on March 4th and 5th, 2011 in Santa Barbara, CA.

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What We Do Today is What Creates Tomorrow.

The idea is that all dreams and goals can be achieved, maybe not today, but that today matters significantly in the future victories in our lives. What we actively involve ourselves in currently will literally create the accomplishment and success of our wildest dreams—so long as today, TODAY, we make active strides towards these long-term goals.

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