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  1. Read the article, "Sometimes Life Takes an Unexpected Turn"

    Sometimes Life Takes an Unexpected Turn

    Personal Development

    One of the curious parts of doing executive and life coaching is that while working with clients on their “stuff”, I sometimes have my own “stuff” happening simultaneously. It happened that way this summer.

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  2. Winning is Everything. Or is it?

    Leadership

    I’m a golfer. My golfing roots run deep…my mother was born in St Andrews in Scotland, where it all started back around 1400. My grandfather was a club maker there, and my dad was a member of the St Andrews…

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  3. What Do Golfing and Executive Coaching Have in Common?

    Executive Coaching

    Two Passions… I took up golf at the age of 13 and it became my all-consuming passion for many years. I would play 2 or 3 rounds a day in the summer, hand-mowed my parents lawn every day, and brushed…

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  4. Contingency Planning and Strategic Planning in Action!

    Leadership

    Katahdin Cruises & the Moosehead Marine Museum “Shakedown” Cruise… Recently, David and I drove to Greenville, Maine and climbed aboard the steamboat Katahdin.  Liz McKeil, the Executive Director of the Moosehead Marine Museum, had invited us up for the annual…

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  5. Coaching while hiking: 5 good things.

    Executive Coaching

    Today was an experiment. My coaching client was looking to make some career changes to be able to do more of what he is passionate about. He is an outdoors kind of guy so it seemed like a good idea…

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  6. Can You Take a Leap of Faith?

    Executive Coaching

    A short story . . . I have a client who is weighing an important decision about a career change.  He has worked hard for many years in a company where he has frequently felt under-valued by top leadership and…

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  7. How Team Development Helps Businesses Make Hard Decisions

    Executive Coaching

    I was asked by a Federal Government client for a proposal for a 3-day facilitation. The audience was managers who had science and technical backgrounds. Everyone knew each other, though they were in different locations across New England. The “easy”…

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  8. 12 “Truths” About Personal Change and Development

    Executive Coaching

    Try saying yes to the mess. I expect that everyone has a story of some personal change they are trying to make.  Here’s a short list of stories I hear about most often . . .   Want to lose…

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  9. Are You Tired of Automatically Saying “Yes”?

    Executive Coaching

    Seems like everywhere I go, people end up talking about how busy they are.  Having more things to do than can reasonably be done (or done well) has become a dubious badge of honor that many of us put on…

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  10. How to Stop Taking Everything So Personally

    Leadership

    Most of what I’ve learned about not taking everything that happens so personally comes from the work of Barry Oshry.  Barry’s life work over the last 50 years or so has focused on the power and possibilities for individuals and…

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