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  1. Read the article, "Working with a Difficult Boss Can Help You Grow"

    Working with a Difficult Boss Can Help You Grow

    Executive Coaching

    Working with a difficult boss can be hard. You may only see two choices — stay and be miserable or leave. You have more choices than you may be seeing in the moment.

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  2. Read the article, "Working with Your Blind Spots Can Help You Grow"

    Working with Your Blind Spots Can Help You Grow

    Executive Coaching

    What’s a blind spot and how can it help us grow? It’s a quality or behavior that others see and know about us that we are “blind” to. Working with our blind spots requires patience, persistence and perspective. Personal change and transformation is the end result.

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  3. 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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  4. Read the article, "Winning is Everything. Or is it?"

    Winning is Everything. Or is it?

    Leadership

    This BLOG is about ethics. One the golf course, as in life and business, we have to make choices. Do we make decisions that are good for us only? Do we make decisions that are good for everyone? Sometimes we have ethical dilemmas. This is one such story.

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Read the article, "Coaching While Hiking: 5 Good Things."

    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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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