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I was recently introduced to Heidi, who happens to be an extremely gifted in the arts, particularly poetry, songwriting and art.  She has a vision and a mission.  I think she says it best, “Hoping to enrich all our lives with the pursuit of artistic endeavors.”

She’s very recently published her first book of poetry, “Old Souls, New Coat of Paint” and I, for one, cannot wait to get my copy, get in my reading chair with a great cup of tea, and open this old soul up to experiencing magic through the power of words.

I invite you to support a very talented individual in her endeavor and enrich your life with her words.  Here’s where you can get your hands on a copy for yourself http://tinyurl.com/6ezmlg3 or learn more about her at http://tinyurl.com/64ra29a

Don’t we all need a little inspiration in our lives?

Until next time…

P.S. — Want a better understanding of how a coach can guide you to discover your untapped gifts and strengths?  Schedule your private, confidential complimentary coaching session or send an e-mail to info@JoshuaTreeCoaching.com to learn how.  Invest 30 minutes today to change your life forever.

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“Love is a binding force, by which another is joined to me and cherished as myself.” ~ Thomas Aquinas

Happy Valentine’s Day to YOU!Valentine Kitten

While most people think this day is strictly for those in a romantic relationship (and yes, that was and is the intent), it doesn’t have to be that way.  When we take a moment to ponder on the meaning of this day, it’s really about all our relationships and what makes those relationships good, great or not so good or great.

Have you ever equated the size of the gift or the number of flowers or the grand dinner and lavish desserts you give or receive with the amount of love given and received…or expected?  If you have, you’re not alone…I’ve fallen into this trap, too.  And it can leave one feeling deflated, disappointed or, dare I say it…not loved enough.

Today, spend a few moments away from the flowers and the chocolate and the surf n’ turf dinners and think about all those in your life where you want to be an active participant in that relationship – spouses, partners, parents, siblings, grandparents, children, grandchildren, friends, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, co-workers, acquaintances… and make those relationships better.

Here are 3 things that will help strengthen all your relationships:

  1. Communicate – Listen openly, without judgment or defensiveness.  Ask clarifying questions so you better understand the other person.  Be willing to lovingly share your thoughts and feelings, too.
  2. Respect – Honor those in your life for who they are, not what you want or wish them to be.
  3. Trust – Courageously be open, loyal and committed.  Do what you say you’re going to do and do so consistently.

Off to work on my own relationships….

May your Valentine’s Day be filled with love, joy and happiness!

Until next time…

P.S. — Want a better understanding of how a coach can help you improve your personal and / or business relationships?  Schedule your private, confidential complimentary coaching session or send an e-mail to info@JoshuaTreeCoaching.com to learn how.  Invest 30 minutes today to change your life forever.

We’re wrapping up our week-long celebration of International Coaching Week; however, it’s not the end of educating, sharing, encouraging and inspiring as each opportunity arises.  Each day this week, the information has been a little different with the idea that coaching, whether it’s life coaching, development coaching, achievement coaching, career coaching, etc., is available to everyone and there’s a type and style of coaching just for you…and your company…for whatever you want to achieve.

Today’s feature article addresses the question, “Why is the use of coaching increasing?”.  One reason, and perhaps the most important reason, is that it impacts a company’s bottom line.  What would you do with an 88% increase in productivity?  Click on the above link for 9 drivers that create a need for coaching.

What kind of results would you like to achieve?

Until next time…

P.S. — Want a better understanding of how a coach can help you increase your productivity and impact your business?  Schedule your private, confidential complimentary coaching session or send an e-mail to info@JoshuaTreeCoaching.com to learn how.  Invest 30 minutes today to change your life forever.

As part of our week-long celebration of International Coaching Week, we’ll be sharing some information throughout the week about the coaching profession.  Each day, the information will be a little different with the idea that coaching, whether it’s life coaching, development coaching, achievement coaching, career coaching, etc., is available to everyone and there’s a type and style of coaching just for you…and your company.

business people

Today we’ll take a look at how coaching impacts leadership development and their organizations.  Did you know anyone can be a leader?  Even you?

Click here to read the white paper “Coaching and Philanthropy”.

“Through coaching … I have a sense of owning this job and a sense of competence and assuredness about doing the job that I think would have otherwise taken years and years (and lots of heartache and not great learning experiences) to gain.”

Until next time…

P.S. — Want a better understanding of how a coach can help you acquire better leadership skills or improve leadership within your organization?  Schedule your private, confidential complimentary coaching session or send an e-mail to info@JoshuaTreeCoaching.com to learn how.  Invest 30 minutes today to change your life forever.

As part of our week-long celebration of International Coaching Week, we’ll be sharing some information throughout the week about the coaching profession.  Each day, the information will be a little different with the idea that coaching, whether it’s life coaching, development coaching, achievement coaching, career coaching, etc., is available to everyone and there’s a type and style of coaching just for you.

Today we’ll do our best to answer some of the most common and frequently asked questions…

stone question markWhat is coaching?

Coaching is a process to help you clearly understand the relationship between you and your thoughts and to recognize how your thought processes have been running your life.  Coaching can assist you in recognizing moments of choice throughout your day and encourage you to make better decisions at those moments of choice.  Coaching focuses on moving forward and making the changes you want to make.

What it’s not?

Coaching should not be construed as psychological therapy or consulting.  Therapy focuses on addressing unresolved issues that are holding you back from moving forward and consulting is giving expert advice in a particular, specific area.

Are my results guaranteed?

No, they are not.  Your coach will guide and support you in the process of mastering your thoughts and ultimately your actions based on your decisions.  Ultimately that choice rests solely with you.  You enter a coaching relationship with the understanding that YOU are responsible for doing the necessary work to create the results you want.

How can a coach help me?

If you want to improve your performance, improve self-awareness, develop leadership capacity, learn how to empower and improve communications with others, live a more successful, productive, happy life, a coach can guide you through the process of making changes in the way you are currently thinking.


What are a few reasons people hire coaches?discipline with watch

  • Improve relationships (family, business, friend, etc.)
  • Promoting to management or leadership position
  • Improve people skills
  • Experiencing diversity challenges
  • Improve employee retention rate
  • Increase productivity
  • Experience quality personal time
  • Achieve excellent health/fitness
  • Develop long-lasting friendships
  • Plan their financial well-being
  • Undergoing major life changes
  • Boost self-esteem
  • Improve personal confidence
  • Create a worthwhile life vision

How do I chose a coach?

Consider your goals – what do  you want to be different in your life, goals you want to accomplish / achieve, or discover what you’re truly capable of becoming?

  1. Educate yourself about coaching and investigate and research what’s available.
  2. Assess your readiness for coaching.  Are you willing to invest time and effort into getting the results you want?  This is not a quick fix or band-aid.  Do you want to change your circumstance or your life?
  3. Identify and interview  your coaching partner candidates.
  4. Select your coach.

What are your thoughts about today’s information?

Tomorrow, we’ll take a look at some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the coaching profession and about hiring a coach.

Until next time…

P.S. — Want a better understanding of how a coach can assist you?  Schedule your complimentary coaching session or send an e-mail to info@JoshuaTreeCoaching.com to learn how.  Invest 30 minutes today to change your life forever.

As part of our week-long celebration of International Coaching Week, we’ll be sharing some information throughout the week about the coaching profession.  Each day, the information will be a little different with the idea that coaching, whether it’s life coaching, development coaching, achievement coaching, career coaching, etc., is available to everyone and there’s a type and style of coaching just for you.

Today’s feature report is a HBR Research Report, “What Can Coaches Do For You?”.  The report contains some excellent information regarding the coaching profession as a whole.  And, there’s a great table at the end of the report that really sums up what coaching (whether executive, business, life, relationship, etc.) encompasses.

What are your thoughts about today’s information?

Tomorrow, we’ll take a look at some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the coaching profession and about hiring a coach.

Until next time…

P.S. — Want to know more about the types or styles of coaching that may be right for you?  Schedule your complimentary coaching session or send an e-mail to info@JoshuaTreeCoaching.com to learn how.  Invest 30 minutes today to change your life forever.

As part of our week-long celebration of International Coaching Week, we’ll be sharing some information throughout the week about the coaching profession.  Each day, the information will be a little different with the idea that coaching, whether it’s life coaching, development coaching, achievement coaching, career coaching, etc., is available to everyone and there’s a type and style of coaching just for you.

Today’s feature article “Life Coaches are For Everyone” does an excellent job of explaining some of the different types of coaching that are available.

What are your thoughts?

Until next time…

P.S. — Want to know more about the types or styles of coaching that may be right for you?  Schedule your complimentary coaching session or send an e-mail to info@JoshuaTreeCoaching.com to learn how.  Invest 30 minutes today to change your life forever.

Join me in celebrating International Coaching Week February 6-11, 2011!

International Coaching Week is a week-long global celebration of the coaching profession. 

Coaching has impacted my life in ways I could not have imagined.  Most importantly, the richness that clients have brought to my life, professionally and personally, carries no price tag, nor could I ever repay all those who’ve influenced my life.

Instead, I’m going to pay it forward!  JTCC is hosting several events during International Coaching Week (ICW) and throughout the month of February.  The best news is, these events are open to everyone – sign up for one or sign up for all, at no cost, no fee, no strings attached!  How great is that!

So, if you’re simply curious, or have ever wondered what happens in a coaching session, are in the process of interviewing and selecting a coach partner, or want to take the time to explore your possibilities, click here to view our events and sign up or register today for a session or event.

Join us – you’ll be glad you did!

Until next time…

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