5 Simple Techniques to Regain Peak Energy and Performance

Did you know that our brains are programmed to take a twenty-minute break after 90 minutes of intense focus or activity, according to psycho-biology researcher Ernest Rossi, PhD – a leading expert on ultradian rhythms and how they affect human biology? And taking that break is the most important thing you can do to optimize your energy and attention.  Without getting too technical, it has something to do with our cells using up energy resources in that enable us to see and think clearly.  We … [Read more...]

Coaching: Good vs. Evil

I was meeting with a new client last week and offered him the opportunity to have an anonymous 360 survey or have me personally call a few of his stakeholders to gain input for his leadership development.  He was hesitant at first, wondering how people would perceive him knowing he was getting leadership coaching.  Would they be jealous?  Suspicious?  Wondering what was ‘wrong’ with him that he needed coaching?  I watched as a myriad of emotions played across his face considering the outcome of … [Read more...]

If Dogs Can Do It, Why Can’t We?

I got my first Golden Retriever in 1998.  He was such a playful pup and seemed very pleased to be in my home.  When he was almost a year old, I decided to get him a playmate.  I couldn’t take those sad brown eyes watching me leave for work any longer.Since dogs can be territorial, I orchestrated having my ‘son’ meet his new little 'sister' (another Golden) in a neutral place – the sidewalk in front of my neighbor’s house.  Already I was trying to avoid emotional hijacks for them. Being that … [Read more...]

Do You Should On Yourself?

Several years ago I was at an Elliot Masie conference and had the pleasure of hearing the hilarious Loretta Laroche speak.   She was the first person to introduce me to the concept of  shoulding on yourself.   When you think to yourself, ‘I should have done this’ or ‘I shouldn’t have done that,’ it’s called shoulding on yourself.  The pun was definitely intended. Nobody should ever should on themselves.Since then I have heard so many people tell me during coaching sessions that they … [Read more...]