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Ten years after the Chilkoot Trail

Posted by on October 6, 2016 at 1:39 pm

This year I celebrated my 10th anniversary since I climbed the Chilkoot Trail. Luckily, I was in the Yukon this past August for both personal and work reasons, and definitely on my ‘must do’ list was to go back to visit the Chilkoot Trailhead. After a lovely visit in Skagway with my sister Lucille, and […]

My personal coaching journey – Andrea Lauder

Posted by on May 5, 2016 at 3:50 pm

My client, Andrea Lauder talks about how personal coaching impacted her life. She worked hard and got amazing results! A special thanks goes out to Andrea for sitting down with me to discuss her experience!   Have you heard about my ‘VIP Power UP Your Life’ Retreat? If you’re ready to propel your career or […]

What the Chilkoot Trail Taught Me about Leadership – Pt. 6.

Posted by on February 2, 2016 at 12:23 pm

In part 4 and 5 of my Chilkoot Trail blog series, I told my story of how it took us 14 hours to hike over the summit from Sheep Camp to Happy Camp. We endured miserable weather throughout the day – cold, rainy and very windy. At times, especially hiking up to and down from […]

What the Chilkoot Trail Taught Me about Leadership – Pt. 5

Posted by on November 18, 2015 at 11:07 pm

In part 4 of my Chilkoot Trail blog series, I told my story of our climb from Sheep Camp to the Chilkoot Pass. This section was the most arduous of the hike and one of the most physical, emotional and mental challenges I have ever had to go through. This blog post will focus on […]

What the Chilkoot Trail Taught Me about Leadership – Pt. 4

Posted by on November 10, 2015 at 3:21 pm

Day 2 on the Chilkoot Trail Waking up a little later than we should have (this would be very evident later on), we checked in with one another to see how we we’re feeling. Overall we all had a good night’s sleep despite injuries and stiff muscles. We prepared breakfast, broke camp and started what […]

So What’s in Your Medicine Cabinet?

Posted by on October 20, 2015 at 10:58 am

One of the goals I had this summer was to de-clutter my home. I went through all of my kitchen cupboards, closets, and medicine cabinet and removed everything that I no longer needed, hadn’t used in years, or had expired. Taking everything out of my medicine cabinet, I looked for the expiry date (on the […]

A Coaching Journey – Pt. 15

Posted by on June 29, 2015 at 4:49 pm

At my final life coaching session, Marielle turned life as I knew it on its head. I thought I had prepared for the session, done all my homework (well, most of it, anyway) and was ready to dive in one more time. Certainly, I had written my “Completion Report” listing what I had learned over […]

A Coaching Journey – Pt. 14

Posted by on June 1, 2015 at 1:19 pm

My last blog dealt with self-sabotage, overwhelm and backtracking. In my enthusiasm for moving forward, I had overloaded myself with unrealistic goals that caused me to temporarily derail and fall back on old habits. Do I consider these missteps as failures? Absolutely not! To fail would mean I gave in. To fail would mean I […]

A Coaching Journey – Pt. 13

Posted by on April 27, 2015 at 10:39 am

I was ready. I knew that the timing was right. So did Marielle. So we spent our session setting up the hard work of moving forward, setting target dates as we went. After all, timing is everything – right! Unfortunately, as I set those dates, I front-loaded everything, not taking into account the other projects […]

A Coaching Journey – Pt. 12

Posted by on April 13, 2015 at 10:26 am

One of my assignments following my most recent coaching session with Marielle was to review the “Personal Checklist” that I filled out prior to beginning this coaching journey. I discovered that, in many of the areas, I was improving, a work in progress (aren’t we all?). It would be easy to take the idea of […]