A Coaching Journey

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 […]

A Coaching Journey – Pt. 11

Posted by on March 27, 2015 at 3:00 pm

It has been said that life is what happens when you are making plans. As I complete session #9 on my coaching journey with Marielle Gauthier, life has definitely been happening to me. When I discovered that I had been thinking of it as “intervening”, I spoke with Marielle about it. After all, some of […]

A Coaching Journey – Pt. 10

Posted by on March 5, 2015 at 6:58 pm

This past week, I hit a wall. Some may call it “brain freeze”. Others may call it “overwhelm”. All I know is that I felt lost, confused and frustrated. My schedule was overloaded, and I wanted so much to make giant strides towards the changes that I have been working on with Marielle that I […]

A Coaching Journey – Pt. 9

Posted by on February 23, 2015 at 10:05 pm

These days, I am experiencing a seismic shift in slow motion. When I began this coaching journey, I told Marielle that I was not a list maker, not a habitual scheduler, and that it might be tough to get me there. She just smiled as if to say, “We’ll see where it goes.” Well, I […]

A Coaching Journey – Pt. 8

Posted by on February 11, 2015 at 8:58 pm

I am a woman of thoughts, words and deeds; a woman who loves the flexibility of retirement, yet is resistant to change; a woman who likes to mull things over before going full throttle. I’m not even sure if Marielle realizes how much she has helped me merge these disparate parts of me into a […]

A Coaching Journey – Pt. 7

Posted by on February 11, 2015 at 8:56 pm

Working with Marielle on my Strategies for the past while, it somehow didn’t occur to me that I would have to act on them – that that is what “action” is. Well, now I’m looking at my strategies for my organizational goals and realizing that the first one is looking long and hard at myself […]

A Coaching Journey – Pt. 6

Posted by on January 23, 2015 at 9:29 pm

Rather than work on the strategic plans for Goals 1 and 2, Marielle and I decided to take a sledge hammer to that wall that seemed to have been building up – especially since my retirement – and blocking me in several areas of my life: P-R-O-C-R-A-S-T-I-N-A-T-I-O-N. At least, if we could create some cracks […]