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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 […]

Are You Living In Purpose?

Posted by on March 11, 2015 at 9:43 am

Do you know what your calling in life is? How are you making a difference in the world? In other words do you know what your purpose is? If you do not, then how can you authentically lead from who you are – your core purpose? Perhaps you have had an opportunity to participate in […]

Are Your Core Values in Action?

Posted by on March 10, 2015 at 10:18 am

Our personal values are deeply held beliefs of what is truly important in our lives. They are the guiding principles that form the foundation of our personal standards and guide our decisions and behaviours in our day to day lives as individuals and leaders. Each of us has his/her own personal set of core values […]

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 […]

Marielle’s Book Club

Posted by on February 5, 2015 at 4:44 pm

I (Marielle Gauthier) am a voracious reader and always have a few books on the go with a fiction, personal development and resource books. I started  thinking about particular books that really helped to change my life. I thought it might be a good idea for me to revisit some of those books and share […]

What the Chilkoot Trail Taught Me about Leadership – Pt. 3

Posted by on January 30, 2015 at 10:40 pm

The first day on the trail – August 2006. We had spent the night at the Dyea campground just south of the Chilkoot trailhead. I was very excited and a little anxious about starting the hike and consequently didn’t sleep very well. I tossed and turned, going through all of my lists in my head, […]

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 […]