Is your time with your grandkids strained because of your relationship with your child or stepchild?
Having ups and downs with children is one of the most natural parts of being human.
Of course, there is no easy fix to this. It’s as complex as a problem gets.
However, here are three things that can take you from stress-work to teamwork:
Establish boundaries around what the kids eat while they’re at grandma’s house (increasing collaboration on the food front may make you a better parent-grandparent team).
Check in with your daughter or son to ask what you can do to be especially supportive of their parenting goals (seeing that you acknowledge that they’re in the lead may encourage your child to see you as an ally).
Have a conversation about some of the fears you had when you became a parent (seeing you as vulnerable and willing to share might help them understand you more deeply).
The holidays are fast approaching, and many of us are going to be thinking about New Year’s Resolutions. More than 40 % of Americans make New Year’s resolutions. Despite our best intentions, however, only a small fraction of us keep our resolutions. According to the University of Scranton, their research suggests that just eight per cent of people achieve their New Year’s goals.
I have written a four-part blog series on setting goals that will change your life and some tips on how to achieve your goals. Keep an eye out for more information about goal setting!
Setting Goals That Will Change your Life
Do you set New Year’s resolutions? Are they the same as last year? If so, are you frustrated that you can’t achieve them?
Let me ask you a few questions: How do you really feel about the resolution you’ve made? Are you excited and passionate about it? Are you inspired and motivated to action? Is it achievable in the timeframe you have set? Have you made too many resolutions?
Goal setting is a very powerful way to achieve your vision for the future. Goals help to focus your attention and energy on what is important to you. You want to set a goal that you really value and will make the most difference for you because it will change how you feel, think and act on a daily basis.
So to achieve your New Year’s resolutions or personal and professional goals you need to think differently about the actual goal.
Marielle Gauthier, owner and principal of Redworks Communications, is a certified Results coach and is accredited as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) by the International Coaching Federation.
Using brain based models, she holds coaching conversations with clients to help them gain clarity, generate insights, overcome self-limiting beliefs, and develop new habits to improve individual performance and become more effective leaders. She also coaches teams to improve their group performance and achieve corporate goals with measurable results.
In my blog series, Power of Coaching, I interviewed Pratt Bennet, Coach and Owner of Make That Leap Coaching. Pratt Bennet is a brain-based coach and college professor in Boston with over 23 years of experience in the classroom. He has developed a unique set of evidence-based, interdisciplinary, classroom-tested approaches to a wide variety of learning challenges. In this interview we talked about:
how coaching is all about expanding one’s consciousness
how goals can cause big, positive shifts in a person’s life
why introspection is important for developing leadership skills
the benefits of introspection
how commitment of time and energy changes habits and gets the desired results
the impact of making small changes can achieve big gains
Listen to the interview.
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A special thanks to Pratt for an informative interview. You can connect with Pratt at www.makethatleap.comPratt’s bio: Pratt Bennet is a brain-based coach and college professor in Boston with over 23 years of experience in the classroom. Pratt has also been career coaching for over 20 years. He received his training from Results Coaching Systems, the world leader in neuroscience-based coaching. He has designed and led intensive training programs for employees and executives from hundreds of corporations/organizations, including Deloitte, Sony, Nokia, Coca-Cola and many more. Pratt’s cutting-edge programs for faculty and administrators blend research from many diverse fields including Education and Cognitive Neuroscience, Psychiatry and Psychology to shed light on why students sometimes struggle to learn and how educators can help them not only survive, but thrive.
In my blog series, Power of Coaching, I have interviewed Penny Paucha, Founder and Principal of ‘Instincts at Work’ based in Toronto, Ontario.
Penny is a certified Coach through the Neuroleadership Group, with extensive experience helping healthcare leaders and their teams remove the barriers to stellar results.
In this interview we talked about:
• how coaching is all about expanding one’s consciousness
• how goals can cause big, positive shifts in a person’s life
• why introspection is important for developing leadership skills
• the benefits of introspection
• how commitment of time and energy changes habits and gets the desired results
• the impact of making small changes can achieve big gains
Listen to the interview.
A special thanks to Penny for an informative interview.
Connect with Penny at www.instinctsatwork.com
Penny’s Bio: Penny is a certified Coach through the Neuroleadership Group, with extensive experience helping healthcare leaders and their teams remove the barriers to stellar results.
With 20 years of experience in the health care sector, Penny has held diverse positions such as operating room desk clerk, mental health counselor and program manager.
She specializes in leadership coaching and team performance for leaders in hospitals, family health teams and other health organizations and was a key contributor to the development of the Ontario College of Family Physicians’ Leadership Development Program.
Her evidence-based approach incorporates the latest findings from the field of social neuroscience as well as instinct-based assessment and proven models of leadership development.
In my blog series, Power of Coaching, I have interviewed Jennifer Britton from Toronto, Ontario. Through her company, Potentials Realized, Jennifer works with professionals and organizations to realize their full leadership and business potential, through the provision of consulting, coaching and training services.
As the author of Effective Group Coaching, Jennifer is considered a leader in the area of group coaching and team development. The founder of Potentials Realized, she weaves together her rich experience as a former manager with the UN, coach, trainer and performance improvement specialist.
In this interview we talked about:
the difference between coaching, consulting and training
how coaching is a different type of conversation
how coaching is an opportunity to pause and reflect
the coachee as the driver of the process
how coaching can support culture change and organizational change
how a coaching conversation can attain better results
the impact of coaching on individuals, teams and organizations
how coaching can help individuals and teams get more focus and results
return on investment as a result of the coaching process
As the author of Effective Group Coaching (Wiley, 2010), Jennifer is considered a leader in the area of group coaching. The founder of Potentials Realized, she weaves together her rich experience as a former manager with the UN, coach, trainer and performance improvement specialist.
Since 2004, Jennifer has been coaching individuals, teams and groups from a range of industries spanning financial services, safety, pharmaceutical, education, health care and the international sector, focusing on leadership, performance, and teamwork issues.
Jennifer is a PCC with the ICF, and will be releasing her second book this summer entitled- From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching.
Since 2005, her Group Coaching Essentials teleseminar, an ICF CCE program, has been taken by hundreds of coaches around the world, supporting them to design and deliver their own group coaching work.