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Mindfulness and Joy of Eating

written by Joan Ridsdel on 12/06/2018

"Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens." – Louise Hay

Turning Problems Into Opportunities

written by Erickson Coaching International on 12/04/2018

“Coaching turns problems into challenges, challenges into opportunities, and opportunities into gifts!” – Milton Erickson

The Strategy for Staying Productive During the Holidays

written by Chris Frolic on 11/24/2018

For many small and home-based businesses, like coaching, there is a point around the end of the year (usually starting with American Thanksgiving and ending well into January) when normal business stops operating. You might find yourself coasting through well into the new year with not a whole lot of new business. This is where I buck the trend and do the opposite and take advantage of this slow period. I call it "The Holiday Hustle" – a strategy I’ve created and put to use each year as the holiday season approaches.

Deciding Who You Want to Be

written by Erickson Coaching International on 11/23/2018

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Aligning Intention and Attention to Achieve Your Dream Life

written by Marilyn Atkinson on 11/13/2018

In the personal development world today, there seems to be two major camps – the goal setting or 'intention' camp, and the presence or 'attention' camp.

Refresh and Renew Yourself

written by Erickson Coaching International on 11/09/2018

“Rest when you're weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work.” – Ralph Marston

Build Your Coaching Business Using the Blue Ocean Strategy

written by Chris Frolic on 10/31/2018

The “Blue Ocean Strategy” is an ingenious metaphor from the same-titled book by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne. In a nutshell, companies find bigger profits whenever they can find untouched 'blue oceans' (new areas of business where competition is irrelevant), instead of the highly competitive and blood-filled 'red oceans'.

When Trauma and Coaching Intersect

written by Joan Ridsdel on 10/26/2018

Call it fate or life’s design, one defining moment changed the course of my life and brought me “home”. At the heart of this event was coaching and a strong desire to live my life to the fullest.