The Importance of Taking Baby Steps

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taking baby steps on the road of life

The Importance of Taking Baby Steps Do you know the story of the struggling butterfly?  The story goes that one day a man saw a cocoon.  There was a small hole and he could see that the butterfly was struggling to get out of the cocoon.  He decided to help it and cut open the cocoon so that it could … Read More

Mentoring Young Women

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rise by lifting others, mentoring

Mentoring A friend was recently talking about mentoring young women in technology.  I thought this was a great idea.  Although it wasn’t something I could take on right now, it got me thinking, what would I say if I was to mentor young women?  What would be my advice to young women who are newly into their careers?  I thought … Read More

Why Do I Coach?

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authenticity, brene brown, coaching

Why do I coach? In early 2011, I was driving onto the Microsoft Redmond campus to attend a meeting with a client.  I was consulting at the time and had been for five years.   I knew it wasn’t my passion but I liked the flexibility, and my project, and hadn’t yet figured out what I truly wanted to do.  As … Read More

Lessons Learned As A Solopreneur

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Taking the leap to solopreneurship. I was speaking with someone recently who suggested that they’d like to make the leap one day and leave the corporate world.  They didn’t feel ready yet but suggested that maybe I could share my solopreneur “lessons learned”.  I loved this conversation.  I loved that they wanted to leave their job and make this leap … Read More

Three Steps To Create A Sense Of Accomplishment

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Yesterday I was feeling grumpy.  My energy had been scattered.  My head was spinning from one task or activity to another one.  I wasn’t feeling a sense of accomplishment.  My mood was sour and feeling that my day wasn’t productive was adding to the negative mood.  I had a lot to get done and was frustrated with myself. My significant … Read More

It’s the most wonderful time of the year?

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  This time of year – a time of joy and excitement.  Friends and families come together to celebrate and share in the season.  Anticipation is high for the most wonderful time of year. During this time of year things often get harried and frenetic for people.  There’s lots of rushing about and things to check off our lists.  I … Read More

Happy Thanksgiving

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Happy Thanksgiving

As we near the Thanksgiving holiday, I want to say thank you to everyone who reads this blog.  I’m constantly surprised and grateful to hear that people actually read it and like what I have to say.  I love to write and I’m thankful every day that I get to write. So thank you for reading and… Don’t forget!  I’m … Read More

Win Three Months of Coaching!

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And the winner is... YOU

As many of us begin to ponder what we’re thankful for this holiday season, I know that I’m grateful to coach people.  I’m thankful for the opportunity to transition from my corporate career to coaching and helping others.  And in honor of that, I’m giving away a three month coaching package, “Leaving Your Comfort Zone”.  Here are the details – Want to … Read More

Is Your Work In Alignment With Your Values?

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Joe Biden

Last week Joe Biden was on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The interview was emotional and touching. Stephen asked him about his son Beau who died this year. He talked to him about his role as Vice President. I had never thought much about Joe Biden but after this interview, I saw a much different person…an emotional, loving, real … Read More

Transitions

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You are exactly where you are supposed to be. Kerstin McInnis, Career Transition Coach

Fall is upon us. Kids are going back to school. The weather is changing. It is a familiar time of transition. Yesterday in yoga class our teacher also spoke of transition. She asked us to be mindful of how we moved from pose to pose. Did we take our time and breathe and go at our bodies pace or did … Read More