5 Books that Made Me a More Powerful Life Coach

5 Books that Made Me a More Powerful Life Coach

Part of my commitment to my role as a life and career coach is to be constantly learning, growing, and improving myself to be able to serve my clients in an impactful way. One of the ways I constantly work on that is by reading about coaching, leadership, and personal growth. Over the past couple of years I have read dozens of titles, but these 5 have stuck with me as particularly resonant to my own growth, and also particularly applicable to my coaching work. Whether you are a seasoned or budding professional coach, a leader, or just a person looking to increase your power and awareness, you’ll enjoy the wisdom in these pages.

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Fall 2018 Journal Prompts

Fall 2018 Journal Prompts

The air is getting crisp, the pumpkins are out at the grocery store, and all I want to do is bake bread. It must be fall! The change of each season is a natural time to turn inward and see where you are. Use these journal prompts below as a starting point to get writing and reflecting this autumn.

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Trouble Sleeping? Create a Bedroom Sanctuary for a more Restful Night

Trouble Sleeping? Create a Bedroom Sanctuary for a more Restful Night

Sleep is one of the most important things for health, productivity, skin, mental clarity, and mood. There’s nothing worse than a restless night. Stress, hormones, alcohol, and lots of other factors can contribute to our ability to sleep well. Though it can be hard to control all of the factors that ensure a solid night of sleep, one thing you can control is your sleep space. Turn your bedroom into a peaceful sanctuary and those sleepless nights are likely to reduce. Follow these tips to create a restful environment and start logging more hours of sleep each night.

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Summer 2018 Journal Prompts

Summer 2018 Journal Prompts

Summer is such a beautiful time for reflection. It’s warmth can make us feel alive and optimistic. This season is full of flowers blooming, picnics, pool days, and fresh fruit. Use this beautiful time to start a journaling practice, if you don’t already have one. If you do already have one, use these questions to keep it going. Find a quiet place in your house, on a hike, in a park, or wherever you feel connected to yourself. Pick up that pen, and use these questions to start writing!

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Make a Resource List and Reignite Your Confidence

Make a Resource List and Reignite Your Confidence

Often when we are thinking of starting something new, whether that be a new business, a new creative project, or a new pursuit of any kind, it's easy to feel daunted. It can feel like you are entering uncharted territory, which may be true. But just because that particular venture is new and unknown, that does not mean that you don't take all of your previous experience and resources with you.

To remind yourself of all of the things you have already built in your life that can serve you in a new undertaking, try making a resource list. You'll be amazed at how confident it can make you feel and you might even be quite surprised at how extensive your list is. 

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Strengthen Your Speech & Increase Your Impact

Strengthen Your Speech & Increase Your Impact

As women, and particularly young women, we are often diminishing ourselves, and not owning our full power, simply by the way we speak. In both verbal and written communication, you might not even realize the ways you are undermining your knowledge, credibility, and strength through your word choice. I'm sharing my summary of, and my additions to Tara Mohr's speech habits to watch out for here so you can catch yourself when you use them, and instead express yourself in a way that is is full-strength. 

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Spring 2018 Journal Prompts

Spring 2018 Journal Prompts

With the weather warming and the tulips adding color to neighborhood gardens, I always feel a burst of energy and a sense of renewal, don't you? Spring makes me want to air out my house, clean my linens, go through my closet, clean out my email inbox, and get a fresh take on things. It's a great time to reflect, and to think about what we all want to invite into our lives in this new season. Use these journal prompts to get the wheels turning on where you are in your life, and where you want to go.

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A Life Coach's Favorite Podcasts

A Life Coach's Favorite Podcasts

Whether you are already an avid podcast listener or looking for a place to start, here is a life and career coach’s coach’s guide to the best podcasts for getting the daily news, feeling inspired for personal development work, improving your relationship with money, and so much more.

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How and Why to Build a Writing Practice

How and Why to Build a Writing Practice

Writing is such a rich, creative practice to cultivate. Just like anything you want to be good at, writing takes time and effort. Building a regular writing practice will not only increase your productivity as a writer and make you more prolific, but it will also make you a better writer, simply because you are writing more and more often. Follow these 3 tips to start writing today.

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To Read: The Universe Has Your Back

To Read: The Universe Has Your Back

When my friend recommended Gabrielle Bernstein’s book to me I must admit, the title immediately hooked me. Yes, The Universe Has Your Back is catchy and intriguing, but what drew me to the book most was that I actually believe that statement. I have developed a deep, spiritual trust in the Universe in my life, and feel that if we do the work, are intentional with our actions, and show up fully, things tend to work out. Are there exceptions to this? Of course. Are there times when I feel defeated and the trust fades or disappears completely? You bet. But in my personal life, and in my beliefs as a coach, I think learning to trust and have faith (not necessarily religiously) that things work out is tremendously powerful and can shape your outlook on life.

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