Tag Archives: Growth

Stand in Your Truth

I’ve been coaching a team the past few months in the area of self-confidence. What’s most interesting about this group is they present themselves quite confidently, and yet, tend to struggle when standing up to difficult customers or when having hard conversations. Let’s face it, … More …

Pivotal Moments and Life Lessons

There are moments in life that shape the way we think, what we believe, how we view the world, and who we are. They are pivotal moments which can be big or small, tragic or not, but the one commonality is they teach us beautiful … More …

Comfortable Dysfunction

I recently had the following (partial) conversation with a client during a coaching session: Me: So, what keeps you from making the change? Client: I’m comfortable. This situation is comfortable for me. Me: And, dysfunctional (as she had stated earlier in our discussion). Client: Yes, … More …

What Are You Allowing?

Many years ago, I spent a number of years in a verbally and emotionally abusive relationship. I won’t get into the details but suffice it to say it was not the best time in my life. I was (and am) a smart educated woman. I … More …

Your Key to Positive Life Change

I’m taking a class right now on Human Motivation and learning about the many theories that motivate human behavior and performance. There are a lot of theories about what motivates humans to act as they do and to change behavior (and sustain that change). The … More …

Life Detox – Part 2: Your Environment

Spring arrived last week here in the U.S. and greeted us on the East Coast with a spring snow storm. Ah yes, mother nature has a great sense of humor, doesn’t she? Despite that, spring is still in the air, and it’s still the perfect … More …

Life Detox – Part 1: Your Brain and Body

Spring is in the air! And thus, it may be time for some spring cleaning, or what I like to think of as a life-detox.  A detox, also known as a cleanse, is something I’m sure most of you have heard of and are familiar … More …

A New Norm

If you know me or follow my social media accounts, you probably already know that I am a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles. I grew up outside of Philly and have been a fan since I was a kid.  They just won their first Super … More …

The Word of The Year

A few years ago, I came up with a word to represent the new year. The word was fun. I wanted my year to be filled with more fun and the intent was to have everything I did contribute to that feeling. Those of you … More …

Suck it Up

I grew up in a family where I heard a lot of the following: “Don’t cry, Andria.” “Don’t be angry.” “Don’t be sad.” “Don’t be mad.” “It’s not worth your tears.” “Seriously, why are you upset over that?” I could keep going, but you get … More …