One of the Most Core, Foundational Coaching Principles, Period

In my eighteen years of coaching, teaching, and facilitating…in my 9 years of parenting and working to raise daughters who are secure, confident and at peace…and in my many decades of being a human being communicating with family, friends, colleagues, and strangers…I have learned quite a bit about what it takes to hold space for deep growth, transformation, evolution and aligned action taking.

There is, of course, a lot that goes into this: mastery of questioning skills and listening skills and acknowledging skills and strategizing skills and reflection skills; mastery of working with resistance and working with fear and working with self-sabotage and working with Shadow. READ MORE

Behind the scenes at my Shadow & Archetype Facilitator’s Retreat

It was recently pointed out to me that I don’t often share with you, my beloved community, the profound magic & learning that happens at my training retreats, so here we go!

Two weeks ago I led a special training retreat for Advanced Facilitators to learn how to leverage Shadow and Archetype for greater healing and transformation in their retreats and workshops.

This particular training is one of my favorites and the growth in the room is always astronomical.

One of the reasons I teach this particular training is because I believe it is SO important for coaches, teachers, healers, and workshop leaders to have a firm understanding that in order for their clients to feel fully whole and complete, and in order for their clients to have access to all of their power….they MUST be willing to look at, embrace, and ultimately love ALL parts of themselves.

Not just the pretty parts. Not just the shiny parts. Not just the “acceptable” parts. ALL parts.

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What are your clients addicted to?

When I was one year into being an entrepreneur, I found myself working 70-hour weeks. It was grueling and kind of crazy, but I told myself that I needed to work hard in order to get my business off the ground.

Three years after that, when my business was solid and established, I was still working 70-hour weeks, if not 80 or sometimes 90! It ate away at my personal time, my self-care time, my spiritual time, and my social time. But I told myself that I needed to work hard in order to maintain my business and keep it going.

I believed this with all my heart and soul.

I believed it so much that nothing could stop me from working from early morning until late at night. I worked through social engagements. I worked through evenings when I could have been spending time with my husband. I worked through the times I promised myself I’d go to yoga class.

It didn’t matter how many new plans I made to work less, how much time management I tried to apply. Nothing worked. Because…

I was addicted to over-working. READ MORE

6 steps to start working with fear (for you & your clients!)

If you are a soul-centered human being and you’re in business, chances are pretty great that you come up against fears sometimes (or more than sometimes!). If you don’t know how to respond to those fears, they can become massive obstacles in the way of achieving your goals.

Some of the most common business-related fears are:

–Fear of being rejected

–Fear of seeming too “sales-y”
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How to help clients move past self-doubt and judgment

One of the biggest reasons why I developed that Sacred Depths Coach Training Program is because I see way too many amazing coaches out there not knowing what to do when their clients stop moving forward because of self-doubt and self-judgment.

You may know how it goes:

A client is steadily moving toward her goals, or has committed to starting toward her goals, and…
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Help Your Clients Get off the Wheel of Sabotage

One of the worst feelings in the world is seeing that a client is engaging in self-sabotage, yet not knowing, as the coach, how to guide her out of this behavior.

When a client is engaging in self-sabotage behavior, it can look like:

  • Client has stopped taking actions toward her goals
  • Client is taking actions that are actually moving her backwards instead of forward
  • Client is in a place of fear, shame and self-judgment
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    A love letter to the ones who go deep

    Don’t call me a coach. Or do…

    In truth I feel conflicted, because it seems than anyone can call themselves a coach these days…. And while I honor every person’s journey, I worry about the dilution and impact…

    On the work I hold so dear.

    What I know to be true, is that my work is my calling. I’m here to see the unseen, hear the unsaid, and examine the hidden truths and bring them into the light.
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    Coaching vs. Consulting: what you need to know

    Let’s talk about the difference between coaching & consulting, and how this distinction radically affects your client results and your business.

    I’ve seen a trend happening over the last 6 or so years: coaches, teachers and healers are doing less & less coaching, teaching and healing…and more and more consulting.

    In other words, practitioners have been shying away from the coaching principles of:
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    A game-changing skill that creates transformation for your clients

    I’m very excited to share this week’s article with you.

    But before we get there: I am THRILLED about the response we’ve had to the Overcome the Fear Barrier Skills Guide.

    As I’ve watched this community grow & grow over the years, it makes me proud to know that I am standing side by side with so many leaders that care so deeply about QUALITY DELIVERY, that care so deeply about the results you co-create with your clients, that care so deeply about making READ MORE