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“If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.”

Mary Engelbreit

Two Of The Most Important Questions I Ask

When first meeting business contacts about operations effectiveness, process improvement or even a coaching opportunity, I am often asked what "program" I use. I used to struggle with that question. Will they think less of me if I don't have some well known...

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Coaching as a Rite of Passage

As I continue through my training in Narrative Coaching, I frequently find myself reflecting on individual phrases used in the instruction, long after class has ended. One such recent prompt was the idea of coaching as a rite of passage. A rite of passage is typically...

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Book Review: The Rescue. Seven People. Seven Amazing Stories…

The Rescue. Seven People. Seven Amazing Stories... by Jim Cymbala with Ann Spangler, published by Zondervan, 2017. I was intrigued by the offer to review this book. Broken lives finding new hope and direction, grace and redemption, rising up from despair to glory. I...

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Book Review: Servant Leadership In Action

Servant Leadership In Action (How You Can Achieve Great Relationships and Results); a collection of essays edited by Ken Blanchard and Renee Broadwell, published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., March 2018. As someone who unflinchingly believes that real,...

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In The Darkness, Look To The Light

It's been a week. My community, Westerville, Ohio, suffered the tragic loss of two outstanding police officers, killed in the line of duty. They were following up on a 9-1-1 hangup which ended up being a domestic violence situation. It was a first loss of a police...

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About Me

I always try to see the upside of life, filtering everything through my positive attitude. Whether dealing with everyday life or elevating emerging leaders, we can learn from the past, must live fully in the present and be ready for an exciting future. Join me on the journey.

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If A Tree Falls…And a Writer Doesn’t Write…

If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? If a writer does not write and no one notices, does it make a difference? This is a question I've been asking myself over the last many weeks. I haven't published a post here since...