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Updating Life

It’s easy for us to get into a pattern where we work hard to develop ourselves, or our life, and then rest afterward. A difficulty arises when we let that rest go on. There is no top to this mountain, nor is that the point of the climb. For five and a half years I […]

What motivates us at work?

I am a huge fan of TED Talks and the one given by Dan Ariely on our motivations at work is a great one. My biggest takeaway from it though is how obvious most of them are. I think all of us are clear that being challenged, feeling appreciated, helping others, and getting positive reinforcement […]

Valentine’s Day

My second Valentine’s Day with Andrea was one that set the course for the rest of our relationship. We had recently moved in together and were getting used to that living arrangement. A few weeks earlier we had a conversation that revolved around, “What is important to us in our relationship?” Needless to say, there […]

My Creed

I became fascinated with the Army Ranger’s Creed the first time I read it. I love the concept of (and coach people in) creating what their life is for. What is important to you in your life? What do you stand for? While I was coaching courses I created the following creed for who I […]

Why Do I Coach?

Even in high school I enjoyed tutoring and training people. I loved helping someone have the light bulb moment where they understood something they hadn’t just moments before. I was phone support for Windows 95 when it was first launched and supported other team members field difficult questions. In college I was a mathematics tutor […]

An Allies List

As I transition from being a course supervisor, I have a concern about having insufficient structures to maintain my life the way I want it to go. I am used to having a weekly buddy call, a weekly group call, quarterly workdays, as well as actually supervising courses. While I am also creating smaller structures, one […]