True celebration includes an acknowledgment of what doesn’t exist, what hasn’t happened, and what is missing. I want to implore you to celebrate all you’ve learned and done this year, but first, I encourage you to acknowledge what didn’t happen. What you didn’t accomplish. What you failed at. […]
Six Invaluable Resources for My Self Care
In this week’s episode of the podcast, I’m talking about self-care and what it means to be resilient. In the last couple of years, I’ve discovered practices that allow me to feel like me, to respond to adversity, to be the person I want to be, and to thrive. Here are a handful of resources that have been invaluable to me that you might want to explore. […]
What’s your relationship with joy?
This week I encourage you to explore your relationship to joy. These are prompts I occasionally ask my clients to help them reflect on their beliefs and ways of being. You may want to add them to your coaching tool kit and offer them to your clients. […]
What’s your relationship with fear?
I’m going to offer you reflection questions, the kind I offer to my coaching clients (and so you can both reflect on them for yourself and offer them to your clients). These questions will help you reflect on your beliefs and ways of being, domains at the heart of our focus as Transformational Coaches. […]
A breakthrough that rocked my understanding
Do you think of yourself as a curious person?
Recently I’ve been having insights into curiosity that have rocked my understanding of this state of being. I realized there have been times when I thought I was curious, but I wasn’t. […]
Who do you want to be? Who are you being?
It’s almost officially spring and a great time to start new habits. I hope you’ve heard me say this many times: Transformational Coaching starts with you paying attention to you. You working on yourself. You developing your self-awareness and skills. I can teach you lots of coaching sentence stems and strategies, but when you sit down for that coaching session, you are who you are. Who do you want to be? Who are you being? […]
“Resilience” can be used to oppress
Like most concepts, “resilience” can be used to oppress. I’ve heard messages that shift the burden of ending systemic injustice onto marginalized people, such as If you were more resilient, then racism wouldn’t really bother you. People wielding these types of messages have corrupted a powerful tool. One that educators, in particular, are in need of. […]
Excavating my beliefs about emotions
I’m often surprised by how many limiting beliefs I operate from, in spite of having done a lot to surface and shift beliefs. But the limiting ones are masters at camouflaging themselves. That’s how they survive. I’ve recently been excavating my beliefs about emotions and realizing that some that aren’t helpful. These include the beliefs […]
Learn the skills to invite others to heal
I’ve been learning about how my response to other people’s strong emotions has to do with my comfort with experiencing those emotions. Self-development is foundational for being a Transformational Coach and I encourage you to find support to explore your emotions. I want to bring this idea into the classroom. Chaz (a pseudonym) was a […]
Are you working with someone who is struggling?
Many educators are returning from the break feeling refreshed, empowered, and energized. You can continue cultivating and coaching those joyful emotions. This will help. Some educators are returning from the break feeling stressed, sad, or fearful. You might be tempted to smother those feelings by exuding positivity and repeating sentiments like, “it’s all going to […]
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