All entries in Self-Care for Coaches

The Value of Play: Can It Co-exist with Work?

By: Dr. Patrick Williams, EdD, MCC

Too much fun at work: That is something I rarely hear these days in my work coaching people.  Yet, I wonder if we don’t discount the value of enjoyment for high performance on the job. There is power in play, even for the most serious of careers.

July 13th, 2015 by Amy Jones
Is Work-Life Balance a Myth?

By: Dr. Patrick Williams, EdD, MCC

Being a leadership coach for more than 25 years, and a teacher of coaching skills, the topic of work-life balance for clients (and ourselves) is often discussed. I often suggest the use of a Life Balance Wheel, showing the user the main categories of

April 13th, 2015 by Amy Jones
Is Wellness an Overused Term?

By: Patrick Williams, EdD, MCC

What is wellness? In their Wellness Workbook, Travis and Ryan (2004) stated that:

“Wellness is a choice—a decision you make to move toward optimal heath.
Wellness is a way of life—a lifestyle you design to achieve your highest potential for well-being.”

March 30th, 2015 by Amy Jones
The Ride of Your Life

By: Ran Zilca

Four years ago, my life was supposed to be perfect. On the professional front, I was a success story: a veteran of an elite technology unit in the Israeli army, recruited by the world’s largest private research lab, then turned hi-tech startup entrepreneur. On the personal

March 16th, 2015 by Amy Jones
The Pause that Refreshes

In our coaching engagements, we model and may even teach the power of pause.... a purposeful use of silence and focused listening giving us and our clients time to slow down and hear our inner voice. Even our coaching conversations are structured as a way for our clients to have the

March 09th, 2015 by Amy Jones
12 Ways to Love Yourself Better

By: Gay Norton Edelman

You can’t shop with a maxed out credit card or drive on an empty tank. And you can’t serve your clients, or for that matter have a joyful, contented life, when you’ve got nothing left for yourself. In truth, self-nurture is just as vital—more, even—as keeping track

February 16th, 2015 by Amy Jones
How Does Our Tendency to Agree or Disagree Work For or Against Us?

By Elizabeth Anne Saigal, Ph.D., CLC

Have you ever thought about where your own divide between “yes” and “no” lies? Our responses to our environment provide the foundation for our life experience so our response habits have a huge cumulative impact over time.

There is quite a bit of

October 08th, 2014 by Amy Jones
6 Powerful Ways To Improve Your Performances

By: Hanne-Berit Hahnemann

Prepare for the unexpected by knowing you stuff.

With 30 years as a concert violinist, I have had my share of high pressure situations when things went, uhm, differently than I expected. I have managed to keep this one secret until now, but I once dropped all

September 24th, 2014 by Amy Jones
45,276 Ways to Stop Information Overload

By: Patrick Williams EdD, Master Certified Coach

How many times have you screamed to yourself: “There is too much information online!  Make it stop! Argh!”

According to a 2009 study conducted by the University of California, San Diego, Americans consume on average approximately 34

April 17th, 2014 by Amy Jones
A Road Well-Traveled: The “Body-Mind Road”

By Lauree E. Moss, Ph.D., CLC, PCC

Amidst the multitude of techniques and theories of transformation that assist us in making the changes we want in our lives, the one that always serves me best in my own life and coaching path, is a road I have coined, "The Body-Mind Road". This is a

January 09th, 2014 by Amy Jones