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WHAT DOES SPIRITUALITY MEAN TO YOU?

When I have a chance to actually discuss the topic with clients, it is very simple to explain my view of spirituality, understand my clients’ perspective, and come to a common ground semantically (and often philosophically). I notice I regularly attract people who...

Helping Your Kids During Coronavirus Social Distancing

Dear Brave Ones: Of course, we’re scared. That means it’s the time to be gentle and compassionate with ourselves and others. Can you imagine how scared our kids are? Their routines have been disrupted and they miss their teachers and friends. They have less control...

Out of the race

From the moment we are born, we are part of a race we never wanted to be in, we are measured by milestones and compared endlessly with any peers we share our life with. We are numbers in charts and checkmarks in lists of accomplishments, in other words, we are what we...

Mindful Parenting Through the Everyday Stresses

In the fast paced world of parenting where decisions are made in between spilled cereal, constant questioning and smartphone apps, it is no wonder the word mindfulness is becoming as necessary in a parent’s vocabulary as the word nap-time. And yet, for many,...

What our children ask of us

Our children ask so little really. Listen to my discoveries and ideas. Look through my eyes to understand my world. Feel my love, joy, frustration, pain. Hold my hand, my heart and me close. Be careful with me and understand me. I may feel off sometimes, when the...

Elf on the shelf, Magic of well-behaved kids?

I was already familiar with conscious parenting when the Elf on the Shelf became popular a few years ago, I found out about it when my kids were toddlers and I heard stories about him moving every night and being a fun addition during Christmas time. I was excited to...

A Course for Parenting Teens

My own conscious parenting journey led me to clearly see that every time I tried to control my teens, it didn’t work and isolated us from each other. Conversely, every time I shared my heart, including my fears without defense, we grew closer and solved problems...

Season of Love

We are so apt to forget that the motivation behind the holiday season is... Love. Love in all its forms, languages and expression. Love, engaging all senses, from smells in the kitchen to the sense of magic in the air. No matter what stress, busyness or even feeling...

Doing nothing is harder than you think

Tantrums and meltdowns are one of the hardest things to handle as parents, it brings all sorts of feelings, fears, insecurities and a high level of anxiety. The confusing part is to understand where this is coming from, most parents believe it comes from the child,...

Creating an Intentional New Year…

JOIN ME FOR THIS ONLINE EVENT. Do you ever feel like one year blends into another as time flies by? Does your New Years Resolution to be a more conscious and patient parent feel like a struggle? New Year Intentions are deeper than goals or resolutions as they use your...

I’ve felt like an entrepreneur as far back as I can remember. I used to sit in the tub during a bath and sell shampoo to the sinks. I would rave about their quality ingredients, do the Price is Right hand flick and pull, and swing my long, wet hair back and forth demonstrating its cleanliness to the cabinet audience.

As a child, I sold jewelry, shirts, and one year I even sent for this reward catalog program, like what the schools use for fundraisers now (I was homeschooled), and went door to door seeing if I could offer some fine wrapping paper or popcorn to the neighbors. And I was full of new ideas and grand inventions I desperately wondered how to bring to life.

But as I got older, life got harder, and I began to find criticism more readily than support. I shrank into my shell and feared being seen or heard. It was much easier to support others to be great than it was to do so myself.

My first official business was website design and development, but then I learned that I really didn’t have the skills to have good boundaries with clients, and I grew tired of the creative confines of their design preferences. Why conquering this seemed less desirable than working for someone else, I’ve no idea.

Yet, the safety of an employer allowed me to just do my job and sit quietly behind the scenes, out-performing the requirements of my role much to my employer’s delight, but too small at this point to climb any ladders and reach successful heights beyond what I’d already achieved.

When I made the jump from a 14-year engineering career into my own parent coaching business, I was again confronted with the fact that a business owner is as much a salesperson as they are an innovative entrepreneur.  We must know how to speak to our clients and explain why what we do is the perfect remedy for their problem. We must be able to share openly about ourselves and be as authentic as possible. And we must also be able to do all of this within the parameters of trust-building boundaries.

For so many coaches, the fear is too great. Yet knowing we have the skills and tools our clients need is not enough. We must overcome our fears of being vulnerable, seen, and appreciated. We must be willing to take action, fail, and start again.  This is what owning a business is all about.  It is about understanding the needs of our clients so intimately that we can provide exactly what they need and articulate that fact so clearly that they don’t hesitate for a moment to sign up.

Business today in 2019 is built on connecting with others and forming a relationship, and that can’t happen if we hide in our shell. We must be willing to go out and speak our truth as well as provide a safe space for our tribe to speak theirs.

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