It’s that time of year when we come up for air literally and figuratively. I find myself taking deeper breaths to inhale the sweet smells of summer, venturing outside as often as possible to replenish, and watching the stunning pace of growth all around – especially with the amount of rain we’ve had this year!
Figuratively speaking, summer is also a powerful time to hit pause. The season calls to us to consider what we need to clean out, to make space for new growth. Notice what’s happening in your life and your work:
Where do you need to make more room for something new?
How can you create space outside of your normal routine to shake things up?
What are you doing to rejuvenate your business or career plan?
I am honoured to be working with Vision Coaching on a number of client projects to support senior managers in New Brunswick in a wide range of industries including energy, paper production, non-profit advocacy organizations and government services. It’s a reminder to me of the breadth of opportunity this country has to offer and the leaders who are quietly making things happen to make their organizations great places to work.
In addition to coaching individuals, I kicked off the spring/summer season with some exciting new workshops and speaking engagements.
- In April, I hosted a Women in Career Transition workshop with a fantastic group of women at different stages of career exploration. If you are interested in participating in the next offering, please contact me.
- In May, I introduced a new Coaching Skills Program designed specifically for front-line managers. The C4 Coaching Solutions Framework© offers managers and leaders a simple and accessible methodology for applying coaching to many work place conversations. This program gives managers a ready-to-use approach for introducing coaching when the situation is appropriate. Contact me if you are interested in learning more about the C4 Framework and bringing it into your work place.
- This summer I am continuing to speak at law firms and professional associations about how to be a happy AND successful lawyer. It’s not an easy subject but I am encouraged by the positive response and levels of interest.
- Heading into the fall, I will be offering more customized workshops for companies and organizations who are seeking to build high performing teams. A sample of the workshop topics include:
- Aspiring to Leadership: A Strengths Based Approach
- Powerful Conversations in the Work Place
- Effective Coaching Skills for Managers and Leaders
- Communicating Successfully in Cross Functional Teams
- Personality Type, Leadership and Teams
Visit here for more information about these and other workshops.
Looking back at the first half of 2017, I am grateful that my practice is thriving.THANK YOU to my amazing clients, new and old, for your ongoing support. To show my appreciation, I will be offering returning clients a discount of 15% on any coaching package booked before August 1st. Reserve your spot now.
I want to introduce my new coaching associate, Victoria Mlynko, ACC, CTP who is seeing clients out of our shared office in Liberty Village. Victoria is a certified coach with direct work experience in insurance, telecommunications and financial services. She has worked with entrepreneurs, lawyers and educators, and has over 10 years of background in corporate learning and leadership development. One of Victoria’s areas of expertise is managing work-life stress.
Sign up by August 1st to receive an introductory offer to Work Stress Coaching: What does Personality Type reveal about how you deal with work stress? Get your personality profile + 2 coaching sessions to identify your most effective stress management strategies. $500 +HST.
Reading is another activity I relish over the summer months. I like to look for at least one book that will challenge me to think differently about my world and my life. Here’s what’s on my reading list this summer:
Unsettling Canada: A National Wake-up Call, by Arthur Manuel, Grand Chief Ronald M. Derrickson
An important read as Canada grapples with the meaning of 150 years since confederation and the often ignored history of the First Nations people who have been on this land for 10,000+ years.
Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy, Sheryl Sandberg
From the author of Lean In (also a must read!), this book is described as “a powerful, inspiring, and practical book about building resilience and moving forward after life’s inevitable setbacks.”
Send me an email with what’s on your reading list!