Mothers

The Coach is In… Mothers This is the time of year that I reflect on my mother, and all those women who served as my mother, either directly or indirectly. It has been a while, however, since I wrote only about my mother. On this day, there are tears that accompany...

Our Human-ness

The Coach is In… Back in December of last year I wrote a post, The Life We Live. It was about two of my good friends who had dementia and their declining health. One of them passed away this past week. I had the honor of leading his funeral service. I remember the...

The Questions We Knew When

The Coach is In… The Questions We Knew When I was talking with my good friend the other day about a gentleman I was coaching who reminded me of me 30 years earlier.  The questions he would ask me, the dilemmas he was trying to solve were uncanny in their resemblance...

No Pain No Gain

The Coach is In… No Pain No Gain Two weeks ago, I went through my second knee replacement surgery. The other one was two years ago. Nurses, doctors train us to respond to our pain with a number from zero to ten, zero being “no problem,” ten being ☹ (unmanageable)....

Nothing Stands Alone

The Coach is In… Nothing Stands Alone For all of 2021 I have reflected on our ‘connectedness’ with one another and the world around us. Some of this time included a deeper understanding of where my biases and deep-seated assumptions lie. The assumptions were deep,...

Know Thyself

The Coach is In… “The unexamined life is not worth living.”  – Socrates Much of how well we do in life, and as a leader, comes from our self-awareness. Do we ‘know ourselves?’ Do we have a strong sense of who we are and our purpose? How close is how we see...