March 15 , 2017 /
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WHY COACHING ?

My background includes a type of psychotherapy that resulted in a practice of educating, counseling, mentoring and consulting over some 43 years. Thus my work was based on client-centered change that I began in the early seventies, much of it based on Rogers, Maslow and Perls. One thing that I learned was that regardless of

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March 10 , 2017 /
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INTELLIGENCE

This started by my wondering how INTEL got its name thinking it might have had something to do with intelligence, you know, computers as smart machines. Only partly right. Intel Corporation was founded on July 18, 1968 by semiconductor pioneers Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore, and widely associated with the executive leadership and vision of

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March 10 , 2017 /
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WHETHER THE WEATHER

I’ve been a weather watcher for as long as I can remember, probably starting as soon as I could walk for I would hear something like, “You can’t go outside because it’s raining.”   So I would just walk to my boots and raincoat, point to them and some reluctant, but willing adult, parent or grandparent,

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March 10 , 2017 /
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CAREER AND LIFE TRANSITIONS

Two colleagues mentioned very recently that they were in a transition mode and my response to each was that we are often, almost always, in some form of transition and the big ones are much more challenging. One person is retiring from a distinguished career as an educator, a leader and change agent in public,

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February 21 , 2017 /
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Word choices

A friend stopped by one morning recently and said her “word for the year” is “curiosity.” That is a terrific word and I told her that curiosity is the foundation for learning so this will be a year of learning as she explores what she is curious about. I wondered if many things that I

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February 14 , 2017 /
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BUILDING WALLS

Robert Frost says it best: “Before I built a wall I’d ask to know What I was walling in or walling out, And to whom I was like to give offence. Something there is that doesn’t love a wall, That wants it down…” Frost expresses my sentiments better than I can and in such a

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February 3 , 2017 /
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PARADOX REVISITED

We visited the Kennedy Space Center on April 10, 2014, primarily to see a rocket launch, something we had not witnessed in person previously and it certainly lived up to our expectations. It was a beautiful day and the several thousand people gathered on the shoreline were all waiting patiently for the scheduled 1:45 PM

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January 31 , 2017 /
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AGING GRATEFULLY – PART II

There are five dimensions of human activity that are inextricably interrelated and interdependent.   These are present regardless of our chronological age and they are not only important components in adult development, they are also factors that become even more critical in the aging process. Each one affects one or more of the others in ways

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January 21 , 2017 /
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THE GIFT OF AGING GRATEFULLY – PART I

We all have this in common. We’re all getting older, day by day, month by month, year by year. What we witness, regardless of our age, are the changes that take place and some of those happen rapidly on both ends of the continuum. The early changes in child development and adolescence are generally related

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