When Does The First Step Actually Begin?

So much has been written about, talked about, and thought about making the first step towards what you want to see be different. The question I want to explore is: When does the first step actually begin? In my work with hundreds of hundreds of coaching clients in 17...

What’s Your Excuse?

As a professional business, leadership, career, and mentor coach, I’ve heard almost every excuse. As I’ve said before, my role as coach is not to motivate or convince a client to do something. If you don’t want to do it in the first place, motivation...
Become A Magnet For Change

Become A Magnet For Change

With each day I get to enjoy living and coaching from anywhere to anywhere here (currently) in the Philippines, I become more and more convinced of the dynamism of the mind and the power of intention. Specifically in this essay, the intention of becoming a magnet for...

ICF Code of Ethics – A Higher Standard

Every year about this time, I receive an email from the International Coach Federation to renew my annual membership. As part of the renewal process, I’m asked to review the ICF Code of Ethics. The coaching profession is currently not regulated. However, members...
Scary or Dangerous?

Scary or Dangerous?

“What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever done. Or another way to say it is, what’s the most dangerous thing you’ve ever done.” This was the question Chris Hadfield, a Canadian Astronaut, lobbed to his TEDx audience in March 2014. I...
Gratitude Will Shape Your Attitude

Gratitude Will Shape Your Attitude

As I’ve written many times before, I’m not a believer in New Years Resolutions. Now if resolutions is workin for ya, keep on keeping on. If not, a review of the aforementioned posts might shift you into another more productive direction. Another idea is to...
Commit To Your Desired Change

Commit To Your Desired Change

Over the years, I’ve searched for another label for myself to replace the overused and numerous times misunderstood title of a coach. A decade ago, I asked my clients to come up with another label for what I do. After reviewing the list the answer was obvious:...
Nobody Knows But You

Nobody Knows But You

I grew up in the bowels of Yonkers, NY. In the hood. In the heart of downtown called Getty Square. Yonkers is known as The Central City, The City of Gracious Living, The Sixth Borough, The Terrace City, and/or The City of Seven Hills (The last is most apropos to...
What If You Had No Plan B?

What If You Had No Plan B?

Most people know what they need to do to achieve success in life. They just don’t do what they’re suppose to do! As Leonardo DiCaprio said to the on call emergency room doctor’s while playing a fugazi doctor himself, “Do you concur?” What...

Matthew McConaughey’s Three Things

In 2013, Matthew McConaughey portrayed the role of Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club. The movie tells the true story of a rodeo rider who contracts AIDS in the mid 1980s and struggles to get treatment and drugs for a stigmaitized disease. McConaughey gave a stellar...
Nothing Is A Waste

Nothing Is A Waste

While researching for another blog post I came across the following story (author unknown.) Many of you are busily chasing your endgame.  There are days when you effortlessly make huge gains. You say to yourself “This is so easy!” Contrast this with the...

Who Is My Biggest Competitor As A Coach?

The prospect who does nothing is my biggest competitor. The prospective client decides not to make a decision. Then again, deciding not to do anything is a decision. Prospective clients who decide not to make a decision or not to move forward with improving their...