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Coaching for Leaders

I find it inspiring when a leader steps out the boardroom to ask some brave, bold questions. How can I be a better leader? How can I serve the team more effectively? How can I bring out the best in others? And when confronted with those questions I say, “Hell ya, let’s dig in!” This past week, the EDGE3 Team spent a glorious day at Gairloch Gardens in Oakville with a variety of leaders for our “Coaching For Leaders” program.…

Coaching Tips, Leadership Insights, Self-Improvement

Celebrate the Team

Celebration is a building block for great teams. But many of the groups that I coach consistently tell me that they wish they took the opportunity to celebrate more often. High performing teams seem to be on to the next challenge before they’ve even had a chance to come up for air. As leaders, it’s our job to hit the pause button…and crack the champagne! Before you pop the cork, take the time to consider the specifics. Feedback lands best…

Business Building, Coaching Tips, Leadership Insights

The Power of a Pause

I am often reminded of the power of taking a few moments to simply stop and breathe. Recently, I completed a 21-day meditation challenge. Every day for 3 weeks, I woke up, fed the cats, put the coffee on and then sat in silence for 20 minutes. I was amazed at what it did for my patience, my creativity and the level of intention that I brought to my work. It also gave me a keen awareness of when I…

Business Building, Coaching Tips, Inspiration From Nature, Self-Improvement

Giving Yourself the Space to Grow

We love nature. I mean LOVE nature. Have you heard that already? Well, it’s because it’s true! Whether it’s a walking meeting around the block, a park bench coaching session, a hike while brainstorming, or an island retreat in Muskoka, we LOVE trying to activate an element of the outdoors. That’s why we’re always so excited to hit Muskoka each year for a series of Fall retreats, to spend time transforming in such a beautiful space, during such a transformational…

Coaching Tips, Inspiration From Nature, Self-Improvement

Journal for Success: your “How To” Guide

Through coaching, I’ve noticed that the most successful individuals are those who are highly intentional about the future they want to create for themselves. We can all do it; sometimes we just need a little help visualizing our path, charting our course, and navigating the journey. Typically, when we meet with new clients, we provide journals and some thought provokers to help encourage the first step in the self-discovery process. In our EDGE3 blogs, I’ve talked about the journaling I…

Business Building, Coaching Tips, Self-Improvement

Leaders, Embrace your Vulnerability

In walked my newest client, a self-assured executive with an air of confidence that suggested that he was not easily rattled. Clearly this is a no BS, get it done kind of guy. After exchanging a few pleasantries, we got right to the point. “What are some of the challenges that you’re facing right now?” He gave me a stock answer, but I noticed a subtle emotional shift behind the veil of confidence, so I dug a bit deeper. “What’s…

Business Building, Coaching Tips, Leadership Insights

The Entrepreneur’s Inventory – Isolate The Issue!

Sometimes we get out of our groove. I found myself disengaged and demotivated. But why? I love my work! I am very connected to my purpose! So what gives here? I went to my archive of tools I’ve developed for entrepreneurs that I have coached and thought, this may be helpful when you feel out of sorts. SELF COACHING EXERCISE Grab your journal, find the stillness, and ask yourself these questions… 1. What is weighing me down? 2. What opportunities…

Coaching Tips, Leadership Insights, Self-Improvement

Am I the Teacher or the Student?

It’s overwhelming trying to boil down my coaching adventure to Uganda to a couple of blog  posts.Words don’t seem sufficient in trying to describe the people, places, and emotions I experienced during this entire journey. The overall experience of coaching the young people of Nikibasika was both enriching and enlightening. I was excited to meet the young people who I’ve been raising money for several years now… but nervous whether my coaching skills would jive with this group. I committed to…

Coaching Tips, Inspiration From Nature

More Alike Than We Are Different

Since I was a kid, I’ve dreamed of visiting Africa. Couple that with my 7-year involvement with the TriAdventure and Nikibasika Learning Development Project, Uganda became a must visit stop on my bucket list. I could hardly wait! One of the first experiences that we had arriving in Uganda was a Team Coaching Session with the KIBO Foundation, a company focused on developing leadership skills and unleashing the capacity of their youth. As an organization that supports many of the…

Business Building, Coaching Tips, Leadership Insights

So many ideas… start with the first!

Recently I went to a marketing conference, “The Art of Marketing” and I left with a plethora of ideas. Growing the business, reaching out, connecting with our network, marketing our services. It ALL seems so overwhelming (exciting?!) at times. My journal’s bursting with a whack of ideas. “Where do I start?” I tweeted of the keynote speakers (our collective favourite of the day!) and he replied, “…with the first one.” Clever response I thought. How do I make a greater…

Business Building, Coaching Tips