By katharinel | Jan 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

My nickname growing up was Spunky. I remember a shirt I loved, and wore often, with the word on it. While I thought the word was cool, I never thought much about the meaning. In fact, until recently, the word evoked a completely different connotation for me. I thought Spunky meant funky, goofy, silly, or playful. None…

Read More

Risk Believing in Yourself

By katharinel | Dec 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

“Going after your dream is a risk. Building a business is a risk. Believing you can actually make a difference, is a risk. Risk believing in yourself. Risk trusting your ability to figure it out and get the help you need. Risk taking the actions to make the difference you truly want to make.” These…

Read More

Actions taken, lessons learned

By katharinel | Dec 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

I’m part of an Academy of coaches and as part of my membership, I participate in live group coaching calls with other coaches bi-weekly. Our mentor/coach always starts the coaching calls by requesting us to share “actions taken, lessons learned” from the previous two weeks. Through this process, I’ve come to realize that most of my learning comes…

Read More

Feel the Fear…and Do “It” Anyway!

By katharinel | Dec 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Yesterday I attended a great workshop on goal setting. At the beginning of the presentation, the presenter provided some statistics. One of the statistics was that only 8% of people are successful in achieving their new year’s resolutions. The presenter added that this 8% is based on the total number of people who set new year’s resolutions. If…

Read More

Goal Setting

By katharinel | Dec 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s hard to believe that it’s December and we are coming up on a new year. With the 2017 year fast approaching, I thought the topic of goal setting was important and relevant to consider to help you finish the 2016 year up strong and start considering your goals for 2017. Goal setting has always been important…

Read More

Taking Responsibility

By katharinel | Dec 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

About 6 months ago, I had a big realization. I woke up one day and realized that my life wasn’t going in the direction that I wanted it to go. So, I decided to something about it. I took responsibility for my life and took a BIG leap to change the direction of my career and pursue…

Read More

Increasing Self-Confidence

By katharinel | Dec 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

We all know that self-confidence is important but how exactly do we go about increasing it? I have 5 tips for you: 1. Get to know yourself. See my blog post earlier this week, Do you Know Yourself?. Find out what you like, what makes you come alive, what keeps you grounded in yourself, what your…

Read More

Do you Know Yourself?

By katharinel | Nov 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

The first thing I do when coaching professionals around their career is to help them get clear on their values, life purpose, interests, strengths, experiences, and skill set. This phase of the coaching process is designed to help people get clear on who they are and what makes them come alive and sets the foundation for…

Read More

Choosing Gratitude

By katharinel | Nov 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Since today is Thanksgiving, writing about gratitude seems important and relevant to me. I’m grateful for so many things in my life right now, some of which being: Family and friends Ability to pursue my dreams Opportunity to create something different for myself at any moment whether it be changing something externally or shifting my…

Read More

What Qualities Do You Need to Connect With?

By katharinel | Nov 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

What qualities do you need to connect with to make your vision a reality? Maybe it’s courage, confidence, compassion, wisdom, bravery, belief, hope, love, kindness, perseverance or strength. Whatever the quality or qualities are that you need to connect with to move forward, I would encourage you to connect to this quality, or these qualities,…

Read More