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Metamorphosis of Mystery Ms.

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Some of the most important work I do is supporting individuals who are making the courageous and often frightening metamorphosis from one way of being to another. One client, a woman just barely fifty-years old, exemplifies both humor and bravery in a manner I have come to admire. Let me introduce her to you as […]

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A New Working Identity

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This section of my blog is dedicated to documenting and expanding on the concept of personal and/or professional reinvention. Documentation is delivered through the stories of current coaching clients while expanding the concept is delivered in entries such as this offering hints or resources. Working identity metamorphosis is often a complex blend of excitement and […]

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Victoria in the Marketplace

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When approaching the market with a new working identity, there are several things one needs to keep in mind. Victoria is doing well on three such items: First she is watching for responses to her marketing efforts. One obviously needs to regroup if smart marketing practices are not being responded to. In the early stages of […]

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Victoria Gets Greater Clarity

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Our coaching session today immediately evolved into a report about how one of Victoria’s discoveries turned into a powerful marketing document. This past week Victoria got quite clear around what she does and does not do in her new working role. Victoria’s has always worried that when people hear that she is a coach she […]

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April 18th Session with Victoria

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Victoria came into the session with two home-runs! She had completed all of her accountability items and had made some key discoveries: Override the Inner Critic – While I was hearing voices from my past warn me about being too “pushy” in my approach when marketing myself, I began to realize that these voices where […]

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Between Sessions With Victoria

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In our last session, Victoria came up with two strong actions to take which we are using as her main accountability items for this week. One was to send out an e-mail message to her database in order to alert these folks about the new direction of her new career. Second Victoria wanted to confirm […]

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Victoria: How Does One Gain Momentum Again?

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Victoria and I used bicycle imagery in brainstorming to her question – How does one gain momentum again? One of the first things explored was how many gears she already had to help her gain momentum. Victoria answered firmly that she had, “One, solid gear in place.” This came in the form of signing up […]

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Genesis of Finding Your Hedgehog

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For over a decade, I’ve been taking clients through a process I call Finding Your Hedgehogs. The genesis of my work started in 1998 when I began coaching. About 30% of those who came to me for coaching were seeking support while making a career-based transition. I took note and started to study unique and […]