Coaching the Creative

Trimming the Tree

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Putting up a holiday tree has become a sentimental experience. Each ornament, gathered through the years, holds significance. I’m fortunate to have vintage, glass bulbs salvaged from my grandmother’s now extinct collection, and pieces representing the birth and growth of each of my three children. Through the years this little tribe of mine and I […]

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Putting It Together

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Putting it all together… of all the exercises in the Hedgehog experience, this is the one that takes the most creativity.  Now is the time to enlist the help of three people who love you unconditionally.  These people must not be afraid of any change or shift in your working identity. They must be supportive […]

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Economic Engine

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It’s time to show yourself the Hedgehog money! Look at the convergence of your strengths and your passion.  Now, the one remaining leavening factor…we must learn where you can make money with what you have. Loan For Me Take the steps needed to formulate your success: Step 1: Invest time (I suggest about a week) observing where […]

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Discovering Your Deep Passion

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Knowing what you can be that is “world best” is important.  However, you may not always want to do what you can do well.  A person who is deeply caring and compassionate may not want to work as an emergency room Head nurse.  Maybe this person wants to run a pre-school. This is part three […]

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Finding Your Best in the World

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The hedgehog concept is the ONE thing that can make the difference between loving what you do while making money, and all of the alternatives.  Not that those alternatives are necessarily horrible.  It’s just all ‘round better to be at the core of your hedgehog. This is the second of a five-part series on the […]

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You Have Hedgehogs

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overdraft and other When I use the term “hedgehog”, I am referring to something beyond the frumpy little pin-cushion like critter.  I’m talking about each person’s latent working identities.  I’m talking about those places where your passion, your strength, your ideas meet in powerful synergy with a market need or a market want.  Years ago […]

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Perfect Gift

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Every once in a while a magical, perfectly picked gift drops in your lap. That happened to me today while meeting a former client for coffee. I wonder how this young yet wise woman was able to find such a sweet match between her gift and myself. Could it be a matter of showing 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 […]