Coaching the Creative

Reinventing Your Career

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Have you been downsized? Has your industry changed drastically leaving you feeling irrelevant? Do you need/want work that holds meaning? Are you unable to leverage your strengths in your job and accomplish things you love doing with your talent? A powerful set of tools, models and strategies are available for anyone who answered yes to […]

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Taking the Power Back

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Sometimes it is difficult to remain on the sideline when you witness a client running through a rough-patch. Life can be particularly filled with sensitive moments when this person is working through a career transition. The numerous changes and shifts involved can leave your client feeling hyper vulnerable. will atarax make me sick And so […]

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Victoria and Building a Business Plan

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In the process of re-creating her company and her work, Victoria has taken a deep dive into drafting a business plan. Using a crafty little, inviting book titled Business Model Generation she has added some juice to her efforts. Reading this book described the various sections of a small business that fit her thinking versus a […]

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Matt Is Nimble Matt Is Quick

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Say the name Matthew Landis at a party or gathering place in Salt Lake City and heads will turn.  Two salons bear his name, thousands of Aveda advocates have been trained by him, local TV spots feature him, several businesses in the area have been branded by him and the list goes on. Personally, Matthew […]

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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: 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 […]