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Happy Democracy Day!

October 31, 2012

With the US presidential election coming up, I’ve being thinking a lot about voting. Well, not about my actual vote, as I am not a US citizen and therefore can’t vote anyway. I occupy myself with trying to figure out why other people vote for the candidates they do.
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How Randomness Rules Your Life

September 19, 2012

You know by now from reading my posts—and I deliberately repeat myself here—that it is crucial for your success in life and business to know about your brain and understand how it works. As I have said before:
Our brain is capable of greatness but hardwired for survival.

Why You Shouldn’t Always Trust Your Brain

May 31, 2012

When it comes to your success in life and with change attempts, you now understand (from my newsletters) that it is beneficial to know your brain and understand how it works. There is just one big problem:
Our brain is capable of greatness but hardwired for survival. Read More >>

Is It Time for a Change?

March 29, 2012

If you’ve been subscribing for a while, you know that I like to share processes you can use to experience coaching and to generate insights or even changes. This month I’m providing a tool from Gestalt Therapy that I use for myself and for my clients; it is for measuring satisfaction in different areas of your life. Read More >>

Old Habits Die Hard

February 29, 2012

One thing I always admire about my husband Peter is his ability to create new routines in his life. As a project manager working inside cloud-computing for HP, most of his work days are very stressful, dealing with hidden agendas, internal politics, impossible deadlines and hours of conference calls with people all over the world while trying to meet client demands, solve delivery problems and please cost-cutting CEOs. In addition, he has a demanding wife and two elementary-school age boys. How does he manage his sanity? Read More >>

2012: A Year by YOUR Design!

January 3, 2012

As promised in the last post, here’s another free tool* to help you take advantage of all the opportunities this year might bring…

Goals can only be met when there are enough positive emotions to motivate their realization—and when they serve as steps on the way towards a fulfilling vision. If you want this to be the “best year ever,” you need to set aside some time for careful planning and reflection.Read more >>

How to wrap up 2011 so you have MORE energy for 2012!

December 22, 2011

The end of December is when most people start thinking about the next year and making plans for what it should look like. What I see happening again and again, however, is that people plan the future without giving much thought to the recent past. From the perspective of your brain, this is a costly mistake. Read more >>

Attention! Here’s a tricky question: Would you rather be right or be free?

September 28, 2011

One of the favorite lessons I teach students in my coaching training is the distinction between trigger and cause. “Cause” is what we all know from science: it’s the cause and effect relationship. When “A” happens, “B” has to follow. No choice. No variation. Read more >>

Why Being Uncomfortable Is the Key to Success

August 30, 2011

Because of my background in organizational development and several years’ practice in Post Merger Integration Process work, one of my greatest areas of expertise is change management. In addition to giving public talks on the topic, I educate my executive clients and coaching students… Read more >>

The #1 Killer of Change Attempts: Time Confusion

June 10, 2011

In my last post, remember how I tried to inspire you to “brainwash” your brain for your personal spring cleaning? Here is another reason why you should do that regularly. When you consciously set goals for yourself to change something, your subconscious mind needs to support that. Otherwise, you’ll drive your “car of change” with one Read more>>