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When You’re Not Where You Wanted to Be

When You're Not Where You Wanted to Be What happens when you're not where you want to be? If you read my blog last week and thought, “Gosh, I’m behind...” and then felt bad about it, don’t! As a coach, part of my job is holding my clients accountable for their action items. I also encourage, support, and help them refocus as needed.  I pray you’re not experiencing a sense of frustration or disappointment if you aren’t where you envisioned yourself to be at this point in the year. But I do hope you’re ...

By |June 10, 2024|

Mid-Year Reflection: Let’s Check In on Your Goals

Mid-Year Reflection: Let’s Check In on Your Goals We are saying goodbye (for now) to Mental Health Awareness Month and transitioning into one of my absolute favorite months. June bridges us from the reawakening of spring to the vibrance of summer.  I hope you’re taking time to enjoy the weather - with walks in the sunshine, swims at the beach, and outdoor dining with friends on a patio somewhere. But now that we’re about halfway through the year, it’s also a good time to check in on those goals we set for ourselves way ...

By |June 3, 2024|

The W in G.R.O.W.: Winning

The W in G.R.O.W.: Winning https://ascentim.com/blog/pillars-for-success/Navigating your career and life can often feel like a maze, especially for high-performing leaders with a drive to succeed. There’s a finish line around here somewhere, but we can’t always recognize which turn gets us to the exit and which is a dead end. And unless you can see the big picture, it might be hard to get it right.  That’s why it’s so important to know what your big picture is. Put another way, what does winning look like to you? Is it success in your career ...

By |May 27, 2024|

The O in G.R.O.W.: Overcome Obstacles

The O in G.R.O.W.: Overcome Obstacles Obstacles rear their ugly heads in many ways. When it comes to careers and the clients I coach, however, there are two that feature prominently in so many of my conversations. One is the pervasive influence of the word should. The other is good, old-fashioned fear.  If you’re trying to move forward in your career and finding yourself stuck instead, it’s worth considering whether the obstacle in your path is fear, a sense of obligation, or both.  Should I?  Yes, you should!  To be more specific, that’s the ...

By |May 20, 2024|

The R in G.R.O.W.: Realize New Possibilities

The R in G.R.O.W.: Realize New Possibilities In this second week of Mental Health Month, I invite you to consider this simple question: What more am I capable of? There is a world bursting with possibilities each of us has yet to realize. In fact, that is one of the most miraculous parts of these lives we get to live.  Who you are today is not who you were 10 or 20 years ago. Furthermore, the world hasn’t met the incredible, amazing future version of you.  Who will that superstar be?  And what will ...

By |May 13, 2024|

The G in G.R.O.W.: Gain Clarity

The G in G.R.O.W.: Gain Clarity May is Mental Health Awareness Month, reminding us how important it is to pause now and then to reflect on our life, where we are, and, most importantly, how we feel about it.  If you’re anything like me, you’re busy and trying to do it all.  Consequently, our days are full as we move from one task to the next without missing a step. It’s a heavy burden when your natural gear is DRIVE. And you like driving fast. But when we’re speeding along, sometimes we lose sight ...

By |May 6, 2024|

Continuous Evolution for a New Season 

Continuous Evolution for a New Season  As spring comes into its own and we shake off the last dark dregs of winter, I’ve been thinking a lot about continuous evolution.  On a deeper level than what we commonly think of as ‘personal growth,’ continuous evolution is a transformative journey. This process of self-discovery helps us serve a higher purpose and live our most authentic lives.  Continuous Evolution and Transformational Coaching  Guided by the principles of transformational coaching, evolution-seekers search within, enabling them to tap into their full potential and make meaningful contributions to the ...

By |April 29, 2024|

Embodying Transformation And Authentic Leadership 

Embodying Transformation and Authentic Leadership  In a LinkedIn world, we are bombarded with messages about doing more, being better, and garnering awards and certificates – all forms of external validation. But for those of us who are already doing what we need to be doing – or are stretched too thin to do any more than what we are doing now, what is the counter-narrative?  Where is the message that you are enough, just as you are?  Allow me to introduce you to the concept of embodying transformation.  Embodying Transformation  There is certainly a ...

By |April 22, 2024|

The Shift: Moving From Dependence to Interdependence

The Shift: Moving From Dependence to Interdependence We use the word ‘journey’ a lot around here because it applies to so many things. Life itself, from childhood through adulthood and on to, if we’re lucky, old age, is nothing if not a journey. So is the decision to transform an aspect of your life, like your career, your relationship with others, or even your relationship with yourself.  The journey I want to talk about today is a profound and transformational one in which we navigate through the various stages of dependence and independence and ...

By |April 15, 2024|

An Expert Lens on Transformation

An Expert Lens on Transformation As we move through our lives, it is often the challenges, transitions, and milestone moments that shape how we see ourselves. And how we view the world. That’s why understanding the stages of adult development is so important. We can transform those challenges into opportunities when we learn how to navigate trauma healing and foster personal growth.  And that is not work you need to undertake alone. A transformational coach can guide you, and many experts have already illuminated the path forward. Today, I offer you words of wisdom ...

By |April 8, 2024|
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