The Power of Reframing – As Demonstrated by Bon Jovi

According to Google’s dictionary, to reframe means “frame or express (words or a concept or plan) differently.”  In the field of psychology and in my coaching practice, I use this technique to have clients reframe negative thoughts in a more positive, productive, or growth-oriented way.   Doing so can often also change a person’s emotional state […]

Interview with Writer and Inspirational Speaker, Jackie Gardner

I sat down recently with Jackie “JC” Gardner, a published writer who has written several works of fiction.  Ms. Gardner contributed a chapter to a compilation of non-fictional stories by professional women who overcame adversity to achieve success for a book titled “Leave your Baggage Behind: Letting Go of the Past and Healing for the […]

Re-Emerging Resiliently

On February 6th, 2018, I tweeted out an article from the New York Times titled “The Six Steps to Turning Setbacks into Advantages”.  In this article, the writer describes a framework on how to transform setbacks into opportunities.  Authors Stephanie and Ama Marston describe it more depth in their book, “Type R: Transformative Resilience for […]

Coaching or Consulting? It Depends on What You Need

These days there is a lot of ‘help’ out there for owners of independent advisory firms provided by broker-dealers, custodians and assorted financial product companies. Most of this help falls into one of two categories: business consulting and business coaching. Many folks use these terms interchangeably, including some coaches and consultants themselves. And, yes, there may be a […]

How Does a Coaching Partnership Work?

Formal coaching relationships are based on written agreements between the coach and the individual being coached. This written agreement delineates the goals and mutual expectations for how the coaching relationship will work. The individual, coach, and supervisor, where applicable, must be in agreement regarding the desired results of the coaching relationship. These are typically called […]

What You Need to Know About Coaching Services

Executive development is a critical aspect of all organizations. In 1996, training and education efforts aimed at managers totaled $14.5 billion in the U.S. ( Vicere, 1998). One of the more recent approaches to executive development has been called coaching. Distinct from other forms of training, coaching focuses on the method of learning. Under a […]