Misunderstood

Misunderstood

Making Sense of Me Several years ago I hired someone who took all my old family home movies (VHS) and converted them to a digital format. My kids have long since flown the nest, both of them successful, loving humans. Converting the videos was about minimizing “stuff”...
Books! And the Impact of Constant Distraction

Books! And the Impact of Constant Distraction

Distracted or Focused How is your ability to focus these days? You know, the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task? According to Cal Newport in his book “Deep Work: Rules for focused success in a distracted world”, our...
What the World Needs Now

What the World Needs Now

  What the world needs now… …is love, sweet love. It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of… I’ve always loved that song. In fact it’s been part of my own internal soundtrack for many years. Wait, what are you pausing for? Doesn’t everyone...
Canada: Let Love Lead

Canada: Let Love Lead

  Canada Day has always been a special day for me, specifically one of profound love for my country and deep gratitude. My family immigrated from Scotland in 1974, sponsored by my generous Aunt and Uncle, Charles & Moira White. I’ll never forget that first...
The Gift of Reinvention

The Gift of Reinvention

  In The Pause All around businesses are preparing to open, people are gearing up both physically and mentally and for some there’s still the choice to continue to work from home or head into the office. If in the pause you’ve caught yourself rethinking your...
Harnessing the Power of Conflict and Crisis

Harnessing the Power of Conflict and Crisis

  Hitting Our Stride I was contemplating my 2013 marathon training and remembering the turning point in that training where I began to hit my stride and my runs seemed to flow. What had seemed so difficult became second nature and I began to get creative with the...
Shaking Off the Funk

Shaking Off the Funk

  Fogged In Last week I noticed a grey blanket of fog over my creativity. I had great ideas that popped and then went out like a match struck in the rain. A funk hovered over the course of five days almost imperceptible until it became glaringly obvious. I...
Transformational Tension

Transformational Tension

In his book, Straight Talk on Leadership:  Solving Canada’s Business Crisis, R. Douglas Williamson states, “In order to lead any meaningful and significant organizational transformation, you first need to understand that the inevitable result will be a...
Coaching:  Here’s how I did it

Coaching: Here’s how I did it

I was interviewed about my journey to developing my coaching practice, thought I’d share this interview since some of the answers are relevant to anyone starting a practice today. I also think there is a lot of myth and misconception out there about what...
Passion & Success

Passion & Success

Lately I’ve been hanging out with Tony Robbins, Lisa Nichols, Oprah, Brene Brown and many other successful individuals. Books, videos, webinars, downloads and seminars. Anything I can get my hands on. I like to surround myself with success and stories of...