Avoiding Relationship Apocalypse

Relationship coaches: ever have trouble explaining the Four Horsemen to your clients? Pass along this entertaining, animated short that not only clarifies their hallmarks but also explains how to address them. Relationship Detox in a straightforward 2m. video!

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Saying Goodbye

Saying goodbye is one of the hardest things we do, but no one escapes it. Co-founder of CRR Global, Marita Fridjhon, weighs in on the subject and extends an invitation to act now, before it’s too late:

“Choose somebody that is dear to you. Pick a team member that you believe to be remarkable. Put your attention to a colleague whom you value for who they are and what they do. Then write about them. Write about what it is that you will say if you are interviewed after they are gone. I know this might sounds depressing because who wants to consider somebody important to you dying! And here is the joyous gift… once you finish writing that, share it with them now, while you are still together and sharing this crazy place we call ‘now’.” [Full post here]

Whether you’re at those crossroads or far from it, take the lead from Marita and give the gift of recognition. Bonus points for sharing your gift with a client who could use an acknowledging boost!

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Forward Your Goals With One Simple Question

Whether it’s the holidays, the impending New Year, or simply the idea that one chapter is ending as another begins, we all want our lives to keep improving, to keep moving forward for the better.

So before we wrap up this year, I leave you with just one question, with which to end this chapter on the right note and propel yourself forward anew. Ask yourself:

What one thing I can do today to forward my goal to ______ (move my business forward, progress toward a financial goal, improve my health, etc.)?”

If you ask yourself this question each day (and then of course, do that one thing), you’ll be celebrating your success in no time at all!

P.S. Don’t forget: this is also a great question to use at the end of a coaching session. And your clients will thank you for expediting their success, too!

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Coaching Relationships Through Movement

Add this playful yet valuable tool to your couples coaching and/or relationship workshop toolkit and invite your clients to “Dance into learning about your partner.”

The idea is simple: put on some music (or not) and see what blossoms in a safe space. Debrief afterward, using questions like the ones below, as a place to begin the coaching:

  • What was created that wasn’t there before?
  • What was hard about this exercise?
  • What did you learn or discover?
  • What’s this prepare you for?
  • Where can you take this relationship now that you couldn’t before?
  • What’s your takeaway? How does this apply to moving your relationship forward?

You can get a flavor of “Dance Improv” in the video below:

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