Author Archives: Cat

Dreams to Work

Have you ever had a portrait drawn by an artist? Artists look carefully at the person in front of them. Taking pen and paper, they replicate the face in front of them from their point of view. Hand over a … Continue reading

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Terrible Ideas… Don’t You Love Those?

I believe in tales of passage, people who tried an idea, a journey, or fell into an opportunity, even if a terrible idea that they loved, and made something wonderful. Try a turnip! “You can’t squeeze blood from a turnip” … Continue reading

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Works of Art

We are all a work of art, and what we do makes us so even more. When I’m coaching my clients I encourage them to find what they love and do that one thing! This is how you create a … Continue reading

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Who Lives on Your Shelf?

Books are my friends, and friends are everywhere! The words in these books have entertained my mind, my soul, and heart, enriching who I have become.  As a coach, trainer, and creativityologist my friends – these books bring their authors … Continue reading

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In the World of Coaching, Questions Rule

  In the world of coaching, questions rule. Clients can expect to hold court with a curious guide. But, do you know what questions do? What value do questions bring? Questions are meant to bring information to the floor. Clarify … Continue reading

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Be Playful and Draw on the Wall

Although I’m not sure if my mother would have approved, I would have loved to draw happy faces all over the wall. Today, I train how to draw mindmaps and do graphic facilitation on the walls at Apositiva in Portland. … Continue reading

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Belly Wisdom

How do you feel when you are giving a presentation? Maybe you are an online trainer and only give in person presentations rarely, so you are not as concerned. However, trainers need to care for their body not only for … Continue reading

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Meltdown: What Do Coaches Do on Off Days?

Meltdown: What Do Coaches Do on Off Days? Having a bad day? Wondering who to talk to?  Link up with a compassionate colleague who listens when you need to be heard. Many clients find that listening is exactly the “fix” … Continue reading

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Why Do We Do What We Do?

Why Do We Do What We Do? Do you think that you have the power of always doing the right thing all the time? Yet, when you  have a cold or feel exhausted from a day of wrestling with a … Continue reading

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Mixing with Co-Trainers

Mixing with Co-Trainers Years ago I developed training programs for Intel.  It was my first opportunity to work with a Mentor who also had an educational focus in professional training, and my beginning with mixing and working with co-traininers. Jeanie … Continue reading

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