THRIVE: Make it count: Self-exploration of purpose and fulfillment after critical illness

THRIVE: Make it count: Self-exploration of purpose and fulfillment after critical illness

Critical illness impacts every aspect of our lives and our work-selves are not excluded. Experiencing critical illness can certainly drive the importance of living well and connecting to what feels true. On top of everything we are managing, this process can be daunting. When feeling overwhelmed, most of us tend to shut down and understandably so when we have gone through the trauma of managing life-threatening illness. To live as wholly and completely as we are able, thinking about what will bring real fulfillment is worthwhile. The comforting news is that you have the answers!

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The Wisdom of Mid-career Coaching

The Wisdom of Mid-career Coaching

Often at at this pivotal time of life, clinging to the status quo may, on the surface, appear to be a safer, mature choice. Nothing could be further from the truth. Redoubling your efforts to achieve happiness based on what drove you in the first half of life is foolish. Consider the metaphor of a bridge. If you stay on one side because of comfort of fear, you don't enjoy the benefits of the other side.

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The Search for What's Next and Who Am I Now?

The Search for What's Next and Who Am I Now?

“What’s next?” is one of life’s most worrisome questions. "What's next?" along with "Who am I now?" is something I hear from my clients. These two questions, alone or in unison, are main reasons to engage a coach who can help you set a solid personal foundation by evaluating or perhaps re-evaluating your cherished convictions, morals and guiding principles. A solid personal foundation will help you to maintain resilience. 

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Mid-Career U-Curve - Purpose-Driven Disruption

Mid-Career U-Curve - Purpose-Driven Disruption

Understanding the U-shaped "happiness" curve allows us to recognize midlife as challenging, yet ultimately gratifying. We are wise to resist judging ourselves harshly for feeling disappointed. We can avoid making bad decisions that potentially lead to midlife relationship breakups and career catastrophes. The other side of midlife offers opportunities to reassess without judgement.

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Mid-Career Challenges - Crisis or Opportunity?

Mid-Career Challenges - Crisis or Opportunity?

Have you ever had a fantasy where you quit your job and go do something new?  Many executives secretly admit to their coaches that they’re contemplating mid-career shifts. They may not actively seek change, but they certainly start imagining it. Regardless of your age, background, or professional accomplishments, you have probably dreamed about a new career at some point. Midlife is often a time when we re-evaluate our goals, aspirations, and what truly matters to us in life.  

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