Time for a Personal Retreat?

Do you find yourself continuing to do the same old thing, year after year?  Do you want more fun and joy as we move into the New Year?  If so, I highly recommend a personal retreat.


Taking time out for yourself as we close out 2012 and step into 2013 is a great way to reconnect with your inner source of wisdom so you can see things clearly and chart a path forward that will help you have more of what you love in your life and work as we enter the New Year.


Let’s define the concept … Continue reading

Part 5 – Bringing Your Vision To Reality

Welcome to the final post about Creating a Vision for the next chapter of your life/work.  It’s been fun to share what I’ve learned over the years from my experiences and from supporting others in successfully navigating the transitions of their lives.  Today we’ll look at steps you can take to begin to bring your vision to reality.

Look at it. Keep your vision close and look at it regularly so you can be reminded and re-inspired.

Talk about it. Share your vision for your life and/or work with people close to you…your partner, … Continue reading

Part 4 – Giving Form To Your Vision

Welcome to Part 4 in the series on Creating a Vision.  Today we’re going to look at taking all the great ideas you came up in Part 3 and put it into “final form” where you capture the essence of what you have seen for yourself in a way that is meaningful for you.


This is an opportunity to be creative and to have fun putting together something that describes or represents your vision of the future.  You’ll want whatever you create to be something that you can see regularly so you can get re-energized and re-inspired by … Continue reading

Part 3 – Creating Your Vision

Are you ready to create your vision?  In the first two parts of this series we looked at whether it’s Time for a New Vision, and Preparing to Create Your Vision.  Now it’s time to actually do it!  I like to break down the creation into two steps: 1) Reflection/Journaling and 2) The Final Form.

Sitting down for reflection and/or journaling is a big step forward as you begin to create the next chapter of your life or work.  So make sure you have plenty of time and space for this undertaking.  Choose a location … Continue reading

Part 2 – Preparing To Create Your Vision

Welcome to Part 2 in a series on Creating a Vision for the next chapter in your life or work.  (Check out Part 1 if you missed it before.)  Once you’ve decided to create a vision for your next step, you just sit down and do it, right?  If you can, that’s awesome and you should absolutely go for it!  But for me, I’ve found that there are important steps of exploring possibilities, creating space, and acknowledging monkey mind before I can get to the writing of my vision.

First up: Exploring Possibilities. For me, the … Continue reading

Time for a New Vision?

Since mid-college I’ve always had some type of vision statement in place about my life and work.  So imagine my shock when I pulled out my most recent vision statement in mid-July and found it had expired in June!

It’s not like me to be without a vision, so the realization that I didn’t have a clear path forward was incredibly uncomfortable.  But this break has actually been necessary.  The summer has been chock full of endings, marking the end of my first four years as a coach, my daughter starting kindergarten, and two very good friends … Continue reading