Hymn of Acxiom

Imagine: the perfect life (whatever that means for you) falls on your lap from the great beyond.  You never have to work for anything again.  All that you want out of life just comes easily to you and everything you touch turns to gold.  How great would that be!?  Or would it? Life requires intentionality….

Why Coaching?

That is a question for you as much as it is for me.  Why should you seek coaching?  Why did I choose coaching as a vocation?  As a pastor and (I like to think) altruistic person, I feel called to empower others.  This applies both to one-on-one relationships as well as to the masses.  I…

Be Yourself

There are so many apparent opportunities that come our way.  It seems that when it rains these little nuggets of chance that it pours them.  It’s easy to see each one as the “big break” that we’ve been looking for even when something nags at us that it may not be what we really need….


Inertia:   1. a tendency to do nothing or to remain unchanged. “the bureaucratic inertia of government”   2. PHYSICS a property of matter by which it continues in its existing state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line, unless that state is changed by an external force. Thank God for Google.  You…

Coach Thyself: Self-coaching with Appreciative Inquiry

Many of us only speak with our coaches once a week or a couple times a month.  In the in-between time we are supposed to be working on our goals for next session, but oftentimes we get derailed and find ourselves losing focus.  It may be a feeling of inadequacy or being just plain lost…

Watch the Road

I like to think of myself as being perceptive – both when it comes to people and my surroundings.  But, like anyone else, I inevitably miss the occasional cue here and there.  On life’s road, there are many things that I have missed only to become aware of them when they were in the rearview…

Curiosity Saved the Cat

At different points in our lives we walk around thinking that we have all of the answers to life’s quandaries.  It’s a wonder that there could even be any quandaries if we already have the answers, but somehow we tend to get flustered and walk away feeling like we didn’t know too much after all….