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Take the Free VIA Character Strengths Assessment

Click the link provided here to complete the VIA Character Strengths survey. This is an exciting activity that will prepare you to develop a strength-based mindset and get to know yourself better, so you can live confidently.

Life Vision Activity

Your life vision describes and defines who you would like to be, how you want to make your contributions to the world, how you would like to be remembered when your life concludes, and some of the general attainments you would like to achieve. With a life vision, you can compose or choreograph a satisfying, motivating life. A life vision guides the way you select goals, experiences, and accomplishments you want, to have the life you’re going to love living.

Tips from the Blog

Working with Difficult Personalities

Some of the people with whom we interact challenge us. At times, we might even wonder if someone is narcissistic. Dr. Ramani Duvasula calls these personalities "high-conflict, difficult personality styles." Whether we know what we're dealing with or not, how do we...

Music Moment: Firework

I've been a student and critic of music lyrics in popular music all of my life. As a young person, I composed music and set off for college, planning to become a songwriter. Although I redirected myself to educate rather than write songs for a living, I continue to...

The Music of Life Coaching

There are big differences between learning to play or sing music and getting to the artist level, where you can express and communicate emotion and a beautiful aesthetic message at an advanced level. As a musician learns to play challenging music, at first, they...

Hiring a Coach: Tips

This may be the right time for you to work with a coach to identify and achieve your own personal or professional goals.

Breaking Through an Energy Slump

You feel stuck where you are and cannot move forward. But a slump is a temporary condition that keeps you from thinking, feeling and acting. Although you may feel this one way for the moment, settling into these thoughts and feelings for the long haul only makes them harder to overcome.

Establishing a Business Coaching Agreement

Many new or less experienced coaches approach their sessions with fear or concern about how things might unfold. Coaches might worry about whether they will know the right things to say or the right questions to ask. To calm these fears, a focus on clarifying, understanding, and fully establishing the coaching agreement sets the stage for success and puts the coach’s fears to rest.

Satisfying Bread

Have you ever enjoyed freshly baked, satisfying bread? Growing up, our home was filled with regular enjoyment of fresh, home-baked bread. Bread has become a mainstay during the pandemic for people all over the world. It is comforting and brings a sense of abundance....

Wheel of Life

Create your own “wheel of life” to consider your quality of life and balance. Receive free copy after completing the wheel.

What Personality Tests, Strengths Surveys, and Assessments Really Mean

It's easy to wonder what personality tests, strengths surveys, and assessments really mean. There are so many tools. What value do they hold for you and me? Finding YourselfPersonality tests and strength surveys are awareness activities. These tools give us insight...

Three Questions to Improve Your Leadership

Three simple questions can help you immediately refocus, reflect and reset your leadership approach.

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