the life you want

Have you ever wondered, “What do you want for your life?”  It’s one of these questions I’m asking myself more and more now, as I explore the possibility of starting a new (or the next) chapter in my life.  What do I want the next 10-15 years of my life to look like, as I … Continue reading

personal best

Today’s article starts off with the one of the best quotes: “Look in the mirror—that’s your competition.” So, what do you need to do to reach your personal best?  I love how the article starts with a sports-related story, something that I can identify with fully. I must admit, as I competed in both golf … Continue reading

live boldly, take risks

As I go through hundreds and hundreds of e-mails while I was away for a week, I came across a great article about living boldly and taking risks.  It’s hard to imagine that in 78 days, 2018 will be in the past and 2019 will be upon us.  Wow, time is flying right by! I’ve … Continue reading


Today’s post is a VERY interesting video by Steve Cutts on happiness – or at least the chase for happiness. A couple of weeks ago, the students in our classes rated “happiness” as one of their top 5 most important values.  I wonder if that value – or how they define that value – would … Continue reading

don’t waste time

As I work with students this week on their Posters/Mind Maps to help them develop a plan to make the most of their college experience, I thought it would be useful to find articles focused on decision making. Although this article isn’t directly related to making decision, it’s does point out the things to do … Continue reading

week 9 coaching course

Once the students have create d a meaningful work statement, they now get to work on Project #2: Major/Career/Calling Exploration Poster and Presentation.  We consider this the major step in creating a plan for their future – at least on the ‘work” that they are here to do.  Although they will groan about the amount … Continue reading

never go back

Did you ever repeat the same mistake twice?  Or more than twice? Why don’t we learn from our mistakes, whether in business, in relationships, or in life? Well, here’s a quick read to get you thinking…don’t go back to the things that aren’t working. I must admit that this article made me think if I’m … Continue reading

improve your life #1

I’m back from my two trips and had the opportunity to play golf again this weekend.  Although rusty, it was nice to be out on the golf course again. This morning, I was reading an article about how your lifestyle reflects who you are – and came across another article on improving one’s life.  There … Continue reading

week 8 coaching course

This week, students will be asked to formulate a “Meaningful Work Statement” – a statement that describes how they will use their talents and gifts towards their interests to serve particular audiences, using some type of action to make an impact and/or create change.  I would argue that it’s the most important activity in their … Continue reading

the coaching habit

As I mentioned in Monday’s post, I’m at the 2018 NACADA National Conference.  I’ve been attending sessions on academic coaching, personal development, and self-awareness – and every session has been full of participants.  I decided that I can use this week to highlight several resources that I have used/found in constructing our Life Design Catalyst … Continue reading