make better life decisions

As we get ready for Thanksgiving Holiday and Black Friday, we’ll get plenty of opportunities to make decisions. How can we make better decisions?  Well, Mark Manson shared a great article that might help; check it out here: 5 Principles for Making Better Life Decisions – As usual, another interesting read. Have a great … Continue reading

how would friends rate you

As we prepare students for Project #3: Personal Charter Posters and Presentations, I wondered if they’ve REALLY ever done a deep, honest self-evaluation of themselves.  Or, if they’ve had their friends do an honest evaluation of them.  Of course, I’ve had many work evaluations and self-evaluations in the past, but I don’t know if I’ve … Continue reading

week 13 coaching course

Only two weeks/classes left before the end of our coaching course! This week, students are provided the instructions to create Project #3: Personal Charter Poster and Presentation.  We use the Personal Charter as a summary of everything they’ve learned about themselves over the course of the semester.  The idea for the Personal Charter Poster came … Continue reading

people you need

Relationships matter. In my class yesterday, one of my students shared (after our “Are You Living Your Best Life” Self-Assessment) that she just decided cut off several people in her life the past weekend because she realized they weren’t truly her friends.  You could tell in her voice that this decision had a great impact … Continue reading

staying the same in education

As I think about my role in education in the future, I was intrigued by the article, “Focusing on What is Going to Stay the Same in Education” by AJ Juliani.  I was intrigued because he states that all we hear in the news is how education is going to change in the next 5…10…20 … Continue reading

7 truths to know

It’s been a busy week, so I haven’t had a lot of time to read articles or write; however, I was compelled to read this article today because it touched on many of the things that I have to think about on a daily basis. Here’s a great article that might be helpful in living … Continue reading

week 12 coaching course

Last week, I had the opportunity to facilitate a one-day Life Design workshop at Folsom Lake College with my colleague Megan.  What a great experience! Our Fall Semester “What Could I Do With My Life” coaching course is coming to a close.  In the second week of class, we had students define their story by … Continue reading

the comparison trap

Hi again!  Took a little break from blogging due to travel; facilitated a half-day staff development and a half-day faculty development Life Design workshops at Folsom Lake College in California last week.  Awesome experience!  It’s always a joy to be around kindred spirits! Both workshops used many of the tools that I’ve Incorporated into our … Continue reading

be your own life coach

In yesterday’s blog post, I shared our Personal Philosophy Activity, with the hope that students could use their Personal Philosophy Statement to make important decisions about their future.  Ultimately, it’s our goal that students are empowered to coach themselves towards happiness and success – happiness and success for the student, not for the institution. Although … Continue reading

week 11 coaching course

We are getting close to the end of the semester!  We’ve spent the past 10 weeks working on the “Story” and “Purpose” parts of the SPARCK Model.  We will spend the next couple of weeks focused on “Aspirations.” This week, students will be developing their Personal Philosophy – a statement that define how they will … Continue reading