Sharon and I discuss how to overcome perfectionism, how to set realistic goals, how to overcome the tough stuff in your life, and how to support those going through difficult challenges.
Hope you enjoy!
What you believe about yourself dictates everything about your life; your success level, your perceived failures, and your quality of life.
Are you struggling with perfectionism, people pleasing, and believing you’re not enough? Do you feel like a failure despite your successes? Do you have a video playing over and over in your head of something that broke your heart? Are you living in shame of your shortcomings? Are you stuck in unhealthy relationships?
Do any of these sound familiar?
WHAT IF YOU COULD…
- Let go of the past, so that you can heal and move forward?
- Accept your uniqueness, so that you feel more confident?
- Learn to make decisions based on your core values, so that you trust yourself?
- Set healthy boundaries, so that you have relationships that feel good?
- Forgive yourself for your past mistakes, so that you can love yourself?
HOW WE’LL WORK TOGETHER & COURSE DETAILS
In this 8 week course I’ll personally walk you through each step. This is a live, private coaching program.
- Week 1 – We identify what’s got you stuck. We “clean out” your purse from the junk you’ve been holding onto. (the lies)
- Week 2 – You decide who you’ll be when you let go of the past and create a new vision for yourself.
- Week 3 – We talk about your thoughts, triggers and managing your emotions.
- Week 4 – Define your values and deal breakers.
- Week 5 – How to create confidence and feel good in your skin
- Week 6 – How to practice self grace
- Week 7 – We focus on your purpose and unique gifts
- Week 8 – We put it all together and choose what you want in your purse!From the desk of Sharon Hughes’ :
“I understand first hand how hard it is to break unhealthy mindset patterns and to believe you deserve more.
I suffered through years of silence, hiding the shame of what I’d been through, until I realized I didn’t have to believe the lies anymore and that I deserved to be free, happy and loved.
Identity coaching is about helping you uncover what you believe about yourself and taking steps to stay in truth, while letting go of lies.
Some of the things I went through are; an abusive past that included physical/emotional abuse, abandonment, homelessness, parental abduction and date rape. Yeah, it’s a lot…but I made it through these dark times and so can you.”
I’m a certified Life Coach and certified in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing/Management.
You don’t have to struggle anymore, there’s help and there’s hope.
Scott Perry is the ceo of Creative on Purpose, which helps people like you see and step into possibility in endeavors that make a difference. I met him as a coach on Seth Godin’s Akimbo workshops and was struck by his generosity, work ethic, and ability to connect authentically.
Scott believes that making things better requires leaning into challenges with curiosity, commitment, courage, and collaboration. In our conversation, we explore the notion that everyone has access to their own creativity, that we are better together, and that great learning isn’t exclusive to the classroom. You can find his books, courses and work by typing Creative on Purpose in google.
What if we issued user-manual that made it easier for people to work with us? It’s almost certain that conflicts and misunderstandings would decrease and productivity would increase.
That’s exactly what Dr. Adam Grant decided to do, after receiving some negative feedback from members of his team. He decided that it would be helpful for those around him to provide him with some specific feedback about his strengths and his blind spots.
It turns out that the user manual was a brilliant document that enabled people to interact with Grant in an effective, productive manner. Many people and companies have adopted this strategy in their businesses and organizations.
What if we took this approach with school? It’s possible we could do this with our colleagues, with our students, even with our administration to amplify connections.
Here’s how you can start.
Here are the questions that Dr. Grant suggests you should reflect on the following three questions: ask when creating your own personal User Manual:
- What are my strengths? How can someone bring these out in me?
- What are my weaknesses? What tends to bring those out?
- What are some of my “bright spots” (the spots that are strengths I might tend to see)?
Think of 5-10 people who work, live, and play alongside you and ask them to answer some questions about you. These should be you genuinely like and trust. You could send out a google doc or a quick email to see what comes back.
- Reflected Best-Self: Ask 15-20 colleagues to contribute stories of times when you were at your best.
- Next, analyse the stories and find common themes. What activates my being at my best?
- Ask these colleagues to reflect on the following questions about you:
- What are my blind spots?
- Triggers that bring out the worst in me?
- What do you wish you knew about me when we first started working together?
Take all of this information and put it into a one-pager that highlights your strengths, stretches (with triggers), and ideal communication style.
Written by Morgane Michael #smallactbigimpact #kindsight101
Have you ever wondered which small shifts in your classroom practice could make the most impact?
In Part One of my interview with Inclusion Coach, Kristin Wiens, we discuss the transformative and creative use of visuals in the classroom including specific tips and tricks for amping up your effectiveness in the classroom.
We talk about what an inclusion coach’s role involves and what educators need more than ever.
We touch on the fact that EA’s are the unsung heroes in education and Kristin’s Educational Assistant ground-breaking training program.
Finally, we explore the importance of developing unconditional positive regard for those we serve in the classroom and community, but most importantly how to foster self-compassion for ourselves.
Kristin is the Special Education Inclusion Coach at School District 62 in Victoria, B.C. Canada. Passionate about Inclusion, Visuals, UDL, Self-Reg, Mindfulness, and Creativity. She is also a Speaker & Author of My Gratitude Jar.
In our second part of the interview, we focus on her work with activist and musician, Raffi, talk about the 9 principles of child-honouring, explore her collaborative online course with Raffi, and highlight her beautiful book, The Gratitude Jar. You won’t want to miss that conversation!
Please see the show notes for links to her amazing free visuals and gratitude Jar Reading at northstarpaths.com. You can follow Kristin on twitter at kwiens62 or on Instagram @kristin.weins .
North Star Paths http://northstarpaths.com/
The Gratitude Jar Book : http://northstarpaths.com/childrens-books/
Millions know Raffi for his work as a children’s entertainer whose string of gold and platinum-selling recordings in North America includes his classic “Baby Beluga” song with its beloved melody and lyrics. But a very interesting piece of Raffi’s story is not as well known: Raffi’s pioneering commitment to honouring his young fans changed the way we came to view music made for children. Founding his own record label, Troubadour, then folk musician Raffi set out on a path that rescued children’s recordings from bargain bin pricing and sub-par production values.
In 1976, with help from Ken Whiteley and Daniel Lanois, Raffi made sure that his recordings met the highest standards. Raffi convinced retailers that parents would pay regular price for quality music for their children, and he was right. Teachers, parents and kids took an immediate liking to the kind of songwriting and recording Raffi offered, perhaps because of the respect that was obvious in his material and the playful delivery that always clicked with the kids. Soon, the media were knocking at Raffi’s door.
Because of his belief that children should not be exposed to too much television viewing and that they should not be directly marketed to, during his thirty-year career as a superstar of kid’s music Raffi refused all offers for commercial television shows and commercial endorsements. Even recently, when approached by a Hollywood production company to do a film based on “Baby Beluga,” he declined when told that the film’s marketing would include direct advertising to children. This is only one of a series of lucrative deals Raffi and Troubadour have declined over the years.
In our conversation, we discuss the one tweak we can all make to transform our educational learning spaces and businesses, the responsibilities every leader has in an organization, how to rethink antiquated approaches to leadership, and how to measure true success in terms of the positive impact you have on others. Mr. Chapman cares deeply about the mental health of the workforce and believes that caring and courage are the most important metrics in any leadership team. You can find more about Barry-Wehmiller by typing in https://www.barrywehmiller.com/
Or more about Truly Human Leadership by visiting his website: TrulyHumanLeadership.com
Recently named the #3 CEO in the world by Inc., Bob Chapman is very intentional about using his platform as a business leader to build a better world.
Chapman is Chairman and CEO of St. Louis, MO-based Barry-Wehmiller, a $3B global manufacturing business with almost 12,000 team members. The company began as a small pasteurizing and bottle washer business in 1885 and, through acquisition and organic growth, has grown into 12 business units serving primarily the packaging, paper converting, sheeting and corrugating industries. Chapman became the senior executive of this private company in 1975 at age 30 when the 80-year-old business had $20 million in revenue, outdated technology and a very weak financial position. Despite the obstacles, Chapman applied a unique blend of strategy and culture over the next 40 years in leading Barry-Wehmiller through more than 100 successful acquisitions.
Over the past two decades, a series of realizations led him away from traditional management practices to what he now calls Truly Human Leadership–a people-centric approach where his employees feel valued, cared for, and an integral part of the company’s purpose. At Barry-Wehmiller, they have a unique measure of success: by the way they touch the lives of people.
Chapman’s experiences and the transformation he championed were the inspiration behind his 2015 WSJ bestseller Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family. The book is co-authored by Raj Sisodia, founder and co-author of Conscious Capitalism.
Chapman regularly writes about the powerful intersection of people-centric leadership and good business strategy on his blog, TrulyHumanLeadership.com, and on LinkedIn, where he is an Editor’s pick. In 2016, Harvard Business School released a case study featuring Barry-Wehmiller’s unique approach to business.
Chapman’s list of speaking engagements include the Aspen Ideas Festival, Conscious Capitalism events, Fortune Scale Up Summit, TEDxScottAFB, the 2016 US Congressional Retreat, WorldBlu, CEO Global Leaders Forum, International City Managers Association, the AME International Conference, Institute for Healthcare Consumerism Forum, Shingo Prize for Manufacturing Excellence Conference, HERO Forum for Employee Health Management, and numerous others.
Chapman shares his leadership journey and the story of Barry-Wehmiller whenever he can as it is an example of the way businesses and organizations should be: focused on creating value for all stakeholders—team members, customers, communities and shareholders. Not only is it the right thing to do, it creates meaning and fulfillment for team members.
Chapman has a BA from Indiana University and an MBA from Michigan. He spent his early career as an accountant with Price Waterhouse.
For more info about Bob, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you ever wondered what the number one predictor for high-achieving teams was? What about optimizing the brain’s most basic neurochemicals to live a happier life? Did you know that there are three main ingredients to create belonging in the work place, and anyone, irrespective of title can contribute to doing so? In our episode with Gail Markin, we’ll be answering these questions and more. I was totally blown away by the TED talk this amazing educator gave this past summer and want to share all the juicy learning with you! You can connect with her @markingail on twitter.
Gail Markin is a Middle School Counsellor and a District Support Teacher for Social Emotional Learning in Langley, British Columbia. Gail has a background in social work, family counselling and parent education. Gail is a member the BC School Centred Mental Health Coalition, Social Emotional Learning BC and the Langley School District Wellness Team. She is passionate about promoting and supporting mental health and wellness for all. Here is the talk that was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
Ever wonder why some people are really good at following through when they’re trying to nail down a new health habit or when they endeavour to quit a harmful vice?
Gretchen Rubin, author of the 4 Tendencies explains that we all fall into one of the 4 personality tendencies and that these tendencies have remarkable implications on the way we live our lives. We learn that there are pros and drawbacks to every tendency and that, if we’re smart, we can harness the strengths in order to live our best life. Not only can we impact our own lives positively, but having a working knowledge of the framework can help us navigate the various personalities in our lives from our bosses, to our children, to our spouses, to our adversaries, and to various stakeholders in our lives.
Here’s a brief breakdown of the tendencies according to Gretchen Rubin:
Here are some helpful ways you can reframe the way you approach expectations based on your tendency:
How does knowing your tendency change the way you interact with others?
Feel free to share with others!
#kindsight101 #smallactbigimpact #podcast #education
As the great Stephen Covey once asserted, there is a difference between urgent and important tasks. Both are a part of life, but it seems to me that life would be most rewarding if we filled our days more frequently with important rather than urgent matters.
Urgent is the thing that needs attention right NOW! These are tasks that emerge out of a restive mindset, defensive tactical action, rushed, and with a narrow focus on success.
Important are the things that contribute to grander, overarching goals, slow-drip moves that bring you closer to where you want to be, and a sense of intention that correlates with your values.
Of the tasks getting done today, how many are urgent and how many are important?