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Coaching vs managing: questions are the key

Photo by Medienstürmer on Unsplash Last week I facilitated an online session on coaching for managers. I saw firsthand how the “managers’ mindset” is often to jump straight to problem-solving, without taking the time to

By |2022-05-19T09:22:05+00:00May 19 2022|

A mugful of words to live by

I just spent a big chunk of time back in Canada, visiting family and generally digging my roots back into the soil. While there, my mom gave me an old mug of mine she'd clearly

By |2022-05-16T19:14:19+00:00May 9 2022|

Reaching out to make contact

Though not as extroverted in reality as I present, I definitely am an extrovert. I like people. I thrive on social contact. And years into pandemia, I don't get enough of it. But this year

By |2022-02-02T21:54:54+00:00January 31 2022|

Getting a writing community

Last fall, I inherited a writing group on Meetup. It's a place for writing and storytelling workshops, which is something I've done a lot fo, and want to do more of. Great! So to get

By |2022-01-08T14:20:16+00:00January 8 2022|

Some festive Christmas cheer?

For the past few years, I've been making Christmas playlists on Spotify. Initially, they were a rambunctious rollicking roll through genres and eras, but lately they've been tending more to brooding indie rock, with some

By |2021-12-19T20:12:30+00:00December 19 2021|

Doing Dutch DIY

I hold before me a toy wooden car. It's unfinished wood. Imperfect. Heavy and clunky, like a station wagon from the 80s. But it's mine. Well, it's my children's, but I made it. I brought

By |2021-11-03T13:18:50+00:00October 17 2021|