Before we get started, this isn’t a plea for sympathy or get well wishes. I’m fine really, just annoyed. It’s been six plus weeks since I could say I was well for more than one day and I’m done with it! Okay that’s the emotional side of me talking.
Monday evening last week was a special time. A friend invited me to the first ever ManTalks event in Calgary. ManTalks is the brain-child of Connor Beaton of Vancouver, where it has been thriving for a number of years. ManTalks has since branched out to Toronto, Atlanta and now Calgary.
I had a great new experience last week. I sat down with a friend to record my first ever podcast. Justin Bergeron is a professional coach and a savvy social media sort of guy. He’s launched a series of podcasts called The Art of Being, which can be found on iTunes or on his website. … Continue reading The Art Of Being In Control (or Not)
This past week I had the opportunity to co-facilitate a session for Laid Off Calgary, a support group for people who have lost their jobs in the recent economic downturn in Calgary. It is an awesome group, and is led by the equally awesome Bianca Sinclair. What strikes me when I am on their group Facebook … Continue reading Performing At Your Best In Critical Moments
I don’t know if I’ve told this story before, but it is about one of the most impactful questions I’ve ever been asked. I was working with Kent Osborne, a coach I admire greatly, and we were muddling through a problem I had presented without a lot of success. A period of silence landed, during … Continue reading Being Comfortable Being Uncomfortable: Five Ideas To Help Get You There
Those of you who have read some of my posts in the past will know that I am a foodie, which includes being a bit of an “amateur chef wannabe”. A part of that pursuit is following the stories of much more accomplished chefs, as well as studying the relationships between humans and food. Recently … Continue reading Mindless or Mindful? Balancing Our Energy At Work