Transitions

    Many people are in the midst of transformation right now, both in their personal and professional lives. This transition from the “old” to the “new” can find us smack-dab in “the gap”; the place where the “new” hasn’t landed yet, and we’ve come untethered from the “old.”   If you are currently in “the gap” right now, consider these coaching questions: Are you comfortable in “the gap”? Do you try to avoid it at all costs? Do you jump right over it? Do…

Chaos

  Changes in this world are happening quicker than we think and it can be hard to adjust. It feels like chaos here in the United States. Political parties are pitted against one another, extreme weather is becoming the “new normal”, and stories of gun violence are populating the news. This in addition to personal issues, relationship issues, financial issues, and/or health issues that we (or those close to us) are experiencing, can add to a cocktail of instability mixed with fear with overwhelm.   …

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Using Intuition for Your 2019 Vision

  We talk about intuition in our coach training courses; how we all have the ability to tune into our inner knowing, and that we can do this in all sorts of ways. Some of our students get a “gut instinct” and they just know the truth, some see pictures/images in their mind’s eye, some “just know” when they do muscle testing, or when all the hairs on their arms stand on end. Some receive intuitive guidance through dreams or meditation and then they are…

Progress

    At the core of coaching is respect and empowerment…and historically, the political system in the United States has been very slow to demonstrate a lot of respect or empowerment, particularly toward women. As we look to the future, at least politically, there seems to be progress. More than 100 women have been newly voted into Congress, along with more young people, and more diversity.   This holiday season, we can at least feel grateful for moving toward more respect, embracing more diversity, and…

Transparency

  Linda has been thinking about something she heard years ago: that there are no secrets. Do you think that’s true? It’s an interesting question to ponder…    If there really were no secrets in this world, there would be no need to manipulate; people simply wouldn’t do it because the truth/facts would be in front of everyone and we would have better, open, direct communication. Our energy could then go to solving problems and creating solutions to the issues we face. “Backroom deals” would be…

Experiencing Opposition

    Our Founder and CEO Dr. Linda Bark remembers seeing a quote on a bumper sticker many years ago: “All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” -Arthur Schopenhauer. It is a quote that has stuck with her ever since; it helps whenever she feels discouraged about what is happening in the world.   When Linda was living in Nevada (also many years ago!), she remembers great ideas being implemented…

Tipping Points

  What exactly are tipping points? Tipping points demonstrate how a small group of people can influence the majority if they hold a strong attitude or belief and stick with it. A study done by the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute found that only 10% or more of a population that held a steadfast opinion could quickly create a “tipping point” in a society that held a different opinion. Here is the article if you would like to read more: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1102.3931.pdf    For example, Linda recalls a…

Trusting the Process

    Watching the news these days can make us feel like this world is falling apart, descending into chaos, or at the very least, stepping backwards on equal rights and social justice. When faced with challenging times such as these, it’s a bit tricky to understand what’s really going on. Is this a process of our evolution to become a better society? Or is that wishful thinking?   Linda remembers Ram Dass speaking at her graduation from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS).…

InTERdependence Day: How Will You Celebrate?

      Here in the United States, people all over the country will soon be celebrating Independence Day on July 4th. Americans are often known for their independence, creative and cutting edge work, individuality, individual rights, and individual responsibilities…so it seems natural that we would have a big celebration to commemorate the Declaration of Independence as a nation back in 1776.   But what about inTERdependence? When traveling abroad, Dr. Linda Bark has noticed other cultures are more likely to think from a community…