Prepare to make better choices

Late spring woods

If you had to give an important presentation or compete in a tournament, you would prepare. You’d probably think about what you were eating and drinking, how you were sleeping and exercising, and the skills and resources you would need to be ready to go. How do you prepare for making an important decision? Thinking […]

The Art of Guess and Test

Notice. Guess. Test.

In NLP courses, we learn to build rapport and read changes in ourselves while we are connected to others. The mind you read is always your own, but it is your mind under the influence of someone else’s thoughts and feelings

Is the world a friendly place?

You don’t have to believe the world is a friendly place. But if you work at believing it, you’ll probably live a longer, stronger life.

How Well Do You Know You?

You don’t have to leave your chair to explore, but you do have to step away from the illusion that the person sitting in the chair is someone you already know. In fact, you’ve known them for your whole life, and yet there is so much more to know.

3 Drivers of Growth: Purpose, Process & Perspective

Maybe you’re curious about how to connect what you read in short posts to an 8 day course online. You might have read big claims for NLP, or heard from friends that it changed their lives. How? It takes three things to take action that leads to predictable, positive results in your life and work: […]

Who are you and what do you want?

People often associate mindfulness with peace or calm. This is more or less like thinking that steam is the reason for coffee. A hot cup of coffee will result in steam and mindfulness will result in calm But that’s not the point. We live in a world where change is inevitable. That means we need […]

Where play and purpose meet


From the time we are very small, we are taught to see fun and practical as opposites. When you are in school, fun is what you get to do after you complete the work you have to do. The idea gets set in deeper as we age. “That’s why they call it work,” is something […]

Slow Down to Speed Up

Late spring woods

In Canada, the Victoria Day long weekend is the real beginning of summer (it ends on Labour Day). It’s often a great opportunity to get outside, enjoy the sunshine and the plants, and feel yourself unwind. What’s got you wound up? It could be that restless feeling that you have lots of ground to cover […]

Why it’s so hard to improve your soft skills

Have you ever wondered how some skills got labelled soft while others are called hard? It has nothing to do with the level of difficulty in mastering them. Apparently the American military wanted to distinguish between skills that involved using a machine (hard like the equipment) and skills that involved having an impact on squishy […]

New Book!

Shifts: A Tool Kit For A Better You

The information and techniques in Shifts: A Toolkit for a Better You provide tools for building self-awareness and changing existing patterns so you can choose, act, and communicate with greater confidence and satisfaction.