Author: coachjacquie

Sanctuary Space

Do you need a break? Imagine you are somewhere completely and profoundly safe. Imagine how your body would feel, to be totally safe and secure from any possible harm, to be sheltered, to be cared for. Here is a place where you can let down your guard because nothing here can harm you. Imagine deep safety. In this refuge of…

Accountability in the Trenches

I admit this photo of the view this afternoon from my “office” (my car parked at the local beach) doesn’t look terribly trench-like, but sometimes the battle goes on inside your head. If you’ve been following along this year, you know my plan is to  add and maintain one new habit each month and report my progress here to you.…

Happy International Coaching Week!

This Friday afternoon, May 22, I’ll be at the Waterfront Festival in Barrie taking part in a Coaching in the Street event to celebrate International Coaching Week (weather permitting). Here’s a 4 minute video in which people talk about the benefits from 10 minutes of life coaching in the street in London UK in 2013- Enjoy!     If you’d…

7 Steps to Uncover Your True Values

Recently I asked my coach if we could spend some time exploring my values- I had a sneaky suspicion that some of the values I’d claimed weren’t really mine- they were ones I thought I should have. It was a hard thing to admit. I felt like a fraud. But in the end being courageous and bit vulnerable turned out…

Living Our Values

Being consciously aware of our values helps us live happy, fulfilled lives. When we refer to our values in making decisions,  our actions will express our purpose and mission. Our values give us useful information to improve the quality of our lives. For example one of my values is well-being. I take action daily and work with my coach to…

Accountability Yech!

Accountability sucks when you’re slipping on your commitments.   I really want to be the perfect role model for you guys and do everything perfectly all the time. Newsflash- I’m human! If change were so fun and easy, I might find myself out of a job. :0)  Instead, here I am, role- modelling how to be human and fail and…

Three Ways to Explore Your Life Purpose(s)

I just googled “life purpose”, and was given 1 billion, 20 million results; “how to find your life purpose” – 267 million offerings! Clearly, this is a topic of huge interest to many, many people. I can understand why- having a sense of purpose makes life easier and more meaningful. It helps you focus your energy and attention in a…

Reading List!

Here’s a snap-shop of the books currently in rotation, in case you’re curious about what I read. Most of them I dip into regularly for inspiration and guidance, but a few I read straight through and then pass along to another reader. The Present Moment by Louise Hay is a beautiful little book of simple affirmations, one for each day…

Curious

Hello Dear Reader, I’m curious- about you! I’m curious about who you are- on a good hair day and on a bad hair day- and about what’s really important to you. I’m curious about your strengths, your achievements, your passions and your dreams. I’m curious about your specific challenges- what are they and how are they affecting you? I’m curious…

Accountability Corner

One of the main benefits of working with a coach is having an accountability partner- someone who will follow up with you to see if you actually did that thing you said you’d do. This is a powerful motivator for you to take action. As well, the check-in can be a time to celebrate action taken, or an opportunity to…