Transforming Your Relationships: Part II

JMW staring at oceanA couple of months ago, I was teaching an introduction to the Enneagram, and a student raised a question that frequently comes up in a discussion about personality types. She said: “I think my [colleague, friend, spouse] is the Enneagram type that we’ve just been talking about. How can I get her to see that she’s doing that thing that is typical of her personality type, and by the way, it’s really driving me crazy!”

My … READ MORE


Transforming Your Relationships: Part I

 You have a service that helps people. You’re an expert in this particular area and you know that you can bring solutions that have amazing impact. Only problem is, the people you’re trying to help are often driving you crazy. Sound familiar?

You probably had no idea that such a huge part of your skill set was going to involve emotional intelligence. Yet time and time again, I observe that what makes or breaks your business success is … READ MORE


See Yourself as You Are

The Essence Qualities.A Visual TourSince I founded Riverbend Coaching in 2004, my belief has been that the self is the foundation for the business. The strengths that you embody will drive the trajectory of your business. The perceived limitations or blocks that you embody will work against your declared goals.

This is true no matter what kind of work you do, but it’s especially true if you run your own business. Running your own business is a crash course … READ MORE


Tackling the Impossible

riverbendcoaching_image_connectedWriter Annie Lamott, in her wise and entertaining book Bird by Bird, has some of the best advice I’ve ever seen for tackling a project that seems impossibly big or complex:

“…thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he’d had three months to write, which was due the next day….He was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper … READ MORE


It Starts With Yes

sand dunes crop“Our only choice is a question of engagement.”
– Brene Brown, Daring Greatly

Lately I’ve been noticing that of all the choices we can make in life, one particular choice makes all the difference.

What I’ve been seeing is how the ability to engage, to say Yes to what matters, is the choice that sets everything else in motion.

By saying Yes to a new career direction or a new way of focusing in their work, my clients have … READ MORE