Your Business May Need Spring Cleaning Too

If you want to attract new clients, start a business, or get more done, you will be well served by evaluating the extent to which physical clutter is impacting your ability to process information and focus. Consider the science mounting up that clutter has a profound effect on your productivity. According to an article in The Journal of Neuroscience, researchers at the Princeton University Neuroscience Institute found that: "Multiple stimuli present in the visual field at the same time compete for neural representation by mutually suppressing their evoked activity throughout visual cortex, providing a neural correlate for the limited processing [...]

By | 2016-06-01T21:32:06+00:00 May 14, 2014|Categories: The Legal Intelligencer|Tags: , , |

Channeling Tim Gunn: How Fashion’s Favorite Mentor Models Coaching Practices

Using skills identified through the ICF Core Competencies, coaches employ a variety of techniques to motivate our clients to excel and, in turn, find our own inspiration in art, literature, poetry, philosophy, and from entertainers of all kinds. I find inspiration watching "Project Runway" where fashion consultant Tim Gunn demonstrates many of the competencies a professional coach must have, although he is a mentor and not a certified coach. On Project Runway, fashion designers compete for a coveted spot at New York's Fashion Week. Each week, contestants must impress host Heidi Klum and three other judges, who are all fashion [...]

By | 2016-05-27T20:53:43+00:00 May 1, 2013|Categories: Coaching, International Coach Federation, Life Coaching|Tags: , |

Mad Man Wants to Change

Coaches are often asked what the difference is between coaching and therapy. Illustrations can illuminate ideas more readily than explanations, and examples are readily found in popular culture. The new season of Mad Men opened on New Year's eve where we find lead character Don Draper sneaking off to cheat on his wife. His lover, who is also married, asks him what he wants in the New Year. "I want to stop doing this," he says. "I want to stop" and "I want to start" are clarion calls for coaches. They are our starting shot, our battle cry. From that [...]

By | 2016-05-27T20:40:54+00:00 April 23, 2013|Categories: Coaching, International Coach Federation, Philadelphia|Tags: , |