Make Yourself Uncomfortable

“What is one thing you could do, at practice today, that will make you uncomfortable to help us get better?” That is the question that my dad asked each one of his players at the beginning of a volleyball practice. Each girl pondered for a few moments, then answered this somewhat difficult question. For some of…

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Practice Makes Perfect


I had the unique opportunity to play and coach college volleyball. As an athlete I would spend hours upon hours practicing for game day. In fact, the other day I attempted to count the number of hours I spent practicing. I started playing volleyball in sixth grade and finished playing when I was 26 years…

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Sad Soul


I want to tell you a story.  It’s a story of a sad soul.  Her entire life she never felt like she was good enough.  Life had taken it’s toll on her.  Keeping her hostage from freedom and happiness.  When I met this sad soul, I listened to connect.  To hear.  To understand her story.…

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Break the Mold


“Never underestimate the magnitude of the forces that reinforce complacency and that help maintain the status quo.” -John Kotter I love working with people both young and old. What I love even more is when they start to “get it.” When they begin to probe and ask deeper questions like: Why am I here? What…

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What Coaching Can Do For You

What does your current state look like?  If you are like many of my clients it might sound something like the following: I have too many meetings; not enough time; too much to do; I am pulled in a million directions; I can’t focus, I don’t even know what my priorities are, let alone know…

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Technically Mindful


At Elation we talk a lot about mindfulness. But, I still find myself asking questions like, “How do you do it?” and “What impact does it have anyway?” Mindfulness has been defined by many well known people.  Take a look at this article by UC Berkley and the included video featuring Jon Kabat-Zinn if you need…

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I want to…..I think?

Maybe it’s more critical like kicking a smoking habit. But what holds us back on actually following through on our intentions? I’ll bet ideas around your best laid plans are coming to mind as we speak. I call this the difference between wanting to do something, and actually doing it. I lovingly describe it as having…

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