By Jerry Dunning | July 28, 2016

Have you ever have one of those mornings where everyone seems to be irritating you? Do you ever find yourself at the end of a day thinking, “How can so many people be so wrong?” Or maybe it’s a trip where you take stock of how many horrible drivers there seem to be. Or, did …

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What Coaching Can Do For You

By Leslie Scharfe | July 21, 2016

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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Become a Master in the Art of Living

By Leslie Scharfe | July 14, 2016

“The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others …

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Technically Mindful

By Crystal Hopper | June 16, 2016

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?

By Jerry Dunning | May 27, 2016

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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What is ‘Coaching’?

By Sarah Bell | May 17, 2016

Written by Katlynn R., client of Elation. Posted with permission. Sometimes in life, dreams seem to be very far out of reach. Maybe even forgotten. Maybe, they just become such a vague idea of something we want that we don’t even know it’s a dream or goal anymore. So what do we do? How to …

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Would Batman or Wonder Woman see it the same way?

By Leslie Scharfe | January 14, 2016

One of my favorite coaching tools is a simple tool called REFRAMING. Reframing is all about transforming our perspective so as to come up with new ideas and/or solutions to a problem. It is about trying on different lenses so that our brains can process difficult information and create new results. If Batman or Wonder …

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Growth Mindset

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Everyday Leadership

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How Great Leaders Inspire Action

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