Do I belong in the room?

Cindy Jobs Health and Well-Being, Organization, Uncategorized

I recently attended the Seattle Counselors Association (SCA) meeting.  This was the first time I’d attended and, frankly, I was a little nervous about putting myself out there.  I’d heard from a colleague that SCA was an amazing group of people, all with a bunch of letters after …

Appreciation

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I recently had the opportunity to speak about ADHD in the workplace during the monthly Lunch and Learn event at Talking Rain.  When I arrived, the following quote was on-screen to welcome employees: “Appreciation is a wonderful thing:  It makes what is excellent in others belong to you …

Fibbing: How does ADHD factor in?

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“In times of stress, the person doesn’t attack, run away, or play dead in front of teachers or bosses or spouses — he or she fibs to protect self-esteem.” As an ADHD coach, my clients often come to our coaching sessions wanting to explore the impulse to, and …

ADHD & Communication

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Communication is tough. It’s even more of a challenge if we struggle with the traits of ADHD (Dr. Thomas Brown): Activation Focus Effort Emotion Memory Action Think about it: Activation:  Sometimes, it’s even hard to start a conversation, especially if we feel it’s not going to go well.  …

Habits: Making and Breaking

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Good, bad, or indifferent; habits are an incredibly powerful phenomenon. Do any of these habit shifts sound familiar? I want to take better care of my teeth by flossing more. I want to stop spending so much money at the coffee shop. I want to increase my stamina …

Celebrate progress, not perfection

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Early in the coaching partnership, some of my clients are perplexed when I ask them to be open to celebrating even if they didn’t make their goal. Celebrate the fact that you went to the gym three times last week even though you intended to go five.  Three …

What does Mom really want?

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Mother’s Day is this Sunday. How do you celebrate Mom’s special day? Some Mom’s just want a card filled with sentimental messages. Others prefer a dozen roses and a box of chocolates. Or possibly time spent planting the flower boxes together. Or just a nice long walk with …

Maybe it’s just a different style

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Is it just me or are you sometimes perplexed by how your co-workers operate? As a manager in a large corporate environment, I sometimes found myself completely confused by the actions of others and struggled to rationalize behavior that was so foreign to my own. For example: One …

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Brene Brown: Trust = B.R.A.V.I.N.G.

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If I could love someone I’ve never met, it would be Brene Brown.  I can not appreciate enough the power of her insights. I’ve read her books.  I’ve watched her TED talks on vulnerability and shame.  I’ve listened to her numerous times as a podcast guest. Most recently,  …

Acknowledge vs Empower

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How often do you experience an emotion or situation and do everything within your power to ignore its effect on you?  If you are like me, this happens pretty regularly. Well, the truth is, it is nearly impossible to ignore the effects of our emotions and life situations.  …