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I am a daddies’ girl.  Yup, that’s me.  I have the pleasure of having two fathers, one is my biological father and the other raised me.  Interesting thing is that I have the characteristics of both.  I physically look just like one and I act just like the other.  WOW!  So what characteristics do you have of your father?  Remember the good times and celebrate him while you can.  In honor of my late fathers, let me say Happy Fathers Day to all of the fathers.  


10 Lessons learned from fathers

  1. Let your word be your bond.
  2. You can be anything that you want to be.
  3. Hard work will get you everywhere
  4. It’s okay to walk away.
  5. Mom is often right.
  6. Life is too short, so make it count.
  7. Treat people the way you want to be treated.
  8. Don’t assume anything.
  9. Take care of your mom.
  10. To be self sufficient.

I hope you enjoyed the 10 lessons learned from fathers.

A Poem

Our Dad

A Dad is a person who is loving and kind,

And often he knows what you have on your mind.

He's someone who listens, suggests, and defends.

A dad can be one of your very best friends!

He's proud of your triumphs, but when things go wrong,

A dad can be patient and helpful and strong

In all that you do, a dad's love plays a part.

There's always a place for him deep in your heart.

And each year that passes, you're even more glad,

More grateful and proud just to call him your dad!

Thank you, Dad...

for listening and caring, for giving and sharing, but, especially, for just being you!

Happy Father's Day

-       Author Unknown 


I have had some of the men ask what coaching is, so I thought I would share the International Coach Federation definition of coaching.

What is professional coaching?

ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential, which is particularly important in today’s uncertain and complex environment. Coaches honor the client as the expert in his or her life and work and believe every client is creative, resourceful and whole. Standing on this foundation, the coach's responsibility is to:

  • Discover, clarify, and align with what the client wants to achieve
  • Encourage client self-discovery
  • Elicit client-generated solutions and strategies
  • Hold the client responsible and accountable

This process helps clients dramatically improve their outlook on work and life, while improving their leadership skills and unlocking their potential.

What are some typical reasons someone might work with a coach?

An individual or team might choose to work with a coach for many reasons, including but not limited to the following:

  • Something urgent, compelling or exciting is at stake (a challenge, stretch goal or opportunity) 
  • A gap exists in knowledge, skills, confidence or resources
  • A desire to accelerate results
  • A lack of clarity with choices to be made
  • Success has started to become problematic
  • Work and life are out of balance, creating unwanted consequences

So, if you would like to move forward on some things, I'm here for you. You can simply reply to this email and we can get started with coaching.

Have an awesome month,


Your Life Coach



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