Reframing Failure

by Kim Childs, CPPC

Last month I was helping a client prepare for a job interview, which also meant bracing for the possible question, "Can you tell me about one of your past mistakes or failures?" We discussed how to answer that question both honestly and positively, by telling a story about the growth, learning, character development or gifts ...
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Coaching, Demystified

by Kim Childs, CPPC

Athletic coaching may be as old as the Olympics, but life and career coaching is barely 30 years old as a proper profession. It began in the late 80s with American financial planner Thomas Leonard, who realized that many of his clients wanted and needed more than investment tips to meet their life goals. The techniques Leo...
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Reclaiming Our Lives

by Kim Childs, CPPC

In my courses based on The Artist's Way, there's an exercise that asks us to track our spending for one week. It's designed to help us see where our money's going and whether those expenditures reflect our true values. A similar exercise asks us to track how we're spending our time for one week, hour by hour. The results c...
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