Is Fear Your Motivator?

Do you lack motivation?

Dragging your feet to get something done? 

Need a boost or nudge to tackle the task?

At times, you may feel like you feel intimidated or just lack motivated to do things you like to do or need to do. Motivation is the WHY that drives you to do the things you do and to avoid the things you avoid every day. It’s the reason you work or play and it influences every relationship we have. Big picture you may be motivated by fun, love, money, power or fame. In your day-to-day life, your personal motivation strongly determines how you perform at your job and how well you perform. Continue reading

3 Traits you may share with Athletes to excel

As a coach of over achievers both in the business world and the sport’s world I know their challenges and desires. My experience has shown me that they run parallel and their goals the same, they want to be the best.

I recall working with a young golfer whose goal was to make Team Canada.  They already had dedicated many years from a very young age to develop their skills, both physical and technical, but the one piece that was missing was a formal systematic mental training program. Continue reading

7 Characteristic Traits of a Champion

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be at the top of your game in business or life?

Have you watched great athletes or leaders achieve outstanding results?

Do you feel you have what it takes to do the same?

So, what makes a champion? Raymond Floyd, 1976 Master Winner stated “It’s what is above your shoulders that make you a champion” and that is the truth. The mental game is what makes or breaks you in business, life or sports. Champions have certain qualities and abilities that gives them the edge to produce amazing results.

Here are ones I help develop and feel are 7 key qualities that produce champions:

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5 Key Steps to go from the Pits to the Peak – Getting out of a slump

Do you ever feel you are in a fog?

What do you do when you are in a slump?

Do you feel like it will last forever?

One of my friends is currently in a slump and it’s not to do with her sports. It’s to do with her career performance. She’s an entrepreneur, a mom, an athlete and a great person.I had tea with her last week and listened to the despair in her voice and the hopelessness. I could relate to everything she was saying as I’ve been there. She feels like a complete failure and said to me “I’m a head case unable to even think clearly, so stuck”. Sometimes it can be in your head but it still impacts your mental, emotional, physical and technical abilities. Continue reading

7 Qualities of Successful Women & Leaders

In honour of International Women’s Day this week I pay tribute to women who impacted my life, plus share what I’ve learned from them and the necessary traits required to succeed and lead.

​​​​​​​I have so many, too many too list, as I have always been blessed to be surrounded with powerful women who inspired and made me grow personally and professionally. I am grateful as they have paved the way for me to become the person I am today and guided me to do what I do best. I was raised by a single mother who was a trail blazer in the work force but also in life. Fear was not part of her vocabulary or world. Continue reading

3 Outcomes of Broken Relationships & How to Fix Them

Has your team or relationship fallen apart?

Do you feel frustrated, miserable and just want to leave?

When you first enter into a relationship or join a team your excitement can be high – things all are going great and life is good. Then comes a time when your relationship or team can break down, leaving you drained and confused. The impact not only affects you, but those that are involved too. Let’s look at what can happen when this occurs. Continue reading

5 Steps to Make a Comeback

When things seem to be going downhill be it in your career, your life or sports are you able to turn it around?

Can you stop the spiral downwards and get back on track?

I’m unsure about you, but I’ve had times when my business felt like it was in a slump or during hockey season when I just couldn’t make the plays or score the goals. It happens and you say to yourself “Can I make a comeback?” Continue reading

10 Step Process on How to Lead Through Change

The one thing we all know that is guaranteed to happen but some avoid is change.  In life, business or sports change will occur and having the right tools in place to manage through that determines the outcome.  Take a look around and see the changes that are occurring right now, politicians changing roles, bosses and employees changing positions, team mates and coaches moving on and even the seasons are changing. Change is everywhere and happens everyday.  So how do you manage change?   I have a system that I follow that has helped me through times of changes and I’d like to share.

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