Coaching vs. Advice

by Kris Ward

Why knowing the difference between the two keeps us from disempowering and belittling students, clients and colleagues

Want to be a Smooth Operator with your students, clients and colleagues? Want to always ensure that you empower them and bring them to their own clarity versus disempowering, confusing, or even belittling them? Of course you do! So here’s what we have to tease apart: We must know the difference between coaching and advice, which to offer when, and for what purpose. Let’s back up for a second and…

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What To Do When We Can’t Change What Is

by Kris Ward

Finding space for holiday love, beautiful music, and dealing with unfathomable tragedy

It took me awhile to post about this topic. It just hurt. There are no words for the kind of sadness that ripples through our vulnerable bodies when we’re delivered news like the news we got on Friday, December 14th regarding the Connecticut shootings. At least (I’ll speak for myself here) I have no words. All I can do is melt and feel my own sadness being stirred, then breathe…

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True Calling vs. Shiny Object

by Kris Ward

How to know what's real and what's just a distraction

From time to time, every one of us gets a case of “shiny object syndrome” – that is, we get confused and have a hard time differentiating between what actions and projects are REALLY going to be life- and business-enhancing and what’s just another “shiny object” to distract us from our true work or give us the ILLUSION of momentum. So what’s the cure? Jess and I took a stab…

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Allow For Generous Grounding

by Kris Ward

Why strengthening the muscle of 'there is time' cultivates abundance

Calvin and Hobbes: “There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.” Before I even start on this subject, I have to give credit. Chela Davison (a ridiculously clear and fabulous Integral Coach who I work with to deepen the sense of mutual partnership with my husband) and Elena Brower (without whose profoundly grounding Yogaglo classes I would not be a very happy person)… I am deeply indebted…

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