Who is Mental Freedom For?

When I recently spoke about Mental Freedom, the person I was talking with assumed that it is for people with mental health concerns. While I know people with mental health […]

Time for Pride

In 1978, I graduated from high school and set off on a grand adventure of moving six hours away from home to attend college. When I saw an organization on […]

Changing Corporate Culture from Coercion to Cooperation

The management style of the industrial age no longer suits the informational age. The bureaucratic, top down, authoritarian style is not effective with today’s workers. People are no longer motivated by rewards or fear of punishment as much as by being connected to the bigger purpose, having need-satisfying work, and exercising their independence and creativity.

Book Review: Gung Ho!

This book was copyrighted in 1998 and I still love it and find it applicable today. I really enjoy books that are told as parables for the business world. In Gung Ho! Turn on the People in Any Organization, Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles write about teamwork from the perspective of a Native American. He tells his lessons through the behaviors of squirrels, beavers and geese.

Relationship Tip

Sometimes your partner might want something that interferes with your ability to have what you want. It is a challenge when this happens because usually your instinctual response it to attempt to get him or her to give up what they want so you can be happy. The problem is, that rarely works.

Are You Dating an Addict: 3 Ways to Cope

No person can actually cure another person’s addiction; they have to recognize they have lost power over their own behavior and recognize the need to change. There are some experts […]

Book Review: Leadership Simple

Leadership Simple by Jill and Steve Morris is a wonderful book for business consultants who are often brought in to solve employee conflict, manage resistance in employees, mediate a manager/worker […]

Business Q & A

Q: I was recently promoted within my department to a position where I am now supervising my former colleagues and I don’t think they are giving me the respect they […]

Board Certified Coaching Program

If you are a licensed counselor and would like to get your Board Certified Coach credential, you will need a 30-hour program approved by the Center for Credentialing and Education. Academy of Choice may be just the program you are looking for!

Weight Loss Q & A

Q: Why do I love food so much?

A: It isn’t that you love food as much as it’s that you’re not in touch with your soul (not sole) reason for wanting to eat differently. Food has one purpose . . . to provide food for your body. When you expect it to do more, calm you, soothe you, love you then you are having an unhealthy relationship with food.