Deanna's Thoughts

You can’t blow the clowns all at once

Are you like me? Do you have a ton of things you want to do, projects, courses, new offerings, writing a book, or laundry? No wait, I don’t want to do laundry; I’ve got to do laundry.  Do you have a lot of big goals and dreams to accomplish?  Sometimes the overwhelm of it all […]

Here’s something we did in The Rewrite

I can’t believe there are only two more weeks in the first-ever Rewrite program. Time has seriously flown –  like a Learjet, not a crop-dusting Cessna. The group has created an incredible experience with and for each other.  My stated goal at the beginning of the program was to serve each participant and the group […]

You say you want clarity but….

Ahhh…the myth of clarity.  So many of my clients, when asked what they want most from our coaching conversations, say a sense of clarity. Some think they want the whole script written for the next chapter of their lives. But I wonder if that’s actually true. Sure, the idea of having a road map – […]

Which role does your mind play?

I’ve been a facilitator for leadership programs in the corporate world for years. There’s an old saying we have that there are three mindsets in every room.  The hostage The vacationer The learner The hostage is the person who doesn’t want to be there. Their leadership told them to come to some training, and from […]

Failing Thoughtfully

Every time you fail, there’s a story to tell, and people love to hear how someone fell on their face. Just take a look at our news.  But do you end your story with your failure, or do you also include the lesson? Failure is only a tragedy when you try and cover it up […]

Great leaders benefit from coaching too

The other day I was working with a group of leaders from a global company. The topic was coaching for their employees.  They were set up with the basic understanding of coaching and then paired off and asked to coach each other.  When they came back into the main room, one of the participants shared […]