Thoughts And Observations

 

Family Assumptions

Family Assumptions

You Know What They Say About Assuming… By Teen Coach: Melanie Black   Assumption: a thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof. Perspective: a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something, a point of view.   Being aware of our assumptions is important because they are beliefs that…
Staying Motivated

Staying Motivated

Motivation – The general desire or willingness of someone to do something As most of you know, I believe very strongly in – and have written a book about – the power of emotional intelligence. EQ is the basis for so much of what I do in my coaching work, and sharing it with others…
What You Should Know About Being And Staying Motivated

What You Should Know About Being And Staying Motivated

This is the time of year when millions of kids are either going back to school or going for the very first time, and summer will soon be a memory. For weeks, parents have been getting ready – buying clothes, supplies, and dorm room necessities, while students are experiencing a variety of emotions as they…
The Collaborative Team

The Collaborative Team

Developing a collaborative team increases success for all By Corporate Coach, Michael Steele   Success of any organization depends on the teamwork of many people. Another term for teamwork is collaboration, which is more specific in it’s meaning. Every week in the top business periodicals, there are stories about the companies with the best employee…
Collaboration At Home

Collaboration At Home

Family collaboration isn’t an oxymoron, it’s all in your approach. By: Teen Coach, Melanie Black “I’m the boss!” “Because I said so” “I’m the parent!” Did you hear these statements as a kid? Maybe as a parent you have used them yourself when speaking to your teen. Usually, these words are said because the parent…
Do We Have To?

Do We Have To?

How to convince whiners to collaborate. Remember high school and college, and how some teachers based most of your grade on a team project? Remember how there was always a slacker on the team that everyone else had to cover for? Remember how frustrating it was to try getting everyone to agree on how best…
The Key To Success

The Key To Success

…regardless of your definition of success So, what one thing could lead to success?  Does it seem too far-fetched that ONE thing could have that much power to lead to success?  Yes, it really does seem that way, but once you think hard about it you’ll see how significant this one quality is and how…
Finding The Positives In Life

Finding The Positives In Life

Is being grateful another way of faking happiness, or convincing yourself that what you have “settled” for in life has its merits? Does saying, “Thank you,” seem disingenuous, especially when what you are begrudgingly showing gratitude for are things that seem like they should be a given in life? You always hear some sort of…
Fear In The Family

Fear In The Family

By Teen Coach: Melanie Black What teens fear may seem small to adults, but to them it can be huge, to the point that it affects their mental and physical health, which is why parents need to be sensitive to these issues. Sometimes teens are reluctant to express their fears. This is why it vital…
Turning Fear On It’s Ear

Turning Fear On It’s Ear

By Corporate Coach, Michael Steele   Overcoming what frightens you the most strengthens you the most. ~Matshona Dhliwayo For some, it creates action and creativity. For others, fear can create procrastination and stifling inactivity. Which path do you take? Anything we do that is important will usually have some fear attached. When firemen enter a burning…