Earthquake in VA – Are You Ready to Shake Up YOUR Life?

Barbara Fagan and I returned from spending 8 days with FIRST 5 Santa Clara County presenting a pilot program called “Family Connections.”  This was possible due to Jolene Smith’s vision as a Certified Professional Performance Coach and their Learning Together Initiative’s commitment to training and development.  We had the privilege of being with Supervisors and Community Workers in charge of Family Resource Centers in Santa Clara County, CA.  They are committed to insuring the developmental needs of children through age 5 by providing the families with skills and resources to create a strong framework supporting the development and well-being of the children while contributing to the community.  The majority of their clients are immigrants and the purpose of those participating in our training is to empower their families.

Our purpose was to assist this group with focusing, not only on the survival needs of these families, but on babythe possibilities that are available when they are coached to purpose, values, accountability, etc.  At first, they looked at us as if we had two heads.  By the end of the training they were excited to coach these principles in action.  Our strongest message was that people will show up the way that we hold them.  While facing challenges, they can realize they are capable and have resources.

From a personal perspective, being a naturalized citizen myself (we immigrated to the United States in Dec 1953, when I was 5 years old), it was such an extraordinary experience to BE with this group of people who are instrumental in creating the ripple effect.  As a result, they will assist their clients in rising above survival to actually experiencing their potential.  It doesn’t get any better than this!

That’s what coaches do! It is so easy in this economy to see only the negative, be in survival mode ourselves, and wait for something to change.  I think we can all agree that people can prosper in spite of circumstances and perhaps this is YOUR year.  What if you weren’t operating from fear and lack, but could look at this as the time to really take your life on powerfully and create additional income or even a career transition for yourself?  Would YOU BE a great coach?

– Do you love challenging people?
– Does your heart surge when you see someone accomplish something they didn’t think was possible?
– Do you enjoy in-depth communication?
– Can you see possibilities in others that they don’t see in themselves?
– Do you want to make a difference in the lives of others? Create a better world, one person or group at a time?

LDheadshotThen you belong with us in Source Point Training’s Fundamentals and Mastery of Performance Coaching.  If any one of the above questions creates a stir for you, don’t hesitate, don’t wait, call me (435-640-5372) and let’s talk about possibilities for you!  I LOVE being with people regarding their gift of standing for the possibilities and greatness of others.  If not you, then who?  If not now, when?  Close your eyes and imagine yourself as a Certified Professional Performance Coach, how does it feel?  What might be possible for YOU?

by Lou Dozier



Valentine’s Day – Being In Relationship

ValentineLike Christmas for most of us, Valentine’s Day has great expectations. Not only a retail opportunity, it also is cause for some anxiety to do it “right”.  Of course the world puts most of the pressure on the men – so they MUST get it right.  What can I do to express my affection for my significant relationship?

Growing up in my generation it was all about the romance. Today, I am not saying that romance is dead, but with technology there are some new ways to say you care.  This morning while in Taipei, I received a WhatsAp message from my business partner wishing me a Happy Valentine’s day.  That was really great.  Someone letting me know that they cared about me – even though not romantic. What is important is to take time to pause, express appreciation and gratitude for the relationships we have and spend time with those we love.

We can find so many ways to communicate our affection and caring, yet for many people we are tied to doing it right and evaluating how it will be received.  Sharing how you feel about people whether a working relationship where you express appreciation or a romantic relationship, it must be authentic. So whatever is authentic for you, just go for it?  No one wants to read a Valentine card that does not sound like something you would say.

Ways to say you care:

Spend time with those you love
Express caring in deeds and words
Give thanks and appreciation to others each day
Listen deeply – be fully present – don’t multi-task when someone is sharing how they feel
Let people know you hear them – respond and share your thoughts
Laugh and have fun together
Feel connected doing simple daily tasks
Turn off all media and be quiet together
Hold each other and cuddle – does not need to be about sex
Prepare a special meal together

What I do know is that Mother Nature has given many people time to be together on  the East Coast, Mid West and South East  – so make the most of it and get close and enjoy being together!!!

Happy Valentines Day !!

Warmest wishes, Barbara


What Lies Within Us

By Ginny Carter

RalphEmerson“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”  – Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet (1803 – 1882).

Do we know the magnitude and depth of what lies within each of us?  Through life, we encounter or step into experiences that begin to reveal to us some of the magnificence of what make us who we are in this world.  These experiences move us into different directions/paths as we progress through our lives.  Whether career, volunteer choices, relationships, what sparks our passions, or what calls us into action when we experience something that doesn’t seem right – it all comes from deep within.

What have you done lately to bring to the surface more of who you are to share with those in your life and our world?  Have you considered learning the skills of coaching by stepping into Source Point Training’s Fundamentals and Mastery of Performance Coaching?   We offer not just a solid, proven coach training program, approved by ICF (International Coach Federation), equipping students to be highly successful in having their own coaching business, but also provide a 9-month profound inner/personal journey experience.  Put yourself into an experience that WILL bring more of who you authentically BE to the surface and out into the world.  For some, this can be a complete career transition, or a means to make a difference in the lives of others while supplementing a current/ongoing career, or to bring coaching skills into their current career/professional development.

When was the last time you put yourself first?  It is YOUR time NOW!  Take action TODAY – invest in YOUR most precious asset – YOU.  Visit Source Point or contact Ginny Carter at 800-217-5660.  She will be happy to explore with you the opportunities that being a Certified Professional Performance Coach can create for you – personally, professionally, financially – and answer any questions you may have.

Stop putting yourself towards the bottom of your priorities list.  If not now – WHEN? The world is waiting for YOU!