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Your Purpose-Centered Life: A Plan for Authentic Living

11/27/2007 06:00 PM
Episode 9: Existential Magic
Today’s show is the ninth in a series called “The Art of Making Meaning,” a series that introduces the idea that meaning is not something to seek or something to find but rather something to make. Today’s show is called “Existential Magic” and focuses on the idea that people prefer to believe in almost anything [...]
11/20/2007 12:00 PM
Episode 8: Advice for Believers
Today’s show is the eighth in a series called “The Art of Making Meaning,” a series that introduces the idea that meaning is not something to seek or something to find but rather something to make. Today’s show is called “Advice for Believers” and focuses on the idea that believers have ample reasons for deciding [...]
11/13/2007 12:00 PM
Episode 7: Meeting Internal Objections II
Today’s show is the seventh in a series called “The Art of Making Meaning,” a series that introduces the idea that meaning is not something to seek or something to find but rather something to make. Today’s show is called “Meeting Internal Objections to Meaning-Making” and focuses on why people find it so hard to [...]
11/06/2007 12:00 PM
Episode 6: Meeting Internal Objections I
Today’s show is the sixth in a series called “The Art of Making Meaning,” a series that introduces the idea that meaning is not something to seek or something to find but rather something to make. Today’s show is called “Meeting Internal Objections to Meaning-Making” and focuses on why people find it so hard to [...]
10/30/2007 12:00 PM
Episode 5: The Subjectivity of Meaning
In the fifth episode of the “art of making meaning” series, we look at why meaning is always subjective and never objective, and what that implies for personal meaning-making. The hunt for objective meaning is a source of depression, whereas an acceptance of the subjectivity of meaning leads to more powerful and authentic living. What [...]
10/23/2007 12:00 PM
Episode 4: Creating Personal Meaning
When our younger daughter came home from college one year she gave me a coffee mug as a present. The motto on the coffee mug read: “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” “Isn’t that your philosophy in a nutshell?” she laughed. She was exactly right. “Anonymous” had captured the essence of [...]
10/16/2007 09:07 AM
Episode 3: Life Purpose Statement
Today’s show is the third in a series called “The Art of Meaning Making,” a series that introduces the idea that meaning is not something to seek or something to find but rather something to make. Meaning is a series of decisions, one after another for as long as we live, about what we intend [...]
10/02/2007 01:00 AM
Episode 2: Terrain
Having received zero training in meaning-making, having never heard the phrase, billions of people worldwide move from commute to drudgery to commute to dinner and a few drinks, relentlessly shut down and fairly empty-headed, not because they don’t have a brain, a heart, and other life-saving equipment but because they are completely unschooled in the [...]
09/20/2007 03:01 PM
Episode 1: Getting Started
Tens of millions of Americans like you—thoughtful, sensitive, book-reading Americans who bought and read Sam Harris’s The End of Faith, Daniel Dennett’s Breaking the Spell, Christopher Hitchens’ God is Not Great and Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion, and who keep books like Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning a perennial bestseller—are looking for a coherent [...]


Ahwatukee Foothills News - columns/life coaching

08/09/2014 03:45 AM
A little optimism can help things go your way
Recently, while tucking our sweet daughter in bed, she needed some re-assuring as the next day was the first day of school for her after an eventful summer and she was feeling a little trepidation ins
06/16/2014 09:56 AM
How to handle stress
Recently, I came across the quote from the Chinese philosopher Lao-Tze: “Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch yo
03/23/2014 05:45 AM
Living out a life touched and filled with ‘Greatness’
Recently while traveling on a plane with my daughter, Drew, I took an hour away from work and read one of her humorous books, “Timmy Failure.”
03/14/2014 06:45 AM
Girl Scout wisdom and Lucy
Recently while traveling, I was listening to a local AM radio station. In between the jazz tunes that were being shared, the radio announcer enjoyed sharing heartwarming stories or quick snippets that
01/13/2014 06:41 AM
When a door closes, another opens
A visitor named Gulan came to visit a wise man in a remote village. This visitor, Gulan, wanted to demonstrate his own amazing insight and intended to upstage the wise man. Gulan announced to the vill
12/06/2013 12:16 PM
Being generous with ourselves
I have always enjoyed this time of year. Even as a child growing up in Chicago, fall afternoons meant playing baseball with a sweatshirt on or running through piles of fallen leaves, some of which wer
09/03/2013 08:00 AM
The power of expression and appreciation is extremely undervalued
Recently while traveling, I had a brief but truly uplifting experience.
05/24/2013 12:03 PM
Life Coaching: A pigeon takes flight
Recently, I had a meaningful and slightly curious experience.
03/22/2013 10:49 AM
Daddy/daughter ritual turns into important life lessons
About once a month my daughter and I have a very sweet daddy/daughter ritual that we have followed for the last six years. Typically on a lazy weekend afternoon, we drive over to the Ahwatukee Foothil
12/01/2012 01:00 PM
The power of perseverance, encouragement
Recently, my wife and I attended a wonderful conference in the Midwest and we had the chance to see so many special friends, many of which traveled from Europe and Asia.
09/01/2012 04:00 PM
May your buckets, bathtubs, or glasses remain at least half full
At approximately 13 years old, I started a pre-baseball ritual that put me into a meditative state.
06/27/2012 02:13 PM
Gunshots, candy and God at 30K feet
In May I had quite an interesting experience flying back to Arizona from Philadelphia.
06/02/2012 03:46 PM
You never know where your next teacher will appear
I had the nicest experience recently in Philadelphia. I just flew overnight to be able to work with some athletes in the morning, and as I arrived at my hotel there was a tremendous amount of activity
04/14/2012 02:15 PM
Wisdom is passed from one generation to the next
Once upon a time there was a young man named Arman. He used to roam around from town to town selling hats for a living. One day he would be in Mumbai, and the next day people would find him in Delhi.
03/06/2012 02:00 PM
Perception, commitment to service can impact how one views life’s events
Two monks were washing their bowls in the river when they noticed a scorpion that was drowning. One monk immediately scooped it up and set it upon the bank.


Bailey WorkPlay » coaching

11/18/2007 10:21 AM
Being A Good Customer Is Good For Your Own Work
Now that I’m out of the non-profit world and in the corporate world, I’m more conscious of public perception of companies. In particular, the perceptions of the bloggerati who can sometimes be unforgiving in their attitudes. As a customer, I will openly admit that I’ve grown less patient with companies over the years. If I […]
09/24/2007 07:53 PM
Connecting To Work That Matters
As I wrap up for this Monday evening, I keep coming back to an idea that is fairly simple, yet ever so easy for managers to forget. It’s the idea of matter. No, not dark matter hanging out in the cosmos or grey matter hanging out between our ears. It’s the idea that employees want […]
06/12/2007 05:40 PM
In Service To Our Clients
I experienced a moment of lucid learning today that’s well worth sharing. Hopefully, this will resonate with you, particularly if you work directly with customers and clients in a relationship-building capacity. I have a client who is delightful in most ways, but is rarely specific in their requests. They sort of know what they want […]
03/01/2007 06:44 AM
Mentors Are Everywhere
Even though I’m technically out of the non-profit association world, I still like to check in frequently with friends and other folks who keep this vital area of our working world moving. Over at the association for association professionals (ASAE) they have a blog called Acronym. To work in associations is to understand why this […]
03/29/2006 07:38 AM
Can I Be Honest With You?
When was the last time you uttered this phrase? I guess I’ve been semi-consciously tossing it around a lot lately as a preface for saying something candid. But what’s really behind asking if you can give someone the “truth?” In the course of a conversation with a volunteer whom I greatly respect, I took a […]
08/20/2005 11:25 AM
Coaching As Learning; Testing The Waters Again
Lisa Haneberg is asking for input on coaching for an upcoming book and while I was completing the survey, it got me thinking that I haven’t really written too much lately on the status of my own coaching practice. I mean, my practice was the main reason I started this blog almost a year ago. […]
02/26/2005 09:06 AM
The Reflective Commute Part One: Disruptive Questions
It’s been way too long since my last entry. Reason is I’ve landed a short-term gig with the Smithsonian Institution in downtown Washington, DC. The work is nothing too glamorous, but I get to contribute to a good organization and use some of the expertise I’ve built up over the years. Getting to work means […]
11/24/2004 12:49 PM
Patience, Faith, and My Professional Journey
I am not, by nature, a patient person. However, I am finding this to be an essential quality as an entrepreneur building a coaching practice. It takes patience to develop solid networking business relationships. It takes patience to allow folks to find their way to your blog and website. It takes patience to gather enough […]
10/12/2004 02:20 PM
A Time To Choose (In Honor Of The Return To Standard Time)
This past weekend, I had the tremendous honor of meeting and briefly being taught by Henry Kimsey-House, co-founder of The Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and one of the creators of the co-active coaching model. It was partly because of an interview in Utne Reader last year that I realized that I wanted to be a […]
09/26/2004 08:09 AM
How My Children Have Influenced Me As A Coach
During lunch a couple of days ago, a friend asked how I came to be a coach. As I recounted my winding career path since graduating from college, I realized there was one critical milestone in the journey: the birth of my first daughter. Her coming into this world wasn’t quite planned and it forced […]


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Richard Pellegrino - EzineArticles Expert Author

05/30/2007 12:17 PM
Determining Your Relationship Health Quotient
Many of us would like a method or standard for the determination of our relationship health, or, if you like, our relationship health "quotient". Here then are some such standards extracted from both spiritual and scientific literature and thought:
05/30/2007 12:07 PM
The Most Often Asked Relationship Question
The most often asked relationship question is: How do I find the right one for me? The short answer is: You are the right one for you! In other words, by knowing and loving yourself you will find and attract the "right" mate.
05/16/2007 07:54 AM
My Favorite Relationship Quote
How can we love others or be loved by others if we don't love ourselves. How to accomplish this health self love using the Power of Attraction.
05/16/2007 07:13 AM
Revolutionary Wealth
A Revolutionary Concept of Wealth - Wealth is good if everyone possesses it - the elimination of the extremes of wealth and poverty - How to achieve relative wealth using the Power of Attraction.


Life Coaches BlogLife Coaching - Life Coaches

09/09/2007 09:18 AM
Warning: Are You Trapped in a Thought Virus?
Mr Wang recently wrote on his blog about the power of thoughts and of ‘S’: When you ask him why he thinks he’s “bad” and “evil”, he says that he has no friends, and therefore he must be “bad” or “evil”; either that, or everyone is “bad” and “evil” for not wanting to be friends […]
03/06/2007 11:33 PM
The Life Coach Manifesto v1.1
1) Believe in people. See them better than they see themselves. 2) You are no better than the people you coach. Walk with them shoulder by shoulder. You’re both on the same path. 3) Skill doesn’t change people. Love changes people. All the skills in the world aren’t worth a dime if you don’t care. […]
02/01/2007 04:05 AM
The Life Coach Manifesto v1.0
1) Believe in people. With all your heart. See them better than they see themselves. 2) You are no better than the people you coach. Be their equal, not their boss. Walk with them shoulder by shoulder. You’re both on the same path. 3) Skill doesn’t change people. Love changes people. All the skills in […]
01/12/2007 08:18 PM
The Secrets of Ninja Life Coaching
What’s the difference between a canned routine life coach and a natural game life coach? A canned routine life coach can’t step outside of the boundary of techniques, he’s bound by the steps and formulas and needs to proceed step-by-step always. You can tell the type: when a person has a problem, he’ll always have […]
10/16/2006 01:24 AM
Secrets of Changing Minds: Travel Through Time
Methods of Successful Influence How did I shift the beliefs of a woman with a death wish into one so excited about living she took up salsa lessons? How did I persuade a man who had been carrying the burden of guilt for over 40 years that it was time to forgive himself? How did […]
10/04/2006 11:00 AM
Secrets of Changing Minds: The Most Important Key
Methods of Successful Influence How did I shift the beliefs of a woman with a death wish into one so excited about living she took up salsa lessons? How did I persuade a man who had been carrying the burden of guilt for over 40 years that it was time to forgive himself? How did […]



Ana Patricia - The Coach Whisperer - Life Coach and Energy Healer provides a wholistic approach that encompasses the mind, body, soul, and spirit to challenge your thoughts, beliefs, perceptions and actions enabling professional and personal empowerment and positive life transitions.

Coaching with a professional coach is the practice of supporting an individual, referred to as a coachee or client, through the process of achieving a specific personal or professional result. The structure and methodologies of coaching are numerous but are predominantly facilitating in style; that is to say that the coach mainly asks questions and challenges the coachee. Coaching is differentiated from therapeutic and counselling disciplines.

There are a variety of approaches within the coaching methodology. Coaching is performed with individuals and groups, in person, over the phone and online.

Life Coaching is a practice that helps people identify and achieve personal goals. Life coaches help clients set and reach goals using a variety of tools and techniques. Life coaches are not therapists nor consultants; psychological intervention and business analysis are outside the scope of their work. Life coaching draws inspiration from disciplines including sociology, psychology, positive adult development, career counseling, mentoring and other types of counseling. Contemporary life coaching can be traced to teachings of Benjamin Karter, a college football coach turned motivational speaker of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Critics assert that life coaching is akin to psychotherapy without restrictions, oversight, or regulation. The Colorado General Assembly, after holding a hearing on such concerns, asserting that coaching is unlike therapy because it does not focus on examining nor diagnosing the past.

Executive Coaching involves a coaching professional working with a client to reach a specific goal in their professional development. The specific areas of coaching may include career transition, interpersonal and professional communication, performance management, organizational effectiveness, managing career and personal changes, developing executive presence, enhancing strategic thinking, dealing effectively with conflict, and building an effective team within an organization. An Industrial Organizational Psychologist (I/O psychologist) is one example of a trained professional who can render executive coaching.
Energy Healing is a holistic approach to assist every one of us in their return journey to good health. Energy therapy encourages the body to draw upon its natural healing ability by opening up the flow of energy, clearing emotional blockages and detoxifying itself. The human energy field sets the foundation for the physical body. So, if the energy field goes wrong, this will eventually affects the physical body. A disease and ill-heath manifest themselves first in our energy field before showing up on our physical bodies. Coach Training schools and programs are available, providing many options for the individual who wants to gain "certification" in the field of life-coaching. Many certificates and credential designations are available within the industry. Career Coaching focuses on work and career or issues around careers. It is similar in nature to career counseling and traditional counseling. Career coaching is not to be confused with life coaching, which concentrates on personal development. Another common term for Career Coach is 'Career Guide', although career guides typically use techniques drawn not only from coaching, but also mentoring, advising and consulting. For instance, skills coaching and holistic counseling are increasingly of equal importance to careers guidance in the UK.