Coach or Critic?

Monday I was interviewed on a popular podcast on the subject of happiness. Two thirds of the way through the interview I was asked to share one of the secrets from my book “Seven Secrets to Enlightened Happiness.” All of a sudden my mind went blank for a second while I thought, “Which ‘secret’ do […]

Coach Yourself to Greatness

Coach Yourself to Greatness Last year a large government agency related to health asked me to design and facilitate a two day workshop on coaching for their supervisors and managers. I did the workshop twice last year and because of the results I’m doing it again twice this year. I’m also working with other companies […]

Mastering Your Emotions

In the past two weeks, I’ve worked with a number of clients dealing with a crisis, going through a conflict at work or home or who are dealing with some incredibly challenging situations in life. “Robert” is one of those clients. He’s a manager and he “lost it” last week—lost his cool, that is. He […]

The Magic of Looking Inside Yourself

When things aren’t going so well, it’s easy to think the problem is “out there.” I know because I’ve been there. In fact, in 2008 I was in a dark place for almost a year and I was looking for the problem and for solutions everywhere but inside me. If something isn’t going right for […]

Why Your Happiness Matters

During the twelve years I was a psychotherapist in private practice (and in the eight plus years I’ve been a life coach and an executive coach) I’ve never had anyone come to me with this simple request: “I want to be happier.” The truth is, most people have mixed feelings about happiness. On one hand, […]

How To Get The Promotion or Raise You Deserve

A client of mine was just offered a management position. More than that, he was offered a significant raise and very attractive overall compensation package. That happened because he knows some things most people don’t. What about you? Would you like a raise? Have you been thinking about asking for a raise? If you asked […]

How to Create What You Want in 2015

If you want to know what 2015 will be like for you, it’s not hard to predict. What will happen over the next twelve months is largely dependent upon what you expect to happen—what you believe will happen. 2015 won’t be what you want it to be. What you believe and expect to happen will […]

Three Simple Ways To Boost Your Happiness Today

When was the last time someone asked you, “What can I do for you that would make you happy today?”Has it been a while? I’m not suggesting you don’t have people who care for you, I know you do. However, I do know everyone (your family, friends and co-workers)  is busier than ever and have […]

Three Simple Truths About Happiness

Three Simple Truths About Happiness   You likely know that the subject of happiness is a hot topic. There’s good reason for that. Despite all the books and seminars on happiness, there’s a lot of confusion when it comes to happiness in life or in the workplace. If you read one book, it will tell you pursuing […]

Learning Happiness

Recently I wrote a post about my new grand daughter, Isabella Rae Lerma. She is perfect, right now, as we all are, in our true essence. When it comes to our essence and who we really are, there is nothing to criticize, condemn or judge. “Bella” is ten weeks old now and I haven’t heard […]