November 2009 Vol 2, Issue 11
Creative Coaching Group
 the Creative Coaching Group newsletter


Jan Carley
Still on a high after those 2 events, I traveled immediately to Atlanta and coached the ever-vibrant Song of Atlanta Show Chorus. I started to experience a little "lull period" after all of that extreme excitement and celebration, and as I arrived at the airport for my flight home to Vancouver, I noticed I was feeling in an oddly "down" state of mind.
Sometimes it just takes a random encounter to have a profound impact on one's life. One brief exchange at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International instantly re-shifted my perspective and inspired me to write my feature article below, "Welcome to the Happy Bathroom".  You just never know when and from where your messages will come.  
In gratitude always,
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Jan Carley,
Certified Executive Coach and CEO of Creative Coaching Group
Yes, you did read correctly - the title of this article is "Welcome to the Happy Bathroom."
I was recently traveling home to Vancouver from the Delta Airlines South Terminal at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International airport after a blistering high-paced and stunning two weeks of personal and group successes.
As I went into the bathroom before passing through security, feeling rather spent, and with my mind preoccupied with the amount of work I had to do when I got home and the long flight looming ahead of me, I was unexpectedly greeted with a huge grin by the bathroom attendant and an effusive "Welcome to the Happy Bathroom".  She went on to cheerily say in her sing-songy voice: "This is the Happy Bathroom. Happy when you come in. Happy when you leave. Happy on your flight". 
I couldn't help but chuckle - and as I went about my business, I heard her address every single person who came into the bathroom in a similar way. She wasn't asking for tips, she wasn't asking for anything. She simply was giving of herself to make people's days brighter. 
As I washed my hands I observed how the attendant changed, one by one, the outward presence of every single person who entered the bathroom. I marvelled at her joy-filled countenance which she maintained while doing what might possibly be considered one of the worst jobs at the airport. I was blown away by the way she consistently and so very simply was spreading joy. 
I wondered " How do I show up in this world"?  "How do I walk down the street?"  "How did I walk into the airport bathroom?"  Life is a matter of attitude, and the attitude we adopt daily is our choice.   I started thinking about what attitude I could consistently adopt to have a similar positive impact.

Weeks later, I am still thinking about that woman and about the many lives she touched and turned around in one day by her simple, joyous, heartfelt greeting, "Welcome to the happy bathroom". 
Thank you to my happy bathroom attendant.  Not only did you set up my positive mood to embrace my 7 hour flight, but you also reminded me of a very simple life lesson:
"Life is an echo: What you send out, you get back. What you give, you receive. When you bring out the best in others, you bring out the best in yourself. " - Anonymous
 blue bulb                       "Kind words do not cost much. They never blister the tongue or lips. Mental trouble was never known to arise from such quarters. They do not cost much yet they accomplish much. They make other people good natured. They also produce their own image on menīs souls, and a beautiful image it is."
 -- Blaise Pascal, French philosopher and mathematician  b.1623
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 Harmony from the Inside Out
I am thrilled to announce that my first book, Harmony from the Inside Out - Creating and Living your Performance Potential, is now ON SALE!  Click here to order! 
Achieve joy and create the life you want by learning to live into your potential. With chapters such as: Pollyanna Lives -The Power of Positive Thinking; Why Not? Eliminating Your Limiting Beliefs; and Getting in Tune - Clearing your Inner Static, Harmony from the Inside Out will inspire you to create and live your best life!
If you read this book and find NOTHING that shifts your life in a positive or more joy-filled way, or helps you create some life possibilities, then I will happily refund your money - no questions asked.
"Jan is Canada's Ben Zander (The Art of Possibility). Read this book - your life will thank you!"                                           -Carollyne Conlinn, 2009 Canadian Coach of the Year
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Order a book online before November 30 and you will get a voucher for a 30 minute complimentary telephone coaching session with Jan Carley. WOW!  


   Improve your communications instantly by learning how to use a Coach Approach!
 wine and chocolate reception
          Monday, November 16, 2009
7 pm - 9:30 pm
                     REGISTER NOW! (click here)
The popularity of the Coaching profession has virtually exploded in the last decade. Find out why coaching works by learning the basic principles and techniques involved in taking a "coach approach". 
In this workshop you will learn how to:
-instantly improve and rejuvenate your relationship communications
-show up agenda-free to create unlimited possibility for yourself and your loved ones
-use a "coach approach" confidently and immediately for greater joy and success at work and home  
The evening begins with a wine and chocolate reception and is followed by the workshop led by Internationally accredited business and personal coach, Jan Carley. TAKING A COACH APPROACH TO LIFE  is part of the popular 2009/2010 SOUL SERIES AT THE SPA - a workshop series for women that takes place in the intimate surroundings of Le Petit Spa in Vancouver, B.C. 
Monday, November 16    7 - 9:30 pm  Jan Carley Workshop Leader
Wine and chocolate reception 7:00 -7:30 pm
Workshop  7:30 pm - 9:30
Workshop Fee: $37
(includes workshop and wine and chocolate reception) 

Location: Le Petit Spa, Broadway and Alma Sts., Vancouver, BC, Canada
(Note: Space is limited, so register now to ensure you have a spot!)
Do you know anyone with Parkinson's disease?  If so, check out the book my brother, Gord Carley, wrote called Surviving Adversity - Living with Parkinson's Disease. The book contains 28 profiles of individuals who share their inspiring stories of how they have adjusted to Parkinson's disease.  The book will provide readers with perspective and hope. It's a must read for people with PD, their family and friends.  50% of the proceeds go to Parkinson's research. click here for more information
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