January 2011Vol 4, Issue 1
Creative Coaching Group
 the Creative Coaching Group newsletter


Jan Carley Welcome to 2011! Turning the calendar to a new year always holds such promise.  What is your dream for 2011?  If you could create anything at all for yourself in 2011 what would it be?  

I encourage you to use the month of January as a time to reflect, dream, relax and rejuvenate and officially bring in the New Year with me on February 1st. I have created a very short and painless "To Do" list for January to set up your best year ever. (see feature article below)

If you would like some support in kick-starting your year, be sure to sign up for my Harmony from the Outside Out Tele-Boot Camp beginning January 10th (sorry guys - this program is only for women...I will do one for you someday - just give me the word!)

To your dreams!

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Jan Carley,
Certified Executive Coach and CEO of Creative Coaching Group

Feature Article: The 3 Things You Must Do In January

Party Time January 31Last year I introduced the concept of starting your new year in February. It seemed way too stressful, on the heels of an exhausting/sleep-deprived holiday season of turkey and shortbread, to possibly summon up the energy required to implement a successful plan for the new year on January 1st.


The concept of starting the New Year in February got an overwhelmingly positive response from you, my faithful readers. It seems you high-achievers are tired and already stressed out by early January and feeling guilty about already being "behind" on the year. This year you can give yourselves a break!  


I have determined that there are really only 3 things one must do in January to ensure a successful start to the year that begins officially on February 1st. Grab a cup of cocoa, put your feet up and tackle your very short To Do list that will set up a year of stress-less success. 




1/ REFLECT & COMPLETE: Reflecting and remembering the good, the bad, the happy and sad experiences of the past year will help you "complete" the year and leave you unencumbered as you move into a bright and joyful new year of possibility. I always recommend writing your thoughts down - in a journal, on a scrap piece of paper, or even on a dinner napkin.  How did you grow last year? What did you learn? What moved you? What inspired you? What surprised you? What worked? What didn't? What do you want to change?  No judgment, just a simple acknowledgement of what was. All of your experiences in 2010 will help shape your 2011. Be grateful for them all. "Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." - Melodie Beattie


2/ CHOOSE YOUR THEME:  What will your personal 2011 Theme be? Your theme is your guiding light, your North Star, and something you can reflect back to all year long. Pick a word (or three) that resonate with you. Those words will add intention to your actions in 2011 simply by holding foundational space in a big-picture sense for your activity. Write out your Theme and stick it somewhere where you can see and be reminded of it every day of the year. Watch how your Theme unfolds this year!


3/ DREAM: This is the fun part. Unplug, grab your journal, put on some music that inspires, sit in a comfy chair, close your eyes and let your mind go. Dream about the possibilities for your life this year.  Ask yourself this question:  "If anything were possible... What would I want this year to hold? What would I do?  How would I feel? 

Keep yourself in the "Imagine" state for this exercise.  Amazingly, the Universe seems to respond to even the simple energy created by naming a dream and writing it down. If you can share your dreams aloud with a partner or a friend it will add another level of energy to that dream.    


That's it! You are ready for the New Year!  I'll look forward to banging the pots and pans with you on January 31 - our New Year's Eve!


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   "You can't do it unless you can imagine it."

-- George Lucas, director

HURRY! Register Now -  Course begins January 10th...

The Harmony from the Inside Out TELE-BOOT CAMP 


  • Are you ready to create the life of purpose, joy and possibility that you have been dreaming about? 
  • Would you like to get rid of your inner barriers to success? 
  • Are you keen to step into your peak personal potential with confidence?  


If so, I invite you to register for the Harmony from the Inside Out TELE-BOOT CAMP - for transformative results in just four weeks!  On 4 Monday nights in January you simply make a phone call that connects you with me, Jan Carley  - your coach, and other like-minded women from around the world. I will then guide you through a 90 minute live tele-class that will teach, inspire and help you make immediate positive changes to your inner world. Each week you will receive course worksheets in advance so that you can work along with me on the tele-class.  After the teaching session, I will open up the phone lines and host an open forum where your questions will be answered LIVE. (and better still, the link to an mp3 recording will be sent to you after each class so if you miss a session, you don't miss out!) 

When:   Four Monday Evenings in January 2011     Jan 10, 17, 24  and 31 
(that's a total of 6 hours of class time and 2 hours of group coaching with Jan)
Registration Fee:   Only $79! 
Harmony from the Inside Out - Order the book here

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Harmony from the Inside Out - Creating and Living your Performance Potential  by Jan Carley 

Jan's book is the perfect choice for anyone who wants to learn practical ways to create a year of positivity and possibility and maximize their personal peak potential. 


See the complete table of contents and purchase Harmony from the Inside Out online at www.harmonyfromtheinsideout.com

About Jan Carley

Jan Carley is a leader, speaker, author and certified executive coach credentialed with the International Coach Federation. Her com­pany, Creative Coaching Group, specializes in working with highly motivated individuals and high-achieving teams to expand their possibilities and focus their energies to achieve a leading edge of excellence. Jan lives in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, and is available for individual and team coaching, workshops, and speaking engagements worldwide. 

If you are seriously ready to embrace your most exceptional life, contact Jan for a complimentary 30 minute coaching consultation session.

604 873-1763  email: jan@creativecoachinggroup.com 

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