Quote of the Month
"Everything you need to know is within you. Listen. Feel. Trust the body's wisdom. Respond freshly to each moment."
What is Coaching?
Using solution focused coaching methods, the coach can assist people to free themselves from internal mind tangles. Many individuals are trapped by small fears or confusions and held hostage by them. People with high aspirations move past these 'gremlins' through simply partnering with a coach. Their attention can then become relaxed around their ultimate direction towards excellence.
What do you wish to achieve? Take advantage of coaching and move toward your goals. Be the change.
Are you curious about coaching and want to learn more? Contact Coach Mark for a complimentary, no-obligation coaching session and experience the benefits first hand. Your goals await. Act today.
What Some of Our Clients Have to Say About Dynamite Coaching:
"Me being the big skeptic that I am, I must admit that the whole idea of seeing a professional coach was almost too out there for me. But with a promise to my sweetheart and a willingness to try and go with an open mind, I met Coach Mark."
"I needed to find a different career path because the one that I have been on for the last several years wasn't working for me. After a couple of months working on my dreams, I have discovered that I AM WORTH MORE. Mark helped me unleash my creative mind allowing me to come into the present and then look forward and be able see into my future for myself. I have discovered that there are plans and steps to take to get to where I want to be. After a coaching session I always come away feeling energized and ready to take on new challenges and steps to that future - "THE DREAM!".
"I found Mark to be a whole hearted, energetic and honest guy."
"Thanks Coach Mark."
8 Inspirational Quotes
1. Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.
2. A sharp tongue can cut your own throat.
3. If you want your dreams to come true, you mustn't oversleep.
4. Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.
5. The best vitamin for making friends...B1.
6. The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.
7. The heaviest thing you can carry is a grudge.
8. One thing you can give and still keep is your word.
"T" Minus 5 Minutes to Happiness and Counting
A few years back our oldest son and I traveled to an out of town hockey tournament being hosted in the southern part of Alberta. To save on expenses and to enrich the experience we carpooled with another father and son from the team and it turned out to be an amazing trip for many reasons.
When we arrived at the hotel that evening, I inquired about the complimentary breakfast the hotel was offering as part of the room fee and I was told they had a wide variety to choose from including:
Bagels, cereal, toast, freshly made waffles, fruit, coffee, tea, juices, granola, yogurt, hot oatmeal, eggs and sausages.
Being inquisitive I asked why there was no bacon, and was sad to hear that this was not part of what they offered in their complimentary breakfast fare. As the saying goes sometimes you win some, and sometimes you lose some.
The next morning as my son and I joined our team in the dining area to eat before the first game I noticed an elderly gentleman dressed in a hotel uniform working to refill the breakfast foods placed out for the guests to enjoy.
I introduced myself and asked him what his name was. Wearing his plastic sanitized gloves he shook my hand and introduced himself as John. As we talked, John told me that he was 65 years old, semi-retired and worked at the hotel partly to keep himself busy, and partly to stay out of his wife's hair. With a smile, he said they got along better that way. He told me it was his job to keep the breakfast supplies filled so that the guests didn't want for anything, and that he liked what he did.
I then asked John the same question I had asked the desk attendant the night before, why they didn't serve bacon. He replied that it took too long to cook, that sausages were faster, and he could cook more of them ensuring there was always some available for the guests.
We small talked a bit more sharing bits about why I was here with my son and what he liked most about the area and the whole conversation probably lasted about 5 minutes. Just 5 short minutes.
At the end we shook hands again, and as I thanked him for doing such a great job he went back to work and I sat down to eat my breakfast, including my sausages.
The next day our schedule had us playing a very early morning game meaning we had to eat breakfast and be out of the hotel by 645am to make certain we had enough time to travel to the neighbouring town's rink in time for the game.
I never saw John that morning remembering that he said he started at 7am, and I recalled how I enjoyed our conversation the day before. I was looking forward to seeing him again, but sometimes you win some and sometimes you lose some.
Speaking of win some...In the tournament the boys went undefeated in their first 3 games and earned a berth in the finals later that afternoon. The plan was to make a quick stop back at the hotel; check out, grab some lunch and then head back to the arena for the championship game. Win or lose after that game we were headed home.
Arriving back at the hotel I lined up with some of the other parents to do our final check out, and just as it was my turn to speak to the desk clerk, out of the corner of my eye I noticed John hurriedly coming towards me, and he didn't look happy.
"Where were you this morning?" he said angrily!
I explained that we were here and had eaten early in preparation for our game but had to leave the hotel at 645am. Curious I asked him what was wrong. His anger softened as he said, "Oh I see." "You left early." "Well, nothing's wrong, it's just that I made you bacon this morning."
John went on to explain that he had enjoyed our conversation and wanted to make sure that I enjoyed my stay and so he had specially prepared bacon for me to eat that morning. He went on further to say that if I was ever to stay in the hotel again to call ahead and ask for him personally, and he would make sure that there would be bacon for my breakfast.
As my mouth hung open, I looked at John with near tears in my eyes. I walked forward and I hugged him.
"Thank you John" is all I could say, and John hugged me back.
Sometimes you Win/Win some.
John turned away and disappeared into the back room to return to his duties as I went over and sat with some parents in the lobby waiting for my ride to return from his room.
But John wasn't done yet. Out he came from that back room with a heaping plate filled with bacon. He had warmed it in the microwave and here he came to make sure I got my bacon before we left.
Why did John do that? What made him want to go to the extra trouble to make bacon for a guest?
All we had was a normal conversation that lasted all of about 5 minutes.
But never underestimate the effect you can have on someone when you take a genuine interest in them. Think about whom you talk to everyday and about the impact that you do have, and that you can have. I never once asked John to make me bacon, and truth be told I was happy with the sausages, but I did take a genuine interest in John personally and the outcome was something I never would have imagined.
So next time you engage in conversation know you have the power to create happiness in just 5 minutes. You may never know the full effect you've had on somebody else but understand that you do have an effect, every time, and can win some and lose some. Make it a Win/Win Some!
Coach-Like Approach Techniques to Improve Your Communication Skills
Question: Who communicates for a living? Answer: Everybody! If You Live on Planet Earth, You Communicate For a Living.
So how important does it become to have good communication skills? Communication can be the Number #1 determinant to your success; more important than knowledge, academics or experience. No one is saying these other areas aren't important, but if you can't get your message out, how much you know becomes irrelevant. Have you ever had someone say "I'm not sure I understand what you mean" or "been in a conversation where somehow it becomes confrontational and emotionally charged and you're not sure what to do?" How good are you at "dealing with conflict?" How well you communicate will directly affect your ultimate level of success or failure in any situation.
So I invite you to come and participate in a fun and interactive class where you will learn great tips and techniques on how to bolster your "skills" and fill up your "communication tool box." Course: "Coach-Like Approach Techniques to Improve Your Communication Skills"Cost:
Regular price $157.50, Register with a friend and pay only $105 each!!, (all prices incl. gst)*Time:
11:30am to 5:30 pm
*Date: Saturday, November 17th
*Location: Marked Improvement Fitness Studio 7112-101 avenue, Edmonton, AB
*Who should attend: Anyone who wishes to gain a deeper understanding in how to communicate with others professionally, personally or socially. In addition learn the brain science behind what supports you and what holds you back from accomplishing your goals in life. Call now to register.
*Bonus: If you are in the fitness industry you are eligible to receive 4 CEC's from canfitpro upon completion of this course for the following designations; PTS, FIS, NWS, OAS, PFS, MBS and PDS.
Please note that we reserve the right to change course times, dates and/or locations due to unforeseen circumstances.
To register contact Coach Mark at [email protected]
"Coach Mark's course really helped me to understand how to listen to and understand other people better so I can be a better Fitness Instructor, Nutrition & Wellness Coach and friend. I found the course very engaging, empowering and useful in so many ways - from personal relationships to professional ones. The information provided was taught in a very practical way, enabling me to start using the techniques and seeing results almost immediately. I feel like what I learned has given me the tools to enrich many people's lives, along with my own. What an amazing gift. Thanks Mark!"
~ Melissa Mosca, Edmonton Fitness Party
Let's Talk About Dynamite Coaching
Who do I work with?
I work with exceptional and brilliant people, like you, who at times might find you're having difficulty in achieving your desired goals either in your professional or personal life, or both. Coaching is not about focusing on the problem or what's broken; Instead it's about focusing on creating the solutions and actionable steps that get you more of what you want.
Together, we explore and develop elegant pathways that lead to choice and change helping you review aims, set directions, and clarify next steps toward your ultimate direction of excellence. The power is within you.