Dynamite Coaching News 
February 2016   
In This Issue
Quote of the Month:

"When a raindrop joins the sea, the sea also merges with the raindrop. Personal and collective awakening are one and the same."

~ Anonymous
What is Coaching?


 Are you curious about coaching and want to learn more? New appointments now available. Contact Coach Mark for a complimentary, no-obligation coaching session and experience the benefits first hand. Your goals await. Act today.  

How Will You Spend Your Day?

1. Today, a boy in a wheelchair  saw me desperately struggling on crutches with my broken leg and offered to carry my backpack and books for me. He helped me all the  way across campus to my class and as he was leaving he said, "I hope you feel better soon."

2. Today, I was travelling in Kenya and I met a refugee from Zimbabwe. He said he hadn't eaten anything in over three days and looked extremely skinny and unhealthy. Then my friend offered him the rest of the sandwich he was eating.  The first thing the man said was, "We can share it."
 
3. Today, when I witnessed a 27-year-old breast cancer patient laughing hysterically at her two-year-old daughter's antics,  I suddenly realized that I need to stop complaining about my life and start celebrating it again.

4. Today at 7 a.m., I woke up feeling ill, but decided I needed the money, so I went into work.   At 3 p.m. I got laid off. On my drive home I got a flat tire. When I went into the trunk for the spare, it was flat too. A man in a BMW pulled over, gave me a ride, we chatted and then he offered me a job. I start tomorrow.

5. Today, as my father, three brothers and two sisters stood around my mother's hospital bed, my mother uttered her last coherent words before she died.  She simply said, "I feel so loved right now. We should have gotten together like this more often."

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What Our Clients Are Saying...

"I'd had a personal friend recommend Coach Mark to me. It was one of the most epic experiences I have put my business and my personal self through. He is an amazing business coach and has a way of filling your cup with overwhelming positivity. I have recommended him to many colleagues and clients whom have needed coaching and will continue to do so. Thank you Coach Mark for all your words of wisdom and guidance."
 
~ Tammi Berzins; Designer and Owner of Lois Lane Designs
What Are You Hiding?

Take 60 seconds and read this interesting story:

According to an ancient legend, there was a time when ordinary people had access to all the knowledge of the gods. Yet time and again, they ignored this wisdom. One day, the gods grew tired of so freely giving a gift the people didn't use, so they decided to hide this precious wisdom where only the most committed of seekers would discover it. They believed that if people had to work to find this wisdom, they would use it more carefully,

One of the gods suggested that they bury it deep in the earth.

No, the others said - too many people could easily dig down and find it.  "Let's put in in the deepest ocean," suggested one of the gods, but that idea was also rejected. They knew that people would one day learn to dive and thus would find it too easily.

One of the gods suggested hiding it on the highest mountaintop, but it was quickly agreed that people could climb mountains.

Finally, one of the wisest gods suggested, "Let's hide it deep inside the people themselves. They'll never think to look in there." And so it came to be - and so it continues today.

Now a part of me believes this story is a myth, a work of fiction, and not in fact a true story, but another part of me wonders if in fact it is actually true. Hmmm?

Every time I have the privilege of working with a coaching client one on one or with a larger team of leaders I'm constantly reminded of this story.

And I'm reminded that the story might be more true than not!

Why? Because time and again, in my practice, I hear people who are facing a problem or challenge initially say they don't know where to find the answers. They've looked everywhere!!!

But funny enough, when we turn the search inward toward their own internal knowledge system they are pleasantly surprised to find that the answers they seek already reside within themselves.

And thus it makes me believe that the story is in fact true; the gods have hidden all the answers, wisdom and knowledge we need deep inside each of us, and we need only to tap this unlimited well of potential to allow us to move forward.

Sometimes the answers we seek are in the most obvious of places - right there within our own "body" of knowledge, and right under our own noses - literally.

So look inward, and trust your inner wisdom. It's been there all along.
Communicate For Success  
 
Upcoming Classes:  
 
Edmonton
Date: Saturday February 27th 2016
Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Location:
King's University 9125- 50st Room S101
(location and date subject to change)
 
This class is for EVERYONE who wants to improve how they Deal with Change and Communicate with both themselves and others.
  • Learn the difference between the Inquiry and Advocacy models to support achieving a higher grade in clearer communication
  • Learn how to deal with conflict
  • Learn how to demonstrate and practice leadership skills
  • Learn how to improve listening skills critical to effective communication
  • Learn how to remove frustrated and boxed-in thinking and employ Solution Focused Ideology
  • Learn how to run a meeting with engagement and buy in from your staff
  • Learn how to talk to your spouse, partner, and others without judgement and create a deeper more meaningful conversation
  • Learn how to build leaders and practice leadership
Communication is at the very heart of everything we do and it's being recognized that Coach-Like Approach Communication Techniques are being used more and more to improve the way we speak to each other and to ourselves.
 
The culture in our workplaces is changing and how we communicate needs to change along with it. 75% of the Fortune 1000 companies have already brought in Coach-Like Approach methodology to support their organizations.
 
 What about you? Are you ready for a change?
 
Bonus: If you are Canfitpro certified in any of the following designations (PTS, FIS, NWS, NWL, OAS, and PFS) and in need of re-certification credits this class is sanctioned by Canfitpro to offer your full yearly requirement of 4 CEC's.  

 
 
   
What people are saying about the course:

"Great seminar, learned a lot to help me with my job and in my family life too. Made me think twice about my communication methods."

~ Jeff Weinrich Captain Ft. Saskatchewan Fire Department

Check out this article about my course featured in the Edson Anchor Newspaper:
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.

 

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