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

"Sorrow, fear, anger, and regret live only in the past or the future. In the present moment we find the key to peace."

~ Author unknown
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.  

Let's check our perspective:
The famous entertainer Charlie Chaplin once told a wonderful joke to an audience and all the people started laughing.

Mr. Chaplin then repeated the same joke and only a few people laughed. He again repeated the joke for a third time, but this time no one laughed. He then asked them; "When you cannot laugh at the same joke again and again, then why do you cry again and again on the same worry?"

Good point Mr. Chaplin. Good point. Nothing's permanent in this world, not even our troubles.

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What Our Clients Are Saying...

"My colleague and I were nearly frantic with plans for expanding certain funding programs at work, each with different schedules and groups of stakeholders. Through coaching with Mark, we were able to find creative methods of moving forward, and to distill our actions into easy and manageable steps. We look forward to our next coaching session, and the freedom to create that is part of Mark's special skillset."
~ Jennifer Hill, Program Coordinator for Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures.

Debbie's Dream

Read this true story of Debbie the Dreamer

Debbie Macomber had a dream. She wanted to be a writer, so she rented a typewriter, and every morning after her kids went to school she put it on the kitchen table and began typing. When the kids returned home she would put it away and serve dinner. But as soon as the kids were tucked in their beds she would pull that old typewriter out again and write some more.

And believe it or not Debbie did this for 2.5 years without a stitch of success and in the process had become a struggling writer, and she couldn't be happier.

One night, however, her husband, Wayne, sat down with her. "Debbie, he said, I'm afraid we can't do this anymore. You're not making any money and we can't survive on my income alone. You're going to have to go out and get a job."

Upon hearing those words, Debbie's heart nearly broke. With all of the costs and responsibilities of keeping up the house, driving 4 kids to sports and working 40 hours per week she knew there would be no time for writing. Her dream would be over.

But in the days to follow Wayne could sense the resignation and despair coming from his wife, so he asked her "what's wrong?"

She replied "Wayne, I really think I could've made it as a writer. I really do."

There was a long period of silence before Wayne spoke again, and when he did he said "All right, honey, go for it."

And with that the struggling writer and supermom was back in business! Debbie put the typewriter back on the kitchen table and she began pounding out page after page for another 2.5 years and again with nary a thing to show for her efforts. During those times money was tight for Wayne, Debbie and their family and to keep the dream alive the family cut corners wherever they could: pinching pennies, not taking holidays, and wearing hand-me-downs.

But it was all worth it because in that 5th year Debbie sold her first book, and then another, and another until at present count Debbie has had over 100 books published, many of them best sellers on the New York Times best seller list with 3 of those being sold for movies.

And all created from her kitchen table with an old typewriter, a support system and a dream.

To broaden Debbie's story, Wayne's world (full pun intended) looks like this now: For his sacrifice and belief in his wife he got to retire at 50.

And Debbie's kids, well perhaps they received the greatest gift of all. They saw their mom chase her dream and through her example they were given permission and encouraged to pursue their own dreams.

What about you? What dream are you working on? 

Whether it be big or small they all count 

They all matter

Because You Matter!
Communicate For Success
Upcoming Classes - Edmonton

Date: Saturday September 10th, 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:

"If you would like to take away real tools, real examples and learn how to apply that to your everyday life, Coach Mark's "Communicate For Success" class is a must! Walk away and take control of how, why and more importantly realize again why communication is the root of all things"
~ Maria Daskalakis
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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.