Will March be a Lion or a Lamb?
We know for sure that February was a spectacle. Whether you stayed up late and actually witnessed first-hand the fiasco at the Academy Awards or read about it the next day, you may have been struck by the absurdity of it all. Here is a show that's scripted down to the last eyelash and gift bag, practically guaranteeing there won't be a single real, authentic moment. And then, BAM! In the blink of an eye, chaos ensues and there's lots of scrambling, confusion, and energy. We'll probably never know the real story, or even if there is a story. The point is, however, that just when you think you know what to expect, something else happens.
What a wonderful metaphor for our times. I'm working with clients this month on being ready, willing, and able to show up for the unexpected. One of the best ways to start practicing this is to get outside. Be delighted. Astonished. Transfixed. Even if you only have 5 minutes, go. The results may surprise you. So, march forth, everyone!
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"When I was discerning whether or not to work with Kelleen, I read through the testimonials on her website. I saw words like "genius", "amazing coach", "my biggest supporter and my most honest advisor", and "indispensable". The skeptic in me thought, "Could someone really be THIS good??"Yes, she is this good.Kelleen has innate gifts that she uses to bring forth the truth. The beauty of her process is that she finds what exists uniquely within and brings it forward in a way that is both empowering and authentic. She helps bring clarity to chaos by helping people know themselves better, and in doing so find higher levels of success. And while she makes it appear effortless, she draws from both her significant formal education and a wealth of varied professional experiences...all of that makes her coaching both insightful and meaningful.
I have come to value my time with her as a sounding board, a source of wisdom, and someone with whom I genuinely enjoy spending time. Working with Kelleen has made me a stronger leader."
-Chris Doherty, Hewlett Packard Enterprises, Winter, 2017
"When I was selected to do a TEDx talk, I felt pretty confident in my ability to write a concise, funny, detailed and representative presentation on the subjects allotted to me. As a cartoonist, that is basically what I do, only in a different form. The organizers suggested that we use mentor/coaches to help us, if we felt that we needed help. Kelleen was a Facebook fan of my work, and I knew that she was a mentor and coach. I thought, "What do I have to lose? I can always NOT use her advice if I don't find it helpful. It turns out that engaging Kelleen was the best thing I could have done. She helped me whittle down my talk to the essences of the subjects, she listened to my presentation multiple times and had great advice on how to make it better. She offered lots of encouragement, and sat in the audience grinning and laughing along with the rest of the crowd. And perhaps the best thing was that she always came back to the idea that I knew what I was doing; I just needed a little outside perspective to make it the best it could be. I highly recommend her services and I highly recommend her!"
- David Cohen, National cartoonist and musician, Asheville, NC, Fall, 2016