Strange and Different

Strange and Different

I had to fly to Hawaii for a business trip. It took me two flights to get there. A four hour flight from St. Louis to Los Angeles and a six hour flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu. You could say I was tired and stiff, and really tired by the time I landed. To prevent too much body stiffness, I got up and walked several times during both flights. And I drank a lot of water – which was a lifesaver. During one of my many trips to the back of the plane I got a chance to strike up a conversation with two wonderful flight attendants taking a quick break. Seems that one of the male passengers close to the back had been found digging in one of their bags, had taken a pair of the flight attendants shoes out and was “holding” them. Because he had a shoe fetish. And he loved her shoes. Continue reading

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Prepare, Plan and Play

Football Victory

Take a minute and look at Peyton Manning’s achievements here.

What do you think it takes to be a champion like this? Do you think it takes talent? Do you think it takes skill? Do you think it takes strength? Continue reading

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The Power of Vulnerability


This week I wanted to share Brené Brown’s Ted Talk on the power of vulnerability. Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. Here she shares insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity.

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Bad leaders – do you have one? Or are you one?

Bad Boss

January 11, 2009 was a sad day in the history of the Denver Broncos. It is the day they signed Josh McDaniel’s as head coach. No one really knew how bad he would be as a coach but it was soon revealed. In his time with Denver, McDaniels released Jay Cutler because of Cutler’s lack of trust in him as a coach. He also released wide receiver Brandon Marshall, which sent our great city of Denver into a tail spin and lovingly earned Josh the name “McDuffis”. By December 6th we had a  3 – 9 record and McDaniels’ time with the Broncos was over. He left the shell of a team, players who had no leadership for so long they didn’t know which way was up and the team lost the trust of a city whose purpose was to support their beloved Broncos. Continue reading

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Coaching Champions – Personality vs. Behavior


In the coaching world we are constantly dealing with different personality types and different behavioral styles. As Certified Behavior Analysts, Coach Tim and Coach Kristen know how to separate out the two when coaching clients. But most people don’t know the difference and often get confused when making real change in their lives. So today, we wanted to share some insights between personality and behavior in this co-written blog post.

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