JANUARY 2016 - In This Issue:
For the new year I have chosen the word Energy to be my inspiration and guide. I imagine waves in the ocean: constant and changing. Sometimes churning as when I am writing my play. Sometimes surfing the waves with my coaching clients. Sometimes powerful and sometimes calm.


What image, word or phrase do you choose for 2016? What will inspire and motivate you? What actions and behaviors will you take to embody fully the image you have selected?

To go along with my theme of energy, I have added a couple of activities to my schedule. This month I start a six month teleclass, Conversational Intelligence for Coaches, with Judith E. Glaser. I am looking forward to deeply investigating this topic and incorporating the learning into my life and work.

I have noticed that I have let my distaste for the heat and humidity of southwest Louisiana to turn me into a homebody. So, I am going to step out of my comfort zone by participating in the Acadiana Master Naturalists program. In 10 workshops from January to June I will learn about the natural environment and ecology of the area. I'll get down on my hands and knees to look at insects and plants, and I am sure I'll be generating and exerting energy.

Would you like a partner with whom to think about your life in 2016 and how you might "kick things up a notch?" Give me a call today to schedule a complimentary coaching consultation.


My friend Patricia recommended to me the documentary film, Keep on Keepin' On, and I in turn recommend it to you. The film is about jazz musician Clark Terry's life and his inspirational mentorship of a blind piano student, Justin Kauflin.

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Photo of Sue Schleifer

Would you like to feel greater satisfaction in your work life but are not sure how to make that happen?

Are you feeling overwhelmed with everything on your plate?

Would you like a partner to help you develop practices to live a healthy, creative, and vibrant life?

How about someone to listen to you deeply, with compassion, and with questions that will break open understanding and new perspectives?


Perhaps you want to kick it up a notch in your role as a leader?

Contact me for a complimentary coaching consultation to learn how we might work together for your success and happiness.


The Key to the Castle book cover
Zen and Travel Stories of Trust

A book about inner and outer journeys.  


 Available for purchase from Amazon and Smashwords and other digital download sites in both print and digital formats. 


To read reviews of the book, please visit The Key to the Castle

web page.  

Cultivating a Mindful Life book cover

Cultivating a Mindful Life, a collection of 35 stories, is an e-book

available from Smashwords and Amazon and other digital download sites.
If you prefer a print copy, please contact me directly.

Sue Schleifer 
Oak Communications Coaching and Consulting
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