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

"you are an expert on your own body and life. (Who knows it better?) Listen to the counsel of the wise, but in the end, trust your heart."
- 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.  

Check your Attitude:

When baseball great Ty Cobb was 70, a reporter asked him, "what do you think you'd hit if you were playing these days?"

Cobb, who had a lifetime batting average of .367, said, "About .290, maybe .300."

The reporter replied, "that's because of the travel, the night games, the artificial turf, and all the new pitches like the slider, right?"

"No," said Cobb, "it's because I am seventy."

Now that's believing in yourself!

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What Our Clients Are Saying...

"Mark had been my career coach years ago while in Edmonton and coached me in creating a solid foundation for my business. After years of using my new found skills, I moved to Vancouver and found myself needing the services of a career coach and Mark was the first person that came to mind."
 "Mark has this innate ability to allow one to work through areas they wish to improve on and come up with a solution on their own. This of course creates ownership of positive change. Mark also has this incredible way of taking a situation or problem that seems to have the illusion of no solution and leave his client feeling like everything can be solved and even made better. I developed such incredible confidence and strength while being coached by Mark and as a result, my work environment improved drastically.  I felt Mark provided me direction, solutions, thought provoking initiative and positive energy through every coaching session."
 "I would highly recommend Mark for coaching with any type of occupation or employment level."  
~ Carol Raaymakers,   Senior relationship manager, Large financial institution

The Power of "I Can"

Henry Ford was once quoted as saying "whether you think you can or you can't, you're right."

Mr. Ford's statement is simple, to the point and dead-straight accurate!

In order to succeed we have to give up the "I Can'ts."

Because just by saying "I Can't" we are strengthening one of the most powerful forces of negation in the human psyche, and in so doing we are setting up a cascade of limiting beliefs that will hold us back from accomplishing what we actually CAN do.

Here's a true story of what can happen when we take the "t" off of can't and turn it into a "Can-Do" word!!

In 1977, in Tallahassee, Florida, Laura Shultz, who was 63 at the time, picked up the back end of a Buick to get it off her grandson's arm. Before that time, she had never lifted anything heavier than a 50-pound bag of pet food.

Dr. Charles Garfield, author of Peak Performance and Peak Performers, interviewed her after reading about her in the National Enquirer. When he got to her home, she kept resisting any attempts to talk about what she called "the event." She kept asking Charlie to eat breakfast and call her Granny, which he did.

Finally he got her to talk about "the event." She said she didn't like to think about it because it challenged her beliefs about what she could and couldn't do, about what was possible. She said, "If I was able to do this when I didn't think I could, what does that say about the rest of my life? Have I wasted it?"

Charlie convinced her that her life was not yet over and that she could still do whatever she wanted to do. He asked her what she wanted to do, what her passion was. She said she had always loved rocks. She had wanted to study geology, but her parents hadn't had enough money to send both her and her brother to college, so her brother had won out.

At 63, with a little coaching from Charlie, she decided to go back to school to study geology. She eventually got her degree and went on to teach at a local community college.

This story illustrates that we can be the biggest contributors to our own limitations.

And more importantly we can be the biggest contributors to our own Elevations.

Choose "I Can".

What dream lives inside you?

You're worth it. "I Can" see that, and I know you "Can" too!
Communicate For Success
Upcoming Classes - Edmonton

Date: Saturday May 7th, 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:

"Engaging presentation filled with useful information delivered with humour, compassion, and honesty. Mark is authentic and has genuine care for what he does."
~ Rhetta Grant, Officer Manager
"Attending Coach Mark's course made me recognize my toxic self-doubt and put downs within my daily discussions, and now I not only make the conscious effort to 'rephrase' my wording, and use my tones but also count my wins. I found this useful for not only my personal life, but for how I conduct my business as well. Implementing the changes, and ideas Coach Mark has shared with me has helped me with my communication. This course exceeded all of my expectations and I would highly recommend anyone who is interested in personal and business growth to Coach Mark."
~ Kaitlyn Chapman, Personal Fitness Trainer

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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.