Dynamite Coaching News 
JAN 2017    
In This Issue
Quote of the Month:

"Getting old is like a roll of toilet paper . . . the older you get, the faster it goes."

- John Maxwell


What is Coaching?

  Are you curious about coaching? New appointments now available. Remember coaching isn't about having someone else cut the cocoon away, it's about allowing you to build your belief that you can fight your way through any situation because you are Enough. It's about developing that internal strength. Interested in learning more? Contact Coach Mark for a complimentary, no-obligation coaching session and experience the benefits first hand. Your goals await. Act today.
Are You Too Old or Do You Just Think You Are?   
Consider these folks:

1. Ronald Reagan turned 70 just 17 days after entering the office of the President of the United States.

2. Benjamin Franklin was 79 when he became the governor of Pennsylvania.

3. Winston Churchill led Great Britain at age 76.

4. Albert Schweitzer was still practicing at age 90.

5. Cecil G. DeMille produced the movie The Ten Commandments at age 75. 

6. Michelangelo created St. Peter's Basilica in Rome after the age of 70.

At what point in your life are you going to decide to go after what truly makes you happy? 20, 30, 40, 50.....When?

You see, the time will pass anyway. Make the most of it - start today.

It's been said "the road to success is always under construction." Refocus on your dreams, goals, ambitions, desires, objectives or whatever you call them, and begin today to achieve those dreams.
  Do something every day toward that dream.

What Our Clients Are Saying...

"Mark was an amazing coach, especially when I needed it most.  I was at a crossroads in my professional career which emotionally and physically had taken its toll on me.  I didn't know which direction to go in and what my next steps were going to be.  Through Mark's coaching and compassionate ear, he helped me through a very difficult time in my life and provided me a positive space to create my own happiness.  The journey that we took together as coach and coachee is one that is immeasurable and I am eternally grateful for his energy and time he spent with me.  I look forward to coaching with Mark again in the future."
 
- Christine

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You Are Enough! 

Once there was a man who happened across the cocoon of a butterfly.

And one day, while staring at the cocoon he noticed a small opening appear, and so he sat and watched and over the next several hours he observed in amazement as a butterfly struggled to force its body through that little, tiny hole.

At one point it stopped making any further progress, and to the man, it appeared as if the butterfly had gotten about as far as it could through that hole and could go no farther. It was at this point the man decided he would help the butterfly, so he took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon, and by doing so the butterfly was free to emerge easily.

Yes, it was free now but unfortunately, its body was very swollen and its wings were very small and shriveled. He continued to watch the butterfly expecting that, at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body, which would contract in time.

But neither happened!

In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings.

And..... it never was able to fly.

What the man, in his kindness and haste, failed to understand was that the restricting cocoon and ensuing struggle to get through the tiny opening were life's way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon.

Ladies and Gentlemen, we may face a similar struggle with our own growth, if we're always looking outward for someone to help us, searching for another book to read with the answers or a truly amazing person to mimic and achieve similar results from.


Please, take to heart - YOU ARE ENOUGH. 

You are smart enough.

You are strong enough.

You are brave enough.

You are _______ enough. You fill in the blank.

What you may lack is the belief and confidence in yourself that you ARE already enough. The challenge is that our society is set up to highlight what you do wrong, what you say wrong and this can lead to you feeling like you ARE wrong.

But you're not.

You just need practice being enough and becoming stronger in that belief. Say those words to yourself, 'I am enough', until it becomes natural and you believe it in your core.

Life, then, is like our cocoon.  It SHOULD be hard, and at times it will be hard. We NEED for it at times to be hard, because it's what strengthens us.

But do not make it harder by believing you're unworthy of becoming that butterfly or, leaving your shell behind.




Because you are worthy and You Are Enough.

CFS
Communicate For Success
 
Upcoming Classes - Edmonton

Date: Saturday, February 4, 2017
Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Location: King's University 9125- 50st Room N209
(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:

"Great day with practical and knowledgeable skills to incorporate into every day communication."
 
~ Andrea Anderson - Dental Hygienist
 
"I learned practical techniques that I can apply in all aspects of my life."
 
~ Jacinta Kostelnik - Executive Administrator
Let's Talk About Dynamite Coaching 

    

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.

 

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