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Thank You for the Climb

Thursday is Thanksgiving.  It has always been my favorite holiday.  I love the food, honoring family and friends, and appreciating what it is all about…to be grateful.

I have a tradition.  Every year I ask everyone at my table what they are grateful for.  Some don’t like it and yet, no one has ever gone silent during this reflection.

This Year I Am Grateful for:

Professionally:  My Clients, my great Cohort(s) at Seattle Coach and the many friends I have met along the way, The ICF (International Coach Federation) and their regular inspiring teachings to make us all better coaches and to become better at this craft.

Personally:  Oh my, so much.  My two beautiful daughters and the lessons they teach me every day especially regarding perspective.  My incredible friends who have been with me every step of the way during this past year in good times and in bad, in fun celebration, and given me a shoulder to cry on when I need it.  I cannot forget the professional people either.  Thank you to the attorneys, accountants, financial experts and business brokers and all those who were my rocks in in a recent business sale.

Always and Forever:   My Dad who passed a little over a year ago who gave me my passion, perseverance, generosity and deep caring for other human beings.

Today and Tomorrow:  We don’t ever know what tomorrow brings and yet I am unusually optimistic about it. I hope you are too.

This week I would just like to just say THANK YOU out loud!  Please join me in being grateful.

Carla Kerner is a Professional Transitional and Business Coach working to support clients manage and navigate CHANGE through listening beyond what is being said, providing motivation and accountability each step of the way, and for finding discovery of what works authentically for each individualteam or group.

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Fall…Time To Make a CHANGE?

I really love fall.  It is the time of new beginnings, back to school, crisper days and shorter ones too.  From everything I know through coaching my clients, Fall appears to be a great time to  really make a change.  I find that there are two seasons when people seem to really focus on change.  Fall and winter or January, with the beginning of New Year Resolutions.

I see two types of change in my work.

THE FIRST   When you want to really do something different.  That could be changing your career, changing your job at your current company, finding a life partner or perhaps developing a healthier lifestyle.

THE SECOND   Change just happens and it takes us way out of our comfort zone.  Perhaps you get fired or laid off, your spouse files for divorce, the kids leave and you suddenly become an empty nester or you are forced into retirement and find your life suddenly lacks purpose.

CHANGE happens.  Sometimes we encourage it, while other times it just appears and we are completely blindsided by it.

Since my own story is full of CHANGE, I know it is one of life challenges that can be really difficult to manage, navigate or just simply get stuck in.

This is what I do.  I manage and help others navigate what I call deep change.  For those seeking change on their own,  I really see myself as a motivator, champion and accountability partner.  I listen to your goals and work with you at your own pace, one step at a time to move toward them.

For those  of you blindsided by change, usually managing it can be a bit more difficult.  I am a great listener with an empathetic heart.  However, I won’t allow you to become stuck in what I call, the going nowhere zone.  Together we will work toward empowerment, and moving forward.  I am a great believer in taking a difficult challenge and learning from it to advance and grow.

If you are in need of a Coaching Partner to work with you in whatever change comes your way, I consider myself a Champion for Change and would love to meet you.

Carla Kerner is a Professional Transitional and Business Coach working to support clients manage and navigate CHANGE through listening beyond what is being said, providing motivation and accountability each step of the way, and for finding discovery of what works authentically for each individualteam or group.