How to Put the Heart In Your Heart Centered Business

      You know how it is.  You’re on a late flight, excited to reach your destination.  Everyone’s on board and buckled in.  A speaker crackles. The captain announces that there will be a slight delay. An hour later you finally take off.  Now you’re wondering if the car rental place will be open […]


How To Stop Hating Marketing

    Do you hate marketing? Maybe feel allergic to it?   One of the most important aspects of being in business is the ability to market. To get the word out to folks who can benefit from our services. But so many business people resist it; particularly when they are:   Worried that it […]


I Give Up

Have you ever been humming along in your business, happily working away and suddenly been blind sided?   When I sprained my ankle recently, life as I usually live it came to a halt. I love to walk, do it at least an hour a day. And I love dancing, dancing for the sheer joy […]


What I Learned After Spraining My Ankle!

What I Learned After Spraining My Ankle     It’s been almost a month since my last post—not something most people like to admit, but it’s true.   You see, the last night of my silent retreat, as I was walking to the meditation hall, I twisted my ankle and fell down hard. Wondered if […]


Practicing What I Preach

I realized a few months ago that taking time to become immersed in my spiritual practice is incredibly important and nourishing for me, particularly when I do it in community. So, a couple of months ago I signed up for a weeklong retreat. By the time you read this, I’ll be at Cloud Mountain (http://www.cloudmountain.org) […]


5 Ways to Turn Down the Heat FAST!

As I write this, I’m trying to do too many things at once! And I’m feeling unusually stressed by it all.   You see, I’m getting ready to go on a silent retreat. (Yes, that means no talking, but I actually like that once in a while!) I’ll be away for a full week without […]


My Networking Nightmare

My Networking Nightmare     I’ll never forget my first networking event as a newly graduated coach. I was going to an International Coach Federation Chapter meeting in Edmonton and felt so excited.   I was greeted by a friendly woman who put me at ease and introduced me to a group of women sitting […]


3 Reasons We Struggle With Setting Prices and What To Do About It

One of the most pressing questions that small business owners tussle with is pricing. How much to charge. It’s a tricky business that gets even more complicated when we’re selling our knowledge, experience, and skills. Here are three things that can trip us up.   1.) We think we have to sell ourselves. Yikes! That […]


Slowing Down to Go Faster

Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water is clear? Can you remain unmoving until the right action arises by itself?   Lao Tzu   I’ve been upgrading the website. And like so many other projects, it’s taken longer than anticipated.   Since I thought I was clear about […]


Carol Becomes Certifiable!

Nudge has always been about making progress–moving people, organizations, and entrepreneurs forward, but what happens when the coach needs a nudge? After my move to North Vancouver,      I decided to focus my practice on coaching rather than consulting. Although those big projects had paid the bills, my heart just wasn’t in them any […]


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