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Using 3 Brain States to Connect with Others

I watched an interesting video by educator Becky Bailey who discusses “three states of the brains” that impact our behavior. She outlines them and their functions as follows: Survival State: This is the brain in “freeze” of the proverbial fight-flight-freeze … Continue reading

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4 Positives of Negatives

The “negatives” in our lives—negative circumstances, people, thoughts, feelings, habits—are rarely things that we would choose or embrace. And yet, they show up. And the longer we try to ignore them, the longer they tend to stay. If we flip … Continue reading

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The Brain Science of Not Having People on Your Side

  When our coaching clients feel excluded, or not part of the “in” group, the same region of their brain is activated as when they experience physical pain. So whether your client bumps her shin into the corner of a … Continue reading

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Brain-Based Techniques for Success: Which paradigm is your client operating from?

Which paradigm is your client operating from? As you know, using a brain-friendly approach in coaching is a passion of mine. I’ve heard from many people in our coach community who report an increase in confidence, competence, and compensation when … Continue reading

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