Monthly Archives: October 2012


“Is MEANING too BIG for today?” A Jolt of Joan for the week of Oct 8, 2012

By |2015-03-05T17:44:01+00:00October 9th, 2012|Jolts, Main Page, News, Podcasts|

  Meaning lies at the center of our lives, pulling us forward, shaping our behavior, requiring unimaginable risks and ultimately filling us up. Carl Jung posits that “… the only aim of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.” What meaning lights the darkness of your being? Too often [...]

ICF Global Conference in London – 10/6/12 – last day

By |2012-10-06T10:51:44+00:00October 6th, 2012|Main Page, News|

This morning, the last day of the conference, Camila Batmanghelidjh. Enlightened us about the violent and ignored “vermin” children, chronically abused now living violent lives on the streets of London. She founded “Kids Company” to provide practical, emotional, and educational support. Their development has been arrested; they are calmed only by violence, not knowing or [...]

Global ICF Conference 10/5/12

By |2012-10-05T10:26:55+00:00October 5th, 2012|Main Page, News|

This morning ICF President Janet Harvey spoke the words of the mission of ICF to “lead global advancement of the coaching industry” before announcing the Prism awards given to organizations that embody the coaching culture. Recipients included Banner Health, Roche Turkey and the United States Secretariat. Honorary mention was given to the Royal Australian Navy. [...]

Global ICF Conference – 10 4 12

By |2012-10-04T10:49:49+00:00October 4th, 2012|Main Page, News|

The first full day of the conference began with recognizing coaches present at the meeting from 56 countries. As each country’s name was projected in bold letters on two huge screens followed by the flag of the country, coaches stood up to be acknowledged with enthusiastic clapping. In addition to those attending in person, people [...]

“Bored or stressed?” A Jolt of Joan for the week of 10/1/2012

By |2015-03-05T17:45:09+00:00October 3rd, 2012|Jolts, Main Page, News, Podcasts|

Too little psychological stimulation and we are bored, listless, uninterested, no longer fascinated by life. Too much psychological stimulation and we are stressed, “slammed” we say, unable to be present in the moment, fragmented and distressed. In contrast optimal stimulation keeps us in the moment, fascinated by what unfolds before us, witnessing the great kaleidoscope [...]

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