A bunch of thoughts on how to proceed into 2018

A bunch of thoughts on how to proceed into 2018

My journey toward becoming a coach developed in early 2016. I first took the Road Runners Club of America Certification Course in mid-March and passed the written exam the following week. I was now an RRCA Certified Running Coach. At the end of that month, I took my first class with the Coaches Training Institute (CTI). Their process to become a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) took a little longer. I spent 104 hours in the classroom and then participated in a six-month certification program that included hands-on coaching, ongoing group work, and one-on-one supervision. I have worked with my own coach, passed the written exam and have fulfilled the requirement of more than 100 coaching hours. This certification program is recognized as the most rigorous in the industry. Today is the final mile of this 21-month journey. The oral certification exam.

In order to be properly prepared and to have my head in the right place, I’m taking a little break from this week’s blog and passing along a few words of wisdom from around the Internet. It’s that time of year when we engage in self-reflection and think about our hopes and dreams for the New Year, so I thought these were all worth sharing. They have a couple common ideas; some things that I have been considering as well. So, in 2018… Read more

A few reasons why runners make better employees

A few reasons why runners make better employees

When I first started running – that is dragging myself out of bed early in the morning, often in the dark – I noticed something. I was suddenly more awake on my commute into the city.  I was a little more focused when I got to the office.  The more I ran, the more I was able to apply the discipline it took to complete those morning runs to my work later in the day.

Running made me a better employee!  The meditative value of running also allowed me to think through issues; I’d often arrive at work after a morning run with solutions to yesterday’s challenge. I even had the courage to transition from a dissatisfying sales career to a very meaningful position planning events for a local non-profit.

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