Peer Coaching Widgets & Ideas
Welcome fellow coaches (and any other folks)! The idea of this peer coaching
page is to share
(hopefully) helpful thoughts and ideas with coaching colleagues.
The inspiration for this link
was actually the result of an uncompleted homework assignment during
a training class. The assignment was to find several helpful Internet
links related to ADD Coaching and send them to my classmates. Well,
this has been a personal open loop for quite some time now. Hopefully
this page will contain some helpful information for these folks
and relieve me of my guilt for never turning in my assignment.
If you just happened upon this page while visiting the site, feel free
to explore. What you'll find here will give you an indication of
my coaching style and what type of things are particularly inspirational
Some of My Favorite Quotes
- What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared
to what lies with in us. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
- If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due
to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the
to revoke at any moment.- Marcus Aurelius (A.D. 121-180)
- There's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.
- the character Morpheus in the movie The Matrix
- When you come to the end of all the light you know, and it's time
to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one
of two things shall happen: Either you will be given something solid
on or you will be taught to fly. - Edward Teller
- You don't have the power to make life "fair",
but you do have the power to make life joyful. - Jonathan
- I believe that anyone who claims to know what's going on will lie
about the little things too. - Neil Gaiman (American Gods)
Some of My Favorite Videos
- In The Stillness - I've been working
on my own variations of meditation for awhile with limited success.
It still feels a lot like I'm standing still between a set of
railroad tracks staring at a huge locamotive as it's barreling
down on me. This song helps me realize there really is no train
and the world has yet to come to an end any time I've managed to
sit still for six and a half minutes to view this video.
- The Face of God -
This video reminds me that the Spirit is not just
in some of us, It's in everyone. It helps me remember to always
try to find the 'Peace of Christ' that I believe resides within
each of us. It's a motivator towards service.
- Just Breathe -
This song by Pearl Jam is a peaceful, soft, simple, expression of
my gratitude and love for God.
- Society - In a country
that simply has so much, it becomes easy to almost subconciously
get lost in a state of entitlement. The movie Into the Wild reminded
me of the subtle ways that we can be sucked away from our true hearts
desire only to find ourselves in an exhaustive pursuit of greed.
Christopher McCandless (aka Alexander Supertramp) saw this everywhere
he looked, even right within his own family, and tried desperately
This song by Eddie Vedder, from the movie's soundtrack, inspires
me to at least try to
value relationships over things like recognition, social status,
and material wealth.
- Take a Minute -
This is a song that may take more than a minute to explain. The
artist, K'naan, has become one of my favorite heros. He was born
in Somalia and, as a very young teenager, found himself right in
the middle of the Somali Civil War. He experienced suffering that
few of us Americans can truly comprehend; losing many young friends
and relatives to things such as murder, suicide, prison, and deportation.
Through it all, he held on to his dreams and now brings his message
to the West. For me, this song carries three important messages:
- Pride is a dangerous thing. Often, those who claim to understand
what's going on really don't know a damn, damn thing at all.
- To Give is truly priceless.
- Take a minute and let it ride - reminds me to accept whatever
moment I find myself in ...
Take a minute and let it breeze - reminds me to pause and listen
to The Spirit, who talks to me in the soft, calm voice of the
- Coldplay - Till Kingdom Come & Ring Of Fire -
This was simply worth including. It's an inspirational song and Coldplay
just does Johnny Cash great at the end.
- Video Index -
Simple index of current YouTube video links on my site ...
ADD Coaching Links
Yes indeed, this is
the section that is supposed to address the actual homework assignment
described in the introduction at the top of this page AND it
is indeed the one section that still needs to be completed. Thus,
the infamous coming
soon ... (but it is, I promise)