My Valentine's Gift to You

February 14, 2007 by  
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HeartsI have a gift for you.  Is it chocolate?  No, but it is something pretty tasty. 

For the past several months I have been working on the development of a new business to help people learn leadership skills.  While it was initially designed for the owners of small businesses with up to 100 employees, I recently came to the realization that it’s very helpful for the owners of microbusinesses, too.

The site will be launching later this week, and since today is Valentine’s Day, what better reason for a gift?  Go to  to receive the Coaching and Mentoring Toolkit.  The full retail price on the toolkit is $149 and right now  it’s totally free.

This special page & offer will be up for only a very short while, so visit right away.

Happy Valentine’s Day!
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Goal Setting for 2007 – Free Teleclass

February 7, 2007 by  
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In January I led a call on an effective way to set and achieve your goals. Click on the link below and you’ll be taken to a page where you can listen to the call or download the MP3.

Recording Here (app 50 minutes)

Bonus:  The 2007 Report from the Marketing Sherpa is also on the page.

Congratulations to the following people who provided feedback: Diana Mitchell, Rob Caldwell & Norma Reid. They are receiving two books: Best Year Yet AND C.J. Hayden’s Get Clients Now.

Want to complete your own FREE 2007 Best Year Yet plan?  Now you can.  Go to and enter my special code 279.


ps Happy Groundhog Day.  Yippee!  Spring will soon be here.

Snow in Arizona? Yes!

January 22, 2007 by  
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Last night I was reminded of Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” and the impact of Global Warming.

Or rather, maybe should I say, “Welcome to the Next Ice Age.”   There’s no doubt that this has been a strange winter and it’s one that many people around the world will not forget.  Last week the temperature dipped below freezing and there was a lot of damage to plants.  We’ll have to wait until the spring to learn if any of the Bougainvillea survived.

And now, here in Arizona, we can brag about the white winter wonderland of 2007.  Yes, on Sunday night (Jan 21st) it actually snowed in Phoenix.  These photos look more like this winter’s mess in the Puget Sound, than in Arizona.

Scraping When I was on coaching calls today I mentioned to several people that it snowed last night.  “What?!?” was the typical response.  So I thought that I’d share a slide show I found online through one of the local news stations.

Here’s the link

Brrrr, makes me cold just thinking about last night.   With weather like this I’m glad that I “meet” with most of my clients over the phone and don’t have to venture out on the freeways.

What’s the winter like in your part of the world?


ps in the next day or so I’ll post the names of the  winners of the Best Year Yet book.

New Year, New Goals, New You!

January 6, 2007 by  
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You’re Invited to our Goal Setting E-Party!

Let’s make 2007 our Best Year Yet!  How?  By setting great goals and then tracking them. Each year I invite my own clients to go through a special program called Best Year Yet.  If you remember me as the Founder/President of Client Compass Software, then you were invited to my New Year’s Goal Setting e-Parties I had in January of each year.

Well, guess what?  You are invited again.  I contacted David Bernstein (Editor) at Wiley and said that I’d love to throw a New Year’s Goal Setting E-Party. 

The party is taking place on Wednesday, January 17th at 1:00pm Eastern (10:00am Pacific). 

Registration is simple, click on the link below:
FREE Online Workshop.

You MUST use my parter code 279 so that I can send you the bridge line.  Using my number will know let me know you’ve registered.  I’ll then send you the dial in number by the end of the week.

Even if you are not able to come to the e-Party, no worries.  I’ll be recording the call so that you can access it later.

This special event is being sponsored by:



Happy New Year! Did You Make Any Resolutions?

January 1, 2007 by  
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Hope everyone is having a great day.

It’s wonderful to be looking out onto the desert, seeing the sun and watching the birds.   There are about 2 dozen quail, a bunch of doves, sparrows, a chipmunk and even a cardinal!

Until we moved to Arizona, I’d never seen a cardinal.  Cardinal_2 Pardon the poor quality of the picture. The shot was taken with our digital camera, zoomed in as close as possible and through a screen.  Even so, I’m amazed at the vibrant red of the bird.

Since it’s January 1st, I suspect many people are thinking about their New Year’s Resolutions. How do I know?  Because lots of registrations for my free 2007 Best Year Yet goal-setting workshop are coming in.  Anyone who registers for the workshop will receive an invitation to the teleclass I am offering.  If you haven’t already registered, then read the December 21st posting.   I’ll be sending the dial in information in the next few days.

Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? Complete the poll and let me know New Year’s Resolutions

I’ll post the results in a couple of weeks (after the good intentions start wearing off).


FREE Collaboration Tool

December 1, 2006 by  
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I just learned about a collaboration tool which allows users to share documents and spreadsheets. 

It used to be called Writely was recently bought out by Google.  Docs_spreadsheets

They call it Google Docs & Spreadsheets (duh!). I haven’t tried it out yet.  If you know about this cool tool,  or if you try it yourself, leave a comment.


Make 2007 Your Best Year Yet

December 1, 2006 by  
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Create Your Best Year Yet Plan for 2007- It’s FREE Logo_1

Are you satisfied with the results you achieved in 2006?  Want to achieve even more in 2007?  You can make 2007 your Best Year Yet!

How to Make Your Own FREE Plan:  Attend an on-line workshop and create your own Best Year Yet plan at 

Just remember to enter my partner code 279

Using my partner code entitles you to an advance invitation to my Best Year Yet teleforum(s) that I am offering in January (at no charge, of course). 


I’ll even be giving away Jinny Ditzler’s book, Best Year Yet, to lucky six people who attend.


Turn "To Do" into "Ta Da"

November 10, 2006 by  
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I’ve decided to start a new tradition at, called Free Friday Cool Tools.

You see, I love to find cool tools that help me run my business move efficiently.  As the owner of Client Compass Software, each month I’d publish information about the cool tools I’d uncovered.  After my company was bought out by Wiley & Sons last summer, I had no place to share my finds.

There are lots of tools that I use in my business and want to let others know about them as well.

Hence, Free Friday Cool Tools.   My goal is to share a new tool each week.  Most of them will be free or very low cost.  If you’ve read previous posts you’ll see that Ialready written about some of them.  So, if you want to get on the automatic list, bookmark this page.  For the automatic updates you can either subscribe via the e-mail updates (top of this page – right side) or use an RSS feed.

Here’s the first Free Friday Cool Tool:  how to turn your "todo" lists into TaDa (you’re done!) Lists …

TaDa List is a free service.  It allows you to create multiple todo lists, add to them, reorder, prioritize, and even share your list with others.

TaDa is pretty remarkable.  I’m using it right now to create a pretty hefty list of what we need to do in our new home. I’m also using it for the launch of my new online learning business (more on that later).

I was wondering how TaDa could possibly be free when it’s so valuable.  It’s used as an intro service by BackPack and BaseCamp, their project management software.  I’m using BaseCamp for the development of my new website.

Get started with your own subscription at


Join me at the first annual Career Coaches Telesummit

September 8, 2006 by  
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I am delighted to let you know that I’ve been asked to be one of the experts at the 2006 Career Coaches Telesummit taking place on September 18th – 22nd. The telesummit is hosted by the IACC, the International Association of Career Coaches. Telesummit150

What many people do not know is that I began my own career as a career counselor waaaaay back in 1989.   In fact, for my graduate degree, I specialized in career development.  That was before coaching was widely known as it is today.  A colleague and I first read about coaching in 1990.  We incorporated what we learned about coaching when we developed a program for an oil company in Calgary, Alberta.  We identified and implemented coaching as one of the skills that managers use in employee development.  Little did we know then just how ahead of our time we really were.

When Marcia Bench (the founder of the IACC) called and asked if I would join her panel of experts to talk about the Tips & Traps of Coaching within a Corporation, I gladly obliged.

If you are interested in learning more about the event, just click on the picture.  Or visit,


Best Places to Live

August 26, 2006 by  
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Cnnmoneydotcom_small Money  just released its annual list of the best places to live. It considered a number of factors in choosing the top 10. You can view each and see what makes these cities great. 

You can also see the 10 best big cities and the top 100 small cities. Or, you can browse by state. You can find the safest cities, youngest cities, best-educated cities, best cities for entrepreneurs.  There are cost of living calculators, real estate trackers, and more.

Guess what?  The city we recently moved to one of the TOP TEN!

Go HERE to see which cities are included in the top ten

Are you thinking of moving? If you are then definitely visit this site.   It’s a tool to help you find the best city based on a number of criteria.   It’s a great tool.

Each time I find a tool, article, report or website that helps in your professional and/or personal life I’ll post it on WindowSyl.  You’ll also find my own work here on leadership development.

So if you haven’t already signed up to receive automatic updates, look for the sign-up link in the top right corner.  All you need to do is add your e-mail address.

Let others know, too!  Tell them to visit and they can complete their FREE goal planning workshop. Look to the left for that link.

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