The Irony of Judgment: An Ovation to “Tom”

The Irony of Judgment: An Ovation to “Tom”

This is the first in a series of moments in which clients do important, transformational work that makes me want to give them a standing Ovation. Some details have been changed to protect confidentiality. Every word in every client’s story has been vetted and...
What’s Your “Barcelona Moment”?

What’s Your “Barcelona Moment”?

Imagine that you’re a college student living abroad, wandering the beautiful, winding backstreets of Barcelona. You’re on your own for the first time in your life, feeling completely immersed in carefree joy, peaceful solitude, energizing independence, and...
Troubled? Return to Your Values.

Troubled? Return to Your Values.

No, not the list you made at work. Your REAL values. We behave, it is said, in accordance with our values. That’s a disturbing thought, given my all-too-human propensity to act in ways that blatantly conflict with those attributes which I profess to value most highly....
The Ovation Story

The Ovation Story

As of October, 2019, InsightOut Life and EQ Insight Coaching have been combined into a new entity: Ovation Coaching. This is the story behind the new brand. “True art awakens the extraordinary ovation.” –Hafiz When you commit to recognizing and fulfilling your...
Why I Want to be More Like My Cat

Why I Want to be More Like My Cat

I was in the garden, watering my flower garden, when I doused my favorite cat, LindaRonstadt, with a spray of cold water. It was a mistake, of course. I know how much she dislikes getting wet: only slightly less than she dislikes getting caught in a hailstorm, but...