Michele D’Amico’s Blog

Transitions, Turning Points and Transformations

Transitions, Turning Points and Transformations Whether we’re ready for them or not, transitions are a way of life. Changing jobs, getting married, having children, moving, death and divorce are only a few. They can be a source of discomfort, stress and anxiety, but they can also be a turning point and a transformation of the […]

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Top 3 Tips For Making A Successful Career Move

Top 3 Tips For Making A Successful Career Move Top 3 Tips For Making A Successful Career Move In addition to my private practice, I've been working as a RiseSmart Certified Career Coach for a few years now. Here's a recent blog post that I wrote for their site, Top 3 Tips For Making A […]

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Clarity

WHY CLARITY? One of the first things I do with my clients when coaching them is to help them get clear on their goals. You’re probably saying to yourself, “Of course, you have to be clear about what you want in order to reach your goals!” While it makes perfect sense, it’s not as easy […]

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Balance

How Well Do You Maintain Balance? If trying to maintain balance in your life makes you feel like a tightrope walker, you’re not alone. Most of us have so many demands on our time and energy, life can feel like a three-ring circus. Take this quiz to see how well you are meeting responsibilities, while […]

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Gratitude: Access its Power

"If you want to find happiness, find gratitude."  -- Steve Mariboli The practice of gratitude as a tool for happiness has been in the mainstream for years. Long-term studies support gratitude’s effectiveness, suggesting that a positive, appreciative attitude contributes to greater success in work, greater health, peak performance in sports and business, a higher sense […]

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Are You Too Comfortable?

Are You Too Comfortable? When in our comfort zone we’re on auto-pilot.  We may feel confident, relaxed, secure, snug even – it’s an easy and comfortable place to be.  As humans, we do not like to feel uncomfortable.  The question is, have you outstayed your welcome in the comfort zone?  Answer the following questions to […]

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It’s your story, but should you stick to it?

It’s your story, but should you stick to it? You’ve probably heard the expression, “That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. But when it comes to changing our life, we often can do better by changing the story that we tell ourselves about our life. This doesn’t mean telling falsehoods, but it does mean […]

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6 Keys to Building and Leading a Team

6 Keys to Building and Leading a Team "A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves."  -Lao Tzu You don’t manage a team to victory. You lead them. Building a great team requires a great leader. John Wooden […]

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Discover the Many Benefits and Advantages of Using a Life Coach

Discover the Many Benefits and Advantages of Using a Life Coach The trials and tribulations of life can seem overwhelming at times. You are a good person. You work hard, try to do the right thing, and make every effort to please those around you. But no matter how much you give there appears to […]

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Resilience

Resilience: 8 Traits of Resilient People Resilience is a skill that can be developed and honed. Like a muscle, the more we develop it, the stronger it gets. Often times, we simply survive a trauma or difficult experience. By developing our resilience muscle, we can not only survive, but also thrive. Bouncing back from life's […]

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CLEAR Parenting

CLEAR Parenting I don’t claim to be an expert on parenting, but I am a parent and I have learned a few things over the years while raising my daughter and studying parenting and child behavior. This led me to develop what I call CLEAR parenting. Communication and Consistency Love and Laughter Empathy and Energy […]

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Self Doubt

Self Doubt: What Can Be Done About It? We all know what self doubt is.  It’s the lack of confidence in oneself and one’s abilities. I don’t know many people who never have these feelings. Perhaps you’ve heard the quote “When you doubt your power, you give power to your doubt.” I’ve seen this attributed […]

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