Change: So Goes the Leader…

When I teach career transition workshops or coach people one-on-one, I encourage them to think beyond the obvious, try something new, go out on a limb, and declare what one wants.    I tell others that they may be surprised as to how successful they will be when they just ask for what they want.

What I don’t always do is take those same risks.  Yes I can also get into a rut and be content to stay with what I know, rather than reach for things that (I think) are beyond my grasp.

So, I’ve decided to test my theory.  I never have been been able to subscribe to the “do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do” model of leadership.

So goes the leader, so goes the pack.

I am a speaker, trainer and  storyteller.  As such I openly share the stories of my life and experience-–as military veteran, cancer survivor, misfit employee  and  member of crazy family.

I use my stories to provide the message to others as a way to


To walk your own path, laugh at the absurdity of life, and live in harmony and joy with others.

On the go!
On the go!

I am also a Coach. 

I prefer “Personal Life Change Agent,” as I act as your personal catalyst for change.

I am told by many others that they appreciate my very direct, yet compassionate, approach.   I use a Socratic method of questioning to inspire and challenge clients to get past “stuck.”

I believe one must be willing to look  and  think BEYOND challenges in order to LIVE. Whether  discussing the challenges of career transitioning, personal life changes, health-related, or communication challenges, I will help to guide you to identify possibilities to create meaningful solutions.

Some say that I “kick butt” and encourage them to do the same.  With that comes a responsibility.


True leaders must be willing to step up to the plate and try new approaches.  To put themselves out there to make a difference in the world.

So, I’m trying something new with this post…I am asking for what I’d like.

Are YOU ready?

I want to talk with people who are ready to face a major challenge in their lives and are serious about getting out of a rut and starting to LIVE beyond that challenge.  If that is your vision, then leave me a message.  Let’s talk about how we can make that happen.

I also want to give something back to my community.  So, I would like to offer one local South Puget Sound organization  30-40 minutes of my time (speaking fee waived) as an inspirational speaker for your April training event or quarterly/annual meeting.  If you know of an organization who needs a speaker, please leave a message here with contact information or call to leave a message at:  (424) AGENT10 (424-243-6810).   I will contact each organization to discuss the needs and details and will choose randomly (on April 1st, 2013) for one organization to receive this waiver.

Or if you know others who could benefit from style of coaching, or need someone as a speaker, please feel free to share this post or reblog this post. Thank you, in advance.

Change is never easy. 

I know how uncomfortable it can be to do things differently.  To think differently.  To take a risk.
And then I say to myself, “You are a leader, Coral.  Teach by example. Do it anyway.”

“For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer is ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.” ~Steve Jobs


4 thoughts on “Change: So Goes the Leader…

    1. Wendy…thank you for reading my blog. I did not receive any requests from this yet. I will be looking at another way to give of my time. Who do you know that might need my skills and services? By the way, congrats to you and Todd! I just received your note and will respond soon!

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