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Mayes Wilson & Associates

Category: Coaching

Plan for the marathon with self-care

Sara Wilson, CPCC, ACC | “Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.” — Oprah Winfrey Now at the end of the first quarter of 2021, most leaders are caught up in the inexorable rhythm of the work year. We are sprinting from task to […]

How leadership coaching can help change your mindset

Sara Wilson | One area my executive coaching clients often work on with me is their mindset about change. We all have one — a mindset. In other words, a perception or attitude about something.  Today I want to talk about *change*. Merriam-Webster defines change as a) to make different in some particular way, *ALTER*; […]

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A new start

Sara Wilson | Surprise. Pivot. Adjust. Succeed 2021 has started with an event most of us would never have anticipated, and to say 2020 was a year of unending surprises is to state the obvious.  COVID instigated the largest mass pivot from old routines that I have seen in my 20+ year career of advising […]

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What are you attached to?

Sara Wilson, CPCC |  On my recent trip to Africa, what began as a simple act of generosity turned into a surprisingly strong mental challenge that made me reflect on attachment. We can be attached to things, people, our self perceptions, the list goes on and on. It turns out my attachment was to a […]

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Any moment is a good time to start Becoming

Sara Wilson, CPCC |  I live in the Midwestern US where there is an effort to increase the monarch butterfly population because of the benefits they provide us and the planet. Two summers ago I “fostered” several monarch caterpillars through the phases of Becoming a butterfly.  The transformation was phenomenal. Each stage was fascinating and […]

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New Year, New Perspective

Sara Wilson, CPCC |  “It’s not only moving that creates new starting points. Sometimes all it takes is a subtle shift in perspective, an opening of the mind, an intentional pause and reset, or a new route to start to see new options and new possibilities.”  –Kristin Armstrong I love to get up early, be […]

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A Certified Professional Coach!

Sara Wilson, CPCC – Co-Active Training Institute |  Spring 2019 Sara received her professional coaching certification from the Co-Active Training Institute, which is a global leader in training coaches. The Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) designation Sara received is the most rigorous and respected in the industry. The program Sara completed consists of several hundred […]

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Do You Know Where You Are Headed?

Sara Wilson, CPCC | “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat. “I don’t much care where–” said Alice “Then it doesn’t matter where you go,” said the Cat “–So long as I get SOMEWHERE,” Alice […]

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Is Your Life Filled with Should Dos?

Sara Wilson, CPCC | Life can become a series of absent-mindedly putting one foot in front of the other. In work, business and at home, we go through the motions because of expectations—our own, our manager’s, our family’s. Have you experienced this? Truth be told, I have and I didn’t even realize it until I […]

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Achieving Work-Life Balance

Sara Wilson, CPCC | Nonprofit leaders I work with frequently say that finding work-life balance is a continual challenge. Leaders often know the benefits of creating more equilibrium for themselves and their organizations, but often work 50+ hours per week and find it hard to disconnect even when away from the office. How do we create balance […]

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