Coach's Blog

Thoughts, stories and lessons learned.

Garen's Icebreakers

I start every single coaching or training session, meeting, workshop and keynote with an ice breaker. It's as much for me as it is for the audience. It allows everyone to let loose, connect as humans, create some trust and psychological safety and mostly, it's fun! Read more

Leadership Beyond Competency

Leadership isn't a profession. It doesn't come with a title. It doesn't come with a how-to manual. And while you can learn the art and science of leadership, knowing how to apply it goes beyond expertise. Read more

A Brief History of Motivation

Since the dawn of civilization, humankind has primarily used two methods of motivation: threats and bribes, or if you prefer, fear and money. Both are so incredibly effective because they leverage a person's need for survival and comfort. Read more

How Corporate Culture Is Evolving

Corporate culture is in a state of transition leaving many organizations in the dark with regards to modern methods of management, leadership, and motivation. Read more

Great Leaders & Happy Workers

Can you think of a time when you were at your best, and you were downright miserable? Have you ever heard someone say: "I became successful by doing something I don't care for and put very little love into"? Read more

It's Never Too Late

Sometime between your 30's and your 40's it happens. Something clicks. It might be our heightened awareness of our mortality or we finally, and truly become the adults we've been aspiring to be. Read more

Doing What You Love

The only reason we do anything in life is because we believe it will maximize pleasure and/or minimize pain. This is the Law of Human Motivation. In other words, we do it because we think it will make us happy or because we know it does. Read more

The Inevitable Evolution Of Retail

"Want to know how good business is these days? Keep your eyes on everyone in the mall and see how many of them have a bag in their hands." Wise words from a friend who knows a thing or two in the industry. Read more