“Good afternoon, Sir, is this a good time to talk?” I asked. “Not really can I call you back?” He answered. This was a midday morning call to a gentle man who had been referred to me for career coaching and counseling following a job loss through retrenchment. These are some of the most delicate […]

“I did not know this side of you.” I cannot count the number of times I have heard this statement in the last one or two years. I am always tempted to respond with a quote; “We all have a different level of energy when passion meets purpose, and you recognize your own path when […]

Have you ever been granted an unexpected holiday? Well, this happened to me and maybe to you if you are a Kenyan. Elections period gave me a cool two weeks’ holiday. At first I was a bit uncertain. Clients were rescheduling trainings to ‘after elections’ then to ‘after the big announcement.’ August was about to […]

“Why is it that I was not ready to die?” I wondered. I had come out of the accident with just minor pains. The kind that just required me to take total rest for the weekend, work from home for a week and read a thriller novel the following weekend. As I write this it’s […]

“You look very happy today, or is that your normal face?” I asked on a light note. I had noted this lady from the moment the Human Resource director introduced me. Her face shone and she really looked interested. The moment I stood to take over the training program, her smile could not be hidden. […]

“Hey Coach, do you have anything on psychic borrower deep in mobile apps debts, listed in CRB, depressed and not knowing how to get out.” He wrote. I bet he meant debt addiction. Debt addiction is not the same as a shopping addiction, though the two issues often go hand in hand. A shopping addiction […]

“How many interviews have you attended?” I asked “Two,” he answered. “How did it go?” I asked, “I did not get the job?” He said.” What do you think could be the reason?” I asked “They had it reserved for someone else as always.” He answered casually “Do you know the person?” I asked “No” […]

Have you ever made a call and immediately made an impression about the person you are talking to or the organization culture? I had not thought deeply about this until last week. I made a call to a certain organization following up on some details and I was amazed at the thoughts that followed that […]

“I don’t care what they think, am fine” He said. “Does it affect you in any way?” I asked “I don’t really care; I will just let be” He said. This was a conversation in a self-awareness coaching session. The client had been referred by the boss as part of his performance improvement coaching. Part […]

What has been your greatest lesson or achievement this year? Mine has been simple but profound; Slowing down. A while back my friend made a comment that got me thinking. After watching one of my short recorded videos he asked, “were you on a timer?”. “No” I answered. “You sounded like you were, the video […]