Not Good Enough – And Other Lies.
Not Good Enough – And Other Lies.

  Hello Lovely!   I have a special topic today that is very close to my heart.   Every client I work with (Heck! Make that every person I meet if we get into a deep enough conversation) has some deep, dark secret that they are afraid the world will find out.   The secret […]

Why saying YES to YOU is the best, right answer. Always.
Why saying YES to YOU is the best, right answer. Always.

  A few weeks back I was supposed to go to California for a meeting. This was an important meeting, a meeting I had been anticipating for 6 months as an essential piece of my re-emergance from what I have come to affectionately call my Cloudy Afternoon of the soul. Finally, I was going to […]

Overcome Your Fears One Dauntless Moment At A Time
Overcome Your Fears One Dauntless Moment At A Time

Let’s face it. Being a living, breathing human being is not for the faint of heart.   SERIOUSLY. Whether you are the ambitious Silicon Valley millennial,  The executive, leading a global organization, The rock star, the movie star or the sports hero, And yes, even the life coach who is supposed to have this “life” […]

Staying Calm Cool and Collected In Life’s “OH @#%$ moments”
Staying Calm Cool and Collected In Life’s “OH @#%$ moments”

We have all found ourselves smack in the middle of a great big "Oh @#%#$" moment, at one time or another. Those times when we come face to face with challenges and obstacles that threaten to derail our efforts, thwart our best laid plans and start us down the path of fear and doubt. Often […]

Back From My Cloudy Afternoon Of The Soul
Back From My Cloudy Afternoon Of The Soul

It's great to be back! Hi! 🙂  I know it has been forever (and by forever I mean over a year and a half) since I have sent out a newsletter. The intricate details of why I have been off line are lengthy and will be shared in the months to come. However, the short […]

Take Time For The Ones You Love
Take Time For The Ones You Love

I am writing you today from my heart and from a quiet joy and sadness that is all wound together. I am writing you today with a message of love. Have you ever done one of those exercises where you write out what you would do if you won the lottery? Or, perhaps it asked […]

Permission To Dream
Permission To Dream

What Would Be Possible In Your Life If You Gave Yourself Permission To Dream? A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to speak with an audience on the topic of "Who do you think you are?" and why it matters. In the conversation, we explored the questions: Who are you? How do you know who […]

Bust Free From You Rut
Bust Free From You Rut

Let's talk about ruts shall we! It happens to the best of us so it is less of a matter of "how to stay out of a rut" as it is "what do you do when you notice you are in one".  To be clear, we all get into routines or habits that seem comfortable or safe. There […]

New Business Coaching Site Launched!  www.coachjoelleinc.com
New Business Coaching Site Launched! www.coachjoelleinc.com

Hi guys! As you know it’s been my great joy and honor to share the powerful life-making tools of Life Coaching for over a decade. What you may not know is that since 2001 I have also been supporting leaders to design their careers and businesses on purpose; working with everyone from small business owners to […]

What If You Could Live A Radiant Magical Life?
What If You Could Live A Radiant Magical Life?

Hi Gang!   Last week things felt a little heavy.   After years of being a coach I know that a little heaviness is OK. I do not have to be over-the-moon happy every second of the day and, as my mother says, “this too shall pass”.   It wasn’t anything particularly dramatic – I […]

What Are You Ready To Transform?
What Are You Ready To Transform?

Hi Guys!  I was out for dinner last week with a dear friend when the conversation turned to sustaining happiness and quality of life. “How long have you been here?” my friend asked, gesturing in my general direction.   I knew that by “here” she did not mean the restaurant or even Cleveland. What she was referencing […]

Make Your Life Quiz And A New Site! Sooooooo Exciting!
Make Your Life Quiz And A New Site! Sooooooo Exciting!

Hi Guys!     I know it has been awhile.  Ok, longer than awhile.  It’s been FOREVER since I wrote a full-on blog post!     You see, I have been in this interesting place; a place where contemplation and grounding have been more important than action and output.   Many months ago, I went through […]

MAKE YOUR LIFE INTERVIEW WITH PILAR GERASIMO
MAKE YOUR LIFE INTERVIEW WITH PILAR GERASIMO

 Hi guys!   I am so excited to share today’s Make Your Life Interview with you!    My guest today is the founding editor of Experience Life Magazine, Pilar Gerasimo and she is one amazing woman with a message that will change your life.   As you hear the details of Pilar’s journey, you will […]

RECONNECT AND REINVIGORATE TO REALIZE YOUR GOALS
RECONNECT AND REINVIGORATE TO REALIZE YOUR GOALS

  Hi gang,   We have all been there. We set out with good intentions and big dreams. We set our goals with enthusiasm and anticipation for the awesome life change we are going to make, only to realize a few weeks or months in that the ambitious, super-exciting ideas we had now seem too fantastical, unrealistic, annoying or just plain depressing.   That’s […]

COACH JOELLE INTERVIEW NATALIA ROSE
COACH JOELLE INTERVIEW NATALIA ROSE

Hi  Guys!   For our first Make Your Life Interview of 2011 it is my honor to introduce you to Top nutritionist, author and health expert Natalia Rose.    I was first introduced to Natalia on my own journey to greater health and vitality.  As I read her books on raw food and detoxification, her approach […]

Don’t Wimp Out On The Woman In The Mirror
Don’t Wimp Out On The Woman In The Mirror

I'm Pretty Sure I Didn't Start Out Wimpy…   Jeff and I have been married almost 5 years.  When we came together it was truly an epic love story – the stars aligned and the angels sang as I was found by my perfect match.   Long before the man ever entered the picture I […]

Coach Joelle Interviews Chelsea Markel – Teen Success Coach
Coach Joelle Interviews Chelsea Markel – Teen Success Coach

Hi guys,   In today’s Make Your Life interview you will meet Chelsea Markel – An 18-year old thriving entrepreneur and a Teen Success Life Coach, specializing in Self-Confidence Reinvention and Effective Communication.    In this interview you will get a sense of this remarkable young woman who overcame intense bullying, social exclusion and depression at a […]

Beware the Dream Stomper
Beware the Dream Stomper

Hi guys!     I was 11 years old.  It was a typical day in the life of a 6th grader as I met my friend Damian for the 1.5 mile walk to Westwood School. In between the occasional  punch in the arm, sarcastic comments and pre-teen eye rolls we shared our stories and our […]

Make Your Life Interview Series: An Interview With Kyle MacDonald
Make Your Life Interview Series: An Interview With Kyle MacDonald

Hi Guys!   Back from a relaxing week on a beautiful ship in the sparkling blue Caribbean I’m overwhelmed with a deep appreciation. It is a wonderful thing when vacations are the icing on top of a fulfilling life as opposed to some desperate act of resuscitation.  Love it.   Grateful to be back on […]

The Horror of the  UNSUBSCIBE and Other Sundry Rejections
The Horror of the UNSUBSCIBE and Other Sundry Rejections

Hi Guys!   A few months back I was heading up to Sedona for a relaxing girls weekend with one of my best friends and fellow entrepreneurs.    As we drove out of Phoenix, the saguaros first gave way to green mesas and then towering red rocks and, as it often does, the conversation turned […]

A Chart, a List, a Check in the Box… The Power of Systems to Simplify and Accelerate
A Chart, a List, a Check in the Box… The Power of Systems to Simplify and Accelerate

    Hi Guys!   Nothing like a long weekend to give your life a major overhaul.  Oh I know, some people use these lazy last days of summer for BBQs or beach time but I gotta tell you, when I had 3 whole days of nothing, my immediate thought was “CREATE ORDER” … “BUILD […]

Has Your Future Expired?
Has Your Future Expired?

Some people come to me because they have a goal they want to achieve; others come in search of a deeper knowing of themselves, to shift old ingrained patterns and habits; still others come to recapture their zest for life, seeking to reconnect to joy and adventure.  And every once in while, I meet someone […]

Two Traveling Angels Teach Us – Life Is Not Always As It Seems
Two Traveling Angels Teach Us – Life Is Not Always As It Seems

  Good Morning!   You know when you get those chain emails that say “send this to 200 people or all your traffic lights will be red” or some other such nonsense? Well, I rarely forward them and I usually skip the read all together, but this week an angel in my life sent me […]

Building Your Bucket List
Building Your Bucket List

    Twenty year from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.  So throw off the bowlines.  Sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore. Dream. Discover.                         ~ Mark Twain     Hi guys!   A month […]

Interview With A Goddess : Alexandra Jaye Johnson
Interview With A Goddess : Alexandra Jaye Johnson

  Hi guys,   I have a treat for you this week.   It is my honor and pleasure to introduce a very special woman, someone who I have come to know and love deeply. She is a bright light in the world and an amazing example of what it looks like when you boldly take on […]

I Hereby Call This Life To Order!
I Hereby Call This Life To Order!

  Well hello!   As you’ll recall, last week I defined the parameters of my highest ideals and began zealously embodying them in “The Integrity Experiment”.   As I put the finishing touches on my 30 day plan for exceptional living and got ready to execute, I wondered what joyous activity I would be inspired […]

Living To Your Highest Ideals: The Integrity Experiment
Living To Your Highest Ideals: The Integrity Experiment

HI guys!   Last week was full of milestones.  Not only did I turn 38 but I also had the opportunity to complete two decades as a full-on contributing “adult” by attending my 20 year high school reunion.    Facing the people from high school was in many ways a last frontier for me.  I think […]

See Be Do Get and the Mecca of Men – Part 2
See Be Do Get and the Mecca of Men – Part 2

Hi guys!   Last week we explored a powerful model that was instrumental in illuminating some of my personal stumbling blocks on my way to love.  If you recall, I was shocked to find that all my broken relationships were not the fault of the myriad men I had dated but, in fact, were due […]

See Be Do Get And The Mecca of Men
See Be Do Get And The Mecca of Men

Hi Guys!   If we’ve known each other for awhile, you no doubt have heard me expound the virtues of SEE BE DO GET, a simple but mind-blowingly effective model that can be used for everything from growing your income to getting along with your mother-in-law.   When I first began practicing this model 7 […]

Don’t Let Doubt Sit At Your Table
Don’t Let Doubt Sit At Your Table

Hi Guys!     Several years ago I had the pleasure of meeting a brilliant young man whose capacity for risk-taking and his pure tenacity brought him significant entrepreneurial achievement well before the age of 30.    His name is Mike and, on the outside, Mike was living one heck of a success story but, on […]

Feeling A Little Stressed? Take A 5-Minute Video Break for 5 Fun and Fast Tips For A Less Stressed You!
Feeling A Little Stressed? Take A 5-Minute Video Break for 5 Fun and Fast Tips For A Less Stressed You!

Hi guys,   Just in case you are one of those people who has stress in your lives (A.K.A. you are a human being)… here is a little something to help unload your work week pressures and get you chilled-out for a fabulous weekend.   STRESS, we all have it, it’s a part of life, however, I think […]

Are you willing to go “all the way” to have the life you’ve imagined?
Are you willing to go “all the way” to have the life you’ve imagined?

As human beings, we are pretty remarkable. Almost anything we can dream up we can create in our lives, but (and there’s a BIG BUT) it is going to take something. Great lives do not come from sitting around and numbing to the TV and great change does not come from being comfortable and doing what you have always done. Are you willing to go beyond fear, beyond discomfort, beyond what you know, to have that thing, experience, or accomplishment you have imagined in your life. Coach Joelle wants to know “Are you willing to go all the way?”

Coach Joelle Interviews Liz Harvey CEO of Island Windjammers
Coach Joelle Interviews Liz Harvey CEO of Island Windjammers

Join Coach Joelle on the Life Maker MasterMind Interview with Liz Harvey, CEO of Island Windjammers. Liz’s journey from Operating room nurse to Tall-Ship Cruise Company CEO is one that will delight and inspire you as she shares how a sailing vacation, a kind gesture and a “never say die” attitude landed her in the top spot of the Caribbean’s newest tall ship sailing company.

The Magic Time at The Edge of Years
The Magic Time at The Edge of Years

There is always a little magic in these days.      These days after the holidays when we count down to a New Year filled with the anticipation of what can be.  This is a time when we can stop and take a breath.  A time when we can take a few brief days, a […]

Living the adventure IN NYC
Living the adventure IN NYC

Hear about Coach Joelle’s adventure on the streets of New York City and get connected with the fun, joy and wonder that can be found if you are open and willing to say “YES!” when life invites you to dance!

Digging Back Out When Life’s Lost It’s Luster
Digging Back Out When Life’s Lost It’s Luster

    Hi gang! These here are some interesting times.  Never in my 8 years as a coach have I seen so many people giving up on their dreams, becoming disillusioned with life and losing hope.  Now, just because everyone is doing it doesn’t mean it is the only choice or that it is necessary, […]

The $100 Chocolate Bar – Puttin’ it on the Line
The $100 Chocolate Bar – Puttin’ it on the Line

Hi, guys!   With 3 weeks to go until our uber-active sea-kayaking vacation, my husband and I are in a desperate race to get in shape.  More specifically, we want to trade in our round jiggly shapes for something a wee bit more toned and svelte.   After devouring half a bag of marshmallows with […]

Trip to Sedona
Trip to Sedona

I see a trend developing.   I manage through the dark cold winter and things seem fine.  Holidays and novelty make November and December a breeze. January passes, all is well, February has a quiet energy but sometimes quiet is exactly what the soul needs.  March starts getting dicey and in April discomfort shifts to […]

What’s Limiting Your Life?
What’s Limiting Your Life?

  Hi Gang!   With another 6 weeks until the next Make Your Life Program I knew I couldn’t wait until then to start up another life-limiter’s list.   As you may know the making life-limiter’s list is the practice of listing all the stuff that is hanging out there waiting to be done, the […]

Hot Sweaty Weekend of Fun! Get Your ZUMBA On!
Hot Sweaty Weekend of Fun! Get Your ZUMBA On!

  No I am not referencing our recent Valentine’s Day festivities 😉 I am speaking of a wild weekend I spent with 50 fitness instructors doing some hard-core, gyrating, sassy, fitness-dancing in an 8 hour ZUMBA certification class.     The first Question I usually get here is ….What is Zumba?  Well, we were asked […]

A Refreshing Response to Our Current Economic Times
A Refreshing Response to Our Current Economic Times

  With all of the concern and talk about the economy these days, I wanted to share the most refreshing statement I have heard on the matter.   It came from a husband and wife team that I work with in creating their individual and collective lives.  I am often inspired by their willingness to […]

Know Your Limits
Know Your Limits

It is the 11th consecutive weekday that I have attended the 6 am Cleveland Heights walking club which departs from the neighborhood Starbucks.  5 days of walking (a little over an hour each day) plus 2 days of Gyrotonic inside of one week and I am learning a little bit about the limits of my […]

A Lesson From Goldilocks (Finding Your “Just Right”)
A Lesson From Goldilocks (Finding Your “Just Right”)

Lessons From Goldilocks: Find Your “Just Right” We have all heard the childhood fairy tale “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” but I bet when you were reading it to your two-year-old, you didn’t know it had an important life and leadership message hidden in its pages.  In fact, Goldilocks has a few lessons to teach […]

Holiday Party Perfection
Holiday Party Perfection

Hi Gang!  I trust you had a lovely Thanksgiving.  I wanted to take a moment and share a highlight in my holiday weekend.   As the thanksgiving holiday approached I had a vision of what could be. Friends and family, a healthy dose of food and wine, great conversation and the ever important – ease […]

Wishes Granted and a Beautiful Start to the Day
Wishes Granted and a Beautiful Start to the Day

During the Make Your Life Program I created me “Peace Schedule.”   It was the perfect plan for me to have a blissful existence.    6 AM wake and walk 7:00 Meditate 7:30 Journal 8:00 shower 8:30 tidy 9:00 hello day!   Great idea.  Happens sometimes, but not so much.   No harm no foul. In […]

Creative Bill Paying Solutions in Challenging Economic Times
Creative Bill Paying Solutions in Challenging Economic Times

Hi gang!   Are any of you having some challenges paying your bills?    When it comes to these interesting economic times it can seem tempting to just leave the mail in a drawer and pretend that that stack of invoices does not exist.  In Harv Eckar’s Millionaire Mind Intensive, they labeled this behavior the […]

4 AM Wakeup and an Exciting Day in America!
4 AM Wakeup and an Exciting Day in America!

GOOD MORNING!!!   I usually reserve 4 am wake-up calls for plane rides to romantic destinations but today was a welcome exception.  This morning my sweet husband is doing his part by being a poll monitor for the election and I had the privilege of providing transportation for the donut run and dropping him off […]

The Cheeseburger and The Feminine Spirit ( A lesson in Perspective.)
The Cheeseburger and The Feminine Spirit ( A lesson in Perspective.)

Our truths, our beliefs and our points of view are part of who we are. They guide our choices and create our lives and I offer that by being open to a new point of view, by being open to possible new truths, you open up to new worlds in which to experience life, play […]

The Election, Standards of Behavior and The Future of a Nation
The Election, Standards of Behavior and The Future of a Nation

   Hello citizens of America!   I have been thinking a lot recently.  I have been thinking about the times we are in and the current affairs.  The world waits as America fights for its future in an intense election and navigates an economic situation that is arguably the most challenging of the modern age.  […]

THOUGHTS ON THE ECONOMY FROM COACH JOELLE
THOUGHTS ON THE ECONOMY FROM COACH JOELLE

Hi Gang,    I am finishing up a week of sunshine, hot tubs and afternoon naps as my husband and I engage in a week of Arizona living (we have taken it as a warm-up for our future plans – a month long winter hiatus in coming years.)  I wanted to take a moment to […]