New Business Coaching Site Launched!

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?

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?

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!

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

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?

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

  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 […]

“She Treats Us Like Trained Monkeys!” OR Why feedback Is A Gift.

  My father was dying. It seemed like a good enough reason to not attend. On the surface it sounded valid enough but if I were to be honest with myself, it was an excuse. A good excuse but an excuse none the less.  It was my last year of university and I was part […]

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

  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!

  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

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 […]