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 […]


 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 […]


  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 […]


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

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 […]

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

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

    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 […]