Thursday, July 28, 2011

Why Your Health & Wellness Matters to Me

If you've been reading my blog this year, you may have noticed that I've been focusing more specifically on health and wellness programs and events. I wanted to let you know that this is a conscious choice based on an intention to approach my work and my business in a more holistic way.

In other words, it's no accident -- even if I couldn't have imagined how exactly it would happen nearly five years ago (2006) when I first acquired my certification in Stress Management. Yet, there were signs even then that I was headed in the right direction for me personally -- at the time, I'd been prescribed to take an over-the-counter anti-acid medication daily; yet I couldn't really accept being told by a physician that I'd need to take a pill-a-day for the rest of my life for a non-life threatening condition ... at least not at this stage in my life.

It was then during my certification program that I first became aware of how my internal thoughts, dialogue and mental outlook (positively AND negatively) impacted my physical wellbeing. As I found alternative ways to treat my digestion issues and began "flipping my own script", I began to incorporate these principles into my training and coaching programs. I also came to realize that, at the end of the day, my overall impact will be minor unless I can create compelling, relevant ways to share my expertise (and lessons learned) with leaders like YOU who can benefit by improving your life and your situation.


What started as a lunch conversation among five wellness experts in February 2011 to explore the possibilities of creating a community of holistic practitioners and leaders, blossomed into a phenomenal May 24th health education and launch event -- sponsored by the likes of DoMatcha and Lululemon that raised $250 for Wellness in the Schools.

This event led to the creation of a Get Beach Ready NOW Coaching Package that includes individual consultations with four of the original wellness practitioners to help YOU shine inside and out this summer. And, we have started a Beach Ready: Body, Mind & Spirit community on Facebook to continue our real-world discussion on what it means to be healthy AND successful -- how we each can find ways to thrive and not just survive when it comes to our physical health and mental wellbeing.

This fall, I'll be launching a NEW Time Management Group Coaching Program to help leaders like YOU remove unwanted distractions, be more productive, and feel more satisfied as you, literally, change your perception of time in just 21-days! Sound cool? It is possible to change your perspective in a short period of time with focus, exploration and guidance. I know ... because it's happened for me.

That's all for now ... wanted to "peel the onion" a bit and share more about why I do what I do, where I've come from to get here, and my commitment to transforming lives, businesses/organizations. Feel free to share your comments and thoughts here, or tweet me on Twitter.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Coach Colette Gets 'Savvy' About Self-Awareness

Here is a video featuring my appearance on Brooklyn Savvy TV to discuss ideas in my Focus on Your Vision eBook. Watch as show host and co-executive producer Toni Williams, along with her Savvy panel of women, prompt me to share tips on how you can become more self-aware, flip the script on your negative inner dialogue to help you achieve your BIGGEST dreams.

Brooklyn Savvy allows viewers to participate in substantive and intimate conversations about issues that impact women. Conversations are reminiscent of what you'd have with a close group of friends -- led by a panel of culturally, ethnically diverse of women who share their own insights, perspectives and challenges.

Brooklyn Savvy shows air every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month on Cablevision 69, Time Warner 56, RCN 84 and Verizon 44 in New York City.