How is This Moment?

How is This Moment?

A friend from Facebook posted that she saw the first Valentine’s Day display at her local big box store on December 26. Although I joined the many who rolled my eyes and uttered disapproving words about the early nature of Valentine’s Day promotion, it also occurred to me that this is an important phenomenon we all might want to study.

It’s no wonder that the next holiday is barely on the heels of the previous. We are in an ‘I need the next thing now’ culture where results are instant, and it’s on to the next and the next. Being in the moment is a fleeting concept contradicted by the next distraction. Yet we yearn for peace, calm, and joy.

A client of mine recently received the promotion she had been seeking. Her delight was palpable, and she wanted to be the model of excellence in her new role. She also wanted work/life equilibrium so she could be a good leader and a good mom. She soon discovered that the pressures to achieve results were unbearable. She forged a habit of being in constant anticipation of what’s next?  The very things that she valued in leadership went by the wayside and she resorted to getting things done. Minimal time and constant pressure to produce better than before challenged every part of her life. She lost touch with her spouse and kids and saw herself in an either/or position – family or work? All of it seemed hollow and she was lost in a whirlwind of external expectations and pressures. Producing results trumped her values.

Thankfully, she had an awakening. She realized that if she shifted how she approached her job, she would change what she did. She made the conscious decision to be fully present for each and every interaction, regardless of heavy demands for her time. Not only did she find joy in her work, her team was happier. The performance measures also improved – a pleasant surprise.

We coaches would serve our clients well to inspire a way of thinking and being that encourages full presence each moment. Our clients would discover that the most precious gift of all is right here. Imagine the ripple effect one leader changes her approach from reactive to mindful? From the constant anticipation of what’s next to have a quiet but powerful presence?  It might just start a trend.

To achieve this requires intention, personal commitment, and putting our values into action. But the payoff is great – as it results in greater peace, calm and joy. Not a bad way to live.


New Name-New Website-Same Love of Coaching

Blue Mesa Group loves coaching – everything about it. From coaching leaders, to teaching and developing coaches. We are very proud to have earned a reputation as being among the best. As Pearl Buck advises, “The secret of joy in work is contained in one word — excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.”

So it makes sense to have our name represent what we love, and what we do every day – coach.

Our new website reflects our core business, and our new name reflects our love – Blue Mesa Coaching. Our fundamental value is to Elevate Your Potential. And our business focus is to do just that through excellence in coach training, mentoring, and executive coaching.

Blue Mesa Group began in 2008, and as we have served hundreds of individuals and organizations since. Feedback from clients has signaled that coaching is our sweet spot. Coaching is our contribution to help make the world a better place.

Blue Mesa Coaching’s primary emphasis is on:

  • Transformational Coaching Program
  • Mentor Coaching
  • Master Class for Senior Coaches
  • Coaching Skills for Leaders
  • Customized leadership education and development.

We continue to provide leadership consulting, training and team building programs for leaders in organizations who are committed to personal and professional growth.

As we delve into this next chapter of Blue Mesa Coaching, we strive to serve your needs to help you Elevate your Potential. We look forward to continuing our partnership with you.

The Blue Mesa Coaching Team


INTERNATIONAL COACHING WEEK

We at Blue Mesa Coaching love coaching. And as we celebrate International Coaching Week, we reflect on what it is about coaching that makes us love it so much.

Our tagline is “Elevate your potential”. To be human is to yearn, grow and reach for greater insights and awareness. Coaching has a distinctive approach that allows people to find that seed within that needs to be nourishment to grow into what it is meant to become.

We think that coaching is particularly unique. The International Coach Federation defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. 

Imagine having the privilege of engaging in a conversation with another to partner, provoke new thinking that is creative which inspires another to find their greatness. We get to do that each and every day.

No wonder we love coaching so much.

We welcome your thoughts about your experience with coaching – whether you’ve coached or been coached.

Happy International Coaching Week!