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Today’s Takeaway from Free Virtual Coffeeshop Group Coaching – via ZOOM – 06 June 2021 is:

“Every wall that I build to lock the world out is yet another wall that I’ve built that locks me in. And in the most heinous kind of imprisonment imaginable, I find that I have become both warden and inmate.”


–Craig D. Lounsbrough, Author of The Eighth Page

I love the variety of topics that come into the coaching space, even the virtual coffeeshop coachings! Today’s coffeeshop coaching, with its wide variety of topics out of our personal lives, allowed looking at how we are biologically conditioned for behaviors and attitudes which are not necessarily conductive to a self-reliant and happy life… even vulnerability.

  • What is vulnerability to you?
  • How vulnerable are you? And what intention is underneath your vulnerability?

Although those exact questions did not come from today’s group, they can open your mind to something new. Perspectives are powerful in life. And how you perceive each challenge matters because your perspective influences the action you take. So the challenge is to act consciously with real intent in every phase of each challenge. Try doing something that gets you out of your comfort zone, makes you uneasy, even scared; it can help create more familiarity with the unknown and help you better deal with your challenges. What do you think?

I challenge you to join our next zoom group coffeeshop coaching! Do it for YOU!

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Find answers, take actions, & get results – Coffeeshop Coaching!

Join me online via-ZOOM for my next Virtual Coffeeshop Group Coaching! It’s free! You help choose the topic and direct the group discussion by answering a few questions when you register. To register, click this link: 06 June 2021

  • Be prepared to share something you discover from the questions you answer when you register, and ask more questions to the group via chat during the ZOOM- Coffeeshop Coaching.
  • Think about what you would like to hold yourself accountable for, and your possible next step. A coaching journal is a great way to create accountability and track your success!
  • Open your mind and together let’s uncover new perspectives and valuable takeaway tools for your life!

Virtual Coffeeshop coaching is confidential while using a more relaxed and informal platform that being part of an online coaching group can provide, and can be done from the comfort of your home, no need to travel! We meet online via ZOOM over a cup of coffee, tea, or whatever is appropriate for your time zone. Every participant and Coach Melody will join from their respective current global locations which gives the event a very international touch. Diversity is an added twist of value as each of the international participants contribute from their specific approaches adding a variety of new perspectives. Perspectives are valuable in the coaching process for clarity, opening up and leaning into what’s new in any change process. This gives a great latitude in creating tools for change. These group coachings usually last 90 minutes, and they are FREE!

If you are struggling with big changes in your life, need to make a decision, or just need to be heard, coffeeshop coaching can be the perfect platform for you. Coaching is a productive relationship enabling YOU to:

  • Creatively explore solutions
  • Prevent self-sabotage
  • Take actions that move YOU forward
  • Achieve YOUR goals
  • Attain clarity in what YOU want

Life is meant for awesome adventures, good friends, great coaches, and LOTS of coffee!

Melody Taylor-Fliege

NOTE: If the link above does not work, copy and paste this link directly into your browser https://lifecoachingwithmelodyllc.as.me/coffeeshop-coaching-free-virtual-group or go directly to the booking page on my website and click on the Free Virtual Coffeeshop Group Coaching appointment. To sign up follow these steps: 1) click the registration link, 2) click the orange set time zone button, 3) choose date, see the time, and click continue, 4) answer a few questions, 5) click the orange complete appointment button, 6) then you will see a confirmation page and receive an email with the ZOOM link, meeting ID, and password to be used when you join the meeting on Sunday.

Collage of coaches group coffeeshop coaching around Berlin Germany during International Coaching Week May 17-23 2021. The theme is Defying Challenging Times

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ICF Chapter Berlin decided to make group coffeeshop coaching one of our featured events of “Defying Challenging Times” during International Coaching Week 2021. Times could not have been any more challenging to try to reach out with group coffeeshop coaching that, by definition, depends on gathering in open coffee shops. During the International Coaching Week in many places in Germany, coffee shops were either not open or under strict hygienic regulations. Such regulations demanded from us coaches to think outside the box, stretch outside of our comfort zone, and utilize creativity and awareness of the health requirements of ourselves and our clients. I couldn’t be more proud of the dedication, flexibility, and creativity coaches have shown to make group coffeeshop coaching possible. They utilized the space outside of coffee shops and areas near coffee shops, including parks, to gather in small groups and offer free group coaching sessions – living up to the motto of “Defying Challenging Times.”

ICF Chapter Berlin hat beschlossen, das Group Coffeeshop Coaching zu einer unserer Veranstaltungen von “Defying Challenging Times” während der Internationalen Coaching Woche 2021 zu machen. Die Zeiten hätten nicht schwieriger sein können, mit Gruppen-Coffeeshop-Coaching zu versuchen, das per Definition darauf angwiesen ist, in geöffneten Coffeeshops zusammen zu kommen. Während der Internationalen Coaching-Woche waren an vielen Orten in Deutschland Coffeeshops entweder gar nicht geöffnet oder nur unter strengen Hygienevorschriften. Diese Vorschriften verlangten von uns Coaches, über den Tellerrand hinaus zu denken, uns außerhalb unserer Komfortzone zu strecken und Kreativität und Bewusstsein im Interesse der gesundheitlichen Belange unserer Klienten aber auch unser eigenen zu nutzen. Ich könnte nicht stolzer auf das Engagement, die Flexibilität und die Kreativität sein, die Trainer gezeigt haben, um das Gruppen-Coffeeshop-Coaching möglich zu machen. Sie nutzten Plätze außerhalb von Cafés und Bereiche in der Nähe von Cafés, einschließlich Parks, um sich in kleinen Gruppen zu sammeln und kostenlose Gruppencoachings anzubieten – ganz nach dem Motto “Defying Challenging Times”.

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when you replace “why is this happening to me?” with “what is this trying to teach me?” everything shifts.

–Anonymous

Change is continuous throughout life. Instead of wondering, “Why is this happening to me?” ask instead, “How could this be happening FOR me? Has this global crisis allowed you to take a step back and reprioritize what’s most important in your work and all your relationships? Have you finally given time to a previously neglected personal goal? Have you learned new skills in multiple areas of your life?

  • How are you using your ability to sew new seeds, cultivate them and make something tangle grow in your life?
  • Are you ready to receive what grows from your actions?
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Today’s Takeaway from Free Virtual Coffeeshop Group Coaching – via ZOOM – 02 May 2021 is:

“The key to keeping your balance is knowing when you’ve lost it”

Anonymous

Balance was at the center of today’s Group Coffeeshop Coaching. Seeking out physical challenges can help us create balance in an otherwise physically less active and emotionally stressful work environment. However, there are many ways to establish balance when our current situation does not allow us to go for a run, hike, or swim. Just taking a break, creating awareness of our current state of balance, blocking out the noises and distractions of our busy work lives for even a short time can help us accomplish balance by simply focusing on it.

Balance in life helps leads to contentment, individual growth, and personal expansion. We can restore balance by learning from what surrounds us, by taking it into our lives and applying it to expand ourselves into something more. Balance can still be a tricky thing and difficult to maintain. 

  • Considering all aspects of your life, health and fitness, emotional well-being, professional and personal life, and relationships, how are you finding balance?
  • What helps you slow down, ground, and find your center?

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Find answers, take actions, & get results – Coffeeshop Coaching!

Join me online via-ZOOM for my next Virtual Coffeeshop Group Coaching! It’s free! You help choose the topic and direct the group discussion by answering a few questions when you register. To register, click this link: 02 May 2021

  • Be prepared to share something you discover from the questions you answer when you register, and ask more questions to the group via chat during the ZOOM- Coffeeshop Coaching.
  • Think about what you would like to hold yourself accountable for, and your possible next step. A coaching journal is a great way to create accountability and track your success!
  • Open your mind and together let’s uncover new perspectives and valuable takeaway tools for your life!

Virtual Coffeeshop coaching is confidential while using a more relaxed and informal platform that being part of an online coaching group can provide, and can be done from the comfort of your home, no need to travel! We meet online via ZOOM over a cup of coffee, tea, or whatever is appropriate for your time zone. Every participant and Coach Melody will join from their respective current global locations which gives the event a very international touch. Diversity is an added twist of value as each of the international participants contribute from their specific approaches adding a variety of new perspectives. Perspectives are valuable in the coaching process for clarity, opening up and leaning into what’s new in any change process. This gives a great latitude in creating tools for change. These group coachings usually last 90 minutes, and they are FREE!

If you are struggling with big changes in your life, need to make a decision, or just need to be heard, coffeeshop coaching can be the perfect platform for you. Coaching is a productive relationship enabling YOU to:

  • Creatively explore solutions
  • Prevent self-sabotage
  • Take actions that move YOU forward
  • Achieve YOUR goals
  • Attain clarity in what YOU want

Life is meant for awesome adventures, good friends, great coaches, and LOTS of coffee!

Melody Taylor-Fliege

NOTE: If the link above does not work, copy and paste this link directly into your browser https://lifecoachingwithmelodyllc.as.me/coffeeshop-coaching-free-virtual-group or go directly to the booking page on my website and click on the Free Virtual Coffeeshop Group Coaching appointment. To sign up follow these steps: 1) click the registration link, 2) click the orange set time zone button, 3) choose date, see the time, and click continue, 4) answer a few questions, 5) click the orange complete appointment button, 6) then you will see a confirmation page and receive an email with the ZOOM link, meeting ID, and password to be used when you join the meeting on Sunday.

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“Detach from needing to have things work out a certain way. The universe is perfect and there are not failures. Give yourself the gift of detaching from your worries and trust that everything is happening perfectly.” 

Anonymous

Next time you feel like you can’t get your feet on the ground to begin your day’s list of tasks, consider going with the flow and surrendering to the detached feeling. Let go of your agenda for a moment and focus internally to notice where your whole presence seems to be. Take the opportunity to observe and examine yourself and life from a different perspective. You might find new ways of watching life unfold before your eyes or appreciating each interaction happening around you or noticing something new in a memory that is surfacing in your mind. After you’ve experienced this shift, you may choose to interact differently with your tasks or find new ways to make connections and participate with others differently than you might previously have selected. Take what is give and utilize it to create something new. In other words, accept the detachment you feel like an opportunity to see what life is trying to gift you.

Stepping back from our work and our lives for reflection opens new perspectives. From this place, we may notice unique personality aspects of colleagues, friends, and those close to us as they interact with others. Every situation has multiple levels or layers of experience, search the details, watch for connections and inconsistencies. If that fails, spend the time thinking of what you would like to do instead, then use what you learn to make some changes in your life.

Utilize your next detachment from ordinary life to discover something extraordinary.

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Today’s Takeaway from Free Virtual Coffeeshop Group Coaching – via ZOOM – 04 April 2021 is:

“Success in life requires learning as fast as our VUCA world changes around us, doing it, or dying trying!”

Melody Taylor-Fliege
  • How do you navigate, manage, and function in times of the COVID pandemic and VUCA phenomena? 

VUCA, no, it doesn’t stand for VERY Unpredictable Chaos All-around, but it kind of means that. It stands for volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. According to Wikipedia, it was first used in 1987, drawing on Warren Bennis and Burt Nanus’s leadership theories to explain the general conditions of the times and later used by the U.S. Army War College to describe the VUCA world perceived as resulting from the end of the Cold War. Any way you describe it, it takes adaptability and resilience to get through times like these – like the time right now that we are all experiencing!

Today’s zoom group coffeeshop coaching did not precisely talk about that, but the idea came up. It comes up with many clients and teams that I coach. But today, without disclosing confidentiality, because in group coaching, every person has a different topic, we did address issues around self-sabotage. While it is very human to suspect external forces or persons, many times, we create insecurities, assumed expectations, and imaginary competition with others that stand in the way of happiness and eventual success. The challenge is to find when we allow these inner forces to create an imbalance between different impulses we have -impress others through our extreme efforts or do the opposite and sabotage our actions out of spite.

With more COVID surges in the USA, Europe, and other countries, many people are a bit thrown off their center right now, out of alignment with their old and new realities. Today’s topic also centered around finding center, finding balance—another common issue in coaching because it has to do with finding balance through change. In desperate attempts to find clarity and self-determination, I see clients making choices and decisions from a place of fear and trying to control something in their life rather than from a place of full-body certainty. What I find is that more inner stillness calms the fear and anxiety. Finding ways to connect and ground with life and nature like meditation, relaxing walks in nature, and getting our hands or feet in the dirt helps slow down our business.

  • What helps you slow down, ground, and find your center?

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Find answers, take actions, & get results – Coffeeshop Coaching!

Join me online via-ZOOM for my next Virtual Coffeeshop Group Coaching! It’s free! You help choose the topic and direct the group discussion by answering a few questions when you register. To register, click this link: 04 April 2021

  • Be prepared to share something you discover from the questions you answer when you register, and ask more questions to the group via chat during the ZOOM- Coffeeshop Coaching.
  • Think about what you would like to hold yourself accountable for, and your possible next step. A coaching journal is a great way to create accountability and track your success!
  • Open your mind and together let’s uncover new perspectives and valuable takeaway tools for your life!

Virtual Coffeeshop coaching is confidential while using a more relaxed and informal platform that being part of an online coaching group can provide, and can be done from the comfort of your home, no need to travel! We meet online via ZOOM over a cup of coffee, tea, or whatever is appropriate for your time zone. Every participant and Coach Melody will join from their respective current global locations which gives the event a very international touch. Diversity is an added twist of value as each of the international participants contribute from their specific approaches adding a variety of new perspectives. Perspectives are valuable in the coaching process for clarity, opening up and leaning into what’s new in any change process. This gives a great latitude in creating tools for change. These group coachings usually last 90 minutes, and they are FREE!

If you are struggling with big changes in your life, need to make a decision, or just need to be heard, coffeeshop coaching can be the perfect platform for you. Coaching is a productive relationship enabling YOU to:

  • Creatively explore solutions
  • Prevent self-sabotage
  • Take actions that move YOU forward
  • Achieve YOUR goals
  • Attain clarity in what YOU want

Life is meant for awesome adventures, good friends, great coaches, and LOTS of coffee!

Melody Taylor-Fliege

NOTE: If the link above does not work, copy and paste this link directly into your browser https://lifecoachingwithmelodyllc.as.me/coffeeshop-coaching-free-virtual-group or go directly to the booking page on my website and click on the Free Virtual Coffeeshop Group Coaching appointment. To sign up follow these steps: 1) click the registration link, 2) click the orange set time zone button, 3) choose date, see the time, and click continue, 4) answer a few questions, 5) click the orange complete appointment button, 6) then you will see a confirmation page and receive an email with the ZOOM link, meeting ID, and password to be used when you join the meeting on Sunday.

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Today’s Takeaway from Free Virtual Coffeeshop Group Coaching – via ZOOM – 07 March 2021 is:

“Balance is not better time management, but better boundary management. Balance means making choices and enjoying those choices.”

Betsy Jacobson

Each participant has their own topic in these group coachings, and each group relates and connects in a way that creates an overall topic. Today it was clearly about finding the balance between duties and the right amount of self-care. One way of finding balance is setting boundaries, deciding how much you want to give and receive. Sometimes we need a healthy distraction or a little marker of positive things to help remind us that we are not victims of life, rather creating our lives. With tomorrow being International Women’s Day, I add a few quotes by women about finding balance in life.

  • “You can’t do a good job if your job is all you do.” —Katie Thurmes
  • “Careers are a jungle gym, not a ladder.” —Sheryl Sandberg
  • “A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.” —Hannah Lavon
  • “ The warrior knows that her heartbreak is her map.” —Glennon Doyle
  • “We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own ‘to do’ list.” —Michelle Obama
  • “Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got. There is no yesterday, no tomorrow, it’s all the same day.” —Janis Joplin
  • “Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” —Dolly Parton
  • “Burnout is about resentment. Preventing it is about knowing yourself well enough to know what it is you’re giving up that makes you resentful.” —Marissa Mayer
  • “For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.” —Lily Tomlin
  • “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible!” —Audrey Hepburn
  • “Invite people into your life that don’t look or think like you.” —Mellody Hobson