Image of water spraying in front of front gate of The Forbidden City Beijing China with words Takeaway from Coffeeshop Coaching Beijing China 04 April 2019

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Today’s takeaway from Free Coffeeshop Group Coaching – Beijing, China – 04 April 2019 is:

“Values are like fingerprints. Nobodies are the same, but you leave them all over everything you do.” –Elvis Presley

Understanding your values can help you understand what’s underneath your motivations, actions, and behaviors. This understanding can help you turn “merely surviving the transition of change,” into a more strategic, growing and developmental transformation. Coaching can provide quality values clarification. Values Clarification can lead to more self-confidence, more self-empowerment, and more purposeful life direction.

  • How aware of your personal core values are you?
  • Do you know how to use your values to propel yourself through your fears?
  • Are you curious about how vital your values are in achieving your goals?
  • Write down 3 of your values then watch for and notice how they show up in each of your experiences today or even this week.
Image of multiethnic friends blowing paint from hands into air with quote: “To fly we have to have resistance.” -- Maya Lin

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How can you find patients, calmness, and peace when the change process is slower than you desire?

Life is a process; so is an achievement. That knowledge alone doesn’t always create a sense of allowance at the moment. Perhaps thinking in circles or cycles like; breath in, pause, breath out, pause… repeat. Riding a surfboard or skateboard, skiing down a steep slope, or waterskiing can bring a sense of peace and calmness against the resistance of the external sources. When a balance is achieved, there is peace and calm even if you are creating the counter-balance-resistance.

The next time you find yourself in the process-plateau try confronting it with some positive questions.

  • How am I being creative right now?
  • What can I do to balance the resistance here?
  • Hold your hands out to your sides like you are a balance scales, shoulders and elbows relaxed. Name two failures into one hand. Name two strengths into the other hand. Clap both hands together in front of you, then rub both hands together really fast and with all your might blow the residue from your hands up into the air for Nature to sort out!
  • Now take the very next action that comes into your head!

“To fly we have to have resistance.” — Maya Lin

Great Wall of China covered with blossoms with text Takeaway from Coffeeshop Coaching Beijing China 02 April 2019

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Today’s takeaway from Free Coffeeshop Group Coaching – Beijing, China – 02 April 2019 is:

“Surrender to what is. Say ‘yes’ to life—and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.” — Eckhart Tolle

What is change? Change is constant, uncertain and always happening. Learning to adapt is critical in the fast-paced world we live in. Looking ahead objectively, practicing flexibility, shifting through small changes, and staying open to new perspectives greatly aids the changing process. Personal values play an important role as a center point for grounding yourself against fear, doubt, and other stresses.

  • What are your core values?
  • How can they help you surrender to what is; right now at this moment?
  • What is life trying to show you right now?
Picture of Beijing Forbidden City with words Coffeeshop Coaching Beijing China 04 April 2019

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Join me at Cafe Flat White Tayuan DRC, Beijing China for my next Coffeeshop Group Coaching! It’s free! No need to sign up, just show up! 

  • 2x Thursday 04 April 2018 at 2:00pm and again at 5:00pm
    Café Flat White 6-2-12, Tayuan Diplomatic Residence Compound
    (Gate pass registration with a form of ID)
    No. 1 Xindong Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China, 100600
    北京市朝阳区新東路1号院塔园外交公寓6-2-12. 郵編100600

Life is meant for awesome adventures, good friends, great coaches, and LOTS of coffee! – Melody Taylor-Fliege

Coffeeshop coaching is confidential, while using a more relaxed and informal platform that being lost in a crowded room can provide. We meet over a cup of coffee or tea, and although this isn’t corporate coaching, don’t be fooled into believing that the depth and amount of change to be achieved is any less. This style of coaching is just as committed as any other form of coaching just experienced in a more gentle and relaxed way of coaching support, encouragement and none-judgmental accountability. These group coachings usually last 60-90 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

Café Flat White 北京市朝阳区新東路1号院塔园外交公寓6-2-12. 郵編100600

Image of blossoms on The Great Wall of China with words Coffeeshop Coaching, Beijing China, 02 April 2019

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Join me at Solana Starbucks Facing Chaoyang Park, Beijing China for my next Coffeeshop Group Coaching! It’s free! No need to sign up, just show up!

  • 1x Tuesday 02 April 2019 at 2:00pm
    Starbucks Coffee Shop at Solana Shopping Center by the Eros Water Fountain facing Chaoyang Park (not the Main Entrance Starbucks)
    No.6 Courtyard-11 Chaoyang Park Rd, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100125, China (North-western Lake Side of Chaoyang Park)
    (星巴克)北京市朝阳区朝阳公园路6号(朝阳公园西北岸边)

Life is meant for awesome adventures, good friends, great coaches, and LOTS of coffee! – Melody Taylor-Fliege

Coffeeshop coaching is confidential, while using a more relaxed and informal platform that being lost in a crowded room can provide. We meet over a cup of coffee or tea, and although this isn’t corporate coaching, don’t be fooled into believing that the depth and amount of change to be achieved is any less. This style of coaching is just as committed as any other form of coaching just experienced in a more gentle and relaxed way of coaching support, encouragement and none-judgmental accountability. These group coachings usually last 60-90 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

Solana Starbucks Courtyard-11 (星巴克)北京市朝阳区朝阳公园路6号(朝阳公园西北岸边)

Image of blossoms by The Great Wall of China with quote “When we can no longer change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” --Viktor Frankl

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“When we can no longer change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” –Viktor Frankl

With change and personal development the new is starting to come through and blossom into a new version of you; like the tree you’re still the same in many ways and surrounded by the same old structures that provide protection and stability, yet in a new form, new growth, a new you. Nature has a way of balancing the old with the new; yang with the yin. The Great Wall has been standing for ages! The fragile blossoms, not realizing how vulnerable they are as they boldly show their beauty and strength and continue growing like they cannot be stopped.

  • What’s the yin and yang in the change you are making?
  • What actions can you take to create a balance between your old and new structures?
  • How do you continue to show your unique beauty and strength in light of inevitable challenges?
Background picture of Beijing China financial district with words: Today’s Takeaway from Coffeeshop Group Coaching – Beijing, China – 28 March 2019

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Today’s Takeaway from Coffeeshop Group Coaching – Beijing, China – 28 March 2019 is:

“Change is inevitable. Growth is intentional.” — Glenda Cloud

Change is unavoidable; you’re always changing. Even the Great Wall of China has changed since each piece was built. Choosing to change before life forces it upon you can be better managed when you know your personal values. Your own values are like an internal compass giving you emotional feedback and direction when they are being honored and dishonored if you know what to listen for. Maybe recently you were sad, enraged, glad, empowered, or experienced other emotional responses.

  • Which values were speaking to you and what did they say?
Today’s Takeaway from Coffeeshop Group Coaching – Beijing, China – 26 March 2019

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Today’s Takeaway from Coffeeshop Group Coaching – Beijing, China – 26 March 2019 is:

“When writing the story of your life, don’t let anyone else hold the pen.” — Author Unknown

Personal values can be like an inner compass giving you authentic direction in your life. They can help you contribute your unique abilities to the world. Using your life experiences can be useful in defining and finding your personal values because values show up in every positive and negative experience that you have. Sometimes you can see what you value by what happens emotionally inside of yourself with each of your life experiences. A couple of question to answer with your personal values list:

  • If you were able to live each value on your list actively, what would it mean in your life?
  • If you were not able to live each value on your list, how would it change your life?
A question mark on a beach with clouded sky and text of a quote to have a question in your heart when you die.

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Curiosity and powerful questions make coaching a productive relationship for client and coach. True curiosity automatically provokes questions like with small children’s consistent “Why?” questions. It’s no secret that coaching uses questions to provoke transformation and forward movement. The power lies in both the asking and the answering of a curious question. A new identity is created in answering or searching for the answer to a curious question that expands and reveals new awareness, insight and learning to empower each individual and the entire relationship.

  • How are you raising your awareness at this moment?
  • If you followed your curiosity right now, where would it lead you?
  • If you were coaching your self, which question would you ask?

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Join me at Cafe Flat White Tayuan DRC, Beijing China for my next Coffeeshop Group Coaching! It’s free! No need to sign up, just show up! 

  • 2x Thursday 28 March 2018 at 2:00pm and again at 5:00pm
    Café Flat White 6-2-12, Tayuan Diplomatic Residence Compound
    (Gate pass registration with a form of ID)
    No. 1 Xindong Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China, 100600
    北京市朝阳区新東路1号院塔园外交公寓6-2-12. 郵編100600

Life is meant for awesome adventures, good friends, great coaches, and LOTS of coffee! – Melody Taylor-Fliege

Coffeeshop coaching is confidential, while using a more relaxed and informal platform that being lost in a crowded room can provide. We meet over a cup of coffee or tea, and although this isn’t corporate coaching, don’t be fooled into believing that the depth and amount of change to be achieved is any less. This style of coaching is just as committed as any other form of coaching just experienced in a more gentle and relaxed way of coaching support, encouragement and none-judgmental accountability. These group coachings usually last 60-90 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

Café Flat White 北京市朝阳区新東路1号院塔园外交公寓6-2-12. 郵編100600