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Arizona Hiking

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year with the cooler temperatures.  Cooler weather for me means it is hiking season.  Hiking is a great way to relieve stress.  I enjoy hiking in Arizona because it is so diverse in vegetation and elevations.  You can hike throughout the year depending on where you go within the state.  Let me tell you a little bit about hiking and the benefits of getting outdoors in nature.

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Hiking Etiquette:

  1.  Follow and stay on the trails.  The paths are designed to preserve the natural vegetation, keep the area beautiful and for hikers to know their way.
  2. Keep to the right on the path so other hikers can pass.
  3. Pass on the left and announce yourself with “hello”.  When passing stay on the path.  Bikers yield to Hikers.  Hikers and Bikers yield to Horses.  When in a hiking group hike single file.
  4.  Hikers going uphill are given the right away over hikers going downhill.
  5. Pack in and pack out.  Carry your litter out.  Bring a plastic bag to carry your litter inside your back pack.

What to take on a day hike:

  1. Back pack
  2. Bring plenty of bottle water or hydration pack filled with water
  3. Small first-aid kit
  4. Small bottle of sun screen
  5. Small packages of snacks and lunch items
  6. Thin lite weight Pancho in case it rains
  7. A charged cell phone and a compass.  Most smart phones have a compass.
  8. Small flashlight and extra batteries
  9. Small survival knife
  10. Small hand sanitizer
  11.  Matches or lighter
  12. Map of the trail

What to wear:

  1.  Hiking boots
  2. Thick socks
  3. Layered clothes depending on the weather and climate changes
  4. Sun glasses
  5. Hat

Plan your hiking route ahead of time and always tell someone else, where you are going in case of a emergency.  It is a good idea to hike with a partner for safety reasons.

Small Steps

Here is a list of some of my favorite places for a day hike:

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The benefits of taking a hike:

Hiking gets your blood pumping, the body moving and being outdoors with nature has a calming influence on the mind and spirit.

Take away:

Hiking outdoors has lots of benefits.  Beautiful locations, the sceneries, fresh air, wildlife, birds chirping, and water rushing.  It is relaxing and calms the soul.  Gives you time to enjoy what is around you and forget about everything else.  On each trail, path and hike you see the beauty and feel at peace.  In today’s world we all need to see the beauty around us, have some calm peaceful moments and spend more time appreciating nature as well as each other.  Just think, what a difference life would be if we each took a little more time enjoying what wonders are around us and go for a hike!

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What is a Leader?

Last year I was one of fourteen coaches accepted to write a chapter in a book called Coaching Perspectives IV.  It was an honor and privilege to write a chapter.  I learned so much from the process and really went out of my comfort zone.  Being a coach is encouraging others to reach their greatest potential and get out of their comfort zone to achieve it.  When you see them accomplishing their purpose with confidence it bring such a smile to my face and joy in my heart.  Being a leader to your employees and seeing them accomplish their goals is similar.  Having pride watching them conquer their goals and learning new things.  Seeing them improving, growing with knowledge and confidence is so satisfying as a supervisor or manager.

This week a former employee of mine interviewed me for her last class assignment which was to interview a Leader.  She stated that I exemplify leadership to her.  Talk about a compliment.  I was very flattered that she picked me to interview.    This really got me thinking about the chapter I wrote “Coaching for Leadership”.  One of the sections in the chapter is called “What is a Leader?’

Here is a small portion from the chapter “Coaching for Leadership” from the book Coaching Perspectives IV.

What is a Leader?

A leader is someone who is there for her staff.  A leader listens with compassion and understanding, and assists whenever possible.  She comes up with workplace solutions and evaluates how her decisions affect others.  She is someone willing to stand out, stand up, and be part of the solutions that help to achieve mutual goals.  At times, a leader may be a mentor or a coach.  She knows that being a leader can be demanding and challenging job.  Good leaders learn from their mistakes.  Copyright © 2014 by the Center for Coaching Certification LLC.

My question to you:  What is a Leader to YOU?

It would be wonderful to see your thoughts and comments. 🙂  ~ Patti

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Coaching for Leadership

An article on Center for Coaching Certification blog about the chapter I wrote in the book Coaching for Perspectives IV.

Coaching for Leadership

 

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Day 25 of 30 day blogging challenge ~ Book Review for Coaching Perspectives IV

The Center for Coaching Certification ~ Blog post and Book Review.  I wrote one of the chapters in the book called “Coaching for Leadership”. ~ Patti Oskvarek

Click on the link below to read the book review:

Book Review: Coaching Perspectives IV

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Day 23 of 30 day blogging challenge ~ Motivation comes from WITHIN!

Day 23

Motivation comes from WITHIN!

What is motivation?

According to the dictionary MOTIVATION means the following:

1. the act or an instance of motivating
2. desire to do; interest or drive
3. incentive or inducement

About this quote “motivation comes from within” this is really true.  If you do not commit to doing something you won’t do it.  Why is commitment so important?  When you have commitment to doing something you are driven to accomplish it.  People can be lead towards something however that doesn’t mean they will act on it.  It could be the best thing for them however if they don’t see it or want it they won’t act on it.  Wanting it gives motivation to go after it.  How badly do you want to change your circumstances?  Do you have the drive and purpose to change so you can have it?  What is holding you back?  Are you fearful of failure?  The biggest regret we can have is not trying.  Take a risk and be motivated to reach for what you want in life. ~ Patti

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Day 13 of 30 day blogging challenge ~ Coaching for Perspectives IV

Coaching for Perspectives IV

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Are you a coach?  Are you thinking about becoming a coach?  Or maybe you are thinking about hiring a coach?  This book creates insight on the coaching process.  The content in this book is authored by a variety of certified coaches with different backgrounds and coaching niches.

The topics covered in this book:

Creating a Coaching Culture, Your Office as Coaching Central, Client-Centered Coaching, Creating Your Personal Strategic Plan, Coaching for Leadership, Attention Deficit or Attention Different, Coaching Thru Mental Health Challenges, Coaching Parents with Teens, Benefits of Coaching All Generations, Career and Transition Coaching, Clap for Change, Three Secrets to Selecting a Coach, The Phenomenal Coach, and The Structured Discernment Process.

I wrote one of the chapters in this book called “Coaching for Leadership”. 

Here are the topics covered in my chapter “Coaching for Leadership”:

  • Coaching Clients to Build Good Rapport
  • Coaching Clients to Practice and Participate in Active Listening
  • Coaching Clients Who Are Having Difficulty Moving Forward
  • Coaching Leaders on Time Management
  • Coaching Leaders to Journal
  • Coaching Leaders on Building Trust Relationships
  • Coaching for Passion to Spark Passion in Others
  • Coaching Clients to Give and Accept Honest Feedback
  • What is a Leader?
  • Boundaries for the Coaching Process
  • Coaching Good Boundaries as a Key to Successful Leadership
  • Examples of Appropriate and Inappropriate Boundaries
  • A Leadership Coach and an Excellent Leader have Similar Characteristics

To order a signed copy by me, click link below.

To order Coaching Perspectives IV  ~ $12.00 + $4.00 shipping = $16.00

 

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Coaching Perspectives IV

Coaching for Perspectives IV

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Are you a coach?  Are you thinking about becoming a coach?  Or maybe you are thinking about hiring a coach?  This book creates insight on the coaching process.  The content in this book is authored by a variety of certified coaches with different backgrounds and coaching niches.

The topics covered in this book:

Creating a Coaching Culture, Your Office as Coaching Central, Client-Centered Coaching, Creating Your Personal Strategic Plan, Coaching for Leadership, Attention Deficit or Attention Different, Coaching Thru Mental Health Challenges, Coaching Parents with Teens, Benefits of Coaching All Generations, Career and Transition Coaching, Clap for Change, Three Secrets to Selecting a Coach, The Phenomenal Coach, and The Structured Discernment Process.

I wrote one of the chapters in this book called “Coaching for Leadership”. 

Here are the topics covered in my chapter:

  • Coaching Clients to Build Good Rapport
  • Coaching Clients to Practice and Participate in Active Listening
  • Coaching Clients Who Are Having Difficulty Moving Forward
  • Coaching Leaders on Time Management
  • Coaching Leaders to Journal
  • Coaching Leaders on Building Trust Relationships
  • Coaching for Passion to Spark Passion in Others
  • Coaching Clients to Give and Accept Honest Feedback
  • What is a Leader?
  • Boundaries for the Coaching Process
  • Coaching Good Boundaries as a Key to Successful Leadership
  • Examples of Appropriate and Inappropriate Boundaries
  • A Leadership Coach and an Excellent Leader have Similar Characteristics

To order a signed copy by me, click link below.

To order Coaching Perspectives IV  ~ $12.00 + $4.00 shipping = $16.00

 

 

 

Coaching for Inspiration
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com – TM

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