The Importance of Renewal

I’m back, and what a summer I’ve had! My oldest daughter got married, I took a trip to Taos to spend time writing in an historically creative setting, my husband and I travelled to the shores of Lake Huron (where I discovered the macro lens on my camera – and got crazy with it) and just returned from a short retreat at wonderful Gilchrist with a great client – where we
retreated apart for two days and got together over dinner for lively coaching and dialog.
This summer’s “vacations” included some of the most important work I’ll do. Fostering rest, creativity (yes, the photos are mine), friendships, husbandship, love, and even a bit of work (but the best kind – writing and photography) thrown in. Powerful stuff. I recommend it.

I vow to be more intentional about “retreating” and taking the time I need to rest, knowing that in rest comes renewal. My client and I have already decided to head back out to Gilchrist in November – I’m looking forward to the possibility of great winter snow photos.

I feel refreshed and renewed. Excited to see what awaits business this fall, how to use the creative juices as I begin working with a new coach on honing my business niche (again). I can’t wait to get back to work (that’s the point, after all!), and use all of this energy.

I am a former executive in a Fortune 100 company. I have owned and operated an executive coaching firm since 2003 called Aspire Collaborative Services LLC. We partner with great leaders to help them become even greater at developing, improving, and sustaining relationships with the people who are essential to their success. This blog is for leaders and those who help them to be more intentional about relationships at work. My top personal values include respect for others, kindness, compassion, collaboration and gratitude. I work very hard at practicing my values daily and when I don’t succeed, I practice some more. I am married with two wonderful daughters and two spoiled pugs.