• Building s/v Lemon Twist

    I am no longer a captive to Lake Okanagan! That's not exactly a punishment that would get a person much sympathy. Our Dana 24 s/v Go With GUST-O is a heavy little cruiser that takes 3 days to move and launch at another body of water. That means you have to be serious about going there. ...

  • Can You Have Too Many Boats?

    Well the obvious answer is yes, I guess. If you are a collector or hoarder, and have the storage room, you COULD (technically) easily have too many boats, or anything else, for that matter. I currently have three boats, and a new one under construction. How did this happen? Do I need them all? Is ...

  • Big Decisions & Big Adventures Go Hand In Hand

    About a year ago, Brown Eyes and I were musing about "what's next?" for sailing s/v Go With GUST-O (GWG). We felt the need to take our little ocean boat back to salt water. That prompted us to entertain two possible trips: 1. Sea of Cortez/ Baja Peninsula 2. B.C. West Coast of Canada To further our understanding of ...

  • How Do You Do “NEW”?

    Lyle, Ray, & Stasha Dinghy “New” is an appropriate word to open this article. New can be exciting, and it can be daunting. Innovative products and the continuous challenge for my clients to embrace change were my calling card in my career as a manufacturer's representative. So, although I'm used to living on the leading ...

  • How Do You Handle A Blow & A Broach?

    Photo: Jack Cusano, Calgary Sun “Head Up!... Head Up!... Bring her into the wind!” I could barely hear the skipper screaming his command above the roar of the ninety km/hr wind and the whine of our diesel engine racing at full throttle just beneath my feet. He was only three meters away from me, on the ...

  • Cross Generation Coach/Mentor

    I heard it said that the two best days in your life are the day you were born, and the day you realized WHY you were born. This interaction is close to my heart motivation for embarking on coaching as a second life career. Great partnerships and life-long friendships await those who dare to invest in ...

  • Have You Experienced Einstellung Effect?

    You may well have. Sounds painful, Doesn’t it? Well. It could be very painful actually. According to Wikepedia, “Einstellung refers to a person's predisposition to solve a given problem in a specific manner even though better or more appropriate methods of solving the problem exist. The Einstellung effect is the negative effect of previous experience when ...

  • Coaching To Anchor New Skills

    Organizations spend large amounts of scarce resources to train key people, only to have most of that training go adrift once the person gets swept up in the torrent of the stream of daily life before the new skills can be deployed permanently. Studies are conclusive that individual coaching following training dramatically improves training retention and ...

  • High Performance Team Coaching

    Are you experiencing high turnover rates? Are your special teams struggling due to the headwinds of personality conflict and lack of specific direction? Is there a leadership problem that is uncomfortable to address? These costly, and potentially damaging issues can be averted by incorporating a coach approach to developing High Performance Teams. Whether a new ...

  • Executive Coaching

    One of the characteristics of “Pure Coaching” is that it is entirely question based, and does not require any knowledge of the topic selected by the person being coached. While this speaks to the versatility of a well equipped coach, the related challenge is that business clients often want more insight and topic knowledge from ...

  • Coaches Convert Resolutions To Results

    This is a simple message, yet a profound truth. Here we are at a new beginning. A time of year to be resolve anew to pursue personal and professional ambitions that could yield terrific tomorrow's. Yet we hesitate. Formerly, follow through has fizzled. Desire was drowned by daunting. Many now prefer to resolve not to make ...

  • Solving A Math Problem

    The Problem: Montana Time + Canada Time + GUST-O Trips > 365 Days On January 2nd of this year, we embarked on a big adventure on our little cruiser, GUST-O. We Towed her behind our GMC 3/4 ton from Montana to western Florida. For the next 90 days, we sailed her around Florida, jumped off to the ...