“All of life is a classroom when I choose to be a curious learner.”

I remember being 8 years old and running to the paper posted in the hall at Lincoln School, excited to find my name listed under “Mrs. Solie.” She had a reputation for being the nicest teacher in the school and I discovered the rumors were true; all of my memories of third grade are positive. She is the one who noticed that I needed glasses, which was a turning point in my ability to learn well and enjoy school.  The afternoon I sat on the steps sobbing because I had missed the bus, Mrs. Solie took me home with her to eat cookies together until my mom could drive in from the farm to pick me up. Her teaching that day extended far past reading and math, as I learned life lessons about fear, problem solving, and resiliency.


Who are your teachers today? Who is making a mark on your life? If you have 5 minutes right now for a life coaching lesson, grab a piece of paper and a pen.

1- Write the names of three people you had a memorable interaction with today.  It can be positive or negative, an interaction that sticks in your memory.

2- Write what you learned from each of those interactions.  Stretch your thinking to ask yourself deep questions like, “What did I learn about my own communication style?” or “Did I learn something about what energizes me?” or “What did I learn about my influence with this person?”

3- Walk away smarter. Use these lessons to identify changes you’d like to make. Apply this information to become more self-aware and motivated to live in alignment with your values. That’s the key to positive energy and satisfaction, both at work and in your personal life.


I believe that every person we meet is a teacher, if we are willing to learn the lessons. You are your own best teacher when you get serious about discovering clarity, focus, and self-awareness. A Life Coach provides tools and space for you to hear the answers – both professionally and personally.