Sagacy Coaching Blog Archive

Sight Set on 2020

The end of June marks the fiscal year end for some, and while it’s not the end of the year that we all celebrate, we can use this time as a reminder to check in and level set our plans, goals, and expectations for the rest of the year. The latter half of the year is...

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It is Time to…

Hop to it! Now that spring is sure to arrive it is time to assess the first quarter of this year. How are you doing with your new year’s resolutions? Are you still on track? Have you calendared your plans for this year? Have there been any measurable steps toward your...

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The Win-Win

March is one of my favorite months because college basketball is nearing the end of the season, and the playoffs are always exciting to watch.  March Madness is the term given to the NCAA Division I Men's College Basketball Tournament.  A...

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Ups and Downs

Life may be filled with ups and downs, highs and lows, and bliss and woes.  The difference between these polar opposites is how we manage, cope, and deal with what life brings us.   Experiencing the upside of life is an opportunity to express our...

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A Few of My Favorite Things

What a joy and a blessing it is to experience a New Year!  My life has been enriched by some remarkable events this past year.  I completed my doctorate degree!  Woo-hoo!  I had the opportunity to travel to five different states and experience...

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Now What

Congratulations to you too! We made it to the end of another year!  Now what? Take a moment to breathe a sigh of relief!  Take a moment to acknowledge your accomplishments.  Take a moment to admit your faults. Take a moment to reflect on and instill any lessons...

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Nadine Watson Press Release

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 15, 2018 FOR MORE INFORMATION Tonjanae Watson Public Relations Consultant tonjanaewatson@gmail.com   The First African American Woman to Receive the Doctorate of Strategic Leadership LOS ANGELES Oct. 12, 2018 - San Jose resident...

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It’s a Labor of Love

It’s a Labor of Love Fall is approaching which is generally a time for harvesting the fruit of our labor.  Be encouraged!  There is still time to engage in genuine connections with those near and dear.  It's not too late for you to extend acknowledgments to those...

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Life as a Game

This month I leave you with a quote by Brian Dyson, former CEO of Coca Cola. “Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them - work, family, health, friends and spirit - and you're keeping all of these in the air. You will...

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That Which Will Enrich Your Life!

As summer approaches, it instills a sense of consistency. Nature follows its routine closing off the colder winter and spring months, while welcoming warm sunny days. The weather is consistent with clear skies. The kids are enjoying their summer break filled with fun....

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Break Into Spring

A lot of changes occur at the onset of springtime.  The weather makes a shift toward brighter, sunnier days. The flowers are in full bloom, earth’s creatures are scurrying about, and most schools shut down to allow teachers and students some downtime. At this time, we...

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Just Keep Moving

March!  Take action!  Keep the momentum going!  Maybe that’s why the third month of the year is called March.  It is a reminder to remember your intentions and goals for the year and carry on.  Now is not the time to give up and throw in the towel.  The New Year is...

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When Love Hurts

When I think of a monthly theme for February I always think of love. I think of the loving relationships I share with my family and friends. I think of the things I love to do and the places I love to go. I think of cherished memories. Which now reminds me of my...

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The Wonder of a New Year

Imagine. Believe. Resolve. Achieve. Happiness. Success.  These are common words that motivate us to pursue what our hearts truly desire.  What will you do once your dreams come true?  Envision you are at the end of 2018.  But wait! 2018 just began.  That’s right....

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The Gift

I was at the nail salon not too long ago.  My favorite technician was unavailable, so I was invited to sit at the station next to hers.  When my nails were dry, I paid my technician, offered her a tip, and then reached over to offer my favorite technician a tip.  My...

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Count Your Blessings

“Take time to count your blessings and you’ll have little time to count anything else” - Woodrow Kroll With all the devastation going on around us, it is easy to overlook that we are blessed.  Blessings come in many forms: they range from our very own lives; to our...

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How Do You Spell R-E-L-I-E-F?

There are quite a few relief efforts underway these days. The recent news is a perfect display of the devastation occurring around us.  I am reminded, none of us are too far from some sort of disaster, albeit a natural disaster.  For some of us, we don’t have to look...

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The Next Chapter

This past summer my husband and I had the pleasure of blessing my middle child, Ashley, in marriage. The wedding was a beautiful occasion. As I reflect back over the past year of preparations, whereby I experienced moments of joy, excitement, sadness, anxiety and...

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There is Always More

When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. But wait! There is so much more you can do!  We often hear this quote as it pertains to life. But, just like there is more to life, there is more you can do with lemons. My neighbors recently gave me a bag full of lemons from...

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A Happy Summer

Summer is here and everyone is out and about, but that does not mean that those who suffer from summertime blues get a respite. Talking about depression is often kept on the down low. However, depression is no temporary phase. Many people suffer from this dreaded...

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A Note to the Graduates

One of my favorite books often given to graduates is Oh, the Places You’ll Go, by Dr. Suess. Here is an excerpt from the beginning of the book: “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your...

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In Full Bloom

“April showers, bring May flowers.” What will you do with the abundance provided to us this year?  Brighter skies, warmer weather, and the arrival of spring in all its beauty bring much abundance to everyone's day this time of year. Sometimes, we become set in our...

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Spoken Word Challenge

Have you ever heard the sayings, “Action speaks louder than words”?  or “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never harm me”?  Words speak volumes.  I would like to reflect on the way we use words in our daily interactions. Words can impact us both...

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Bend Don’t Break

I arrived early at my satellite office to find no one had entered the facility as of yet. Since I was the first to arrive, I had choice pickings over my seat. I chose to sit in a space where Jim (not his real name) usually sits. When he arrived, he was surprised to...

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A Warm Heart

Brrrrr… It has been cold, wet, and windy. During the rainy days I found myself closed up in the house keeping warm, sitting in front of the fireplace with a cup of tea, and often wrapped up in a warm blanket. When I go out in the cold, I walk briskly to and from my...

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Instilling the New

Happy New Year! What will make this year any different from last year? Well, you can start off by reflecting on all of the positive events, as well as, the negative events of last year. Why reflect on the negative events you ask? Because, remembering the “bad” can...

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Peace Begins with Me

As Christmas time approaches, I am reminded of the Christmas song titled, “Let There Be Peace On Earth.” Webster’s Dictionary defines peace as: The normal, non-warring condition of a nation, group of nations, or the world....

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The Magic of Giving Thanks

What would November be without a message on Thanksgiving? Research has proven that the key to success is happiness, and the key to happiness is gratitude. Being grateful has lots of benefits. Gratitude is related to optimism and self-confidence. Gratitude deepens our...

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The Race is Off!

Ready, set, WAIT! With the last quarter of the year quickly approaching, I feel like I am always racing. I was in the grocery store a couple weeks ago, and I noticed the specialty aisle full of candy. At first, I wondered, what the purpose was for all of the candy?...

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My Friends

The Olympic games were surely the highlight of the past month. In addition to the games, we were fortunate to hear excerpts of Maya Angelou’s poetry during several commercial breaks. The poem, Still I Rise, reminds us that we can overcome any obstacle or challenge. I...

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Achieving Happiness

Oftentimes, we look to external sources to make us happy. We often think happiness comes once we attain a certain status, once we have material possessions, or when we reach satisfaction in our relationships. However, making it to that next level, obtaining the things...

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A New Commitment This Year

This year I am a commitment to compassion, consciousness, and caring. By saying “I am a commitment to,” reminds me that I am the commitment, it lives inside of me, and I am fully accountable for its outcome. I strive to embody the quality and exemplify the behavior in...

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Reach Out and Touch Somebody

Remember Diana Ross’ song: “Reach out and touch somebody’s hand. Make this world a better place if you can.” Connection through touch is meaningful and it creates joy, solace, and fulfillment. Making a connection through touch is healthy and nourishing. Our loved ones...

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A Time of Celebration!

Let us take time to acknowledge and celebrate the effort, focus, and discipline that enabled us to arrive to the end of the year 2015.  You are a unique gift to this world.  Celebrate your life.  Celebrate a healthy report.  Celebrate the journey you embarked upon...

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I Am Thankful!

I am thankful for the sun in my eyes and the wind in my hair. I am thankful. I am thankful for the moon in the sky and the stars shining bright. I am thankful. I am thankful for friends who care and a family that loves. I am grateful. I am thankful for the ups, I am...

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A Season of Harvest

I am ever so grateful for the community in which I live.  I am surrounded by golden hills, beautiful landscapes, and homes galore, not to mention the diversity of people whom I have the pleasure of interacting with, learning from, and sharing with.  I am ever so...

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A Season of Change

Fall is upon us. Soon, we will notice a change in the landscape, weather, and time.  Everything in nature changes, so why is it difficult for us human beings to make a shift in our lives? Have you ever tried to form a new habit or develop a new skill?  Did you find...

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Embracing What Is…

Those of us here in the Bay Area are reminded by the surrounding hills, neighborhood posts, and the water company that the increasingly severe drought situation isn’t going away.  I recall seeing billboards last summer posted around San Jose with the message “Brown is...

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Balancing Our Lives by Creating Memories

Work. Life. Balance. Family. Life. Balance. We all seek to balance our lives in one way or another; yet we get caught up in multi-tasking, doing for others, and a myriad of other things that we like and choose.  We juggle our busy schedules in an attempt to do more. ...

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Need a Push?

Two summers ago, I decided to face my fear of heights and try zip lining.  I was inundated with feelings of excitement and fear as I harnessed up with the gear that was to hold me up, and allow me to sail across the zip line raised some 70 feet above ground.  I...

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The Possibility of Springing Forward

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi I once thought of myself to be living in a box. I loved my box. My box was safe and comfortable. I conformed to living my life based on the rules, structures, and values of my upbringing without...

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March Madness!

It is totally okay to scream, grimace, cry, and be angry; just as it is okay to laugh and be happy, loving, peaceful or excited. Oftentimes, we seek to avoid feeling the negative emotions.  When we desire life to be different from the way it is currently, stress can...

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A Wonderful Life!

Before reading this article, grab a pen and paper. Next, write a list of what comes to mind in response to the following question: What Makes Life Wonderful? We all have strategies we put in place to provide for our livelihood, enjoyment, and/or to help alleviate...

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Doing What Truly Matters

Reflecting on the past year can be an inspiration of what you wish to accomplish in the New Year.   Before we get too far into this year, let’s take a moment to reflect upon last year.  Most of us will look back at what we’ve accomplished by considering past...

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Want to be Happy? Start with Thanksgiving!

Most of us wait for a happy moment to occur in our lives in order to be happy.  We wait for some activity or event to take place so that we can achieve happiness.  The moment happens, the event occurs, and the happiness comes and the happiness goes.  We set goals for...

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Brown is the New Green

If you live in California, you know we are in a serious drought situation.  Billboards are posted around town with the message “Brown is the new green,” reminding us to conserve water and to embrace what is.  How often are we reminded to embrace what is in our life,...

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Is There a Spark Inside of You?

A Woman’s Dialogue Create! Inspire! Thrive! Is There a Spark Inside of You? It’s the Fourth of July and half a year has already passed us by. Fireworks are soon to be in the air. Bursts of color; streams of lights; a spectacular show to see, no doubt. Those fireworks...

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Need a Push?

It’s a New Year and we all can’t help but look back and reflect upon all that we encountered in the past year. Likewise, we look forward and wish for greater things to come. As I look back, I am reminded of this past summer when I decided to face my fear of heights and try zip lining . . .

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Wide Awake!

As the fall season is fast approaching and time is moving right along, I took some time to reflect back over the last few years of my life. My family and I looked at some old family movies this summer and as we watched Christmas videos, I began to notice some patterns of behavior . . .

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Are We Truly Listening?

Two months ago, we had our first face-to-face Woman’s Dialogue. I enjoyed the company of those in attendance as well as the insightful conversations going around the room. It was just as I had imagined: real women, real lives, and real stories! Led by Mina Grace Drake, the topic . . .

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Spring Forward

I once described myself as “living in a box.” I loved my box. My box was safe and comfortable. I conformed to living my life based on the rules, structures, and values of my upbringing without questioning. That which was a part of me (family, friends, church, clubs, and work) was all . . .

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March Madness

It is totally okay to yell, holler, scream, grimace, or cry. Just as it is okay to laugh, love, smile, play, and be happy, loving, peaceful, or enthused. Why are negative emotions shunned upon? Our whole range of emotions is what makes us human. It’s okay to be mad, sad, scared, tired, or . . .

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