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Career
Tara McFarland

3 Ways to Improve Communication

I think we can all agree that the way we communicate affects us deeply on a day-to-day basis. Communication is at the core of the energy, from meetings that flow and energize to interactions that leave us drained and exhausted. I know you don’t want to be the person contributing

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Personal Growth
Tara McFarland

How to Hire a Coach

When I hired my first coach, I wondered about the credentialing of coaches. Is it necessary they be associated with the International Coaching Federation? What about all those other certification programs? What are those, and are they any good? Considering that my background (engineering) is in a regulated industry, the

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Personal Growth
Tara McFarland

Happy 2023! Is Productivity Necessary this Month?

Two questions for you to reflect on: Do you start each January raring to go, productive, and dutifully checking off your list of resolutions/intentions/goals? Do you limp into January exhausted by the last month of holidays, socializing, Winter Break, and your usual routine shaken up? Now, keep in mind, these

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Tools
Tara McFarland

Energy and Mindfulness

How did September treat you? Are you looking at the date and wondering, how is it October already? It’s well documented that our perception of time speeds up as we get older. While there hasn’t been a proven mechanism, there are theories as to why this occurs. This published research

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Path and Purpose
Tara McFarland

Three Phases of Transformation

Transformation Transformation, spiritual awakening, awakening, becoming conscious, waking up…all of these describe the same thing: Shaking off the status quo to uncover who we are. Documented stages of these journeys are, most famously described in the Hero’s Journey by Joseph Campbell. Now the Hero’s Journey is connected to mythology, but

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Career
Tara McFarland

Imposter Syndrome

What is Imposter Syndrome? In a 1978 study, two psychologists, Pauline Rose Clance and Suzanne Imes identified imposter phenomenon.(1)  The study focused on 150 high-achieving women, and the authors cite family dynamics and societal role stereotyping as contributing significantly to the development of the phenomenon. In the study, they found

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Personal Growth
Tara McFarland

Why Quantum Human Design?

For a licensed professional engineer, it may seem odd to take on Quantum Human Design as a tool in coaching. After all, it’s a synthesis of esoteric systems, built on Eastern and Western Astrology, the I’Ching, the Kabbalah the Hindu Chakra system, and quantum mechanics. This thing will tell me

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Personal Growth
Tara McFarland

Five Ways to Discern Your Intuition

In this post, I present 5 ways to tap into your intuition and how to use them to discern between thoughts or feelings. Don’t think you’re intuitive? Check out this post to discover your intuitive gifts. Intuition vs. Thoughts or Feelings It can be difficult to know if the hits

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Personal Growth
Tara McFarland

Six Ways Your Inner Guidance Comes to You

Do you know you have an inner guidance system?  I ask because I’ve been one of those people who insisted I didn’t have intuition/inner guidance. Not that long ago, I was convinced that being intuitive was reserved for only a select few, the massage therapists, reiki masters, and therapists of

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