Look beyond the obvious...Connecting the Dots

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Work is a big part of our lives. It provides us a ready made social network, interesting work, opportunities to grow professionally and personally, structure and form to our days. As the saying goes, “when it’s good, it’s very good and when it’s bad, it’s horrid.”

One cause of of work gone bad is a situation or relationship that has soured in some way thus throwing you into conflict and stress. You worry, mull over conversation and behaviours in your mind, perhaps become short tempered, on guard, forgetful, lose sleep. A difficult situation can take over our life!

Are you dealing with a difficult situation at work?
Are you having trouble seeing how to best handle it?

First step is recognizing you can’t change someone else - as much as you’d like to! You are the one who can make the difference by coming to understand what will and will not make a situation better and developing a game plan. Including if you need to walk away. This process takes you out of your fired up (emotional and /or reptilian brain) and put you back into your good thinking.

My work of 35+ years has afforded me a depth of experience and skills in coaching individuals to shift the dynamic(s) of a difficult situation or relationship. I have had the good fortune of applying my skills in a variety of roles within the Healthcare, Petrochemical, Telecom Education and Financial fields.

If a particular relationship or situation has knocked you off your stride, let’s talk about how I could help. I invite you to Call me for a complimentary consultation.


I have had the privilege and pleasure of experiencing this unexpected insight into my own personal and professional leadership journey with Mary as my coach and mentor. Fostering the right balance in a relationship, she centers the discussion and is able to bring forward meaningful questions that drive to the heart of the subject, yet convey a wisdom that I believe is remarkable. Mary's creative approach pulled my career, home life and creative self into a collaborative journey that was transformational for me. Thank you Mary, you are the best.

Eleanor - former Dean NAIT
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Mary Johnson PCC, Bridgeworks Consulting, Edmonton Alberta

Latest Post

Beingness reframed

Mary Johnson - Wednesday, October 19, 2016

In my last blog (and certainly some others), I have spoke about 'beingness'. Less do, more 'be'. Okay secret confession, ... wasn't sure what I was supposed to do while I was being. It seemed bigger than meditating or sitting in nature, sitting still. There is this sense of what beingness could be and I couldn't quite wrap my head around it. 

Well along comes a big dollop of clarity while on a tele call. It was a hit my forehead 'Of course!!' moment. So for any of you who have wanted more being in your life and fussed a little (or a lot) as to the places one could 'be', here are some ideas for you. Thanks to Evelyn Levenson of www.humandesignforsuccess.com for gelling my thinking on this. Here are some of her ideas as well and others that came to me when she spoke. 'How do I 'be?', .... let me count the ways! (my apologies to Shakespeare).

Be present, be aware, be kind, be perceptive, be gracious, be inspired, be still, be generous, be of service, be loving, be a role model, be happy, be appreciative, be deliberate, be peace, be delighted ... See wonder, see the humour, see the bigger picture, hold a vision, hold out hope, hold the energy, hold others to be whole and resourceful.  Wonderful eh?!

Hope this has stirred your thinking on Being. Has mine. Would love if you have other ideas! In the meantime, sprinkle some be amidst your doing!   


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