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Relationship coaching for couples who want to improve their relationship

Sometimes, you know that your relationship could be better. You had hoped that your relationship would feel better by now and couples counseling doesn't feel like the right choice.

Unfortunately, most of us never learned much about how relationships really work, especially when things get tough, and how to communicate in those situations. Through relationship coaching, you and your partner can learn which triggers tend to derail each of you and how to get back on track (or avoid going off track).

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New Year's Resolutions - It's that time again

What is your track record with New Year’s resolutions? If you are like most people, it has been difficult to make lasting progress with most resolutions.

What if 2013 were different? What if you could take steps to maximize the chances that you will be successful this time? Now is a good time to be thinking about your resolutions for 2013, so let’s start by thinking about why each resolution is important to you.

Why most New Year's resolutions are doomed to fail

Most New Year's resolutions are, at best, valiant efforts doomed to fail. It's important to ask why so many efforts, repeated year after year, fail within months, if not weeks.

I believe that there are at least 4 reasons that most New Year's resolutions are ineffective and discarded long before achieving our goals:

How to Find a Good Personal / Life Coach or Executive Coach

Top 10 Qualities to Look for When Picking a Coach

Coaching is a relatively new field, so there is much less research about what works in coaching than there is about what works in fields such as therapy. Also, anyone can call himself or herself a coach, so it is particularly important to consider how to identify someone who is likely to help you.

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How to Improve Your Relationship with Someone You Love

Welcome to the first installment of a new series of articles on how to improve your relationship with someone you love.

How many times have you had a fight about something and thought “Why did we fight about that? Why was it such a big deal?” Often, we wonder why something makes our partner so upset. Sometimes, we wonder why something makes us so upset.

Personal Coaching

If you

  • want to prepare yourself for your next challenges
  • are having difficulty difficulty achieving specific goals
  • wonder what keeps getting in the way of being more effective
  • feel like you should have goals but aren't sure what they are

I would be happy to talk with you to see if coaching with me would help you. If you contact me, I'd be happy to provide a free coaching consultation.

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It makes perfect sense that we act the way we do

Recently, I was thinking about a common element across a lot of the work I do. Whether through coaching or counseling / psychotherapy, my clients and I get to a place where it makes sense that my clients are doing what they are doing, even though they truly want to change. And, importantly, it makes sense in a way that doesn't pathologize anyone. It's the best strategy they have found, so far, to accomplish something important - perhaps being successful, protecting themselves, or avoiding even worse consequences.

Coaching and Psychotherapy with Jonathan Sibley


Change is difficult

Lasting change is even more difficult

Whether you are an individual, a couple, a family, or an organization, and whether you are looking for a psychotherapist / counselor or a coach, if you are trying to create lasting change you need someone

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