Marilyn's Musings Blog


In my monthly "Marilyn's Musings" Blog for Capacity Building Coaching, I offer resource-rich leadership and personal development content, with a commitment to being vulnerable, real and practical in my sharing.

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  • Self-Soothing Lesson

      It was an incredible honor to spend this past weekend with the most amazing, resilient young person. I can't stop thinking about him. He made an indelible impression on my heart.   Read More...

  • Leadership Skills and Your Love Life

    For 10 years now I have been coaching business leaders and executives and providing leadership development for companies in the form of certificate programs, seminars, coaching skills training and retreats. One comment I have received often is that a by-product has been an improved marriage or life partnership.  When you stop to think about it, it makes sense. I thought I'd list some of the leadership skills and principles that just make sense to "try at home".   Read More...

  • Sustainable World, Sustainable Life

      What, you may ask, does sustainability have to do with coaching? I would argue that they are extremely connected concepts. As my husband and I embark on the long process of building a multi-purpose, eco-friendly event center in the Texas Hill Country we are experiencing a steep learning curve.   Read More...

  • A Big Big Day

       Yesterday was a big big day for my husband and I. Bill and I met just over six years ago. For many years before meeting we each had had a dream of owning a retreat/wellness center.   Read More...

  • Drenched, Not Dripping in Irony

    Just a couple of weeks ago I replace my favorite song with a new one. This is no small thing. My previous favorite song has gotten me through a lot of very important, often highly stressful transitions and events!   Read More...

  • No Voice

    Today I have no voice to speak of. Everything is coming out squeaky and sporadically. For those of you who have met me, you know that’s rare!   Read More...

  • Biased Opinion About Coaching

    In my new role at the President of the International Coach Federation, Austin Charter Chapter I get asked a lot of questions. I love that, I'm a coach after all, I love questions. One question I get asked is "Do you think everyone needs a coach?".   Read More...

  • Part Entrepreneur, Part Coach

    After transitioning to living in Austin, TX I have taken time to really focus on my own professional development and have taken time to really intentionally focus on  where I want my business energy to go. For many years I used to say to friends: "I wish Psychology and Business could get married!". It was such a joy to discover executive and business/leadership coaching 10 years ago and realize that they did indeed "get married".   Read More...

  • Does Intimacy Have a Place at Work?

    I've been studying intimacy lately in preparation for launching my Life Partner Coaching Program. Defined as "a close, familiar, and usually affectionate or loving personal relationship with another person or group." in Dictionary.com. It's a word we most often associate with our life partner, our soulmate.   Read More...

  • Comic Wisdom

    Facebook is such a source of wisdom at times. Recently many people have been posting the link to Jim Carrey's speech at the Maharishi University graduation ceremony. There are some profound statements in his talk that I want to highlight here.  "You can fail at what you don't want so you might as well take the chance on doing what you love." "So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality." "The effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is." And last...  Read More...

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