Craving Escape but Staying Stuck

Craving Escape but Staying Stuck

By Stephanie Marshall, Toronto based Master Alignment Coach Don't make the same mistakes I did. Ten years ago I was driving home after Labour Day weekend at the cottage and the closer I got, the worse I felt. The end of summer meant back to "reality" and back to a job...

The Biggest Time Saver

The Biggest Time Saver

By Stephanie Marshall, Toronto based Master Alignment Coach The quest for the biggest time saver will not lead you to an app, a planner, or even a system. Many people who are chronically stressed out by a lack of time get lost on that path and spend years hoping to...

Comedy Gold and our Thoughts in Coaching

Comedy Gold and our Thoughts in Coaching

By Stephanie Marshall, Toronto based Master Alignment Coach 'If they laugh it’s art, if they don’t laugh it’s therapy." - Mike Birbiglia, Consider what comes up when I ask you the following? How often do you judge yourself negatively, about what? When is the last time...

High School Reunion – Excavating Subconscious Beliefs

High School Reunion – Excavating Subconscious Beliefs

By Stephanie Marshall, Toronto based Master Alignment Coach 30 Years After High School Graduation I went to my 30-year high school reunion a few weeks ago. It was surprisingly delightful and intimate considering the Zoom venue. Maybe that's because on Zoom people...

What Does Taking 100% Responsibility Mean?

What Does Taking 100% Responsibility Mean?

By Nadine Araksi, Toronto-based Story Coach Blame vs. taking 100 percent responsibility What does it mean to take 100 percent responsibility for your results? A few weeks ago, I caught myself complaining about work. I didn’t like the way someone reacted in a meeting,...

Building New Habits: Discover What’s Keeping You Stuck

Building New Habits: Discover What’s Keeping You Stuck

By Nadine Araksi, Toronto-based Story Coach Getting unstuck when building new good habits “Be careful what you practice, you’re going to get really good at it.” In the past when I've caught myself trying to build new habits, I often struggled to figure out what was...

Do Vision Boards Work for Manifesting?

Do Vision Boards Work for Manifesting?

By Stephanie Marshall, Toronto based Master Alignment Coach Do You Use Vision Boards? I get asked if vision boards work for manifesting, and like any good question, the answer is "it depends". I want my clients to aim high, to imagine what’s possible, set audacious...

Group Coaching for Women: Five Things That Surprised Me

Group Coaching for Women: Five Things That Surprised Me

By Nadine Araksi, Toronto-based Story Coach I Was a Client First I started as a client of Kickstartology’s Online Group Coaching for Women program over two years ago. At this time Stephanie J. Marshall was coaching on her own as Plaid Paddle. Stephanie, a former...

Is Online Dating a Waste of Time for you?

Is Online Dating a Waste of Time for you?

By Stephanie Marshall, Toronto based Master Alignment Coach People Remember Drama Online dating has a bad PR problem. Their marketing isn't helping because in their advertising they try so hard to have the people look like "diverse normal people" that it just winds up...

Mindset Work: How I Learned to Like My Job Again

Mindset Work: How I Learned to Like My Job Again

By Nadine Araksi, Toronto-based Story Coach If I’m honest, I’ve been feeling blah about work this year and it hasn’t felt like me. Know the feeling?  I’m the cheerleader, the hype girl! But I lost my mojo in 2020. For months it felt as though we were receiving bad...

Resetting Habits | Are you doing it wrong?

Resetting Habits | Are you doing it wrong?

By Stephanie Marshall, Toronto based Master Alignment Coach The Annual Habit Resets How great are your intentions? Do you make bold promises to yourself about resetting habits and not follow through? How many "shoulds" do you leave on the table every year? It's that...

How to Quit Diet Coke the Easy Way

How to Quit Diet Coke the Easy Way

By Stephanie Marshall, Toronto based Master Alignment Coach How I made quitting a 30 year Diet Coke Addiction habit no big deal: If I’m going to be dramatic about something I want it to be interesting, and quitting a Diet Coke addiction is not interesting. I’ve tried...