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If we want to be change agents, we need to have some degree of weirdness. When I say “change agents,” I mean being willing to make a difference and make the world a better place. Change agents are committed to contributing to society by bringing...

By Dr. Damian Goldvarg Providing mental health services or working on maximizing personal and professional potential can be very rewarding, but it can also be emotionally and physically demanding. Over time, burnout can develop due to the unremitting psychological stress of being exposed to emotionally draining...

Being Olympians in Your Own Life by Dr. Damian Goldvarg Doesn’t it seem like the 32nd Summer Olympics has been running in the background of our lives lately? Through news, social networks, and exchanges with others at home and at work, we are constantly updated on...

Current challenges present us with the opportunity to choose how to interpret what is happening in the world. Are we being optimistic or pessimistic? How are we relating to the current socio-economic, political realities? Is it possible to be optimistic when facts are highly concerning?...

By Dr. Damian Goldvarg Systemic racism has been part of the US reality for centuries. In the last few weeks, it has become part of our national conversation in a whole new way. After being confronted once again with racial police brutality, many Americans are wondering,...

The beginning of the year is a good opportunity to reflect and decide what we would like to achieve, how we would like our life to be different, and what is working and not working. We make resolutions with the illusion that these wishes will...

DAMIAN GOLDVARG INDUCTED INTO THE INAUGURAL ‘CIRCLE OF DISTINCTION’ BY THE INTERNATIONAL COACH FEDERATION (ICF)...

ICF Mid West Conference Report on Keynote Speakers By Dr. Damian Goldvarg This year the ICF Midwest Region Coaches Conference took place in Pittsburgh, from June 20 to 23 with participants from all over the world. This is my fifth conference in the region and it is...

In this article featured in Choice Magazine, we discussed some myths about Coaching. What is the difference with consulting? Why do coaches not provide advise? Is the ICF coaching framework restrictive to creativity?  What are acceptable practices? How do we work with clients who are...

Trusting Your "Intuition"

By Dr. Damian Goldvarg Ph.D., MCC Intuition is defined by the Webster dictionary as a "clear and instant perception of a truth without the aid of reason." Sometimes we have "hunches" or ideas that we don't know where they come from. We know something but we don't know how we know it. However, this information can be very important in our lives to make decisions. The ability to pay attention to our intuition can help us to make appropriate decisions.