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Theresa Horezga, CPC

Theresa Horezga is the iPEC Certified Professional Coach that helps burned out leaders find their passion, discover what’s most important, and take action steps to create the life they (truly) want to live.

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Coaching and Coach Training

Unfulfilled: When You Feel Like You’re Living Someone Else's Life

You wake up, get dressed, and start the coffee pot. You eat the same breakfast that you do every day, say goodbye to your family (both the two- and four-legged), and head out for the morning commute.

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Coaching and Coach Training

Leaving Your Day Job: Creating a Solid Exit Strategy in Order to Pursue Your Coaching Practice

When Hurricane Sandy slammed into the east coast, I wasn’t prepared for the chaos she would throw my life into. It had never crossed my mind that I’d end up unemployed (for an entire year!) because of Mother Nature. Making the decision to invest in coach training was so difficult. I had lost my home and my job, but I forced myself to let go of the fear for just a minute, so that I could envision my future.

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Life Coaching

LIFE COACHING: Everything You’ve Wanted to Know (But Were Afraid to Ask)

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Coaching and Coach Training

Roadmap to Become a Certified Professional Coach

On this webinar recording, learn everything you’ll need to know about becoming a Certified Professional Coach, whether you choose iPEC or Not!

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Goal Setting  |  Zack Lemelle - Leadership Engagement Services  |  iPEC  |  intentions  |  leadership  |  on December 18 2014 by ipeccoaching  |  personal achievement

Your New Year Goals: 6 Questions To Ask Yourself

“Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.”

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Zack Lemelle - Leadership Engagement Services  |  iPEC Coaching  |  leadership  |  life potential  |  perspective  |  power of choice on December 12 2014 by ipeccoachin

Is Social Media Real Social?

Rarely does a day go by where I do not read something about the value of developing relationships on social media. It gives you the opportunity to reach many people every time you post something on Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ or one of the numerous other sites available to you. It seems like everyone is involved in sharing–whether it is important information or not. Some people have thousands of followers or “friends” online that they communicate with every day. On the surface, there is value to being more connected to family members, friends, and business associates. It breaks down the barriers of distance and time by allowing you to communicate with each other 24/7. Even so, what is meant to connect people at a higher level could actually be isolating them as well.  I say this because participating in social media can arguably be more passive than active especially from the standpoint of not having a two-way conversation in real time. You cannot touch the person. Feel his/her presence in the room. Or share information in the most meaningful way. Social media (and texting) takes away the need to talk to one another, just as the telephone took away the need to visit someone. Everything you need to know is online. Although we are more accessible than ever before, is it working for us or against us?  Some might agree, social media is taking the place of spending quality time with family, friends, and associates. How often do you see a group of people eating dinner in a restaurant with one or more of them posting, tweeting, or texting? Or, are in a meeting with someone who is paying more attention to the conversation on their smart phone rather than you? Or, not able to get someone on the phone …who sends you a text almost immediately after you leave a voice mail…instead of returning your call? Isolation or just not “being present in the moment” can lead to loneliness which has a dramatic impact on a person’s level of energy – the lonelier or less aware the person feels, the less likely that he/she will be motivated into action. Social interaction is important to everyone’s well-being. One could argue that loneliness and being alone is not the same thing. Some people are perfectly content being by themselves. Even so, social media, as well as many other online applications, has reduced the need to meet in person and, with that, the ability to form a meaningful bond with another person. Over the past 25 years, there has been a dramatic decrease in the number of confidants or quality social connections in a person’s life. One survey found that the average number of personal confidants has decreased from three people in 1985 to two in 2004 and only one today. A 2010 AARP survey found that 35% of people older than 45 were chronically lonely, as opposed to 20% of a similar group a decade earlier. Try something novel the next time you want to go online to interact. Pick up the phone or stop by someone’s house or office instead. I am always grateful to have a conversation with someone in person. It gives me the opportunity to express myself in a way that cannot be captured behind a computer. Be social outside of social media. The power of the spoken word is amazing. How have you been successful in balancing your social interactions, whether in person or virtual? Please share below! Theresa Horezga Admissions Coach Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC)

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