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Leadership Development and Knowing the Dark Side

There is a quote I love that opens Hogan Assessment Systems’ Scienceof Personality podcast – “People are the most consequential and dangerous forces on Earth. Personality psychology is about the nature of human nature – it’s about people and wouldn’t that be

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Let Freedom Ring in the Ukraine

Nearly two decades ago, during one of the worst times in my journey, I befriended a group of people in New York City who were a mixture of Polish, Russian and Ukrainian heritage. They became close to me out of

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Team and Leadership Lessons from Geese

Goose Creek Consulting’s name comes from a creek in Northern Virginia that is a tributary of the Potomac River that provides water and life throughout the region. In addition to the metaphor for growth from the Creek, our team has

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Welcome to Our New Website!

We are thrilled to announce our new website at www.goosecreekconsulting.com. The new site is modernized and reflects our values of redefining help through creative solutions, using evidence-based practices and through helping people. While it is not the largest part of

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Coaching the Whole Person: Science of Personality Podcast

We are thrilled to announce our new website at www.goosecreekconsulting.com. The new site is modernized and reflects our values of redefining help through creative solutions, using evidence-based practices and through helping people. While it is not the largest part of

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Overcoming the Holiday Blues

By Astrid Richardson  Fall is almost over and with winter quickly approaching, I thought that it would be a good idea to talk about wellness for the coming season. So, winter is coming…bringing with it cooler weather and holiday celebrations.

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Tis’ The Season For Boundaries

By Jayson Blair In the classic Christmas carol playlist, Let It Snow, one of my favorites, I find myself at times fixating, out of context, on the words “no place to go.” Whether I am listening to Dean Martin, Bing

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Executive Functioning versus Creativity

By Peggy Maslanka Everyone accepts and respects the notion of the tortured artist until they have to rely on one. I observe this not only in my coaching practice, but in other areas of my life as well.   I see how

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Overcoming the Holiday Blues

By Astrid Richardson Although the winter/holiday season is often associated with excitement and joy, it can also be a very emotionally stressful time of year. The season of giving and holiday cheer can be anything but joyful when the memories

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Tis’ the Season for Boundaries

By Jayson Blair In the classic Christmas carol playlist, Let It Snow, one of my favorites, I find myself at times fixating, out of context, on the words “no place to go.” Whether I am listening to Dean Martin, Bing

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Celebrate National Veterans Small Business Week with Us!

November 2nd begins National Veterans Small Business Week. During this week, the federal government, lead by the Small Business Administration (SBA), works to help empower veterans to make the transition into small businesses and recognizes the small businesses that are

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SBA 8(a) Certification

  Goose Creek Consulting LLC recently received an 8(a) Certification from the Small Business Administration. GCC is a leadership, career, mental health and life coaching services firm that serves the consumer, commercial, state and federal market sectors. The 8(a) Program

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Staying Well this Winter

By Astrid Richardson Fall is almost over and with winter quickly approaching, I thought that it would be a good idea to talk about wellness for the coming season. (I’ll continue with the Wheel of Life in the next post.)

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Learning from Our Losses on a Day of Remembrance

By Jayson Blair Thirteen years ago today I was standing near the edge of the Brooklyn Bridge, looking across the East River as the World Trade Center burned. Today marks the 13th anniversary of the September attacks on New York

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Outsmarting Your ADHD At College

By Peggy Maslanka  Like ADHD itself, college life tempts with irresistible distractions and inviting risks, so trying to cope with ADHD symptoms in such an environment might be more difficult than you expect. When a distraction, such as a party,

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Ever Wondered What to Expect from a Career Coach?

By Patricia Rinaldi The ultimate outcomes of any life changing process vary significantly by person, given our different needs, skills, limitations and experience. But there are some basic things that you can expect from a career coach whether in or

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The Many Faces of Robin Williams

By Jayson Blair Standing in the front of the coffee table last night, I picked up my phone to check the news and saw the headline. Robin Williams was dead at the age 63. I clicked on the link with

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Win Free Career Testing

Tell us what you would change about your life if you could change your career, and win a chance at free career testing. Career testing is a great way to figure out your passion and your purpose. At Goose Creek

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Tip to Nailing Job Interviews

By Jayson Blair   Laid off? Looking to climb the corporate ladder? Unsure about whether you have found your passion at work? Returning to work after having a child or recovering from a disability?  One of the most difficult parts

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Utilizing Career Testing in Career Coaching

By Jayson Blair Career coaching should never just be about getting a job. It should be about finding your passion and your purpose. At Goose Creek Coaching, our career coaching is focused on helping people do just that. As someone

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Mindfulness Coaching for ADHD

By Peggy Maslanka Our neighbor, Adam, who may have undiagnosed ADHD, is a wine enthusiast. His practical enjoyment of this hobby would greatly increase, I believe, if he obtained ADHD coaching that included mindfulness training. Like many people with ADHD,

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Why Coaching is the Best Option for ADHD

By Peggy Maslanka Recently, I attended a party where one guest, I’ll call her Susan, exhibited some ADHD behavior. It was raining as Susan was leaving the party, and this inspired the hostess to share with her a story about

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Losing Weight Isn’t An Overnight Process

Astrid Richardson is a life and wellness coach trained by the International Coaching Federation. Her experience includes working as a dietary consultant from Jenny Craig where she worked with clients who had various levels of weight loss issues. Astrid’s beliefs

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The Importance of Peer Support

By Jayson Blair From the pulpit at Ebenezer Baptist Church in April of 1967, Martin Luther King Jr. said, about the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War, that the “moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends

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Resume Writing and Interview Skills Seminars

Goose Creek Consulting and our expert career coach, Patricia Rinaldi , are providing career coaching seminars that work on improving your interview skills and resume to get you the job you want. Patricia Rinaldi is a creative, results-oriented, consultative talent

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