The SeamLess Life

Tip # 1 May 15, 1998

About the Author:

Sherry Lowry is a Austin-based business coach who works nationally and internationally with executives, managers, business owners, other coaches, psychologists and therapists. She brings experience to her clients as a founder and developer of 7 businesses, including one non-profit organization, as a consultant and trainer, and professional mentor. Co-leading group telecalls (via regular telephone connection) and telegroup series is a speciality....with other field experts on corporate marketing, using public speaking as a marketing tool, marketing with heart, and offers with Diane Menendez special teleclasses for mental health professionals transitioning as coaches. In 1996, Sherry founded and continues to host The Coaches’ Showcase, a free theme-based telegroup exchange with some of the industry’s most experienced coaches. Also useful is her online collection of The Lowry Notes - free to the public at her WWW site. She holds two traditional graduate degrees and has completed the Coach University curriculum. She is on the Board of International Coach Federation and is a member of Professional Coaches’ and Mentor’s Association and Texas Executive Women.

Contact info:
Sherry Lowry, MCC
Austin, Texas, USA
Ph: 512-527-0097
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Tips in Leading the Seamless Life™
#1 - The "Fifth" Week

Who doesn't think they could benefit from four weeks of time set aside for whatever your heart desires or soul requires?

Think you're too busy? Think it's impossible?

Think again.

In the coach world we take the fifth time an appointment day falls into our calendar off. There is actually an extra four weeks in the calendar year when you look at those three days that fall on the 29th, 30th, and 31st of each month (except February, usually).

If our client appointment, for example, is usually at 9am every Wednesday ....whenever there are actually FIVE Wednesdays in that month -- the client is off AND the coach is off. As coaches, we ask our clients to use that time just for them -- marketing time, writing time, spirit time...however they want it, but it's like a free gain in their month.

They can take the whole day OFF, while still meeting monthly commitments by working through the other four days in that month.

It's amazing what this opens up....Simply think, for example, of what you could do with a whole four weeks of "spirit days" just for you?! They are waiting for you to claim on every calendar, world-wide.

Take the fifth week off, and begin leading the Seamless Life.


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About the Author:

Diane Menendez, Ph.D., is a business and personal success coach. She has been coaching since 1983 when she began the High Performance Coaching process as an internal staff coach at AT&T. Since 1988 she has coached more than 250 business executives in Fortune 100 companies and has provided leadership for company-wide efforts in executive and leadership development. Menendez’s special niche in executive coaching is providing support to leaders of rapidly changing industries who are committed to transforming their personal leadership styles. She has successfully transferred her skills to work with entrepreneurs, other business owners, family owned business leadership, and non-profit executives and their organizations. She created Results-Focused Leadership Development, an intensive, creative and empowering process that influences and inspires client to fully develop their leadership potential while supporting their company’s mission and goals. Her passions are inspiring the success of family business members, entrepreneurs and therapists and other professionals in transition. Her www domain name,, is an expression of her belief that, “Our work can bring us joy as well as financial rewards.” Yes, that’s what she means -- real joy, enough to make your heart dance.
Contact info: HeartDance, Cincinnati, Ohio USA, 513-474-1137, 1-800-882-9383;
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