catherine doucette

Jumpstart Your Training

January 4, 2013

In case you still have a case of vacation brain from enjoying a fabulous holiday break and too much chocolate, here are some training resources. …

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How to Be a Real Friend

January 3, 2013

I was venting, getting it all out with someone I trusted. I was looking for her advice because I was confused about how to handle an unexpected situation. There was a significant sum at stake. I wasn’t sure whether to …

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Get Creative. Your Learners Will Thank You.

January 2, 2013

In early December, I posted / ranted about how I believe there is too much lecturing or presenting being labelled training. If you haven’t already, check it out Who Here Wants to Listen to Me Talk for 8 Hours?

As …

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A New Year. A New Path.

January 1, 2013

31 days of writing. What have I done to myself? 🙂

Today I joined Michelle Scism‘s Ultimate Blog Challenge. That means that I will be posting a new blog every day for the next month. It’s kind of …

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One Morning with Hot Lemonade

December 22, 2012

I could not see straight.

My life felt like organized chaos, and then any wisp of organized faded. My morning walks had been keeping me going. But it was not enough. I was officially empty.…

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Take a Hike

December 17, 2012

I walk every morning with my friend Dianne and my dogs. It is my exercise and my morning meditation.

Dianne has taught me a lot about the pathways through the woods, as I used to only walk the roadways around …

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Who Here Wants to Listen to Me Talk for the Next 8 Hours?

December 10, 2012

I often begin my training sessions with that question. Sometimes people look at me strangely with half smiles because they are afraid that they are supposed to reply, “Oh me! Me please! I want to listen to you for 8 …

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Are You Helping? Are You Sure?

December 3, 2012

My intention, I thought, was to help. Recently I participated in volunteer meetings. As I listened and gave my opinion, I thought… don’t they realize I can help with that? Sheesh, I thought they’d be grateful for my expertise.

By …

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Get ‘Er Done

August 6, 2012

“Funny, huh, Catherine, how some folks think that avoiding challenges will bring them peace? As if the peace they now know didn’t come from earlier challenges that were faced, and mastered.”

This morning I was looking for something in my …

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Must You Tell That Story?

July 30, 2012

I rushed both my dogs to the vet last month when I saw they had snacked on a prescription. I was terrified (Fortunately now they are perfectly fine. Phew!)

While the dogs were at the vet clinic being treated, I …

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