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Christine Sachs
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Woman. Wife. Mother. Entrepreneur (x2). Non-profit executive. Award-winning playwright. Theatre & film director and producer. Adoptee. Asian-American. Affiliate, Accomplishment Coaching. Rabid a-ha fan. Listener. Speaker. Life and leadership coach.

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Entries by Christine Sachs

When Life Hands You a Drug Den, Create a Coaching Opportunity

(0) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 10:56 AM

What I do as a coach is not particularly difficult. I listen, and I reflect what I hear/see. The basics are pretty simple, but the real work occurs when people think what I do is more than listening and reflecting. They seem to think I'm using some weird voodoo, or...

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Letting Go of Snark (No!)

(0) Comments | Posted December 2, 2013 | 3:43 PM

This is going to be one of those posts.

About feelings.

Because I'm sobbing. Just thinking about what I'm about to write.

Two weeks ago, I took my daughter to see the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular show. You know, the one with the Rockettes. (Yes, it's almost...

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The Science of Possibility

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2013 | 3:40 PM

I don't know the family I'm about to tell you about, nor am I associated with the foundation. I was just so moved by what they have created in the face of "reality" -- I simply wanted people to take notice, stand and support.

I am a sobbing mess.

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The Main Event

(0) Comments | Posted October 31, 2013 | 10:24 AM

My husband went to Atlantic City this past weekend to see a light heavyweight title fight as part of a promotional press trip. He enjoys "the sweet science," but he's never seen a fight live. He was really excited and had the most interesting conversation while waiting for the main...

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The Daddy, the 'Girl' and My Burgeoning Identity

(1) Comments | Posted April 22, 2013 | 5:56 PM

My daughter, Weevy, is turning 3 in late June. One of her favorite toys of late is her dollhouse, a gift from her grandparents last Christmukkah. I love how it's described on Amazon:

Loving Family Manor is a smaller, compact Loving Family Dollhouse, which folds for easy storage. The...
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Coaching Is for Winners!

(8) Comments | Posted January 16, 2013 | 10:00 AM

At 39, I'm starting to arrive a bit late to the zeitgeist party. OK, a lot late. When a friend of mine recently sent me this link to Charlie Sheen bringing the crazy, I had to do some background research as to the context within which he said/did...

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Under Any Circumstances: A Lesson From Sandy

(0) Comments | Posted November 7, 2012 | 2:10 PM

It's been a long time since my last post. I could write a whole bunch of excuses as to why I haven't blogged, and some of them might actually sound pretty good: vacation, increasing client load, a hurricane. Being an absentee blogger and the events of the past week got...

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Vacation's All I Ever Wanted... Until It Isn't

(0) Comments | Posted September 7, 2012 | 1:54 PM

My husband and I just returned from five glorious days in Bermuda. All we did was sleep, eat, lounge by the pool, nap (him), and spa (me). We just luxuriated in the self-centeredness of being childless for an entire work-week.

Amidst all the resting and relaxing, I found myself...

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How Keanu Reeves Taught Me One of Life's Most Important Lessons

(9) Comments | Posted July 21, 2012 | 11:13 AM

In my pre-coaching days, I remember seeing the trailer for Hardball, a movie starring Keanu Reeves as an inveterate sports gambler who, in order to pay off a loan, is saddled with coaching a corporate-sponsored Little League baseball team for underprivileged youth in a Chicago housing project. The trailer...

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Righty McRighteous-son and the Bane of Being Right

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2012 | 4:50 PM

Have you met my friend, Righty McRighteous-son? You know, the guy who lives in my head and gives me all those snappy comebacks I could have used in conversations hours or days before? What a fun guy! He's charming and persuasive -- a player with heart. He's powerful. Always fired...

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall: The Facts About You

(2) Comments | Posted June 6, 2012 | 2:22 PM

Are you up for a game?


(Don't cheat and read the whole article first.)

Get up.

(Hey, I told you no cheating!)

Yes, right now, get up. Get out of your seat. Stretch. Go the bathroom. Look in the mirror. Come back with a list of what you...

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Being, a Coach in Process

(2) Comments | Posted May 10, 2012 | 4:45 PM

The first six weeks of my life are a big blank. All I know is that I lived in an orphanage in Seoul, Korea until I came to the United States just after my first birthday. When my mother told this story, she always said that I was abandoned at...

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The Failure Crown

(4) Comments | Posted April 26, 2012 | 7:00 AM

When I was 19 years old, I found my life's calling. I was a sophomore in college, sitting in one of my first college-level English classes. We were assigned The Sorrows of Young Werther. I liked to read, sure, but Goethe? I was less than enthused... until I started to...

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Who We Are vs. Who We Should Be

(4) Comments | Posted April 11, 2012 | 5:45 PM

My grandmother lived her whole life under the rules of the 1920s: A woman should be seen and not heard; a woman's place is in the home (I would've said "barefoot and pregnant" but that term first came into use in the 1940s); and modesty is a virtue. A number...

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