Jacinta is a career & life coach supporting individuals through their career and life transitions. With her unique spirit, experience and wisdom, she is able to guide her clients through their difficult, challenging or crisis moments.


A Day at a Time

Posted on November 9, 2009

How would you like to begin seeing challenges and creating change as manageable, step-by-step processes? This is what I do to help my coaching clients move from overwhelm into overview, so that they learn to focus on what’ possible now. This way they also start to trust that whatever they do today can open the [...]

Soul Eyes

Posted on August 25, 2009

Are you looking at life through the ego’s eyes or those of your soul? Don’t be surprised when your experiences and perspectives change depending on the view chosen. The ego is needy and rarely satisfied, always thirsty for more of those short-term highs. It’s often bossy, judgmental and wants you to take an opinionated stance. [...]

Stepping Back

Posted on August 11, 2009

Ever found yourself enmeshed in a sticky situation and needing to do something about it? Before making any decision or taking action, it’s often best to step back and see the bigger picture. When you’re too closely involved your feelings and emotions can dictate your behavior, making it even more difficult to find a way [...]

Praise for the Positivity Blog

Posted on July 29, 2009

I read a lot of blogs and newsletters on self-improvement and self-discovery.  I follow famous professionals I admire, people I know personally, and a few life-coach and self-development enthusiasts who also happen to be insightful writers. On busy days I just glance through or even delete the lot without reading any, knowing tomorrow will bring [...]

The Art of Disappointing

Posted on July 7, 2009

Tweeting on I came across this quote by the fabulous Cheryl Richardson: You cannot live an authentic life without mastering the art of disappointing people (with grace & love). I shared this little gem of wisdom with a client and a friend. Both are dealing with conflicted feelings about how people around them are [...]

The Right Question

Posted on June 23, 2009

Ever find yourself stuck between choices? Often there’s a deeper question lurking in the background, waiting to be addressed. Some years ago I was making myself miserable thinking I had to choose between my home country and my adopted country. It felt like an impossible choice to make; yet I believed everything depended on making [...]

From Discouragement to Encouragement

Posted on June 8, 2009

It doesn’t take much to bring someone down. We dismiss ideas using dampers like “that will never work”, or we disqualify what was just said with the ‘but’ word, often followed by a discourse on why we know better. We steal a person’s spotlight by interrupting them midway through their story and take over with [...]

Why Do We Compare?

Posted on April 21, 2009

We compare all the time. We watch someone deliver a speech and think they’re not in the same class as someone we saw earlier that day. We observe a person’s achievements and conclude we would have done a better job. We look at where we are in our career and believe we’re falling behind the [...]

The Flow of Stress

Posted on April 3, 2009

Sometimes I slip on banana skins of anxiety and stay down for a while, unable to get back on my feet. I go for walks, consult trusted sources of wisdom, even eat the right food; but am unable to snap out of it. It’s a profound and painful state that finds me always unprepared. I [...]

The Right Direction

Posted on March 25, 2009

It’s always interesting to watch people who’ve finally figured out where they really want to go in life, begin moving in the opposite direction. You ask them about their future and they describe in great detail where they will be and what they will be doing. Their whole being comes alive. If you would hand [...]


Posted on March 19, 2009

“Goals are boring”, I thought while in the middle of a proprioceptive writing exercise. “What then, should I work with instead?”I asked. “How about themes?” came the response. That got my attention. Goals work well for many people, but they just do not excite me. I enjoy being on the road towards the peak, but [...]

The Unique Gifts of Others

Posted on January 30, 2009

One way to look at the people in your life is to understand the one key quality they bring you. Some people inspire, some people teach you something, and some really see you for who you are. Other people have a calming effect, or take care of something for you. The list is long and [...]

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