Personal Leadership Series

Love the person you are now. Choose the person you want to be.

At Lynda Hoffman Life Coaching in Montreal, I am committed to providing thoughtful resources for your highest outcomes. The articles below are tools that have supported my clients in cultivating more confidence, fulfillment and success.

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Authentic Leadership

Creating Your Future When You Can’t See What’s Next

If you’re beating yourself up because you can’t see what’s next in your life, there may be a very good reason for this. We can’t see what we don’t want to see. This doesn’t mean you don’t want to be fulfilled, but it might mean that you are invested in staying comfortable, safe.

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Toxic Relationship

Managing Chaos: Riding the Wave of the Pandemic

When everything is in chaos, what do you focus on? Your lack of control? Trying to control everyone else? Formula one race drivers know that if you look at the wall, you’ll hit it. The same applies to your coping skills during the pandemic.

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Toxic Relationship

Getting out from under Toxic Leadership

Toxic leaders are masterful at making people feel sick and helpless. Public shaming, aggressive language and invalidation directly impact a person’s dignity and agency. This leaves people feeling diminished and powerless — afraid there is no good way out.

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Authentic Leadership

Authentic Leadership: Master Yourself, Master Your Business

Every business leader I have worked with has worried that they were failing in some fundamental way. Working hard and rushing to get everything done in a day, they say they don’t feel focused, present or consistent enough to be the great role models they can be.

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Mindfulness: Get Started and Enhance Your Well-being

Mindfulness: Get Started and Enhance Your Well Being

Our minds are very busy places. This is great when we want to be creative. But not so much when it increases our stress and makes it difficult for us to make good choices. Mindfulness is the way we can learn to operate from that calm, centered, and authentic place.

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Take a Risk, Achieve Your Goals

Take a Risk, Achieve Your Goals

When we think of risk takers, we think of business innovators: Nikola Tesla, Jeff Bezos or Arianna Huffington. They take smart risks to create what matters to them. Are you ready to take a risk to become who you are meant to be?

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Are You Burning out? How to Recognize and Recover

Are You Burning out? How to Recognize and Recover

Burnout is on the rise. In 2015, The World Health Organization predicted that burnout would become a global pandemic within a decade. Resilience is key to good health, vitality, and adaptability.

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4 Steps to Letting Go of Chronic Dissatisfaction

4 Steps to Letting Go of Chronic Dissatisfaction

When you wake up every morning feeling like nothing is working, this is a sign you may be suffering from chronic dissatisfaction. Everything feel’s a little off. Here’s how to turn it all back on.

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Design Your Life

Design Your Life

When things get too busy and hectic, you realize that you’re allowing circumstances or others to dictate your life. Somewhere along the way, you forgot that you get to decide what you want.

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Mastering Your Focus: A Key Factor for Success

Mastering Your Focus: A Key Factor for Success​

What you focus on grows. If you are committed to personal and professional development, how well you can you focus your attention, matters. Paying attention to your attention is a powerful way to increase your success.

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Break Free of Your Limiting Beliefs

Break Free of Your Limiting Beliefs

You don’t have to look very far to find evidence that limiting beliefs hold you back from living the life of your dreams. Peter had a classic case of imposter syndrome: he believed that he wasn’t good enough; that he was always on the verge of being “found out”; that nobody in his life really had his back. Playing small became his default despite his considerable strengths. Here’s how to grew out of them.

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Self-worth

Self-worth

How do you feel about yourself? Do you value yourself? How would you know? It is possible to wake up every day knowing that you matter and belong to this universe just as you are.

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Personal Leadership: Your Ticket to Transformation

Personal Leadership: Your Ticket to Transformation

Personal leadership means taking responsibility for your inner and outer experience. It’s about taking charge of yourself, your decisions, and outcomes. Its your life’s work and the way you transcend obstacles.

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A Guide to Achieving Work-life Balance

A Guide to Achieving Work-life Balance

Many of us rush a lot in an effort to get everything done – at work and at home. We speed up when all we really want to do is slow down; we work harder when what we really want is freedom. For most people, achieving a satisfying balance between their personal and professional lives seems impossible.

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How to Change Your Life: Secrets from the Masters of Change

How to Change Your Life: Secrets from the Masters of Change

You may have noticed that changing your life can feel like reversing a runaway train. Teens have a lot to teach us about how to grow and evolve.

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Self-compassion after the Storm

Self-compassion after the Storm

Recent events have left me wondering how people are coping with the unprecedented number of storms hitting North America. How are they dealing with the overwhelming changes? Self-compassion is like a warm blanket in a cold wind.

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Possibility: Setting the Stage to Achieve a New Goal

Possibility: Setting the Stage to Achieve a New Goal

Be a dreamer. Allow infinite possibility. It is inspiration, a practice run for something amazing in your life and the foundation to resilience.

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 “Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple and it is also that difficult.”


–Warren Bennis

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