Jamie has worked with a number of my patients and done an incredible job. Sustained lifestyle change is very hard, particularly in the patients I sent to her. (MGH physician)
Jamie did a superb job with my patients and enabled many of them to make great improvements in their lives. Jamie did an excellent job of facilitating change in my patients. (MGH nurse)
Jamie is very good at collaborating with physicians and we often discussed our shared patients. She was also a pleasure to work with. (MGH physician)
Jamie has a tremendous enthusiasm for her work and shows her great passion for helping people to live better and healthier lives. (MGH physician)
Jamie has provided nutrition and exercise advice and she understood my circumstances very well. In fact, I rate her helpfulness on a scale of (1-10) a “10†and her motivation has really helped me to respect myself and to be able to say no to others when I cannot do something. I used to put people in the first place and now I put myself first and am feeling much better. (Dept. Head, Boston U)
My most important goal is to lose weight and I feel I can do this because my energy is very high and I am more motivated to care for myself because of the coaching I received from Jamie. (CFO)
Jamie’s personal effectiveness/wellness coaching performance including knowledge, helpfulness, understanding my circumstances, quality of advice and motivation is a “10†all around. (CEO)
I never have felt like I failed and my worries are much less. Since working with Jamie, I really appreciate the focus and energy she brings to each session. Personal effectiveness life/wellness coaching has given me different ways of thinking about problems and has taught me coping mechanisms. (Researcher)
Jamie’s advice has been great, I stay on track and if I get off track, we discuss how it happened and what I can do to keep me on track. I have lost weight and lowered my blood pressure, since I started seeing her. The biggest benefit is that I learned how to eat three square meals and snack throughout the day and still lose weight! (IT mgr)
Jamie helped me a lot with changing habits during our personal effectiveness and wellness sessions. She is very responsible, caring and easy to follow and trust. I am feeling stronger. I have lost weight and reduced my anger level. (a Mom)
I have found wellness and personal effectiveness coaching to be one of the most helpful exercises I have ever done. This coaching has helped change my life in many positive ways. (Financial Advisor)
Jamie’s instruction was well thought out and detailed... and I felt the advice was extremely high quality and bespoke. I used to think of diet and exercise as punishment and now I am more mindful of my body, mind and spirit. Coaching was extremely effective and my girlfriend noticed differences immediately. (UE, now Employed in Sales)
Jamie's best quality is caring for her clients. She has knowledge, experience, empathy and compassion for her client's situation. Before I did personal effectiveness and wellness coaching I was confused and full of anxiety about how to achieve my goals. (Financial Mgr)
I had little confidence in my abilities and myself. Today, because of Jamie’s coaching, my confidence has grown and my life is influenced by positive thoughts, self-reflection and the present experiences. I am not anxious any more about how to achieve my goals. I am more confident in my abilities and communication skills. (Corporate Executive)
Personal effectiveness coaching was much more than my superficial, rah-rah biased attitude. Jamie brings to coaching a high level of intelligence and knowledge with breadth and depth, wit and a positive attitude that is infectious. (Architect)
This was a new experience for me. I understand wellness and personal effectivness coaching and find it to be very beneficial! (Race Chairman)
My coach's best qualities were motivation and the ability to make me think about the motivations behind why I am doing what I am doing. My self-esteem is stronger. (Resident MD)
Jamie’s wellness coaching provided the impetus to my lifestyle changes and made me realize how out of control my eating habits and life and exercise were. I am down 56 pounds in five months since we first met in June and I am running 5 miles at a time. I ran my 5K on Thanksgiving in 39:45. I don't require any check-ins any more. (Female Business Owner)

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Five Tips for Cultivating Success

Posted by Jamie Johnson on Mon, Jun 01, 2015 @ 05:04 PM

How do you cultivate success?  Do you build high trust relationships? Do you help your clients make smarter choices in order to achieve their goals and have a better quality of life? Do you make time to truly interact with the best people in your profession? When was the last time you had a conversation with someone you admired, and aspired to emulate? In order to cultivate success you must 1.) proactively reach out to other people even when times are at a low ebb. When you engage, connect and earn respect you begin to thrive. 2.) You must invest in yourself. How do you improve yourself each week, each month or year? The return on investing in your health, knowledge and experiences is compounded daily and will far exceed your investment. 3.) You must define your goals both personally and professionally. How do you add value to your business or family? You need to be willing and have the desire to take the extra steps to be successful. 4.) You must track your activities, which actually lead you to achieving your goals. Do you admire and celebrate your successes? 5.) Finally, you must cultivate a growth mindset.When you are open to and choose to learn and continue growing the possibilities for success are endless. Let me know how you cultivate success.

5 Characteristics for Successful Relationships

Posted by Jamie Johnson on Fri, Oct 24, 2014 @ 10:37 AM

Tags: improve relationships

What do you do to create successful relationships? Are you a class act modeling behavior through your thoughts and actions? What do you need to do to improve your personal effectiveness to expand your awareness? Here are five characteristics that you can embrace which will encourage successful relationships and build confidence.                                             integritysign-resized-600          



1. Consciously choose your thoughts and behaviors each day.  When you choose and apply your highest standards of thinking and behaviors, you improve your autonomy, you set yourself apart from most people because your awareness is heightened. Your authenticity and honesty are liberated.

2. Create and maintain grace under pressure.  Despite any situation you encounter, your ability to remain calm provides a quality of certainty. When you have grace under pressure you provide others with hope that things will turn out okay. People will begin to see you as a confident and courageous leader. This courageousness becomes a part of your choice to live your highest standards. Yur confidence will soar.

3. Be a positive role model and class act.  When you choose your behaviors and thinking, other people begin thinking and acting in ways that improve their own standaard of living. You impact your relationships and the lives of others around you. It is through your positive role modeling that your leadership will be illuminated.

4. Develop compassion for humanity.  Choosing to cultivate a higher understanding and compassion for others and their failures, enables you to meet people where they are in their lives. Even when you are in a situation that feels like alot of pressure, your ability to be courteous despite what is going on sround you, sets you apart as a class act.

5. Enhance each experience you have.  No matter what situation you are in you can transform your attitude making it meaningful for yourself. Your ability to enjoy experiences improves. When you care about who you are with and what you do, following your heart can energize your life.

What do you want to do to improve your relationships? Are you going to imporve your confidence and enthusiasm for living your best life? What is the first step you need to take to discover greater joy? I look forward to hearing about your success.


Learning While Trying to Be More Personally Effective

Posted by Jamie Johnson on Mon, Jun 30, 2014 @ 01:48 PM

Tags: curiosity, safe environment, learning while doing, Personal effectiveness

Do you challenge yourself to learn while trying to become more personally effective? What does that mean any way? Do you have some aspect of becoming more personally effective that you would like to improve? Do you have truly safe friendships where you and your friends can talk openly and share ideas despite having different opinions? Having a safe place and trusting friends to reflect on life and what is important to you is a way to establish an environment where each friend can mutually share ideas about life and the challenges you may be having. When you are respectful of your friends and each person supports you and your ideas (same opinion or not), then you generate the belief that your friends really want to be your friend and trust becomes mutual. It feels great! A natural curiosity develops as you begin to ask questions to learn more about them and their ideas. As this situation evolves, creativity is enhanced and you help each other manage ways of dealing with challenges. When you begin to understand and see new approaches to being more personally effective, you increase your awareness of just what you intend to do to learn. Do you try new ways of being? Do you try to become more aware of what you need to do to be more personally effective? Maybe you need to listen more? Maybe you need to be more respectful of other people. What is one thing that you can do to create a safe place to have friendships flourish? Becoming more personally effective can begin to happen when you have a safe environment in which to share your life struggles with trusted friends, while living each day. Who do you want to begin to encourage to have a meaningful and inspiring relationship with, so you can become more personally effective? What new ideas have you learned, and that you want to try, so you can become more personally effective? How will you enhance your relationships?

Pillar of Personal Effectiveness is Respect

Posted by Jamie Johnson on Thu, May 29, 2014 @ 08:31 AM

Tags: respect, leadership development, authentic, Personal effectiveness

Do you know what qualities make your personal effectiveness thrive? Is respect one of the pillars of the foundation for your personal effectiveness both personally and professionally? When you respect someone, "that person feels listened to, heard, seen, and acknowledged for who he or she is. Respect is an intangible yet felt quality of a relationship, and a fundamental element ofimages.oak tree creating a holding environment for growth." says Drago-Severson, Eleanor (2012-10-24), in Helping Educators Grow: Strategies and Practices for Leadership Development, Harvard Education Press. By respecting others, relationships have a better opportunity to be nurtured, grow and can flourish. Eleanor goes on to say, "respect is a genuine invitation for others to shine, to share their gifts and experiences and expertise, and to contribute in important ways that only they could. Finally, in addition to recognizing an individual’s expertise, preferences, and experiences, respect also includes honoring a person’s way of putting the world together." (Drago-Severson, Eleanor (2012-10-24). Helping Educators Grow: Strategies and Practices for Leadership Development.) As an adult, I have become more aware of relationships I had in which respect was lacking. Not only when respect is lacking, in your relationships, being authentic, honest and communicating effectively are challenged and often lacking. What do you need and want to do to improve your relationships? What new awareness has illuminated an opportunity for you to shine? Let me know what you are inspired to do about the relationships in your life.

Enhance Success with Six Skills to Communicate More Effectively

Posted by Jamie Johnson on Mon, May 05, 2014 @ 03:23 PM

Tags: enhance success, Communicate effectively, win-win situations, happiness

Do you have an effective and thoughtful ways of communicating that empower your success and happiness? When you communicate in thoughtful and meaningful ways your fundamental desire of letting the world know you exist appears. Since your early beginnings in life, you have been picking up communication experiences of how to speak with clarity and listen effectively. When you were a child do you remember making demands and reacting to situations or people? Then as you entered your teenage years you probably pushed boundaries and acted in ways that made people take notice of you. Eventually, more advanced skills of communicating are influenced by the people who are your friends, your bosses and co-workers and family members. If you want to enhance your success in life, no matter what your age, you still can grow to become someone who communicates effectively. Consciously communicating and thoughtfully responding can be learned and will improve as you practice. So, what do you practice? Six skills to practice and improve how you can communicate effectively are: 1. think before you respond and consciously pay attention to how you react; 2. realize the way you communicate is how the rest of the world sees you and treats you; 3. remember, your past is simply that and you have a choice...it does not have to influence how you want to communicate; 4. when you make mistakes, take the high road, be responsible and apologize; 5. remind yourself effective communication is about being authentic, not about being right, being heard or winning at all costs; 6. and lastly, long term positive outcomes from communicating effectively come from being in the present moment and looking ahead. When you look ahead, to the bigger picture, of having more successful relationships, caring more about win-win situations, and interacting more thoughtfully, conversations can be more meaningful. Your happiness and success will be enhanced. Which skill do you need to identify, practice and improve to take your communication skills from being good to being great?

Leadership Traits that Enhance Personal Effectiveness

Posted by Jamie Johnson on Fri, Apr 18, 2014 @ 02:52 PM

Tags: respect, leadership traits, value, Personal effectiveness

Do you have leadership traits that enhance your personal effectiveness? Do you have someone whom you respect, admire and value for their leadership traits? Do you appreciate someone for their unique leadership qualities and abilities they bring into your life, whether at home or at work? When I was growing up I had the opportunity to be surrounded by strong-willed, diligent family leaders who were purpose driven. They had very natural leadership skills, each person...able to keep the family running with ease and holding each ofdescribe the image us accountable for continuing their legacy. The leaders of my family could manage crisis, generate change through constant testing, and were well-organized. They were spiritually aligned, well-balanced in work and family, and filled with genuine love for us all. These family leaders help me adapt to changing times when we would move or change schools and friends. My family leaders empowered me to become a well-rounded person, able to make decisions easily, with an uncanning ability to innovate, think and act. Today, I have easily recognized opportunities and have seen my world as a place where I take risks to discover hidden opportunities not consciously seen. I have learned to invest in myself and become a life knowledge seeker. I am learning to be candid and even more authentic, enjoying a good challenge to support what is meaningful and of purpose to me. I believe I had and still have grit, the ability to stand up for myself and achieve something of significance. What leadership traits do you recognize in people you look up to? Do they enhance your daily personal effectiveness? I enjoy stretching myself to broaden and build on my experiences and relationships for the good of the world. Enjoying the ebb and flow of life with passion and meaningful purpose makes each day an awe-some challenge. What traits do you value, respect and admire in your leaders? Or, do you need to find new leaders to inspire your personal effectiveness? Let me know.

Motivation to Take a Risk

Posted by Jamie Johnson on Sun, Mar 09, 2014 @ 03:08 PM

Tags: success, self-determination, Grit, resilience, MOOC

When was the last time you motivated yourself to take a risk in life? What does taking a risk mean to you? Recently, I joined the Harvard EdX staff for the Bob Kegan and Lisa Lahey's, Immunity to Change (ITC) MOOC (massive open on-line course). I will be assisting students taking the ITC course and going through the ITC process again, myself, improving yet another aspect ofdescribe the image
my life. I am taking another risk (MOOC staff), expanding how and where I do lifestyle/health coaching. My passion... which is motivating and truly rewarding. Normally, I meet my clients in-person or via the telephone. I work with clients, ignite their passion and generate an internal motivation to create change, so they can transform their life. I am now involving myself in a new venue....a MOOC! My inner critic is quiet and I have accepted this challenge in spite of a real possibility of not succeeding. Yes, I have pushed myself into an uncomfortable intellectual situation where I will be learning, opening myself to being vunerable, as the course unfolds each week. This course is much bigger than anything I have challenged myself with and... I have pushed myself there! Having been an athlete all my life, I know I have grit and a true resilient spirit. (characteristics of people who succeed in life) Most challenging, athletic situations I have encountered on the court or playing field have been valuable learning experiences. I have learned to reflect on a technique, skill, play or strategy and then try another approach to become successful. I have succeeded in life because I have learned it is OK to fail, because I have gotten back up and used my emotional and intellectual tools to move on. When I reflect on the numerous times I have gotten back up with perserverance and self-determination, I smile. It really has worked! I have been successful! I continue to believe it is the grit and resilient spirit that is a true predictor of success. I believe I have taken this risk to face any insecurities I may have, be a role model for others to follow, and challenge myself to be even better than I am today. My plan is to be open minded to the possibilities of learning material in a way that is much bigger than me. I do not have the answers yet, although I love the exhilaration of taking an intellectual risk and generating a valuable learning experience. What appropriate risk will you take? Do you have the grit and resilient spirit to allow yourself to fail and then move on to succeed? Let me know what your challenge will be.

Success of Personal Effectiveness Creates Joy & Rare Opportunities

Posted by Jamie Johnson on Wed, Feb 26, 2014 @ 10:05 AM

Tags: courage, lifestyle choices, Victor Frankl, Personal effectiveness

Does the success of your personal effectiveness brim with joy and has it unleashed rare opportunities for you? Who's got your back covered? Who's pulling for you when times get tough? Do you have a champion who believes in your potential and is willing to go the distance...for you? As you just read...and did you notice, it is a two way street? You have to go the distance giving something back to the person who is your champion. When there is a win/win situation and both you and your champion are successful, joy and rare opportunities abound. describe the image

After meeting with six clients (some new and some who have been working with me for a while), I was reflecting on my energy level...vibrant, energetic, hopeful, thrilled to know a life has breathed a bit easier. I realized helping people discover more about themselves in order to live a better life and become the successful person they dreamed about....makes my success as a coach...that much more extraordinary. Qualities of educating and enhancing personal effectiveness, in each client, extended my reach into their lives with amazing leverage. These people were open to new possibilities and had the desire to build a trusting and loyal relationship with me. I realized I don't just show up and listen, I invest my time and create an alliance. I commit myself to my client's best interest. I finally gave myself that congratulatory pat on the back....my clients need my support and skills. My clients also realize they are learning... they have everything they already need to make the changes in their lives. Again, I reflect and smile knowing I choose to be there... championing each client. They each have decided to join the journey and will go as far as they each choose. As they each unleash the magic of their personal effectiveness, they too will lead others and will continue to take risks to invest in making changes to continue learning and growing. As Victor Frankl said, "Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." What progress are you going to make today to improve your lifestyle choices? Which of your relationships needs changing/improving? Is it with food, exercise, your job, your health, your spouse, your friend? What innovative ways will you choose in order to live a healthier lifestyle? Share what progress you make.

Three Tips How Physical Activity Enhances Personal Effectiveness

Posted by Jamie Johnson on Fri, Jan 31, 2014 @ 10:06 AM

Tags: improve your health, enhance your life, Personal effectiveness, physical activity

Does physical activity enhance your personal effectiveness? Did you get the strong and clear message about physical activity? Three tips why physical activity enhances your personal effectiveness: 1. Physical activity is essential for the quality of daily living activities; 2. Physical activity is a strong factor for enhancing longevity as any health practice; 3. Physical activity optimizes thewalk with the surgeon general human spirit! So, why is physical activity something many people choose not to embrace as a priority in their life? What are you physically choosing to do that enhances your mood, your personal effectiveness, your mindset, your strong and healthy body, your life, your mood, your positive attitude, your relationships, your job, your connections with family, your emotional bank account, the fun in your life, your ability to flourish? Let me know why you are not embracing physical activity

Personal Effectiveness Enhances Your Job Interview

Posted by Jamie Johnson on Tue, Jan 14, 2014 @ 10:11 AM

Tags: resiliency, Job interview, being successful, core values, speaking candidly

Do your personal effectiveness skills enhance the possibility of landing your next job? Would you be able to answer the following quesitons effectively and with confidence when interviewing for your next job? If you are on the other end of the table and have to ask the questions, would you know why you are asking certain questions and what the answers you get are telling you about your candidate? People really want to tell you how hard they will work for you, so ask: what do you do to unwind? How do you unwind? It is important to work hard, although being able to rejeuvenate yourself is just as important to be at your best each day. If you want to know how self-aware your candidates are
ask: what misperception do people have about you? The questions really getsintegrity, personal effectiveness you thinking doesn't it? Another question to see if candidates reflect honesty is: why shouldn't I hire you to our team? This is a challenging question for me, because it challenges me to speak candidly and not just focus on the positivity of myself. When I was asked, what's most important to me about my work? I realized having people become successful, on their terms was an amazing piece to doing the work I do. I realized helping humanity thrive and enjoy the journey was so important and one of my core values. Have you been asked to describe a recent project and how you followed through on an innovative or creative project to make it successful? Then....to be asked: how could you have made this project twenty times better? It makes you really think in a different way than simply talking about your success. Have you ever been asked what your parents have taught you? My mind rushes to thoughts of unconditional love and such, although resiliency and learning from my choices hits the spot. So, the next time you prepare for an interview, for that job you always wanted, reflect on your answers to the above questions. Or, if you want to hire your most outstanding candidate, consider going deeper into who your candidtae is and what values they bring to your organization. When you get rejected for your position you applied for.....would you stand up for yourself and make your case known again with out becoming defensive? If you have the opportunity to interview in a group, can you tell the group who you want to work with from the group and reasons why? When you choose a top candidate, candidly state their top qualitiies and what inspires you... the chances for getting your job are enahnced. It reveals who is threatened and who is inspired to learn and grow. Let me know...How did your interview go? What did you learn about yourself? How were you successful? 

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