Sunday, July 24, 2011

Gifts of Our Parents

 In our society we tend to look for scapegoats; people, places and things to blame. One of our biggest challenges is responsibility. We need to take responsibility for our own choices and the consequences of those decisions.
 It is all my mother's fault! It is, it is my mother's fault! There is no other single person who was granted more influence over my development. She is not a perfect being, therefore neither am I. She molded me from the blank clay I was at birth into who I am now. [That is if you believe in the clean slate theory.]
All my issues are my mother's fault. Then it stands to reason that all my triumphs are hers also.
 I attended a talk recently about the Divine Mother. The first question the speaker asked was: On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being not at all, 10 being fully, How much have you forgiven your mother?
 Forgiven my mother? I spent the last fourteen years learning to understand my mom's motivations. Learning to communicate with her more effectively. Learning to be grateful and appreciate her and all that she has done for me.
 I have realized that I have benefited from all my mother's 'shortcomings', that all her so-called mistakes have made me a stronger, more sensitive individual. The things that I resented her for, I now realize were gifts she gave me.
 We lay so much at the feet of our parents; blame, responsibility, guilt. If we were to change our perspective and try to understand rather than blame, if we were to take responsibility for our decisions, we would be much healthier individuals.
 We choose our parents with all their faults to best play out our Karma and help us grow. Look to your parents for the answers. How did they shape you? What can you take from them? It is your choice.
 Regardless of our background as we approach adulthood we have choices to make. Choices about who we are to become, how we will behave, who and what we will follow. We continue to evolve throughout our lives. It is never too late to make a different choice, to change our course. It is up to you.

Monday, April 25, 2011

What is an Intuitive Business Consultant and Intuitive Business Coach?

Intuitive business consulting seems to be a hot topic recently. Like so many other 'newer' titles the term means different things to different people. You need to know what you are looking for and what you are open to doing.

The terms 'business consultant' and 'business coach' are often used interchangeably. However the terms are actually very different styles of business mentoring. And, depending on your business issues and management style, one can be much more effective than the other.

Business Consultant
A business consultant comes into your company as an expert on a specific issue. They evaluate your particular business issues and develop a solution to that issue. As a business consultant, my specialty is to evaluate the communication styles of management and employees in a business. I then teach the staff - management and employees- how to communicate effectively. When necessary I have private sessions with specific people in the company and teach them how to deal with the different personalities I found in the workplace. I can also mediate between employees and management to help them develop better communication styles and understanding of job expectations.

I have been in management in many different types of companies and I find that one thing is consistent throughout – people. When you’re working with people you need to be aware of not only skill sets when building a team, but personalities. Conflict within the ranks at any level makes a business less productive. Learn techniques to minimize this conflict and make your business more efficient. Create an atmosphere where your people are motivated to achieve their best.

Business Coach
A business coach comes to your company for a specific person or people to help them reach desired goals. Sometimes this even includes identifying what those goals should be. A coach helps you through guidance, not handing you the answers, but helping you to find your own way. This type of help is generally effective on a broader scale, effecting the company indefinitely, and often impacting the lives of those being coached.

A business coach may also delve into more personal aspects of the client, since our lives need to be in balance for maximum efficiency. A coach is their to help you find your motivations and help you achieve your goals through support.

Intuitive Business Consultant and Intuitive Business Coach?

Now that we understand the difference between a business coach and a business consultant, let us look at the difference an Intuitive approach to these two methods of business mentoring can make.

Taking an Intuitive approach to either of these styles helps you to realize your company's full potential. Learning to be more intuitive in your business decisions can give you a step up on the competition. Using your instincts helps you to make decisions based on more information than you are consciously aware of at that time. Using a logical approach can be quite limiting to a company's growth when bold moves are needed for success and one needs to remain a few paces ahead of the rest. I compare it to sitting in a traffic jam. Using only what is in front of you does not furnish you with enough information to make a qualified decision. You don't know why the traffic is stalled, how long it will take or what avenues are open to you. But if you have a direct connect to the traffic helicopter you can acquire all the info you need because the traffic helicopter sees the whole picture.

Using your intuition [or mine] may not give you a detailed look at the landscape, but it will give you enough information to know whether a particular course of action will better serve you.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Being a Parent

Being a parent should be a joyful experience. Your child can teach you just as much as you teach them. It is being open to this mutual learning that makes parenting so inspiring. I believe our children are closer to God in many ways. Especially as toddlers they retain that spiritual connection with our creator. The light of divinity is bright within our children if we are willing to see it and nurture it.

Sadly, by the time most children reach seven, their light has become dimmed. Their creativity is restricted and their connection to the Source is becoming frayed. Our society does little to truly nurture that connection. It is our duty as parents to allow our children to be who they are meant to be, to nurture their creative, divine light. It is our responsibility to honor our children and give them the support and structure they need to grow.

Spiritual Parenting is raising your child with a sense of the divine in all things. Nurturing your child's sense of self and personal creativity. Spiritual parenting also means teaching your child a sense of responsibility for their thoughts, words and actions. A spiritual child recognizes and honors the sanctity of ALL life.

Parent Coach Geralyn St. Joseph is a single parent. She holds a degree in Communications with a concentration in Law and Psychology from Temple  University in Philadelphia. She offers her services as an intuitive parent coach and spiritual advisor primarily in the Philadelphia, PA area and by phone. She also offers couples guidance and a wide array of metaphysical classes and services both in person and via email. She is available for individual sessions & groups as well as corporate events & talks. Contact her at 808 261-7866 or For more info visit or