Sandra Ford Walston

Curious about women and courage, everyday courage or how to apply courageous leadership--this is the blog for you. No sensational stories, heroism or drama, just the understanding of how to apply courage at work or in your personal life. There is a direct correlation between your success quotient and your courage quotient. What would you do right now if you had "unlimited courage?"

Sandra Ford Walston

Sandra Ford Walston

Sandra Ford Walston, known as The Courage Expert and innovator of StuckThinking™, is a learning consultant, trainer, speaker and courage coach. Sandra’s expertise allows her to focus on recognizing and interpreting courage behaviors, courageous leadership and individual personality and leadership styles. She is the internationally published author of bestseller COURAGE, STUCK and FACE IT! Published in magazines such as Chief Learning Officer, Training & Development and Strategic Finance, Sandra is certified in the MBTI® and Enneagram, and an instructor at the University of Denver. She can be reached at www.sandrawalston.com.
Posted by on in Career
courageous discipline to find a job
Sold your soul (again!)? Call it what you want, but you know the feeling. You’ve been at your job for over five years and you’re stuck. It’s all you talk about—how you’re uninspired, how your talents aren’t appreciated, how you feel invisible …. But talk is cheap, and if you don’t step up and do something about it (updating your resume, finding a career coach or learning new skills) you will stay stuck for a long time. When you find yourself stuck in an unrewarding job doing thankless work, how do you move forward? Can you identify the obstacles that keep...
Posted by on in Health
meditation
“Time is money. Don’t waste time!” If you observe the world around you, you will see how many people are dominated by that mantra. At this level of consciousness, people are overwhelmed trying to control their work and personal schedules. Trapped in the domination of the ego, they sulk and huff, “I’m so busy! I have too much to do and no time to do it!” To shift your perception about the use of time takes courage because it’s really not about pedaling faster and faster to keep up. If you are going too fast on your journey, you won’t notice...

Posted by on in Heart
gold, curiosity and building self esteem
What do yoga and visualization have to do with improving your golf game?  More than you think. In March 1999, Susan Morgan wrote an article entitled “Par Excellence” for Mirabella about a five-day workshop called “Golf in the Kingdom: An Exploration of the Deeper Game” at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California. Being a golfer, the article caught my eye and spurred curiosity. This workshop approach to improving one’s golf game was developed in 1992 by Steve Cohen, an Esalen Gestalt-therapy practitioner and self-described golf hacker. The workshop echoes the philosophy of Esalen cofounder Michael Murphy, who wrote about golfer...

Posted by on in Life

In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy stumbled along the Yellow Brick Road with her three friends and Toto only to learPrevent Expectations that Undermine Couragen at the end of her journey that she had had the power to fulfill her dream all along. Are you stumbling along a career path because of pre-defined expectations? Have you fallen asleep in the poppy field? Will you take time for self-reflection—to dwell deeply upon what you might stand for and love? Is conscious courage development your endgame?

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how to forgive
What is forgiveness? How do you go about forgiving? What happens when you actually go ahead and forgive? Forgiving requires a courageous choice. The courageous choice is whether you are willing to consent to this healing. In Greek, to forgive means “to let go.” Forgiveness is offered without conditions. Using techniques such as forgiveness meditation/prayers or stopping to apply internal reflection, forgiveness can be centered on someone alive or someone who has passed on. In letting go and forgiving, the process is not about wishing they would change. Forgiveness should not be confused with reconciliation. Reconciliation requires mutual interest with...