© 2018 by Lori VanderBilt Coach LLC

February 11, 2019

In between snowfalls and in time for Valentine’s Day, I had the opportunity to attend a Town Hall interview with Drs. John and Julie Gottman. I was reminded of all the wonderful work they have done in Behavioral Marital Therapy that I learned as a therapist and continu...

November 19, 2018

I’ve always wanted to try hot yoga, but have been pretty sure I wouldn’t like it. Someone told me that if you are going to a humid climate, hot yoga can help you prepare. We are going to Cambodia this winter, so it was time. The hot yoga teacher had never heard of this...

October 2, 2018

Recently, My husband and I toured the Toyota plant in Georgetown, KY. We were visiting our nephew and his wife, both of whom work for a Japanese subsidiary and live within minutes of this plant.

As we travelled through this pristine facility in a large golf-cart-style v...

August 16, 2018

This past month, my husband and I went on an 8-day trail building trip through WTA (Washington Trails Association, an impressive organization). Before we went, I was a little scared. I had never built trails before, nor had I gone on an 8-day backpacking trip. I worrie...

March 6, 2018

This is my favorite sign of the week, posted on a nearby school fence. I love the way it makes me think. Is it defensive or offensive? I want to look out for others so I don't accidentally cause them harm. But what if looking out for each other is a bigger thing, like...

April 20, 2017

We’ve all been there. You get laid off. A relationship ends. The thing you dreaded at work really happens. You finally hit the proverbial wall. Someone lies to you. Your sister gets cancer. You spent a lot of money and the deal didn’t work out. The other candidate wins...

April 13, 2017

The short answer is yes. Amy Cuddy shares the research in her TED talk called, “Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are.” In it, she talks about how our non-verbals affect not only how others think about us, but how we think about ourselves. How we hold our bodies reflec...

April 5, 2017

I get this question a lot. For me, coaching means partnering with clients where they bring their motivation and hope for what’s next in their lives as I listen deeply to clarify what they want. Together, we plan experiments that can help them test, learn and make progr...

March 29, 2017

What a great question. I definitely bounce ideas off my friends and ask them for input on things I’m dealing with in my life. But I wouldn’t want to ask my friends to do what a coach does for me.

A coach listens deeply and is totally focused on me and my goals. She meet...

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