Sunday, August 26, 2007

Karen's take on The Secret

Hello Magnificent Coaches,

This week's K-Cast is an absolutely fascinating look at the different perspectives regarding the popular book, The Secret. I'm interviewed by Laurie Beebe, a registered dietician enjoying the process of getting her coaching certification.

Her questions about The Secret are so insightful! Thank you so much, Laurie, for this wonderful discussion about The Secret and the Law of Attraction.

If you're curious, here are Laurie's questions. Do any resonate with you?

  • Is there really a convincing basis to this principle of visualizing what you want in order to get it?
  • How much of what people receive after practicing these exercises do you think can be attributed to an outward attitude and appearance change that comes as a result from a change in their thought process?
  • Does changing your perspective and thinking positively work?

Some parts of the book make Laurie think The Secret encourages materialism and shallowness: new cars and lots of money. She asked me to address these points:

  • Have you ever seen this work as cut and dry as some might hope?
  • Have you ever had moral conflicts with a client who wants things that you feel uncomfortable helping them to pursue ?

Finally, Laurie notes there has been criticism about the book. For example, critics say people who are sick may not seek medical help; or people who have something bad happen to them will believe they actually caused it! What would you answer to that?

If you're ready to hear my responses, simply click on the title bar/link above or 'right' click and select 'Save Target As' to download the mp3 and save to your computer.


Love and Great Joy,


If listening brings up any questions for you - please send them to Kim at With your permission, they could become the basis of the next K-Cast!

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Monday, August 13, 2007

The Inspired Learning Model

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Hello Magnificent Coaches,

I'm delighted to share with you a new K-Cast on one of my favorite subjects, The Inspired Learning Model. The inspiration for this K-Cast came from Kari Wickenheiser, a professional life coach and yogi, who supports people in taking their yoga practice into all areas of their life. You can find more information about Kari's very unique practice at

In this conversation with Kari, we examine learning in general, and the value of the Inspired Learning Model. Kari asked me to share my observations and experiences around the following questions:
  • What was you initial experience with learning and teaching?
  • What attracted you to the Inspired Learning Model?
  • What does Inspired Learning mean to you? How has the Model inspired you?
  • What are some reasons why you are grateful that you attracted the Inspired Learning Model into your life?
  • How many years have you been using the Inspired Learning Model?
  • Please share some of your success stories applying the Inspired Learning Model.
For more information on The Inspired Learning Model please visit the The Foundation for Inspired Learning at

I'd like to thank Kari for bringing this topic and these questions to our K-Cast! And, of course, I'd like to thank you all, for being such devoted K-Cast listeners.


Love, and Great Joy,


If you'd like to interview me on a topic of your choice, please send an email to Kim Stacey will gladly set a date and time for us!

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