Beautiful Grand Lake — Colorado Rocky Mountains

Last week I spent six days in the beautiful Rocky Mountains with six other women inviting abundance into my life. We gathered there for a retreat focused on deeply personal and spiritual development work using the Bhakti Yoga Process. After such an event, I always spend time reflecting on my greatest learning and takeaways. Today I’m sharing my three most significant insights with you.

My personal and business work all revolves around growing myself and others to the greatest of their potential. I’m stretched continuously to new levels of inner significance and influence through Intense learning experiences. …


This is Lesson #4 in the Courage to Change Series. These lessons invite you to explore when and where it’s time for growth in your life and give you the courage to take action! The series offers lessons on the most common topics people ask me about in my work as a coach and provides insight and actions to implement with each lesson.

For additional reference on the 5 F’s of Emotional Trauma Response please listen to the Becoming Unsilenced Podcast Episode 3.

The 5 F’s of Emotional Trauma Response

In the last Courage to Change Series article, The 7 Stages of Personal Development , we explored…


This is Lesson #3 in the Courage to Change Series. These lessons invite you to explore when and where it’s time for growth in your life and give you the courage to take action! The series will offer lessons on the most common topics people ask me about in my work as a coach and provide insight and actions to implement with each lesson.

For additional reference on this topic please listen to the Becoming Unsilenced Podcast Episode 2. Apple, Spotify

The story of the 4-minute mile always amazes me. If you’re not familiar with it, the story goes like…


This is #Lesson 2 in a series of lessons that invite you to explore when and where it’s time for growth in your life. The series will offer lessons on the most common topics people ask me about in my work as a coach and provide insight and actions to implement with each lesson.

Courage to Understand Emotions Part 2 of the Courage to Change Series

I had a love-hate relationship with my emotions until I began to see and understand that truly they are the spice and music of life. At one point in my life, I chose to quit feeling any emotions. Numb seemed like a better option than feeling…


This is #Lesson 1 in a series of lessons that invite you to explore when and where it’s time for growth in your life. The series will offer lessons on the most common topics people ask me about in my work as a coach and provide insight and actions to implement with each lesson.

What Motivates Change

It’s been said many times that change happens for two reasons: either pain or pleasure. If you are in the category of change-making for pleasure and joy Congratulations! You are ahead of the majority of humanity! …


I believe things always happen for a reason. That there are no coincidences. Then sometimes a set of circumstances unfolds that even leaves me speechless. It’s how I feel as I write this story at 5:41 AM after a night of not being able to sleep.

I’ve learned that when I can’t sleep it’s most likely because some great piece of wisdom is shifting inside of me ready to come out. So, I don’t fight it and now I just get up and grab my pen and journal.

This sleepless night follows two months of slowing down and taking stock…


You may be wondering…wow…how can she openly say leadership Guru Ken Blanchard got it wrong?? Let me be clear from the start. I’m not here to discredit one of my favorite leadership experts. I’m here to share how I feel the word “Servant” doesn’t do the concept justice and offer a shift in language that would do it justice.

I cut my leadership teeth on John Maxwell’s “21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.” Those were the days in the early 2000’s when I worked for a financial services company. I naively had taken on the task of creating a market in…


Dearest Friend,

I see you there. Walking through the hall of life with an invisible weight the size of China on your back. I see how you struggle under its weight. I see your eagerness to set it down forever yet it is so much a part of you that it seems like it IS you.

The heaviness in your heart is apparent.

The questions…

… will life ever get “easier?”

… will the love of my life finally show up?

… am I destined to worry about money all my life?

I’m here talking to you today… holding your…


Years ago a family member going through a rough time came across this breathtaking print of a person standing in the doorway of a lighthouse (see image later in the article). The stormy waves were crashing high above the lighthouse. She bought the print to hang on her wall as a reminder that life’s storms are temporary.

Years later, she loaned me that same picture to hang in my office during a season of my life that felt like it was going to swallow me whole.

Then a few years later yet, I loaned it to my son to hang…


It’s February 22nd, 2021 as I write this — approximately one year since the awareness of a virus called Covid-19 emerged into my life. Since then the world has gone into what I call fast-forward in slow motion.

This last year was the first time many of our kids knew what it was like to be home for days on end without running to event after event. …

Vicki Haddock

Transformational coach; NLP Practitioner at Transcending Limits LLC. Vicki inspires all to live Unsilenced Lives through healing and connection.

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