Thursday, March 12, 2009

Please Welcome My Guest, Sheri Kaye Hoff


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sheri Kaye Hoff resides in Parker, CO with her husband and three children. She is a Life Coach and owner of the Sheri K Hoff International Coaching Company. She teaches college classes as an adjunct faculty member and has earned her Master of Arts in Organizational Management.




Her new book, Keys to Living Joyfully, offers a way of living a meaningful, successful and joy filled life. Ms. Hoff is a personal and executive life coach. Spirituality is a vital part of her life's work. Prayer and meditation are integral pieces of her daily ritual, which enables her to pursue her life's passions and live a truly joyful life.


Her words on faith are derived from her own Christian walk and spiritual self-discoveries. Her action steps mix faith and years of leadership training, mentoring, and management.



Sheri Kaye Hoff suffered the tragic death of her younger brother when she was a teenager and struggled for years to rediscover the capacity to feel joy and to enjoy her successes. She has a heart felt desire to pass on her knowledge and discoveries that have led to a truly transformational life.

Ms. Hoff publishes a free weekly inspiration newsletter, Coach Sheri's Weekly Inspiration Tips. The Sheri K Hoff International Coaching Company also offers: * Teleclasses. * Webinars * In person small and large group Coaching * Corporate Training * Keynote speaking * Seminars * Individual Career and Life Coaching (For a limited time- receive a free introductory one hour life coaching session)
You can visit her website at http://www.lifeisjoyful.org/.

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Keys to Living Joyfully is an inspirational book on experiencing joy, peace, passion, and energy in daily life. It is designed to demonstrate the powerful roles of thoughts, action, and faith. The book is a merging of Sheri Kaye Hoff's spiritual life and lifelong interests in leadership and motivation. The ideas presented in the book are techniques and processes that have worked for the author and clients. Foreword is written by Michele Caron, creator of MyLIfeCoach.com

The book, Keys to Living Joyfully, was born out of a heartfelt desire to share the keys that lead to living a transformational life. Ms. Hoff is a personal and executive coach working with individuals, small businesses, and corporations. Her words on faith are derived from her own Christian walk and spiritual self-discoveries. Her action steps are a mix of faith. love, leadership skills, and management experience. Chapters include topics such as: Is your heart thinking right? And how to tap into intrinsic motivation. This book, Keys to Living Joyfully, offers the techniques and insights that move people towards more peace, joy, energy, and passion in everyday life.

WHAT SHERI HAS TO SAY TO US:

The Key is to Dream and Take Action
by Inspirational Author, Sheri Kaye Hoffy

“You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however. Richard Bach”

This is a beautiful quote and so true. I interpret this quote as telling me that my dreams are important. If I am dreaming something, I have or can acquire the tools, skills, and resources to make the dream a reality.

The second part of the quote indicates that there needs to be action. Many people dream and do nothing. The key is to dream and take action. I had a dream ever since I was a young woman that I would be a published author one day. I just knew it would happen. I gave several attempts to writing books. I thought I would write a novel. I never really got going, though. I would write a few chapters and stall. I began to see that my first book did not need to be a novel. I should write what I was born to write and motivated to write.

A lifelong interest for me is personal leadership. I have read hundreds of leadership books. My graduate studies have focused on leadership and my doctoral studies have also focused on leadership. I am and have been fascinated by the fact that people with similar skills and backgrounds achieve on drastically different levels. I also live a spiritual life and devote time to prayer and meditation. I began to see my spiritual life merge with personal leadership skills, and I also experienced recovery from a tragedy in my life. I realized that my book would really be my story. I would describe my quest of recovery and seeking joy and success in life. I had the book inside of me.

When I began to write seriously, it took me five and half weeks to complete my inspirational book, Keys to Living Joyfully. Five and half months from day one of working on the book- I published. I had a huge learning curve regarding publishing, but I had the power to make it happen.

Did it take work? Yes, it most definitely did. However, it was truly joyful work, and it all started with a dream.

Sheri Kaye Hoff

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Please welcome Sheri with your comments below.

23 comments:

  1. Hi Sheri,
    Welcome to Double M.
    These days we all need some joy in our lives.

    Morgan Mandel
    http://twitter.com/morganmandel

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  2. Hi Sheri, great post.

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  3. Hi Sheri and Morgan

    Wonderful post..I'm loving the book so far. I live in a nursing home and I'd love to make this required reading for a few select people! lol

    tbbycatt@gmail.com
    http://martasmeanderings.blogspot.com

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  4. Thanks for your wise words. It's so important to never give up on our dreams.

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  5. Beautiful post, Sheri! Thanks, Morgan, for hosting her today...she's a beautiful person inside and out.

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  6. Hi Morgan,
    I am so happy that I am a guest on Double M. I am avaiable all day to respond to comments.
    Sheri Kaye Hoff

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  7. Hi Marta,
    I am so excited that you are enjoying the book so far. Hmmm...wondering how we could make it required reading, lol.
    Sheri Kaye Hoff

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  8. Hi Hagelrat,
    Thank you. I appreciate your thoughts.
    Sheri Kaye Hoff

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  9. Hi Debra,
    Dreams are so important-they keep us going. I tell all my clients to dream BIG. We can be very intentional about our dreaming for even better results in our lives. Thanks for visiting today.
    Sheri Kaye Hoff

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  10. Hi Dorothy,
    Thank you. You are wonderful and make such great things happen for authors. Everything you do is above and beyond
    Sheri Kaye Hoff

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  11. Hi Sheri,

    Your book sounds very similar to our own - so far only published as an e-book. Leadership and spirituality is a good equation for mentoring. Blessings and may your tribe increase.

    Sharon Reece
    http://grandmaisawriter.blogspot.com

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  12. Great article. I enjoyed reading the words of another inspirational writer. I too am a HUGE fan of Richard Bach.

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  13. Hi Sharon,
    Blessings to you, too. I will have to check out your blog as well :)
    Sheri Kaye Hoff

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  14. Hi Marvin,
    Thank you. I do like Richard Bach. Some of the best steps in life are simple -yet so few actually take them. So many would rather make things complicated and messy, lol.
    Sheri Kaye Hoff

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  15. Your words are very inspirational, Sheri. Good luck with your book. It will help many readers.

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  16. Good luck with your book, it sounds like one we all should read.

    Marilyn
    http://fictionforyou.com

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  17. Ooh! I love this quote! “You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however. Richard Bach” The book sounds amazing! I wish you the best of luck! Jenni

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  18. Hi Marya, Marilyn, and Jenni,
    Thank you for the good luck wishes. I can feel your thoughtfulness and good hearts.
    Sheri Kaye Hoff

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  19. Hi Morgan- thanks for hosting Sheri.

    Hi Sheri, what does it take to become a life coach? MA? PhD? How did you get started?

    (Thinking about a character for a book.) thanks!

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  20. Hi Nancy,
    Certifications are great and so is education. However, expertise is the most important. Many coaches develop a niche where the feel the most comfortable: eg business coach, writing coach etc. Many coaches also find themselves in a coaching role long before they ever consider making it their life's work. I would say a nice balance of qualifications would be good for your character. I higher level of education, or a certification. The key skill is listening, ability to hone in on what the client is really saying and being able to give objective feedback. It is not therapy or consulting. More of a partnering.
    Hope that helps:)

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  21. This has been a great book to follow around the virtual tour

    Storyheart

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  22. Hi Sheri,
    Thanks again for stopping by and for being so accessible to our visitors. Much success with your book.

    Morgan Mandel
    http://twitter.com/morganmandel

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  23. Thank you for sharing about your dream and the inspiration your book offers, Sheri. We all need joy and peace in our lives (in fact my first book is titled Beautiful Moments of Joy and Peace, so it seems we have a common goal in our writing)! And Morgan, thank you for the great post!

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