Gretchen Hydo - Certified Master Coach

I Did It!

I did it! I am officially a Master Coach through the International Coaching Federation. This is the highest designation a trained and certified coach can get. The achievement process is labor intensive and requires thousands of hours and years of…
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Are You Reacting or (C)reating?

Are You Reacting or (C)reating?

OMG! I woke up this morning and realized that not only are the holidays here (literally) but we are close to the end of another year (yup, that happened, it’s already November), counting down the completion of a decade. An…
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STOP LYING - how to think about lying - Gretchen Hydo International

Stop Lying

We all know lying is bad. We learn this very early on. In fact, it’s one of the very first rules that we get as children from our parents and teachers: always tell the truth. Don’t lie. And yet, many…
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Gretchen Hydo with the fall wreath she made.

I Was Wrong

I was wrong and being wrong was keeping me small. All my life, being “creative” was something other people did. Not me. I grew up in a family that considered being creative a little crazy. And what I mean by…
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Back To School (Sort Of) - Gretchen Hydo International

Going Back To School (Sort Of)

It’s September, which only means one thing: back to school. Even before I had kids there was always something about this month that made me want to run to the nearest drug store and stock up on Trapper Keepers and…
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3 Fun Ways to Increase Your Self-Confidence

Self-confidence is the trust one puts in their own self. This trust in one’s abilities and judgment can be gauged by a person’s body language, the way they speak, and the way they interact with others. Having faith in one’s…
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It's My Birthday - Gretchen Hydo International

Lessons I’ve Learned at 45

Today is my birthday. Happy birthday to me. I am 45-years-old. Damn. This birthday feels like a mixed bag. I don’t wish to be in my twenties when I was going out to clubs and the world was at my…
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