Author Archives: Amy deVries

About Amy deVries

I am a Professional Christian Coach living in the Pacific Northwest.

Small Steps… Big Changes (Post #9)

I don’t know about you, but when I get overwhelmed, I freeze. Too many options, too many mistakes, too many problems to solve. I tell myself it’s best to avoid making the necessary changes right now. It’s too big. I … Continue reading

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What is Your God Language? (Post #8)

Some people might call me a perfectionist. I prefer the term “recovering perfectionist.” For many years I tried to please God, but usually ended up second guessing myself. Am I reading and memorizing from the “right” Bible translation? Which is … Continue reading

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Is Willpower a Limited Resource? (Post #7)

Confession: When I was in high school, I had a pretty serious crush on MacGyver. In fact, I credit him for how hard I worked in my senior year physics class. I needed to know how to make an airplane … Continue reading

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READY, SET, i can’t… (Post #6)

Look closely at this picture. Do you remember this movie? Indiana Jones is compelled to cross an impassable chasm that has no bridge in order to save his dying father. As he stands frozen in uncertainty, he suddenly sucks in … Continue reading

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The “Wizard of Oz” Approach to Change (Post #5)

How many times have you sat in frustration during a meeting and wondered why “that person” was being so difficult? When an organization discusses “change” there is often a predictable palette of responses around the conference table. While each one of … Continue reading

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Possibilities everywhere… but not for you (Post #4)

“It’s a big, bright, beautiful world, With possibilities everywhere. And just around the bend there’s a friend or two… But not for you.” . I recently watched Shrek The Musical  on Netflix and this is the theme song that Shrek’s parents sing to him … Continue reading

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Why Should I? The Importance of Intentional Focus (Post #3)

Exactly one year ago (June 23, 2013) a professional high wire artist named Nik Wallenda walked across the Grand Canyon on a two inch thick steel cable. America watched his nearly 23 minute crossing live via the Discovery Channel. He was 1500 feet … Continue reading

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