Welcome to Blue Horizon Solutions

We offer world-class learning solutions to unlock extraordinary personal effectiveness, career transitions and executive leadership for sustainable results.

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Leadership Coaching

Our qualified coaches help clients in achieving career transition, team intervention, personal leadership situation, or organizational transformation goals

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Global Conservation

Our passion for transformative learning intersects with social and ecological sustainability to develop a conservation mindset

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Professional Development

Our customized workshops to provide professional and leadership development opportunities for individuals, teams and organizations of all sizes.

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Learning Adventures

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4 Ways to Find Direction and Unlock Extraordinary Performance

Have you ever felt that there’s just not enough time in the day? Most often, when we run out of time for projects or pursuits, the reason is that we’ve spent a lot of time lost in ambiguity.  If you had 5% more energy, how would you prefer to spend it? Research by Human Performance Institute shows that when human beings connect with our deepest sense of purpose  - or mission - we become significantly more focused, more intentional and...

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Let Your Light Shine!

by Shelli Hendricks The world needs more light. Not more electricity or fluorescence or technology, but the warm, brightly burning ray that shines from within when you are your best self. Who are you when you are most proud of yourself? Over time, fear, exhaustion and shame can dim the brightest of lights, especially during this season. For this reason, we must keep that flame inside burning bright, choose the path of light and love, and allow your brilliance to be...

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Your Intelligence Makes You Invaluable

Have you ever felt like you had nothing to offer... no gifts to share whatsoever? During spells of frustration or despair, it’s common to feel worthless... powerless. It can seem that everyone else is far more brilliant, beautiful, qualified and worthy of consideration. In times like these, take solace in The one thing you can offer that no one else can: your unique perspective. You see, nobody looks at the world the way you do, nor thinks in exactly the...

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6 Steps to Jumpstart Your Career Transition

In the past month, I have seen an increased demand for career transition coaching. This tells me one of three things: either I've been farther off the grid than I realized (entirely possible!), or unemployment is actually higher than the reported 4% (US Bureau Labor Statistics), or significantly more people are disengaged and dissatisfied enough with their current jobs that they are considering alternatives. I believe it's the latter. In my experience as an organizational development practitioner and executive coach,...

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Standing at the Precipice

Here I stand at the precipice of a new adventure - one I never would have predicted. My journey has included many twists, turns, peaks, valleys, heartaches and thrill rides. However, this next challenge will require courage of leaving what is secure and familiar, in favor of travel and research for the benefit of sea turtles and STEM interns everywhere! Growing up on the San Joaquin River Delta, I have always been a water baby. Whether camping at the beach,...

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Develop or Become Obsolete: Part III – Your Leadership Development

In my last post in this series, I wrote about Professional Development as an intentional focus on learning skills to be successful in business. Leadership Development, on the other hand, focuses on learning how to enlist, inspire, influence, guide and direct teams or individuals toward some predetermined result or outcome. This is not to be confused with Management, which is more focused on process and policy.   Whether we are leading our teams, families, communities or ourselves, we can practice, practice,...

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Develop or Become Obsolete: Part II – Your Professional Development

"Develop or Become Obsolete!" was the rally cry of a former HR executive during a season of intense organizational change. It was his way of encouraging us to become greater than we ever imagined.  As stated in my last post,  this quote has become a foundation of what I believe it takes for business professionals (or athletes, for that matter) to remain competitive and successful contenders at the top of their game over time.  We must continually learn, develop, grow and expand our skill sets, so that we may not...

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Develop or Become Obsolete: Part I – Your Personal Development

[caption id="attachment_473" align="aligncenter" width="5443"] personal development concept on blackboard[/caption] Earlier in my career, I worked for a VP, Human Resources, who was fond of saying, "Develop or Become Obsolete!" He meant this for our own professional development, as much as for business strategy execution. While this bold statement initially caught me off guard, I learned that he was fostering a culture of continuous learning. He was challenging us to learn and practice as much as possible to stay competitive and successful. This quote has...

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Give the Gift of Presence this Holiday Season!

[caption id="attachment_435" align="alignleft" width="1920"] 5 Ways to Be Fully Present When it Matters Most[/caption] As we enter the holiday season, I am constantly reminded of the tradition of gift-giving as a means to celebrate prosperity, gratitude, family, love and many more personal reflections that accompany year-end. Whether you are making a list and checking it twice, or offering daily gifts over time throughout the season of lights, there is no greater gift than that of yourself. While there may be no tangible...

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Accessing the Power of Gratitude

The practice of gratitude as a tool for happiness has been in the mainstream for years. Long-term studies support gratitude’s effectiveness, suggesting that a positive, appreciative attitude contributes to greater success in work, greater health, peak performance in sports and business, a higher sense of well-being, and a faster rate of recovery from surgery. But while we may acknowledge gratitude's many benefits, it still can be difficult to sustain. So many of us are trained to notice what is broken,...

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