VIDEO: Chris and Jolie Yonker on Healthy and Vibrant Relationships

The topic of marriage and healthy relationships is one that comes up often with my coaching clients. For many people, love relationships are an integral part of building a life by design. That said, I’m very excited to kick off this series of videos on healthy, authentic, and vibrant relationships with my wife, Jolie. We’re coming up on our 25th anniversary and almost 30 years of being a couple, and although we’re no “experts” on relationships we’ve learned a lot along the way. The freedom and even the requirement to be authentic is at the core of our relationship along with alignment in our values and vision for our life. We’d love to know what topics you’d be interested in …

2020: A “Star Wars” Way of Looking Ahead

Often times I see folks get deep into the weeds of planning out their next year, only to have many if not all of their plans and goals never come to pass. As a long time Star Wars buff, I’d like to offer you an alternative sparked by the new  movie. If you were to create a subtitle for your 2020, what would it be? What are the changes in mindset and strategy that need to occur for that to happen? Give yourself the time for this 2-minute video to hear some questions and brief exercise to guide you towards the life you want to design as we head into this new decade.  Happy New Year! -Chris

Lessons from Avengers – Endgame

There have been very few times when I feel pulled to go see a movie by myself. This week was one of those times. It went beyond just the hype, the reviews, or the record-breaking ticket sales. I really felt there was a message for me in the movie, Avengers – Endgame. FYI: I will not spoil the movie for those who have yet to see it, so carry on. The writers of the movie, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, deserve a lot of credit, as do the directors, Anthony and Joe Russo. It can’t be an easy task to sew in life lessons in an effort to humanize these super heroes. They also did a fantastic job bringing many …

VIDEO: Tools for Mastering the Mind

In today’s world, busy-ness is often looked at as a badge of honor, especially among successful Executives, when in reality, most of the distractions we face are not actually relevant to the life we imagine for ourselves. A life that aligns with what our soul desires. Do you allow the chaos of your days to take control of you? How do you break out of this pattern and learn to be able to run your mind rather than have your mind run you? In this video, Chris talks about the benefits of both yoga and meditation as powerful tools to create a higher level of consciousness; to be in the moment and arrive at a place where we are able …

Paying Attention to the Intention

It’s rare for me to come across anyone these days that has not heard of the term mindfulness. In fact, this movement has been sweeping the nation and many other developed countries for a number of years.  There are now even consulting firms that are being contracted by companies to come in and work with employees on how to be more mindful in their work and workplace. I am a strong advocate of this movement and believe it has an impact across all spectrums–personal and professional.  However, in my experience, it (alone) doesn’t truly drive the outcomes that most high achievers are after. The fact of the matter is we’ve built a culture that operates on the premise that more is better. …