I’m stepping away for a few days to go into labor. SAY WHAT, KATE? I’m birthing The Coaching Blueprint, of course. While I’m away, I’ve lined up a series of guest posts from some friends who have something are sharing the love as they riff on courage.

Michelle Ward is several amazing things, and here are just three: She’s the When I Grow Up Coach, a friend of mine, and someone who will be offering up her wisdom to other coaches as part of The Coaching Blueprint.

Take seven minutes out of your day to start your day right: Get centered in courage. (It only takes seven minutes).

You can hang your whole day on this line: “It was more courageous for me to listen to that voice, than to not listen to that voice.”

Michelle Ward, aka The When I Grow Up Coach, helps creative people devise the career they think they can’t have – or discover it to begin with! A musical theater actress with her BFA from NYU/Tisch, a certified life coach, and a Corporate America escapee, Michelle has served as an expert source and contributor for such outlets as Newsweek, Forbes, and Psychology Today, as well as leading workshops and seminars at SXSW 2011 and the sold-out Etsy Success Symposium. She encourages everyone to claim their uniquity via The Declaration of You and could be found coachin’, bloggin’ & givin’ away free stuff at whenigrowupcoach.com.