Erdahl Coaching and Development

Life and Leadership Coach
Dare to Lead Facilitator Erdahl Coaching is committed to working with individuals , teams and organizations who are ready to break old habits and paradigms that are no longer serving them.

With over 25 years of corporate and individual coaching we will give you the latest tools and teaching of change makers like Brene Brown, Caroline Myss , Kristen Neff and Susan David. Our coaches are certified and accredited through the ICF. Roxanne Erdahl is a Certified Dare to Lead Facilitator. Our goal is for you to wake up every day as the authentic and amazing YOU! LET’S BEGIN�

Operating as usual


“There are no manuals for the construction of the individual you would like to become. You are the only one who can decide this and take up the lifetime of work that it demands. This is a wonderful privilege and such an exciting adventure. To grow into the person that your deepest longing desires is a great blessing. If you can find a creative harmony between your soul and your life, you will have found something infinitely precious. You may not be able to do much about the great problems of the world or to change the situation you are in, but if you can awaken the eternal beauty and light of your soul, you will bring light wherever you go. The gift of life is given to us for ourselves and to bring peace, courage, and compassion to others.” John O’Donohue

How It Works | Erdahl Coaching 06/01/2022

How It Works | Erdahl Coaching

Live your life with no regrets. 💜

💜 if you are thinking of someone call or text them. If you wanted to go see that movie, do it. If you wanted to learn how to play the piano take lessons.

You are the author of your own play. 💜

How It Works | Erdahl Coaching Erdahl Coaching is designed with your needs at the core of our coaching. We recognize that your time and the answers you seek determine how the coaching relationship will unfold.


Empathy has no script. There is no right way or wrong way to do it. It's simply listening, holding space, withholding judgment, emotionally connecting, and communicating that incredibly healing message of 'You're not alone'.

~ Brene Brown, PhD


If not now….when ?💜


Amazing podcast with two of my favorite teachers and all around good humans 💜 Unlocking Us with Brene Brown and Father Richard Rohr.

How It Works | Erdahl Coaching 05/14/2022

How It Works | Erdahl Coaching

One of the main things I have learned from the sudden passing of my friend and husband of 40 years is to seize the day. We take for granted there are countless tomorrows. When in a moment tomorrow is no longer there.
Be kind,
Be curious
Be brave
And share love wherever and with whomever you can💜💜💜💜

How It Works | Erdahl Coaching Erdahl Coaching is designed with your needs at the core of our coaching. We recognize that your time and the answers you seek determine how the coaching relationship will unfold.


"1. Be Impeccable With Your Word
Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
2. Don't Take Anything Personally
Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering.
3. Don't Make Assumptions
Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.
4. Always Do Your Best
Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret."
— Don Miguel Ruiz


Happy Earth Day!!


Flip the script 💜💜


You need a rest. You need empty moments in which you tolerate your anxiety and circling thoughts until they slow down and stop circling. You need slow, quiet activities that ground you and remind you to accept yourself in spite of huge obstacles and bad thoughts. You need to put solutions out of your mind for now, and engage in activities that have nothing to do with your ego. You need habits that strengthen your patience and focus, but also feel real and not arbitrary. You need to abandon your glorious future and build your imperfect present instead.

-- Heather Havrileski

How It Works | Erdahl Coaching 03/16/2022

How It Works | Erdahl Coaching

“A value is a way of being or believing that we hold most important. Living into our values means that we do more that profess our values, we practice them. We walk our talk-we are clear about what we believe and hold important, and we take care that our intentions, words, thoughts and behaviors align with those beliefs.” Brené Brown

When I am coaching my clients, both personally and professionally, I often have them do a "Values" exercise. I give them a list of over 100 values that will help them identify what are their core values.

Often when we are growing up we take on the values of our parents. As we come of age, it is not unusual for our values to change.

We realize that for us to be able to be in our own integrity we must be able to identify and embody our current values. We often realize that things and ways of being that were important to us in our 20’s are not always as important now.

As we grow and change, our perspective and circumstances around our values can change.

It is good to periodically revisit these and adjust accordingly.

-What do you value?
-Do these define you?
-Is this who you are at your best?
-Is this a filter that you use to make hard decisions?
-What unspoken values have contributed to your success to
date in your personal life?
-What values govern the way you act with others
-What values do you look for in others?
-Are your values the same both personally and

How It Works | Erdahl Coaching Erdahl Coaching is designed with your needs at the core of our coaching. We recognize that your time and the answers you seek determine how the coaching relationship will unfold.


How we respond to someone in need can make all the difference.

Photos from Erdahl Coaching and Development's post 03/03/2022

Make it a great Thursday!! As the world swirls around you choose to show up being Real! Choose the magic that makes you YOU! Choose to be happy! Make your heart smile!! Your soul with thank you 💜💜💜

Photos from Erdahl Coaching and Development's post 03/02/2022

''I think midlife is when the universe gently places her hands upon your shoulders, pulls you close, and whispers in your ear:
I’m not screwing around. It’s time. All of this pretending and performing – these coping mechanisms that you’ve developed to protect yourself from feeling inadequate and getting hurt – has to go.
Your armor is preventing you from growing into your gifts. I understand that you needed these protections when you were small. I understand that you believed your armor could help you secure all of the things you needed to feel worthy of love and belonging, but you’re still searching and you’re more lost than ever.
Time is growing short. There are unexplored adventures ahead of you. You can’t live the rest of your life worried about what other people think. You were born worthy of love and belonging. Courage and daring are coursing through you. You were made to live and love with your whole heart. It’s time to show up and be seen.''
This quote by Brene Brown is one of my favorites.
Most of my friends know I am a Certified Dare to Lead and Daring way Facilitator.
I do workshops and Life and Leadership Coaching.
I first met and was trained by Brene and her trainers in 2014 in San Antonio Texas. Yes she is a Longhorn and says “You all” !!
I love that this curriculum has touched and helped so many people.
In 2018 I was chosen to be one of the first
Dare to lead Facilitators.
I love this powerful work. Brene has taught us that Courage over Comfort and owning our own story allows us to show up from a place of authenticity.
I’m scheduling my 2022 Dare to Lead and Rising Strong workshops for this spring and summer. Brene has also let us know she will be incorporating her new criteria for The Atlas of the Heart into some type of workshop. Very excited to see what is created.
Please let me know if you are interested in joining us for this powerful learning. We laugh and have fun, as well as do a deep dive into what is your passion, what is holding you back and how to move ahead from a place of Courage, Compassion and Connection. Whether this is for your personally or professionally, you will learn how to embrace the real YOU. I will be doing both my workshops this year both virtually and in person. If your interested just say PM me and I will send you the information. Spaces are limited.
Looking forward to some engaging and uplifting times together.

If you have questions email me at [email protected].

How It Works | Erdahl Coaching 02/27/2022

How It Works | Erdahl Coaching

When you think of investing in your future, always remember YOU are your greatest asset 💜💜

How It Works | Erdahl Coaching Erdahl Coaching is designed with your needs at the core of our coaching. We recognize that your time and the answers you seek determine how the coaching relationship will unfold.


We get by with a little help from our friends. One day we will all look back and realize this period of isolation brought front and center how important connection really is. Make that phone call, drop that email or text. Send that birthday card. We all need to be seen 💜


There is no “track.” You’re not a train. You’re not meant to be going the same way all the time with no stops or detours. Let yourself be redirected. Let yourself chill. Let yourself lose your way so you can align to your way even better. Go with the flow of your life. And begin again. With love. With compassion. With understanding. With curiosity. You’ve got this. 💗

Turning it over 02/16/2022

Turning it over

Let Go of the Rope.......

Turning it over There are times in our lives when the answers just do not seem to appear. You do the work, you do the training and you do what is the right thing and yet you feel stuck. You know you need to make some changes, but changes mean uncertainty and that can feel like you are losing control. There is a sto...


"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens." cjung

Photos from Erdahl Coaching and Development's post 01/07/2022

Photos from Erdahl Coaching and Development's post

Corporate & Personal Coaching for the Iowa City Cedar Rapids Corridor 09/24/2021

Corporate & Personal Coaching for the Iowa City Cedar Rapids Corridor

Choice as defined by the dictionary is “the act of choosing : the act of picking or deciding between two or more possibilities” When someone use to say to me,”it is your choice”, there was an immediate tug of war that went on inside of my being. What if I make a wrong choice, what if I do not like my choice, and what if someone else does not like my choice ? And then I took a course with a wise man Dr. Stuart Heller. He taught us an exercise called Samurai Decisiveness. Within that exercise there are seven movements:
Open to possibilities
Choose the one for now
Commit to Action
Release the Power
Accept the Consequences
Today I make a decision and have learned to relax and walk away.
This exercise has served me well. I no longer second guess myself and realize the true power is in my ability to move from not knowing to grounded confidence.

Corporate & Personal Coaching for the Iowa City Cedar Rapids Corridor Roxanne Erdahl PCC, CDTF Roxanne Erdahl created Erdahl Coaching out of a belief that conversations can create new actions. Her passion to inspire people and companies to succeed for over 30 years is based on her collective training, experience and belief in the ability to change and show up as our a...


Re-set, Re-adjust, Re-start, Re-focus...
As many times as you need too!


When I read this quote by my mentor and kick ass teacher, Brené Brown, I was again struck by how important these words are. Let's be honest, it is a sh*t storm out there right now. We have no context for how to show up in a world that on any given day is like living on an never ending tilt a whirl. As one of my good friends said, "it's like trying to play marbles on the deck of a rolling ship". The reality for me is to show up every day doing the best I can to just survive. If by chance I thrive, well that was one amazing day. For this HUMAN there are days I feel in a trance. The news is overwhelming with death and destruction. It is not that I am not sensitive to it, I am, but his human spirit sometimes feels like it is running on fumes. I think we all held our breath for a year only to let it out, jump up and down with excitement "we made it" only to be told, not so fast grasshopper. That was just a trial run, we get to do it all over again. To be honest, my brain became a Star Trek character and said, " Does not compute, does not compute, does not compute" So there is no shame for me. This HUMAN gig is getting tougher to know how to navigate. But there is that little light that continues to burn. Makes me think of those days where my kids use to sing " This little light of mine, I'm going to let it shine. Hide it under a bush, Oh no, I'm going to let it shine". There is absolutely no shame right now in being human, trying to navigate this world we are living in. Can we be the best human we can be, absolutely. But for everything that is good in this world, give each other the space and dignity to not have it all together. To be confused, to not have all the answers and to fall and get up only to fall again. If there ever was a time to give each other all the grace we need and offer a hand up, its now. 💜

I will be doing Dare to Lead and Daring Way virtual workshops in the coming months. If interested PM me and I will get you the information. We will be learning new and life supporting tools to stretch, grow and learn ways to show up in our own lives from a place of courage, compassion and connection. You will meet like hearted people willing to share how they are learning to navigate this time of uncertainty. 💜 And most of all we will get through this time together.


People are searching for a purpose in a time when they are asked to do more and yet rewarded and acknowledged less. Erdahl Coaching is committed to working with people who are ready to take the steps necessary to break old habits and paradigms that are no longer serving them. You will do this by having conversations that create new actions, and by redirecting old patterns by learning new tools and practices. Based on the teachings of Brené Brown Roxanne Erdahl will help you to rewrite the ending to your own story. We offer in person, phone and video coaching. Wake up in love with your life. The first consultation is at no charge. Looking forward to our first session... booking now for the fall.

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