In Anticipation of a Great Experience

Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 | 2 Comments

As I look back on my career, it seems that everything I’ve done has involved intense preparation to create a powerful experience.  In the theatre, we’d rehearse tirelessly, completely immersed in the world-of-the-play, until we brought it to life in front of a sold-out crowd on opening night.  When I ran my events business, it […]

Time to Rally

Posted by on Dec 10, 2013 | No Comments

I have to tell you, I really didn’t want to write the blog today.  I’m trying to get over a cold, prepping for an upcoming session, and received a call at 6am from the district saying that schools are closed due to the weather.   Oh yay.  My eight year old will be here all […]

Initiating Courage

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 | One Comment

There’s so much discussion out there in the business-article-world about “initiative”.  How do leaders get people to take more “initiative”? While there seems to be a lot of finger-pointing at different generations and gnashing-of-teeth in frustration, I’m not sure that getting people to take initiative solves everything.  The flipside has its challenges too. For me […]

Powerfully Free

Posted by on Dec 6, 2013 | One Comment

I will never forget the first time I traveled to Japan for work, as it changed the way I saw the world and myself in it.  At the tender age of 24, I knew it was going to be an adventure.  It sounded like a cool thing to do.  So exotic.  Having grown up in […]

Powerful or Jerky?

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 | No Comments

Have you ever done something that, immediately following, you get that icky “that-wasn’t-my-best-me” feeling?  This morning I got it, and I’m still questioning what I shoulda/coulda done differently. We’ve been in NY for about a year-and-a-half-now, so I still feel like I’m learning the ropes.  Things happen fast here.  You need to be ready to […]

Our Greatest Super-Power

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013 | 4 Comments

Yesterday a college friend posted a great reminder on Facebook: “Today, I am going to try to be pleased with the things that I get done, and not agonize about the things I don’t get done.  Same coin, 2 sides.” I think the reason this sang out to me so clearly is that it’s something […]

To Teach and To Learn

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 | No Comments

One of the things that I love so much about running open enrollment sessions is the extraordinary cross-learning that takes place.  When you bring a small group of people together, from a variety of backgrounds, industries, and experience-levels, everyone looks at the world through a different filter, and they all add something unique to the […]

What Do They Expect? Do You Care?

Posted by on Dec 2, 2013 | 2 Comments

Last year we put off buying our Christmas tree until the last minute.  With only two days to spare, before Saint Nick was to hurl himself down our chimney laden with gifts, we made the trek up to northern Westchester County to find our tree.  We had some romantic idea about walking through the snow […]