Setting Expectations

Posted by on Jan 30, 2014 | One Comment

My kiddo’s third grade class was scheduled to go on a field trip today and field trips are not his strong suit.  A bit of a whirling dervish, he tends to make field trips challenging for the teachers and the chaperones in tow.  For several days coaching has ensued.  “On Thursday, you have a field […]

Getting Through the Fog

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 | 2 Comments

I thought I had “made it”.  The local papers wrote articles.  My friends oooh’d and ahhh’d.  It was my first Equity show.  I was on my way!  Getting cast in The Heidi Chronicles at the Arizona Theatre Company….holy smokes….it was more than 20 years ago… was my first big break.  It was an awesome experience.  […]

Walkin’ In Their Shoes

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 | 5 Comments

One of the greatest gifts the theatre has given me is the ability to walk in someone else’s shoes.  If I look over the landscape of my career, it has probably been the single most important skill I’ve carried with me. I remember back when I had my events company in Seattle – what seems […]

When to Say “When”

Posted by on Jan 27, 2014 | No Comments

There are days that I would love to have a clone.  Today is one of those days.  As evening approaches and I realized that I had not yet written a blog, the sinking awareness that I needed to accept the fact that today’s blog may not be “all that” hit me.  And then I thought…I […]

Growing Into Ourselves

Posted by on Jan 24, 2014 | No Comments

This week has been a waltz through memory lane.  Yesterday an old friend and I caught up on more than 20  years, sharing the stories that paved our separate circuitous paths.  And as I type this, I’m waiting to meet another dear friend who has traveled through my life for just as long.  And what […]

Raising the Stakes to Connect

Posted by on Jan 23, 2014 | 4 Comments

I could see that she was a caring and honest leader, a woman who brought her integrity to work with her each day, who people trusted.  But she spoke so quickly and her voice was so soft that it was hard to stay connected.  I found my mind wandering, chewing on the million things left […]

Connection vs. Perfection

Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 | 3 Comments

We work so hard to get it right.  We agonize over our PowerPoint slides.  We ensure that our data is rock-solid.  We polish our pitch.  Some of us are even lucky enough to have an entire communications team tirelessly crafting our messaging to hit every point and refute every argument, collectively aiming for perfection.  Yet… […]

The Quest for Flexibility

Posted by on Jan 21, 2014 | 6 Comments

What’s coming up for me this morning, as I sit down to write after the holiday weekend, is that flexibility is not my strength.  I would love to tell you that I’m great at being flexible – but alas, that would be a big fat fib, so I won’t.  I will tell you, however, that […]

Livin’ the Dream

Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 | No Comments

I’m wiped and happy.  But isn’t that the best feeling in the world?  To feel as if you’ve spent every ounce of energy you have doing something you believe in, and then get to fall in bed totally spent?  My dream is that we all get to experience this feeling. So often people fantasize that […]

Becoming You

Posted by on Jan 16, 2014 | 6 Comments

I remember when I was in college, I used to always wish I had a crystal ball.  I wanted to know what my future would bring.  I wanted to know what mistakes to avoid.  I wanted to find the right path. For years, I took a backseat in the design of my own life.  I […]