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A Commitment to Thriving: Mike Cook and Thriving in the Middle

Posted by on Nov 10, 2017 | 2 Comments
A Commitment to Thriving: Mike Cook and Thriving in the Middle

Let me take you back in time: before I became a mom, before I had found my life’s work. I was hungry. Hungry to learn. Hungry to grow. Hungry to find my path. That’s when I met Mike Cook. Mike didn’t happen by accident. During my “hungry years”, with no social media to distract me, […]

Big Changes, Bold Moves, and Bravery

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 | 2 Comments
Big Changes, Bold Moves, and Bravery

I find myself very reflective this morning, as I sit here, caught between chapters. Big changes and bold moves call for a little bravery as my little family of three embarks on a new adventure. We’re moving from our Norman Rockwell-like village in Pelham, NY, on the outskirts of one of the greatest cities in […]

Help, I’ve Been Hacked!

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 | 2 Comments

Friends, it just came to my attention that four blog posts have gone out since December that pretended to come from me. We think we have put an end to the imposter’s infiltration of my website, but if you receive anything from me, that doesn’t sound like me, please don’t open it and let me know. […]

A Freshly Minted Holiday

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 | No Comments
A Freshly Minted Holiday

One favorite acting-term, from my theatre-days of yore, is “fresh minting”.  The term “fresh minting” means experiencing something you’ve done or said before, as if it’s the very first time. “Fresh minting” means experiencing something you’ve done or said before, as if it’s the very first time. Every year as we trim our tree, and […]

The Challenge to Influence

Posted by on Nov 21, 2016 | 2 Comments
The Challenge to Influence

When I met Jessica*, I was immediately struck by her passion and clarity.  She was a woman on a mission!  She could see that her company was committed to doing things the way they’d always been done, and it was causing the best-and-the-brightest to jump ship.  As she explained it, people were leaving because they wanted to […]

A Lesson in Mastery

Posted by on Oct 24, 2016 | No Comments
A Lesson in Mastery

At dinner the other night they had lobster bisque on the menu. Delicious! While I resisted the calories, I was immediately transported back in time, to our idlic summer vacation on the coast of Maine. Some of our greatest lessons can be found in the most unexpected places, and mine was a lesson in mastery. Having grown […]

Powerfully Free to Be Yourself

Posted by on Oct 17, 2016 | No Comments
Powerfully Free to Be Yourself

I will never forget the first time I traveled to Japan for work, as it changed the way I saw myself and the world.  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 Montana and […]

Do You Appreciate the Greatness in Others?

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 | No Comments
Do You Appreciate the Greatness in Others?

It’s almost comical. I had written to applaud my amazing experience at Alvin and Friends last weekend, and he had commented to thank me for my piece, and in doing so we both prospered. I find this to be true time and time again. Some of my greatest relationships – both business and personal – have flourished […]

The Epitome of an Authentic Leader

Posted by on Sep 19, 2016 | 3 Comments
The Epitome of an Authentic Leader

What kind of leadership makes for good business?

No Commitment, No Trust, No Results (Are You “That Guy”?)

Posted by on Sep 12, 2016 | No Comments
No Commitment, No Trust, No Results (Are You “That Guy”?)

I have a friend and colleague who always asks to get together. Great guy. Fun. Interesting. It’s always enjoyable to see him. We eagerly schedule something. Without fail, he either cancels or has to reschedule. He routinely schedules other things during the time we’ve planned to meet. It could be that he’s just disorganized. It […]