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The Responsibility of Brave

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016 | 2 Comments
The Responsibility of Brave

My kiddo just graduated from the 5th grade, and while in my day that wasn’t a big deal, for these 10 and 11 year-olds, it’s a huge rite-of-passage.  As I think about his next chapter, I have but one hope; that he is brave. I guess it’s all in how you define it, isn’t it?  The […]

What Do You Want to See?

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016 | No Comments
What Do You Want to See?

With so many things competing for your attention, what do you want to see?  It’s an important question, easily forgotten in the cacophony of life. In March of 2006, my little family of three moved from Seattle to Dallas, and with our move came growing pains.  Seattle and Dallas are very different cities with very different cultures.  […]

A Year After TEDx – The Greatest Gift This World Has to Offer

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016 | 7 Comments
A Year After TEDx – The Greatest Gift This World Has to Offer

It was just a year ago that I had a the amazing opportunity to speak at TEDxSMU Women and if you would have asked me then, what I know now, I wouldn’t have believed you.  I wouldn’t have believed that, what felt like the biggest risk, would open up the greatest gift this world has […]

Are Your Fences a Barrier Brave?

Posted by on May 31, 2016 | No Comments
Are Your Fences a Barrier Brave?

I don’t know about you, but I find that my biggest barriers to brave are often of my own making.  I suspect I’m not alone. As it turns out, there are a lot of chickens out there running around trying to escape their fences, as illustrated in the fun and macabre film, Chicken Run. Chicken Run is an […]

Where Do You Find the Reflection of Your Best Self?

Posted by on May 23, 2016 | No Comments
Where Do You Find the Reflection of Your Best Self?

Where do you find the reflection of your best self?  When you look in the mirror?  Can we actually see our best self, or is “being your best” just an aspirational thing?  Would you know it if you saw it? Where do you find the reflection of your best self? What I find most often when I look […]

Are You a Leader Who Plays it Safe?

Posted by on May 16, 2016 | 3 Comments
Are You a Leader Who Plays it Safe?

If we want people to invest their emotional energy, we need to put more skin in the game.

How Can Your Attention Make a Difference?

Posted by on May 2, 2016 | 2 Comments

It was a beautiful thing.  She brought such complete attention, that in her presence I could see his confidence expand.  He stood taller.  He played with more passion.  It was as if she had the power to light him up from within. This past weekend, as my kiddo was reacquainted with his keyboard and asked […]

Assumptions, Congruencies, and Mindfulness

Posted by on Apr 25, 2016 | No Comments

We love to make assumptions.  Have you ever met someone who was totally different than you thought they’d be?  Maybe you’d known them in a past-life, like back in high school, many, many moons ago.  Maybe you’d known them in a different context, like you had worked together and now you’re seeing them socially for […]

A Leader’s Most Important Job

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016 | One Comment

On the first day of my son’s Spring break, I woke up to 3 inches of snow.  Everything was blanketed in white, electrified by the morning sun.  By lunchtime it was gone, as if it were a mirage. Could it be that all transformation is similar?  That one day we’re one way – believing we’re capable of […]

Could You Be So Right It’s Hurting You?

Posted by on Apr 4, 2016 | No Comments

I woke up this morning to little snowflakes on my windshield.  SNOW!  Apparently New York didn’t get the ‘it’s Spring” memo.  When I saw the snow I immediately felt grumpy and, after 2 or 3 minutes of pouting, I realized I have a choice.  I can choose to stay grumpy and let it ruin my mood […]