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 […]

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 […]

Challenging Perception

Posted by on Jul 25, 2016 | No Comments
Challenging Perception

It’s amazing what you notice when you begin challenging perception.  I’m a ritual junkie.  When I do my daily walk I take the same route, at the same time, on the same side of the street every day.  It helps me think.  It soothes me, like a salve; makes me a much nicer person.  My husband […]

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 […]

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 […]

Authentic Buy-in

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 | No Comments

If you’ve been in the professional world, corporate or otherwise, for any length of time, you’ve heard about the importance of communicating benefits.  Communicating Benefits is one of those basic block and tackling skills that rarely get taught in high school, or even college for that matter (like balancing a checkbook – what’s with that?), […]

Who Are Your Anti-Busy-Buddies?

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 | No Comments

“I wish I could” she said,  “I never have time for lunch.  It’s crazy-busy here.  Always.” “Oh I hear ya!  This is the first time I’ve come up for air in weeks!” I replied, feeling like I had to somehow justify the unfilled gap in my day. As a culture we wear our overwhelm like […]

How Can You Anchor Yourself?

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 | 2 Comments

T.S. Elliott once wisely said, “We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”  As I wriggle back into “normalcy” after vacation adventures in Puerto Rico, I find that I’ve a whole new appreciation for this place I […]

The Comparison Trap

Posted by on Feb 15, 2016 | One Comment

There are some days that, try as you might, you cannot escape being human.  And even though you know, logically, that “everybody’s got their somethin”, it’s still easy to fall into that comparison trap. You know the one.  Remember the last time you saw somebody who seemed to have it all?  You look at them […]

Making it Safe to Say What’s Real

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 | No Comments

“How are you?” “How’s it going?” If you’re spending time in the US, you’ll hear these greetings all day long; from colleagues, friends, clients, the checker at the grocery store, your kid’s teacher, the mailman, the guy making your latte at Starbucks – that’s just what we say to each other in this country. Do any […]