The Power of Surrender

Posted by on Nov 28, 2015 | No Comments

“We must continue to open in the face of tremendous opposition.  No one is encouraging us to open and still we must peel away the layers of the heart.” – Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, Tibetan Buddhist master There are books that you read, that reach down and grab you by the soul and shake you, and […]

Thankful for Leaders of Leaders

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 | No Comments

There are people in my life that make me want to be a better person.  They’re not perfect.  They too have grumpy days, bad hair days, self-doubting days.  They too are incredibly human, with all that entails.  But they are the leaders of leaders.  They step up when nobody else does, without being asked.  They […]

Do You Care About Results? Show it.

Posted by on Nov 9, 2015 | No Comments

Sometimes I’m blown away by the wisdom that comes out of my kiddo’s mouth.  This morning, on cue, Jeremy woke up at 7am, walked right up to the piano and started playing.  Now normally, if I’m honest, I cringe.  Not because his playing is bad, but because I find any loud noise so early in the […]

Are You Committed? Really?

Posted by on Nov 2, 2015 | No Comments

  We went to satisfy nostalgic curiosity.  Having grown up in the 80’s, even though we were raised on opposite ends of the country, my husband and I share memories of big hair, Van Halen, and the Lake Placid Olympics.  So when we found ourselves in upstate NY a few years ago, we seized the […]

More Than Meets the Eye

Posted by on Oct 19, 2015 | No Comments

Every time I lead a session of OnStage Leadership, I’m always astounded by the stories my participants share.  Stories of resilience, endurance, courage, tolerance, patience, heartache, loneliness, regret.  Of a hunger for learning, of kindnesses received, of self discovery.  Stories filled with heroes and villains.  Of joy and pain.  Of wins and losses. So many […]

Are You Having the Impact You Want to Have?

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015 | No Comments

Wow. It’s amazing the impact that one person can have. It’s easy to forget how powerful we all are. Single-handedly, we can inspire everyone around us, or take an entire team down in flames, I’ve witnessed both ends of the spectrum. When I first met the “down-in-flames” leader, she didn’t make eye contact with me, […]

Possibility Unleashed

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 | No Comments

Think for a moment about the people who have made the biggest difference in your life. Who pointed you in a new direction? Who gave you that unique opportunity? Who saw something in you, that perhaps you hadn’t even seen in yourself? There are people we meet who seem to magically change the trajectory of […]

Are You Off the Radar?

Posted by on Aug 10, 2015 | No Comments

I’m lucky. I know it. My work allows me to get to know some extraordinary people. What always seems to surprise me is, more often than not, they don’t recognize how extraordinary they really are. Take Jessica for instance (all names have been changed to protect the extraordinary). I will always remember Jessica.  She showed […]

The Power of Presence

Posted by on Aug 3, 2015 | One Comment

My mom always makes the greatest faces. Of course, as a kid, I’d die of embarrassment every time she’d squint up her eyes, but as a grown up, I realize she taught me something special. She’d pinch one eye with her pointer finger, while framing the world with her other hand, tilting her head this […]

Redefining Discipline

Posted by on Jul 29, 2015 | 2 Comments

  When I think of the word discipline I immediately get transported back in time. Images of my ancient First Grade teacher, Mrs. Witts, come to mind. Mrs. Witts with piles of ash blonde hair heaped on the top of her head like old straw, and horned rimmed glasses that were out-of-date, even way back […]