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 […]

Creative Thinking and Making an Impact

Posted by on Dec 15, 2015 | No Comments

What seems like a lifetime ago, in the summer of 2001, I got one of those crazy ideas (for those of you who know me, you know that this is not terribly unusual).  I was in Seattle at the time, running my corporate events company, and I found this breathtaking spot at the foot of […]

Do You Know What Makes You Shine?

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 | 2 Comments

Not long ago I led OnStage Leadership for a very special group of creatives.  Extraordinarily talented and insightful, the group reminded me about how powerful it is to name the unique gifts that we bring.  Over the course of the day they dug deep – excavating what it is that drives them internally.  What, when they […]

What’s Your Anchor?

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 | No 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.”  Last week, as I wriggled back into “normalcy” after our wondrous adventures in Costa Rica, I find that I’ve a whole new appreciation […]

Making Way For Possibility in 2015

Posted by on Jan 2, 2015 | No Comments

What an extraordinary site, to watch the networks flash through the New Year’s celebrations unfolding around the world.  Sydney, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Moscow, Paris, London, and of course here in New York, fireworks lit the night to mark 2015’s grand entrance.  The one night a year in which, worldwide, we’re focused on what’s possible. It’s […]

To Teach and To Learn

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 | No Comments

One of the things that leaves me feeling grateful about about the work I get to do is that I learn as much from my participants as they do from me.  Dr. Carol Dweck, in her book  Mindset:  The New Psychology of Success, beautifully reminds us how critical cultivating a love of learning is to our success […]

Maybe It’s Time To Accept It

Posted by on Oct 6, 2014 | No Comments

Accept it.  The arts have much to teach the world of business.  One of the most brain-opening, situation-altering, idea-launching tools on the planet – truly the holy grail for all things creative – for ideation and problem-solving – can be summed up in two sacred little words from the world of Improv:  “Yes, and…” Imagine […]

How Can You Think Creatively to Make an Impact?

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014 | No Comments

What seems like a lifetime ago, in the summer of 2001, I got one of those crazy ideas. For those of you who know me, you know that this is not terribly unusual. I was in Seattle, running my corporate events company, Impression Events, and I found this breathtaking spot at the foot of Mt. […]

How Do You Tap Into Your Best?

Posted by on May 28, 2014 | 2 Comments

I am solar powered.  When the sun shines I am the most joyful-happy person on the planet.  I’m filled with energy.  I notice things more on sunny days – the vibrant and fragrant flowers, the squirrels chasing each around the trees, the birds singing, the perfect shade of blue in the sky.  Strawberries taste sweeter […]

Surprised By Real?

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 | 4 Comments

“You were so real!  You were exactly the way you sounded on the phone!” she exclaimed, seeming shocked by her discovery.  “Well…I guess that’s good, right?  I mean, I do teach authentic leadership, it would kind of be a problem if I wasn’t authentic, don’t you think?” We both stood there a bit dazed – […]