Say NO to snarkiness!

Posted by on Mar 4, 2014 | 2 Comments

“(We) are powerful beyond measure”, Marianne Williamson once beautifully said.  But we forget.  We forget to use our power as a force for good. Last night I hit my limit.  After reading one too many snarky reviews and posts about Sunday’s Academy Awards, I just felt slimed.  I don’t understand why it has become permissible […]

Chasing Your Best Self

Posted by on Mar 3, 2014 | No Comments

Ever since I first saw him in A Time to Kill, I’ve had a big-time crush on Matthew McConaughey.  Now, admittedly, back then, it really had nothing to do with his acting his ability.  I harbored love for Matthew and my husband for Charlize Theron, and both of us felt pretty confident that that our […]

People Know

Posted by on Feb 27, 2014 | 2 Comments

I don’t remember where I heard it.  I do remember it was eons ago – further back than I could attempt to pin down.  But somewhere along my journey, I remember someone once saying, “Who you are in one area of your life is who you are in every area of your life.”  It stuck […]

What Makes You Shine?

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014 | One Comment

A couple of weeks 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.  […]

Does Your Role Need You?

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 | 3 Comments

This morning I discovered that my friend Rob Hartmann writes a blog, and that made me very happy as I love all things Rob Hartmann.  Rob and I went to college together and he’s an incredibly gifted musical theatre composer and all-around-insightful-guy and when I read his interview with one of my favorite actresses, Alison […]

The Quest for Flexibility

Posted by on Jan 21, 2014 | 6 Comments

What’s coming up for me this morning, as I sit down to write after the holiday weekend, is that flexibility is not my strength.  I would love to tell you that I’m great at being flexible – but alas, that would be a big fat fib, so I won’t.  I will tell you, however, that […]

A Filter for Action

Posted by on Jan 8, 2014 | One Comment

As our regular blog-readers and OnStage Grads already know, my favorite definition of authentic, in relation to leadership or influence, comes from former Medtronic CEO and Harvard Business School professor, Bill George:  Authentic:  genuine, worthy of trust, reliance, and belief.  The challenge with this definition (and indeed, what I love about it) is not whether […]

Making an Impact in 2014

Posted by on Dec 31, 2013 | One Comment

  Yep.  There it is.  That butterflies-in-the-stomach-feeling (yes I know…breath…wiggle my toes…connect…).  Deep breath… Much better. One of the things I know about myself is that when I make a promise to others, I keep it.  When I make a promise to myself, I often find a way to wiggle out it.  Most of the […]

Time to Rally

Posted by on Dec 10, 2013 | No Comments

I have to tell you, I really didn’t want to write the blog today.  I’m trying to get over a cold, prepping for an upcoming session, and received a call at 6am from the district saying that schools are closed due to the weather.   Oh yay.  My eight year old will be here all […]

What’s Your Pillar?

Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 | 4 Comments

It’s so easy to lose yourself amidst the torrent of opinions out there.  People aren’t shy about telling you what you “should” do, or “should” think.  And it’s great to get multiple perspectives to consider and ideas to try, but how do you hold steady to what you know to be true for yourself or […]