Powerfully Free to Be Yourself

Posted by on Oct 17, 2016 | No Comments
Powerfully Free to Be Yourself

I will never forget the first time I traveled to Japan for work, as it changed the way I saw myself and the world.  At the tender age of 24, I knew it was going to be an adventure.  It sounded like a cool thing to do.  So exotic.  Having grown up in Montana and […]

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.

Don’t Fool Yourself, People Know

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 | No 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 with […]

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 […]

Do Your Actions Match Your Insides?

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 | 2 Comments

It was a day I’ll never forget.  During my morning “zen time” I had been reading Nathaniel Brandon”s, The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem (I think it was around 2003, when I was living in Seattle – definitely before my kiddo was born, as there hasn’t been much “zen” since).   Having just finished a chapter about the “Practice […]

Are You Playing it Safe?

Posted by on May 11, 2015 | No Comments

I’ve spent a great deal of the time in the classroom working with some extraordinary emerging leaders.  I can’t help but feel optimistic about the direction we’re heading in, if they are our future, and yet, many of them haven’t cultivated a belief in themselves that will take them where I know they can go.  […]

Are You Who They Think You Are?

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 | No Comments

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 the first time.  Maybe you […]

Do You Trust Yourself?

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 | 4 Comments

She stood up there, poised and professional.  Her impressive background, the ivy league schools and a fancy title with a Fortune 500, seemed to go with the expensive pantsuit she was wearing – like Garanimals, everything matched (did I just date myself?).  Her presentation was articulate and well constructed – very controlled – with just […]

How Confident Are You?

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 | 3 Comments

Awhile back, this Douglas MacArthur quote started making the rounds on Facebook and it triggered some reflection. “A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others.  He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one through […]

People Know

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015 | 3 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 […]