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 […]

A Lesson in Mastery

Posted by on Oct 24, 2016 | No Comments
A Lesson in Mastery

At dinner the other night they had lobster bisque on the menu. Delicious! While I resisted the calories, I was immediately transported back in time, to our idlic summer vacation on the coast of Maine. Some of our greatest lessons can be found in the most unexpected places, and mine was a lesson in mastery. Having grown […]

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 […]

Do You Appreciate the Greatness in Others?

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 | No Comments
Do You Appreciate the Greatness in Others?

It’s almost comical. I had written to applaud my amazing experience at Alvin and Friends last weekend, and he had commented to thank me for my piece, and in doing so we both prospered. I find this to be true time and time again. Some of my greatest relationships – both business and personal – have flourished […]

In the Company of Friends, the Key to Business Success

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016 | One Comment
In the Company of Friends, the Key to Business Success

I attribute a great deal of my business success to the fact that I started my company in Dallas. In Dallas I have always been in the company of friends, where the lines between business and friendship are blurred. I’ve lived in places where you don’t talk business with your friends; it’s taboo. It’s hard to start a […]

What’s Your Annoying Habit?

Posted by on Aug 22, 2016 | 2 Comments
What’s Your Annoying Habit?

I talk too loud.  Some might call it an annoying habit.  It’s been that thing I do that I wish I didn’t do for as long as I can remember.  From the time I started putting words together my mother would tell me, “Kimberly, modulate your voice.”  I think I am probably the only person […]

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 […]

Life Happens – Expectations, Forgiveness and Humanity

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 | 2 Comments
Life Happens – Expectations, Forgiveness and Humanity

Last week I received an email from a potential business colleague profusely apologizing for having to reschedule our call.  Her child was sick, her normal sitter out of town, and she was home beating herself up for not being available. A few days later, there was a time-zone snafu with another call I had scheduled, and the […]

Leaders, Do They Want to Follow You?

Posted by on Jul 11, 2016 | 2 Comments
Leaders, Do They Want to Follow You?

After spending a significant amount of time in both the theatre-world and the corporate-world, the thing that continues to strike me as odd is how much the two worlds are alike. Old Billy Shakespeare said a long time ago, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” He nailed it. […]

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 […]