Making it Safe to Say What’s Real

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 | No Comments

“How are you?” “How’s it going?” If you’re spending time in the US, you’ll hear these greetings all day long; from colleagues, friends, clients, the checker at the grocery store, your kid’s teacher, the mailman, the guy making your latte at Starbucks – that’s just what we say to each other in this country. Do any […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Do You Have the Courage to Lead?

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 | No Comments

I’ve lost track of the number of conversations I’ve had recently around the tough business environment we’re all facing. Companies are having to do more with less; small businesses are suffering; entrepreneurs are casting off dreams; government and education are cutting programs; non-profits have lost their funding; and the number of extraordinarily talented individuals in […]

What’s Your Mess to Own?

Posted by on May 26, 2015 | One Comment

We don’t like to deal with the mess of our mistakes. We want to move on, but people remember.

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 […]

Are You Powerful or Just Jerky?

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 | 3 Comments

Have you ever done something that, immediately following, you get that icky “that-wasn’t-my-best-me” feeling?  I recently I got it, and I’m still questioning what I shoulda/coulda done differently. We’ve been in NY for about a couple of years now but I still feel like I’m learning the ropes.  Things happen fast here.  You need to […]