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. […]

Are You Bringing Your Best REAL You?

Posted by on May 29, 2014 | One Comment

  We’re all so good.  We’ve read all the books, and the Influencer posts, and the cute-quippy-quotes that make us think and reflect.  We’ve been ever-so-subtly-trained in how to play the game and win.  We know the right things to say.  We know how to talk-the-talk and walk-the-walk.  We’ve worked so hard to do what […]

The Courage to Lead

Posted by on Aug 5, 2010 | 3 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 […]

Conducting Results

Posted by on Jun 29, 2010 | 4 Comments

There are only a few truly extraordinary leaders out there. Leaders people want to give their very best. These leaders, they’re carelessly putting their passion out there for all to see. People can’t help but gawk and stare. We try to anaesthetize ourselves, to no avail. They’re magnetic. And people would follow them anywhere. I […]

Interview on CelebrityU

Posted by on Jun 12, 2010 | No Comments

I had the fantastic opportunity to be interviewed by Anthony Kung on CelebrityU last Thursday. What a great time we had! They’re really doing some neat things over there and I felt honored to be a part of it. Thanks, Kathy, Anthony, and everyone else at CelebrityU!

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Seeing Possibility

Posted by on May 19, 2010 | 6 Comments

Think for a moment about the people who have made the biggest difference in your life. Who pointed you in a new direction? Who gave you that unique opportunity? Who saw something in you, that perhaps you hadn’t even seen in yourself? There are people we meet who seem to magically change the trajectory of […]

What Others are Saying…The Heart of Engagement

Posted by on May 4, 2010 | No Comments

Mike Cook, author of Thrive – Standing on Your Own Two Feet in a Borderless World attended OnStage Leadership this past week in Seattle.  I felt pretty spoiled having Mike as a participant, as it was I, three and a half years ago, who first reached out to him after reading his book.   I […]

Risking Who-You-Really-Are

Posted by on Apr 20, 2010 | 3 Comments

I’m lucky. I know it. My work allows me to get to know some extraordinary people. What always seems to surprise me is that, more often than not, they don’t recognize how extraordinary they really are. Take Jessica for instance (all names have been changed to protect the extraordinary). Jessica showed up in one of […]

An Amazing Celebration!

Posted by on Apr 17, 2010 | No Comments

We just celebrated our one year anniversary of OnStage Leadership with a huge Graduate reunion celebration. It was magical!  There are pinch-me times in life that are so incredible that I can hardly believe they’re real.  Last night was one of those times.  I am blown away by the extraordinary people I’ve had the privilege […]

The “Big Stuff” Really Happens!

Posted by on Apr 2, 2010 | No Comments

In my last newsletter, I talked about the power of including others in your vision. Only days later, this was completely reinforced for me. As many of you know, I sing with a philanthropy-based choir called “Resounding Harmony”. This May we’re performing “Sing for the Cure” at the Meyerson in Dallas, and then again in […]