You’re Not a Fix-it Project

Posted by on Mar 30, 2015 | 4 Comments

It’s so interesting to me how our perceptions of ourselves are often so far out of synch with how the world perceives us to be.  I know you can probably think of a few folks running about with an inflated opinion of themselves, but in my experience, the vast majority of us are so focused […]

Do You Know What Makes You Shine?

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 | 2 Comments

Not long 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.  What, when they […]

Are You In? Let’s Draft!

Posted by on Jul 17, 2014 | No Comments

I love the concept of “drafting”.  My husband Tim has done multiple long-distance bike rides and ever since I learned about drafting I’ve been fascinated by it.  To draft, there has to be someone leading – you cannot draft alone.  The riders following the leader of the pack use the leader’s energy to cut the […]

How Does Your Attention Matter?

Posted by on Jun 4, 2014 | One Comment

It was a beautiful thing.  She brought such complete attention, that in her presence I could see his confidence expand.  He stood taller.  He played with more passion.  It was as if she had the power to light him up from within. My friend Alise is visiting from Dallas this week.  I’ve been like an […]

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 […]

Surprised By Real?

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 | 4 Comments

“You were so real!  You were exactly the way you sounded on the phone!” she exclaimed, seeming shocked by her discovery.  “Well…I guess that’s good, right?  I mean, I do teach authentic leadership, it would kind of be a problem if I wasn’t authentic, don’t you think?” We both stood there a bit dazed – […]

Setting Ourselves Up for Success

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 | One Comment

This morning before school I was helping my kiddo with his homework and was very impressed with the way his school is teaching them to think mindfully about what they want to say and how they want to say it before diving into their answers.  (Who knows, I may have been taught the same thing […]

Focusing on the Right Things

Posted by on Sep 13, 2013 | One Comment

You know how here are moments in your life that are frozen in time – that no matter how many years pass, the movie in your mind keeps the memory in full color, with every detail preserved, to be replayed in an instant?  There was a moment…a lifetime ago, that I will never forget. So […]

More Than Meets the Eye

Posted by on Sep 12, 2013 | 3 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 […]

Who’s in Your Corner?

Posted by on Sep 11, 2013 | No Comments

I don’t know if I could have had the success I’ve had launching my business, if I hadn’t started in Dallas.  One of the things I so love about Dallas is that 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.  […]