Expectations, Caring and a Tale of Two Trees

Posted by on Dec 7, 2015 | No Comments

As my husband and I were comparing schedules this morning, trying to figure out when we will get the chance to get the annual Christmas tree, I was reminded of the contrasting experiences we’ve had in the past and how critical it is to deliver on expectations and show that you care. Year-before-last, we put […]

Walking in Their Shoes

Posted by on Jan 8, 2015 | 2 Comments

One of the greatest gifts the theatre has given me is the ability to walk in someone else’s shoes.  If I look over the landscape of my career, it has probably been the single most important skill I’ve carried with me. I remember back when I had my events company in Seattle – what seems […]

Are You Living Up To Your Potential?

Posted by on Sep 24, 2014 | 2 Comments

  “A sobering thought:  what if, right at this very moment, I am living up to my full potential?”    – Jane Wagner It’s confounding.  How one can spend so much energy learning and growing and trying to be better, only to realize you’ve hardly scratched the surface – that you’ve still a ton of […]

Not Just Child’s Play

Posted by on Mar 28, 2014 | No Comments

Being a mom for a nine-year-old is the best.  Last night, after dinner, we were treated to “family surprise night”.  Jeremy turned off all the lights, strategically placed his lantern above his Hot Wheels race track, placed big fluffy pillows track-side, and then, having created tickets, ushered my husband and I to our seats for […]

Immerse Yourself

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 | One Comment

One of the greatest things about being married to an innovation-guy is that there’s always something new going on around here.  It shouldn’t have come as a surprise.  He was, after all, a former engineer who had just left an R & D role at Starbucks to enter Business school when I met him.  But […]

Walkin’ In Their Shoes

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 | 5 Comments

One of the greatest gifts the theatre has given me is the ability to walk in someone else’s shoes.  If I look over the landscape of my career, it has probably been the single most important skill I’ve carried with me. I remember back when I had my events company in Seattle – what seems […]

What Do They Expect? Do You Care?

Posted by on Dec 2, 2013 | 2 Comments

Last year we put off buying our Christmas tree until the last minute.  With only two days to spare, before Saint Nick was to hurl himself down our chimney laden with gifts, we made the trek up to northern Westchester County to find our tree.  We had some romantic idea about walking through the snow […]

The Power of Writing it Down

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 | 2 Comments

I’m a believer in the power of writing down your goals and dreams – to putting language to vision.  And yet…I’m not always as consistent or mindful about it as I’d like to be.  I get busy.  Taking the time to write everything down seems like an extra step – when I could just dive […]