What Are Your Super-Powers?

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 | No Comments

One of the things I love most about my work is that I get a chance to help people see and appreciate their natural talents.   When we’re too close to something, sometimes it’s hard to see (and that’s getting less metaphorical and more literal for me the older I get).  We don’t see the things […]

What Kind of Leader Do You Want to Be?

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 | 2 Comments

With her head cocked to the side and her eyes fixed on some mysterious spot on the floor, I couldn’t tell if she was annoyed or just indifferent, but it was clear that she was not a happy person at that moment. I will never forget how Julia appeared in my session that morning, waiting to […]

The Power of Anticipation

Posted by on Nov 5, 2014 | No Comments

As I look back on my career, it seems that everything I’ve done has involved intense preparation to create a powerful experience.  In the theatre, we’d rehearse tirelessly, completely immersed in the world-of-the-play, until we brought it to life in front of a sold-out crowd on opening night.  When I ran my events business, it […]

Do You Really Want to Influence?

Posted by on Nov 3, 2014 | 2 Comments

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 had always been done, and that was causing the best-and-the-brightest to jump ship.  As she explained it, people were leaving because they wanted to […]

Initiating Courage at Work

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 | No Comments

  There’s so much discussion out there in the business-article-world about “initiative”.  How do leaders get people to take more “initiative”? While there seems to be a lot of finger-pointing at different generations and gnashing-of-teeth in frustration, I’m not sure that getting people to take initiative solves everything.  The flipside has its challenges too. For […]

Are You Powerfully Free?

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 | No Comments

I will never forget the first time I traveled to Japan for work, as it changed the way I saw the world and myself in it.  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 […]

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 […]

To Teach and To Learn

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 | No Comments

One of the things that leaves me feeling grateful about about the work I get to do is that I learn as much from my participants as they do from me.  Dr. Carol Dweck, in her book  Mindset:  The New Psychology of Success, beautifully reminds us how critical cultivating a love of learning is to our success […]

Be the Bridge to Courage

Posted by on Oct 8, 2014 | No Comments

When I was growing up we lived about 10 miles out town (I was a country mouse) and I rode my bike everywhere.  I thought nothing of pedaling the 7 miles each way to my best friend’s house to hang out, after her family moved closer to town.  I did what a kid had to […]

Maybe It’s Time To Accept It

Posted by on Oct 6, 2014 | No Comments

Accept it.  The arts have much to teach the world of business.  One of the most brain-opening, situation-altering, idea-launching tools on the planet – truly the holy grail for all things creative – for ideation and problem-solving – can be summed up in two sacred little words from the world of Improv:  “Yes, and…” Imagine […]