Reclaiming Your Hero

Posted by on Oct 3, 2014 | No Comments

When I was a little girl I wanted to be Julie Andrews playing Maria Von Trapp.  It’s true.  A bit embarrassing, but true.  I didn’t want to be Maria Von Trapp – the real woman was a stranger to me.  I didn’t want to be Julie Andrews, because to me, she was Maria (whoever this […]

How Are You…Really?

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 | No Comments

“How are you?” “How’s it going?” If you’re hangin’ out 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 […]

How’s Life in Your Bubble?

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014 | No Comments

I’ve spent more time in my head, since I’ve moved to NY and I don’t think I’m alone in that.  I remember when I first moved here I was like an open vessel, absorbing input with all my senses.  It was so exciting!  And so exhausting.  I would come home from the city and be […]

How Will You Show Up?

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 | No Comments

I have a friend and colleague who always asks to get together. Great guy. Fun. Interesting. It’s always enjoyable to see him. We eagerly schedule something. Without fail, he either cancels or has to reschedule. He routinely schedules other things during the time we’ve planned to meet. It could be that he’s just disorganized. It […]

Happy Anniversary OnStage Facebook Page!

Posted by on Aug 9, 2014 | 2 Comments

It occurred to me yesterday that the anniversary of the OnStage Leadership Facebook page came and went without any great fanfare on my part. It was just a little over one year ago that I launched the page and I remember feeling rather blue a week later, when we only had 36 “Likes”.  Thanks to you, […]

What Impact Does Your Presence Have? (Part 2)

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 | No Comments

Yesterday I wrote about two very different leaders (you can catch up on that blog post here).  The first leader had the uncanny ability to disengage a room full of people managers in an instant.  The second leader invested about 30 minutes of his time to ignite a passion for growth, build trust, and plant […]

What Impact Does Your Presence Have? (Part I)

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 | One Comment

Awhile back I was leading sessions for small company that had recently been acquired by a large multinational based in France.  There were culture issues, communication issues, and because of the vast amount of change they were experiencing, fear and mistrust were rampant.  Overnight this small band of technical leaders that had proudly grown their […]

What’s Your Thing?

Posted by on Jul 16, 2014 | No Comments

I talk too loud.  It’s been that thing I do that I wish I didn’t do for as long as I can remember.  From the time I started putting words together my mother would tell me, “Kimberly, modulate your voice.”  I think I am probably the only person on the planet who knew what the […]

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 […]