Are You Off the Radar?

Posted by on Aug 10, 2015 | No 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, 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). I will always remember Jessica.  She showed […]

Perfection vs. Connection

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 | 3 Comments

We work so hard to get it right.  We agonize over our PowerPoint slides.  We ensure that our data is rock-solid.  We polish our pitch.  Some of us are even lucky enough to have an entire communications team tirelessly crafting our messaging to hit every point and refute every argument, collectively aiming for perfection.  Yet… […]

You Can Be a Positive Force

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 | No Comments

There are people who show up in our lives and change us for the better.  We often don’t realize it when it’s happening, and we sometimes don’t appreciate it when we do.  They shape who we are and who we will become.  They don’t mean to have such a big impact – they’re just doing […]

Keeping the Magic Alive

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 | No Comments

One of the many things I love about having a kiddo is that I get an excuse to watch all the Christmas movies and reignite the wonder of childhood.  There’s something magical about holiday rituals.  Last night, my little family of three snuggled together to watch Elf and when a narwhal made a cameo appearance it […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Corralling Your Bravery

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 | No Comments

When I was eight years old, going into the 4th Grade, my family moved into my parents’ dream home.  Perched on the top of a large hill, overlooking the valley, with Montana’s Mission Mountains as the backdrop, you would think we had purchased a piece of paradise.  My Dad, having grown up in Texas, had […]

You Don’t Need Permission

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 | No Comments

There’s nothing better to remind me of what’s possible, than to spend a day watching children. They show what we’ve forgotten. I rediscover this ah-ha any time I take my kiddo, Jeremy, someplace new.  I remember when I took him to the Museum of Math last year in NYC.  The place was packed and everywhere I looked was […]