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 […]

Ummm…What Did You Say?

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 | No Comments

Oh my gosh.  Night-before-last I did the parent-thing that I swore I’d never do.  My kiddo was talking a million miles an hour and I was….well yes, I was on Facebook…and according to witness testimony, I was nodding and smiling and responding to what he was telling me.  Ten minutes later my kiddo came back […]

Do You Listen?

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 | No Comments

Early in my career I was idealistic, opinionated, and I’m pretty sure that my mouth’s filter was defective.  I remember sitting in meetings in my early 20′s, voicing my thoughts and ideas with abandon, not questioning how they might land.  I of course thought I was “right” about most everything, and wasn’t afraid to say […]

How Can You Think Creatively to Make an Impact?

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014 | No Comments

What seems like a lifetime ago, in the summer of 2001, I got one of those crazy ideas. For those of you who know me, you know that this is not terribly unusual. I was in Seattle, running my corporate events company, Impression Events, and I found this breathtaking spot at the foot of Mt. […]

Caring, Curiosity and Action

Posted by on Mar 5, 2014 | One Comment

I don’t know about you, but when I was 9 years old, I wasn’t worried about changing the world.  My biggest concerns at that time were how to sneak a love letter into the desk of the boy I had a crush on at the time and how to get my little brother to stop […]

Does Your Role Need You?

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 | 3 Comments

This morning I discovered that my friend Rob Hartmann writes a blog, and that made me very happy as I love all things Rob Hartmann.  Rob and I went to college together and he’s an incredibly gifted musical theatre composer and all-around-insightful-guy and when I read his interview with one of my favorite actresses, Alison […]

The Greatest Gift

Posted by on Dec 18, 2013 | 3 Comments

As I was responding to an email from my kiddo’s teacher, this morning, I reflected on how incredibly fortunate we are to have such a talented, caring, and invested woman educating our son this year.  I tend to be a bit effusive in my praise, wanting to make sure she knows how grateful I am, […]

Legacy Building

Posted by on Nov 4, 2013 | One Comment

“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 work […]

Does Your Filter Work?

Posted by on Aug 8, 2013 | 5 Comments

Early in my career I was idealistic, opinionated, and I’m pretty sure that my mouth’s filter was defective.  I remember sitting in meetings in my early 20’s, voicing my thoughts and ideas with abandon, not questioning how they might land.  I of course thought I was “right” about most everything, and wasn’t afraid to say […]