Do Your Actions Match Your Insides?

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 | 2 Comments

It was a day I’ll never forget.  During my morning “zen time” I had been reading Nathaniel Brandon”s, The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem (I think it was around 2003, when I was living in Seattle – definitely before my kiddo was born, as there hasn’t been much “zen” since).   Having just finished a chapter about the “Practice […]

Are You Who They Think You Are?

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 | No Comments

Have you ever met someone who was totally different than you thought they’d be?  Maybe you’d known them in a past-life, like back in high school, many, many moons ago.  Maybe you’d known them in a different context, like you had worked together and now you’re seeing them socially for the first time.  Maybe you […]

People Know

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015 | 3 Comments

I don’t remember where I heard it.  I do remember it was eons ago – further back than I could attempt to pin down.  But somewhere along my journey, I remember someone once saying, “Who you are in one area of your life is who you are in every area of your life.”  It stuck […]

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 […]

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 […]

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’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 […]

Icky Reactions

Posted by on Sep 4, 2014 | No Comments

I deleted my Yelp review Saturday night.  My husband and I had gone out to dinner on Friday evening and were treated horribly by the hostess and had mediocre food (and that’s being generous).  Livid and still feeling incredulous over spending money for such a bad experience I whipped out a scathing review first thing […]

Got Juice?

Posted by on Sep 3, 2014 | 2 Comments

People ask me all the time how I ended up doing what I do.  After all, leading programs that infuse theatre tools into leadership training isn’t something you usually find in a career guide.  It’s not a major you can sign up for in college.  It’s not an industry category.  It’s its own thing.  I’ve definitely taken the […]