How Confident Are You?

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 | 3 Comments

Awhile back, this Douglas MacArthur quote started making the rounds on Facebook and it triggered some reflection. “A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others.  He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one through […]

What’s Your Anchor?

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 | No Comments

T.S. Elliott once wisely said, “We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”  Last week, as I wriggled back into “normalcy” after our wondrous adventures in Costa Rica, I find that I’ve a whole new appreciation […]

What Does It Mean About You?

Posted by on Feb 12, 2015 | One Comment

  Have you ever thought about what determines the way you define yourself and the choices you make? I remember when I was in college studying theatre, the only career option that was discussed was becoming a professional actor.  Yes, I get that we were studying theatre, but in a profession in which only 2% […]

On a Quest For Flexibility

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 | No Comments

What’s coming up for me this morning, as I sit down to write, knowing that a 30-year storm is aiming itself at my corner of the world, is that flexibility is not my strength.  I would love to tell you that I’m great at being flexible – but alas, that would be a big fat fib, so […]

Sustaining Extraordinary Performance

Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 | No Comments

There are moments in time that touch us so deeply that they reinforce the essence of what it means to be human.   Saturday night my husband and I had the privilege of seeing one of the final performances for Once on Broadway and that was how I felt.  It was breathtaking. I sat in the mezzanine […]

Getting Present for the Holidays

Posted by on Dec 23, 2014 | No Comments

Today is the last day before my kiddo is home for holiday break.   My husband’s office is closed next week, so I get him home too.   And while I suspect I could squeeze in a few hours to blog each day, I’m going to put my writing on “pause” for a bit. I talk […]

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 […]

Your Reason to Give Thanks

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 | No Comments

As we prepare to enter the Turkey-Day-fray, I’m remembering my kiddo’s first official Thanksgiving.  Since my mother set the feast-bar pretty high in my family, prepping for a holiday meal is a lot like preparing for the Pope, or Brad Pitt, or Oprah, or whoever-else you might have picked when you played the game “If […]

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 […]