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 […]

What Is Your Definition of “Brave”?

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 | No Comments

When I started OnStage Leadership in Dallas in 2009, I hardly knew anyone there.  We had moved to Dallas two years before and I hadn’t really “plugged in”.  At the time I had been traveling a lot for work, so other than spending time with our wonderful neighbors, I felt pretty isolated.  2009 was a watershed year […]

How Do You Tap Into Your Best?

Posted by on May 28, 2014 | 2 Comments

I am solar powered.  When the sun shines I am the most joyful-happy person on the planet.  I’m filled with energy.  I notice things more on sunny days – the vibrant and fragrant flowers, the squirrels chasing each around the trees, the birds singing, the perfect shade of blue in the sky.  Strawberries taste sweeter […]

How Can You Shift Your Focus?

Posted by on May 7, 2014 | No Comments

Have you ever noticed that when you’re truly focused on something and you’re giving it your full attention, that everything else seems to melt away?  It’s like it’s not even there. Both my boys (husband and kid) have the ability to hyper-focus, which is both an incredible gift and sometimes terribly annoying.  If they’re focused […]

You’ll Move Up the Ladder When…

Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 | No Comments

You know when you have the kind of conversation that leaves you glowing afterward?  When you’re talking with someone and the thoughts and ideas are flowing so effortlessly that you wish you had written them down, but you were too engaged to even think about it at the time.  And when the conversation ends you’re […]

Putting the Horse Before the Cart

Posted by on Mar 14, 2014 | No Comments

We’re all in such a rush.  We want to figure out how to market ourselves, our companies, our products and services as quickly as possible to get the money comin’ in the door.  What’s our “brand”?  What’s our “elevator pitch”?  What’s our “value proposition”?  Important stuff.  It makes a lot of sense – after all, […]

Trusting Your Instincts

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 | 3 Comments

Milestones are the best.  They remind us of what we’re capable of accomplishing, of how far we’ve come, and set the stage for bolder leaps into the unknown.  March is a huge milestone for OnStage Leadership.  One year ago this month, we launched our sessions in NYC. I remember when I traveled to NYC (referred […]

The Power of “Why”

Posted by on Mar 7, 2014 | One Comment

  She looked frazzled.  Tired.  As I spoke to her, her eyes were a like portal into her mind – through which I could see all the balls she was frantically juggling.  She was in a million places at that moment.  Not with me at all. “Are you okay?” I asked.  “You seem stressed.” “It […]

Out-of-the-Box Thinking

Posted by on Oct 28, 2013 | No Comments

We love to put something in a box.  To know where it fits.  It helps us makes sense of it.  We sort and categorize and define without even realize we’re doing it. This is “good” – this is “bad”. This “will work” – this “won’t work”. This “fits here” – this “fits there”. But in […]