What Impact Does Your Presence Have? (Part 2)

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 | No Comments

Yesterday I wrote about two very different leaders (you can catch up on that blog post here).  The first leader had the uncanny ability to disengage a room full of people managers in an instant.  The second leader invested about 30 minutes of his time to ignite a passion for growth, build trust, and plant […]

What Impact Does Your Presence Have? (Part I)

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 | One Comment

Awhile back I was leading sessions for small company that had recently been acquired by a large multinational based in France.  There were culture issues, communication issues, and because of the vast amount of change they were experiencing, fear and mistrust were rampant.  Overnight this small band of technical leaders that had proudly grown their […]

You Know that “Stuff Happens” Right?

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 | No Comments

Yesterday I received an email from a potential business colleague profusely apologizing for having to reschedule our call.  Her child was sick, her normal sitter out of town, and she was home beating herself up for not being available. Last week there was a time-zone snafu with another call I had scheduled and the guy […]

Giving Compounded

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014 | No Comments

I can hear him and picture him, as if he were in the room with me, “You’ve gotta give, give, give before you get, get, get!” I can’t help but smile when I think of Gary Rifkin.  My whole person lights up.  Gary embodies these words, borrowed from Joe Charbonneau.  They are words he lives […]

You Can’t Hide From You

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 | No 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: The Definitive Work on Self-Esteem by the Leading Pioneer in the Field – I think it was around 2003 (it was definitely before my kiddo was born, as there hasn’t been much “zen” since) […]

Can you Course-Correct?

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014 | No Comments

One of the most powerful things we can do for ourselves is step-back and think about how we might look at a situation from a different perspective.  Yes, it makes a difference to others around us, but maybe even more so, in how we experience ourselves and our ability to course-correct along the way. Click […]

What’s Your Mess to Own?

Posted by on May 6, 2014 | 2 Comments

One of the things that makes life both magical and complicated is that there is no such thing as a perfect human being.  Try as we might (and some of us are trying mightily), we mess up from time to time.  We react in the moment.  We say and do stupid things. It’s not just […]

The Purpose of Life

Posted by on Apr 28, 2014 | No Comments

“To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life.” Last night my little family of three sat down together to watch the new release of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and, while it was met […]

Say NO to snarkiness!

Posted by on Mar 4, 2014 | 2 Comments

“(We) are powerful beyond measure”, Marianne Williamson once beautifully said.  But we forget.  We forget to use our power as a force for good. Last night I hit my limit.  After reading one too many snarky reviews and posts about Sunday’s Academy Awards, I just felt slimed.  I don’t understand why it has become permissible […]

Chasing Your Best Self

Posted by on Mar 3, 2014 | No Comments

Ever since I first saw him in A Time to Kill, I’ve had a big-time crush on Matthew McConaughey.  Now, admittedly, back then, it really had nothing to do with his acting his ability.  I harbored love for Matthew and my husband for Charlize Theron, and both of us felt pretty confident that that our […]