Do You Have the Courage to Lead?

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 | No Comments

I’ve lost track of the number of conversations I’ve had recently around the tough business environment we’re all facing. Companies are having to do more with less; small businesses are suffering; entrepreneurs are casting off dreams; government and education are cutting programs; non-profits have lost their funding; and the number of extraordinarily talented individuals in […]

Possibility Unleashed

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 | No Comments

Think for a moment about the people who have made the biggest difference in your life. Who pointed you in a new direction? Who gave you that unique opportunity? Who saw something in you, that perhaps you hadn’t even seen in yourself? There are people we meet who seem to magically change the trajectory of […]

Are You Off the Radar?

Posted by on Aug 10, 2015 | No Comments

I’m lucky. I know it. My work allows me to get to know some extraordinary people. What always seems to surprise me is, more often than not, they don’t recognize how extraordinary they really are. Take Jessica for instance (all names have been changed to protect the extraordinary). I will always remember Jessica.  She showed […]

Redefining Discipline

Posted by on Jul 29, 2015 | 2 Comments

  When I think of the word discipline I immediately get transported back in time. Images of my ancient First Grade teacher, Mrs. Witts, come to mind. Mrs. Witts with piles of ash blonde hair heaped on the top of her head like old straw, and horned rimmed glasses that were out-of-date, even way back […]

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 […]

Does Stuff Happen to You?

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015 | 2 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 […]

How Are You Fencing Yourself In?

Posted by on Jun 29, 2015 | No Comments

I don’t know about you, but I find that some of my favorite quotes come from movies that are made for the under-13-crowd.  Since I’ve a grade-schooler at home, it’s nice to have an excuse to plop down with a bucket of popcorn and watch something that actually has a positive message in it.  It’s […]

Need Permission to Be Imperfect? Here it is! My Imperfect Tedx Talk

Posted by on Jun 15, 2015 | 7 Comments

Among other things I’m working to remedy, I have always been my own worst critic, and as I sat watching my Tedx talk I wanted to hide.  To say I was not crazy about it, would be an understatement. I’m in good company. I don’t have enough digits on my person to count the number […]

Do You Make Them Read Your Mind?

Posted by on Jun 8, 2015 | 2 Comments

We can’t assume people know what we’re thinking. When people do a good job, we need to tell them.

Adios, Mr. Ego!

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 | No Comments

As my son’s fourth grade year comes to a close, I sit bewildered at the passage of time.  Wasn’t it just yesterday that he was Davy Crockett?  I smile, thinking back… “To be honest, mom” said my then-third-grader, from the back seat of the car, “I’m not crazy about the book we’re reading aloud. It’s Davy […]