Want to Hire The Perfect Coach? Avoid These 9 Painful Mistakes!

Apr25
Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to hire a coach. You've gotten through the "I should be able to do it myself, coaching is a scam, people will think I’m weak and incompetent, I don’t have the time, coaches just want to get rich off me, coaching is for people who have ‘problems’, it’s not worth the cost, I’m scared of what I’ll learn about myself, my boss will think I’m not up to the job" thingy. So now wh...
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A True Story Of The Smart Woman Who Ruined Her Stupid Career (and Lived Happily Ever After)

Mar17
This timeless, intimate story delivers a profound lesson... Once upon a time, I was a very successful senior sales executive in the fashion industry. I traveled the world, made a boatload of money and was. ahem, very important.  I dined at appropriately chic restaurants, worked out at ‘The best' club in the city, dressed perpetually as though I was going on a photo shoot, and bossed people around a lot. I was not a very nice per...
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The 6 Things My Most Successful Coaching Clients Do

Jan18
Coaching can be a messy business, if done right. Most people don’t hire a coach because they lack talent or potential. Most people hire a coach because there’s a gap between who they are, at their core, and how they’re performing in their lives. This Potential to Performance Gap ™ often creates cognitive dissonance; a clinical term that means, in essence, that two conflicting beliefs are attempting to harmoniously live in the same...
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AN OPEN LETTER TO HIGH POTENTIAL, UNDERACHIEVING WOMEN

Jan05
Dear High Potential, Underachieving Friend, I’ve been wanting to have this conversation with you for quite some time but, I confess, I’ve been a wimp. I know, I know…. You see me as a powerful woman who never holds back, so I betrayed both of us, didn’t I? Please know that this letter is tinged with the embarrassment that comes with not having had the courage to confront you sooner. But wimp no more! What I’ve been wanti...
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The Ultimate Guide on How to Advance Women Now!

Aug05
She told me she felt dismissed, irrelevant, invisible. She told me she didn’t feel as though she mattered; she couldn’t recall the last time she’d been validated. She wondered what was wrong with her; what she could have done differently and what she should now do over. “She” is a leader-- a high potential senior manager who has worked for the same tech firm for the past decade. She loves her company, but she doesn’t thi...
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5 Things Smart, High Potential Women Never Do!

Jul28
  It’s one thing to have high potential, and quite another to use it! There are zillions of women with the smarts, the skills and the talent to “turn their potential into performance”™; to create a positive impact that is personally meaningful, doing what matters most to them in their work and in their lives. BUT…. (and it’s a huge one) they don’t advance. They lack the Growth Mindset, the temperament, the confi...
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It’s TOO HARD and It’s TOO MUCH WORK

Jun23
The Road to Hana, Maui, Hawaii It’s TOO HARD and it’s TOO MUCH WORK. ‘It’ is disappointing and exhausting, and you’re frustrated all the time. No one else seems to get ‘it’, and you find yourself second guessing your instincts, questioning your motives and doubting your judgment. The rewards for creating ‘it’ are so far off in the distance that you now wonder why you even thought ‘it’ was possible. And you keep a...
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The ANATOMY of FEAR

May12
                    NANCY HAS RECORDED THIS FOR YOU (mp3) Fear, I am not giving in to you today. Today, you don't even exist for me. Now that I think of it, you might as well get lost because I have no use for you ever again. Never did. Didn’t know it. Now I do. For years, I actually believed you when you told me I was unworthy; When you tease...
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Do You Need a Career Intervention?

Feb19
Are you bored, frustrated or just plain disappointed in your career? Do you stay where you are year after year simply because the prospect of finding a new position overwhelms you? Do you think to yourself, "At least I have a job"? As the architect of your own life, have you misplaced the blueprints? Are you hoping that someone will come along and rescue you from your current employment and defeatist attitude? Well, guess what?! That is NOT...
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