JUST BECAUSE YOU FEEL STUCK, DOESN’T MEAN YOU ARE

Jul13
(You're welcome to drag this image to your desktop) People get stuck for a reason—we just don’t always know what that reason is.  Then we get so hung up on being stuck that we become even more stuck.  And so, the cycle perpetuates itself. What I’ve discovered from coaching hundreds of people is that there is a wealth of wisdom imbued in every moment we are stuck:  That perhaps we’re stuck simply because we’re moving too fast, w...
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THE 3 TYPES OF PEOPLE WHO REPORT TO YOU

Jul06
The first time I keynoted at a Leadership Conference for a global Fortune 50 Company, I learned a profound lesson. Here's the back story: I'd spent five weeks creating, editing and practicing my keynote. My presentation coach, a legend for those of us in National Speakers Association, had diligently worked with me to up level my mindset, content, and platform skills. I was ready! I was on! I had a blast! A week later the event planner,...
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I QUIT! Here’s what happened…

Jun13
Something needed to change, and quickly. I was shelf-worn— exhausted by the same things you probably are— straying priorities, a perpetual to-do list, and not enough resources to complete anything with excellence anymore. I work with people everyday who feel the same way; too busy leaders with too much to do and too little time. People who, for all their success, are so wrapped up in getting things done, that they forget who they are, ...
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12 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER APOLOGIZE FOR

Feb15
HAVING AN OPINION: It's yours. You earned it. You deserve it. Your opinion is not up for a vote. It is based on your beautiful, flawed and perfectly unique history. Your opinion is not an negotiable fact. Nor is it an alternative fact. It is subjective and it matters not if anyone agrees with you. BEING SELF-FULL: You are lovable and worthy. That warrants no discussion. Taking care of your needs, your wants and your desires is not selfish;...
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When The High Price of Winning is That Everyone Loses

Mar24
Two hours. That is precisely how long it took, after the announcement that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia had unexpectedly passed away in his sleep, for the Republican Party to announce that they would not approve ANY nominee that President Obama submitted to the Senate to replace him. Not only that, but they will not give any consideration to anyone nominated by President Obama. No. Matter. What. We are mired in a national epidemi...
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Congratulations! You’re An UNLeader!

Jan29
It started as a whisper, a murmur, a mere hint of a change. A dozen years later, it's picking up momentum; not yet a revolution or even a movement, but something deeper and more meaningful. It's happening one person at a time which makes it inevitable, sustainable and ultimately invaluable. I'm speaking to the subject of how we 'hold' leadership (or, more specifically, leaders): How we define it, live it and look for it. If you read my blog: ...
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The One Line You MUST Cross if You Truly Want to Be Happy

Dec19
You've probably already noticed that, of late, people are 'coming out' in a myriad of ways having nothing to do with their sexual preference. People are becoming more authentic with us; more transparent with who they are and how they got to this particular place in their lives. They're sharing their back-stories, their triumph over defeat, their recovery from addiction or their tale of domestic violence. We're hearing stories about every...
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Coaching Doesn’t Work … If You Don’t!

Dec11
Coaching doesn't work! Counseling doesn't work! Training doesn't work! It is you, my friend, who works. Or not. As a matter of fact.... The great book you just read didn't make a difference in your life! The inspiring class you recently took didn't make a difference in your life! The transformational conference you attended didn't make a difference in your life! It is you, my friend, who makes the difference in your own life. Or ...
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GOING THROUGH A BIG CHANGE? 5 Things To Make YOUR Hard Time Easier

Nov12
Change is hard. Transformation is hard. Hard is not relative. Hard is hard. Chemotherapy is hard. Getting laid off is hard. Bankruptcy is hard. An out-of-control teenager is hard. The end of a relationship is hard. Fill in your own blank ________ There are many of us who will tell you to watch your mouth; to speaking consciously and be aware of the words (and energy) you put out there. I am one of the people who reminds you to use po...
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