Creating an Inspired Workplace: 3 Examples to Light Your Way

  As an executive coach, I work with leaders in both large and small organizations – who are passionate about creating inspired workplaces. They aren’t sure how to do it. They aren’t sure people will respond favorably. They aren’t sure it will work at all. They want to break the unspoken, unwritten rules of organizations

The Masterpiece in the Marble: 3 Steps to Unearth Your Best Work

  We’ve all been to a lot of classes – whether on leadership or related subjects – where we sit passively and listen to someone teach us things from a workbook or a power point presentation. Some of these classes infuse us with new ideas and inspirations, and others do not. Either way, the chief

Igniting the Spark & Fanning the Flames: 3 Critical Steps to Inspiring Others

  When was the last time you were really inspired? Can you recall what you were doing? What you were thinking about? How you felt? What was it that inspired you? And what did you end up doing as a result? Wouldn’t it be great if you could replicate the feeling of inspiration and translate

When the Road You’re On Isn’t Getting You Where You Really Want to Go

  Have you ever achieved a goal that wasn’t as fulfilling as you thought it would be? Maybe it was a target you wanted to meet, a possession you longed to acquire, or a promotion you were hoping to receive.  You kept your eye on the ball and hunkered down to do whatever it took

3 Steps for Escaping the Hamster Wheel to Create Freedom & Flow

  Do you find yourself running from one thing to the next with little time to really think about what you are doing and why? If you answered yes, you are not alone. Many high achieving professionals feel as though they have way more to do than they have time to do it. Their ambition,

Does Your Work Life Need Resuscitating?

  I have always been amazed by the number of people who seem to think of work as something of a necessary evil — simply what must be done to earn a paycheck. For so many who toil through their workday, the primary goal is to make it to the weekend so they can really

How to Avoid the Three Hidden Pitfalls to Positive Thinking (and stay positive)

  Orison Marden Swett once said, “There are powers inside of you which, if you could discover and use, would make of you everything you ever dreamed or imagined you could become.” James Allen published a beautiful book in 1901 called “As a Man Thinketh”, in which he wrote “Dream lofty dreams, and as you

How to Get What You Really Want

  “What do you really want?” I ask my clients and myself this question. We answer: I want things to go my way. I want to come out on top. I more wins and fewer losses. I want my problems to disappear. I want to be profitable. I want to be successful. I want to

Supercharge Your Summer: Three Strategies for Vacationing in a Way That Replenishes You and Skyrockets Your Performance

  We all know we need vacations. Time to rest and recuperate, enjoy our loved ones, and have some fun. But all too often, vacation creates stress for high performing executives who dread coming back to loads of email and other work that has piled up, and spend their time away preoccupied and worried about

How to Endure a Stormy State of Mind

  When I would get hiccups as a kid, my father’s cure for getting rid of them was to have me wait for the next one. Surprisingly, more often than not, it actually worked. It’s strange to think that inviting in the very thing you want to avoid could actually usher it out. But over