Miracles in Disguise

  In past, I have had a couple of clients who unexpectedly lost their jobs after working for over twenty years with the same company.  The funny thing is that both of these people knew they were ready for something greater before it happened.  In our coaching meetings, they would often talk about wanting to

Leveraging Chaos

  Like many, I was brought up to think that things happened in a linear way – first this, then that, one building block upon another in a specific order, cause and effect.  I have since realized that when one has a larger vision and experiences this vision as though it has already happened, a

What Does the Disruption of Higher Education Have to Do with Business and Leadership?

Did you know that research conducted by Harvard University, the Carnegie Foundation and Stanford Research Center has all concluded that 85 percent of job success comes from having well-developed soft skills and people skills? And 18 months after being hired, 54 percent were discharged, and in 89 percent of cases it was because of attitude

Dream Big ~ Trust Big

Are you dreaming big enough?  If so, you may often feel overwhelmed by the seeming magnitude of what lies before you. As we entertain dreams, visions and goals that seem so large that they become daunting, we must not be intimidated by the seeming length or difficulty of the journey ahead of us.  I was

In the Shadow of a Daunting Task

  Do  you ever get to a place where you’ve just run out of energy and feel like you simply can’t do another thing?  For many, this seems to happen around 3pm or so – or right after lunch.  I used to think it was just a biological phenomenon – perhaps the effect of having

From Frustration to Fruition

  Do you ever find yourself in a place where, despite your best efforts, nothing seems to be working out the way you want it to?  Maybe you have an amazing idea that you just can’t seem to get off the ground.  Perhaps you have made progress toward a goal and suddenly feel stymied and

Are You at a Crossroads?

Are you at a crossroads in your life or your career? Do you feel like something amazing is ready to bust through but not sure exactly what it is, or how it will take form?  Does it scare you? Do you find that things you used to be really good at are no longer satisfying or

Conquering Clutter… and Other Hairy Monsters

  Do you ever feel as though the little things you’ve left undone accumulate to the point that they close in on your space – both physically and mentally? This video is about my experience with that phenomenon and what I decided to do about it one day. Why conquering clutter is so important. Just

The Weak Side of a Strength

  I often conduct 360 feedback interviews for my coaching clients, which entail interviewing an assortment of people including their bosses, employees, customers, and peers to find out what the client’s perceived strengths and areas of opportunity are.  It almost never fails that the areas that get in the way of people’s effectiveness and continued

Overcoming Perfection/Embracing Imperfection

  The desire to be perfect can keep you from trying new things. Work hard to move beyond needing to constantly embody perfection. Embracing imperfection allows you to give yourself permission to be messy in some cases. Focus on learning rather than embarrassment. Watch this video on the benefits of embracing your imperfections and helping