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We are Responsible for the Energy We Bring

More than once, I’ve been caught saying something negative about someone, thinking that they would never catch me. Somehow, I thought that if they couldn’t hear me, when I said something gossipy or judgmental, it was ok. Kind of like speeding unless the cop is behind me (something I do all the time!) Except there […]

Standing Outside the Fire

Note: This week’s blog is an excerpt from my next book Dancing The Tightrope: The Gift of Pressure and Uncertainty. I’m sharing an early, raw, unedited version. Would love your thoughts on what keeps you reading, where it loses you and what you want to know more about.   Growing up, we cooked hotdogs and s’mores over the campfire almost every weekend. Getting too […]

Is Resistance a Bad Thing? Or a Good Thing?

Is Resistance a Bad Thing? Or a Good Thing? The answer. It Depends. (Maddening, right?) In The War of Art, Stephen Pressfield posits that resistance is a force – almost a mythical thing – that arises anytime we want to make a big change, create something new or dare to take a stand. According to […]

What do They Hear You Saying

One of the conversations I find myself in a lot these days involves a client asking me how to get people to change. Makes sense – a lot of my clients are in businesses that are constantly having to respond to new competition, new market conditions or little things like a new virus that spread […]

A Shift in Perception

Scrolling through Facebook this week, a post stopped me in my tracks. My friend and executive coach Shushan Aleaqui shared this from Bruce Lipton, author of The Biology of Belief. If you could describe Shushan’s work in a nutshell, it’s this. She helps her clients rewrite the beliefs that hold them back. So, what stopped […]

The Froth

Control has been on my mind a lot this week – especially my need to control the things that are really outside of my control. Notice how I used the word “need” there? I should have replaced it with the word “fear.” Words matter. My need to control is really about avoiding mistakes – or […]

Thank You for Twenty Years

A lot was happening twenty years ago. In quick succession, I got a huge phone call, went to my first High Impact Leadership (HILS) program (where I made a bunch of decisions about how I wanted to live the rest of my life), officially started construction on our house in Lake Lure…and…drumroll please…started my business. […]

My Biggest Fear in Publishing My Book

For the last several days, I’ve been living in DetailLand. Unlike DisneyLand, where everything is fun and thrilling, DetailLand is more like my own personal hell. Nothing fun and thrilling about having to read my book for the fiftieth time – checking every single word to make sure each period, space, spelling, comma, verb tense, […]

What’s Surfing Got To Do With It

Originally published on Linkedin September 2019 Pressure. It’s a fact of life and it can either make you better or it can crush you. In the corporate world, being great under pressure is often called “Executive Presence.” Executive presence is one of those hard to define things, kind of like these other difficult-to-define words: Success. Happiness. […]

The Water Got In

The cold showers got to me this week. It’s mid-February, so freezing water coming out of the tap is to be expected. Let me tell you, the water is really, really cold right now. However, this week was almost unbearable in a way that taking cold showers had never been unbearable before. Something else was […]