Stressed Out?

Stress can have a rough impact on both relationships and performance. When we are experiencing stress, it affects our ability to communicate effectively, make decisions, and manage emotions. This can lead to rocky relationships with the people we love the most and our work colleagues. It can definitely impact our ability to be productive. In […]

Tech Bros: Why Cage Matches Won’t Help

It’s hard to ignore the recent public feud between billionaires Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg…try though I might! From petty Twitter spats to wagers on cage matches, their behavior is ridiculous and childish. But what’s really behind it? Is it just narcissism, or is there something deeper at play? As it turns out, many psychologists […]

Change – Step 3

Self-Compassion This is our third week talking about change and it’s inevitability in our lives. We discussed Step 1 Acceptance and Step 2 Mindset in previous weeks. This week I want to talk about the role of compassion in a season of change and upheaval. Change often brings uncertainty, fear, and doubt. In moments like […]

Summer 2023 Bucket Lists

Summer is here! If you have a slightly slower professional schedule during the summer month, consider some of the following ideas: But don’t forget that Summer is also a time of rest and fun so consider getting your summer-fun bucket list in order:

Describe the Color Green

Teams are made up of humans. As a leader, one of our jobs is to engage and grow people where they are, while allowing them to keep their unique humanity. This means we need to learn to communicate with a diverse group of individuals, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. To do this successfully, […]

Change – Step 2

Mindset Change is an inevitable part of life, and can be both exciting and daunting. Last week, I talked about the role of acceptance in navigating change. This week, I want to talk about the way our mindset impacts our approach to change. Mindset is the lens through which we view the world, and it […]

“A revolution in your heart”

After I finished Your Brain on Art (see yesterday’s post), I immediately started Liz Gilbert’s Big Magic again. Maybe I’ll talk more about it in next week’s Watchlist, but either way…GO GET THAT BOOK! If you’ve read it, read it again. If you’ve never heard of it, stop right here and go get it. I’ll […]

5 signs YOU need a coach…

Hint: Most of us do at some point Try though we might, the 3 little words that are hardest for many of us to say are, “I need help.” The modern world has separated us from our village. Even in a crowd we can feel very isolated. By necessity, we’ve become extremely independent and capable. […]

Change – Step 1

Acceptance I believe there are some important steps to handling, accepting and even learning to be excited about change. This week let’s talk about…Acceptance. I am the youngest of 5 kids. My older sisters were goddesses to me when I was growing up…(still are in many respects). When I think of the best moments of […]

Stuck? Try again!

As a coach, clients often talk about where the are stuck. It’s easy for each of us (me included) to become fixated on what we can’t do rather than using our imagination to think big. The reality is that when we focus on our limitations, we become blind to our potential and our ability to […]