Permission Slip: Set Boundaries

Along the way, I have had to learn (often the hard way) that one of the most vital lessons we must learn is the art of setting boundaries. Setting boundaries is an act of self-care and self-respect that allows us to protect our well-being, maintain healthy relationships, and prevent others from taking advantage of our […]

Change – Step 4

Support I’m currently watching the house on the other side of the street get a massive facelift. As they work on it, I keep thinking “It looks like a new house!” The longer I stare (with a cup of tea from my front porch) the more I realize that it isn’t just a facelift. They […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wednesday Watchlist: Book

Your Brain on Art by Susan Magsamen and Ivy Ross So many books. So little time. The pile has grown to epic proportions again and every time I think “Do not buy another book!” a friend or Anne Patchett tell me what book I simply MUST have and I buy another book. (I really just […]

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 […]

Permission Slip: Dream Big

There is a theme to the conversations I’ve been having with other leaders lately…and it sounds like this: My team lacks a sense of urgency. It’s like they are afraid to try things and want everything to be perfect before they make a move. Doubt has snuck into our innovation spaces. Fear has taken a […]

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 […]


Let’s talk about that moment you look up and realize you might be about halfway through your career. The questions come hard and fast in the days and weeks that follow. For me the questions are tied very tightly to how I am living into my core values and leadership philosophy. I am grateful for […]