Trust

“That’s one high trust cat!” My husband said last weekend while we were relaxing by the fireplace. (I snapped the picture because I KNEW it would make a good post.) Before I go further, please meet Habibi. He’s our finicky, sometimes cranky, 17 year old boy, who, despite this chill photo, shows no signs of slowing…

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Imposter syndrome has come up a ton in recent conversations and got me thinking about my own experience with it. Over the years, I somehow became an “expert” in communication skills and ended up coaching leaders on everything from how to tell a better story to how to run a meeting to facilitating their team…

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words have power

Amanda Gorman, the 22 year old, Harvard educated, first ever National Youth Poet Laureate, and youngest inaugural poet is getting a lot of praise and publicity after Wednesday’s inauguration. If you didn’t hear her spoken word poetry at Wednesday’s inauguration, you can tune in here or watch below. She displayed all the P’s: Presence, poise,…

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Hiding in a Box

  Labels hide our personality. Unless taped to a package with my name and address and delivered to my front door, I don’t like them. You know, words like: Introvert Extrovert Coach Consultant Techie Etc, Etc, Etc The Problem With Labels Labels lead us to tell a story that may not be true. Not sure what I mean? Here are…

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Stay in touch

  Tuesday I texted my friend and colleague Karamel to say hello. We ended up talking on the phone. A few minutes into our conversation Karamel asked, “How come you reached out to me today?” Somewhat taken aback, I said, “No reason other than I was thinking of you. What makes you ask?” “I’m usually…

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Zoom meeting

  If I told you Zoom meetings could energize instead of exhaust would you believe me? On Tuesday, I hosted another business networking event for women and received this thoughtful email from an attendee:  “I enjoyed your networking event so much! I’ve done a number of these events with other facilitators, and your mix of…

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Care Meter

  Business relationships are vital to achieving goals. And more than ever, people need to know you care. That’s what we’re talking about in this week’s blog post. On Tuesday, I saw something that warmed my heart. I know, it sounds woo woo, but please hear me out. During my morning jog I noticed a…

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