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Connect with Empathy but Lead with Compassion

“Compassion is the keen awareness of the interdependence of all things.” Thomas Merton, American Trappist monk, There is a lot of talk about empathy recently and for a good reason. Everyone is going through difficult times in one way or another. It's comforting for people to know that leaders and managers are feeling the same pain. However, … Continue reading Connect with Empathy but Lead with Compassion

Take the Lead with Humility

"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." –Socrates We live in a world where we praise those with knowledge, success and independence. The more you know, succeed and do it yourself, the more secure you are deemed to be. This perspective makes sense when so many of us struggle with the unknown, the … Continue reading Take the Lead with Humility

How To Create Courage Over Fear

“Life is a daring adventure or nothing."-Helen Keller I want to talk to you this week about fear. Fear is a common emotion. In the best scenario, it's a protective mechanism that keeps us safe from harm. However, as you probably have experienced, irrational fear can lead to unhealthy choices that keep you stuck and … Continue reading How To Create Courage Over Fear

Quiet Uncertainty With Perspective

“Chaos is merely order waiting to be deciphered.”― José Saramago, author of The Double  Most of us are experiencing a lot of uncertainty about what will happen in our world. We are unsure about our jobs, the industries we work in, our health, how to educate our kids, and our country's future, to name a few. … Continue reading Quiet Uncertainty With Perspective

A Surprising Way To Recover From Burnout

“It's not your job to like me - it's mine."― Byron Katie, American author and speakerBurnout. That moment you open the window and scream; "I just can’t take it anymore!” Have you or someone on your team experienced an episode like this? A July 2020 survey from FlexJobs and Mental Health America reports that 75% of workers … Continue reading A Surprising Way To Recover From Burnout

Rational Optimism in a Pessimistic World.

“Fighting the mind does not work. What works best is learning to focus it.”― W. Timothy Gallwey, The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance I believe my life, the lives of my loved ones, friends and clients will be better off due to the difficulties this year. I … Continue reading Rational Optimism in a Pessimistic World.

How To Be Happy With Yourself.

“Nothing can bring you happiness but yourself.”― Ralph Waldo EmersonAuthentic success and happiness are the results of who you are being while you live your life. As a coach, most people ask me, "What do I do to get what I want?" The better question to ask is, "Who do I have to be to get … Continue reading How To Be Happy With Yourself.

How Emotions Impact Decisions

“Emotions are not reactions to the world; they are your constructions of the world.”― Lisa Feldman Barrett, author of How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the BrainBarbara lost her job in the travel industry during the pandemic. She's looking for opportunities in other sectors that have more growth potential. Recently, Barbara interviewed for a … Continue reading How Emotions Impact Decisions

How To Artfully Receive Negative Feedback

"Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is."-Jackson Pollock, American painterThe phone call informing me about my terminated position caught me off guard. My boss worked from an out of state office and couldn't meet in-person to deliver the news. As I listened to him describe the decision and its circumstances, my throat grew … Continue reading How To Artfully Receive Negative Feedback

How To Positively Deliver Negative Feedback.

"Intention is the single most powerful and transformative ingredient in dialogue."-Oren Jay Sofer, author of "Say What You Mean, a Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication."Who doesn't feel uncomfortable sharing shortcomings to help another improve their performance? How many people like communicating their dislikes in a personal relationship? What if you could embrace a simple formula … Continue reading How To Positively Deliver Negative Feedback.