To Thrive, Embrace Your Inner CEO

“If I want to be great I have to win the victory over myself…self-discipline.” – Harry S. Truman  The pandemic has thrown most of us into a tailspin. It has disrupted our comfortable and familiar routines. We have had to adapt to continually changing restrictions, conflicting news about the virus and economic volatility due to the … Continue reading To Thrive, Embrace Your Inner CEO

Gratitude Turns Trash Into Treasure

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” —Robert Brault, freelance writer I am so grateful that I broke my leg skiing in Park City, Utah five years ago. I was enjoying the second day of a three-week ski vacation. As you might imagine, I didn't feel that grateful … Continue reading Gratitude Turns Trash Into Treasure

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