Presence & Presentation
Hiding Behind a Label Or Letting Your Personality Show?
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…Read More
Be Bold: Business & Leadership Insights from the Hamilton Movie
Well, after much heaviness over the past few months, today I thought I’d lighten things up with a few insights from the movie Hamilton. Did you watch it? Or maybe you’re a lucky one who saw the live stage version. Personally, I’ve done both. And since I paid for Disney+ for a month, I’m…Read More
Listening & Empathy to Create Positive Change
Today I write with a heavy heart, full mind and jumbled words. On Monday I spoke to my friend K. She is a black woman living a middle-class life in the panhandle of Florida. She has 3 kids and is married to an active duty military officer. His work brought them to FL. K…Read More
Are You Putting Good Karma into the World?
Last week, I took an online yoga class on Facebook through Burning Wheel Yoga (located in Medfield, MA. I’ve never been to their studio and am enjoying their online classes.) And at the end of class the instructor, Jordan, talked about Karma Yoga. And, even though I’m a certified yoga teacher and avid practitioner,…Read More
Emotional Awareness: Your Feelings Are Valid
Emotional awareness is not only vital during a global pandemic but anytime you feel uneasy or unsettled. (i.e., like a meeting, pitch or client conversation.) To name and acknowledge your feelings, get curious about them, and take action to manage them effectively allows you to maintain a good relationship with yourself and others. And do good…Read More
Stay Connected Virtually: 5 Lessons Learned
I’ve had more Zoom video calls in the last two weeks than I’ve ever had before. Everyone, it seems, wants to stay connected virtually. And I know I’m not the only one. For example, my dad, John, retired to Florida a number of years ago and spends a good amount of his time teaching…Read More
Managing Stress and Change
How are you holding up this week? Me? I’m living in confusion and questions: How bad is this coronavirus? (I know, it’s bad) Why haven’t they locked us down? To charge a fee or not to charge a fee? How can I balance staying connected to others and still have quiet time to simply…Read More
Do You Have the Business Relationships You Need to Grow?
“If you want to build a business you need to network.” That was the first piece of advice I heard (from my husband) when I quit my job in 2006 to start a business. I had no idea what “networking” meant. Having spent that first half of my career working “behind the scenes,” I…Read More
Are You Playing It Safe or Speaking With Courage?
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Have you seen it? Over the holidays I binge watched season 3 … twice. Once alone, and once with my husband. To say I love the show is an understatement. But that’s not what this post is about. Without giving away any spoilers, the final scene in season 3, episode…Read More
Creating a Business Vision for 2020
Do you have 2020 vision? I’ve worn glasses since 4th grade. My mom realized it when she took my sister and me to see the movie The Toy starring Richard Pryor. During the lake scene, when Pryor gets bitten by piranhas (see clip below or click here), I couldn’t make out the marks on…Read More