20 Questions to Move Through Change with Ease

Change and Comfort Zones

  Lots of folks, myself included, are facing big changes due to the pandemic. Today I share 20 questions to help you find clarity and boldly move through change with more ease. Sometimes we need a nudge to get us from where we are to where we want to be. The nudge can be small,…

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Burnout Is Real. Take Time to Recharge.

Burnout is Real

  The emotional heaviness of the past three months got to me and at the beginning of June. I had nothing left to give. Didn’t write a newsletter or publish a podcast (Will be restarting this week!) Cancelled one of the virtual gatherings  Felt lost and unsure of where I fit in the “Covid world”…

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Emotional Awareness: Your Feelings Are Valid

Range of Emotions

  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…

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Managing Stress and Change

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…

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You Are Good Enough

You Are Good Enough

  I don’t know anyone – men, women, early career professionals, entrepreneurs, executives – who doesn’t struggle with being good enough. Do you? (I’d like to meet them!) For example, just last week I met with a client via Zoom video and listened as she explained the angst she felt going into a meeting with…

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Do You Have the Courage to Be Vulnerable?

Do You Have the Courage to Be Vulnerable?

  Since rebranding my business and launching the Engaging Voices podcast, I’ve been doing a ton of networking – everything from phone and video calls to speaking gigs to attending events. Last week, about 10 minutes before a scheduled video chat with two ladies – Erica and Melissa – I’d yet to meet, a package…

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Making Assumptions

Imagine this. You go into a business meeting and the person running the meeting says, “OK. We’re going to play a game called assumptions. Each of you will stand up while the rest of us write down the assumptions we have about you. You can’t say a word.” You might walk out, right? Yet that’s…

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As a Leader, Do You Encourage Excellence or Perfection?

As a Leader, Do You Encourage Excellence or Perfection?

As a leader or business owner do you value perfection or excellence? How does that play out when interacting with your clients or employees? That’s what today’s post is all about. Last week, while flipping through radio stations in the car (yes, I still listen to the car radio) I came across a song that…

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The Power of Connection & Positive Change

The Power of Connection to Lead Positive Change

Start With Why Are you familiar with Simon Sinek’s concept Start With Why? (Learn more about his concept or watch his popular Ted talk here.) The general premise is this: Great companies and leaders start with WHY they do what they do. The purpose or cause behind their work. Then they move to how and…

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Gratitude: One Year From Now

Gratitude: One Year From Now

Happy New Year! Have you thought about your plans for 2019 and what you want to accomplish in business and life? Today’s post is the kick start you need to get it going. Wishing you a year filled with everything you desire. Starting now. If you spend any amount of time online, gratitude pushers are…

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