The Work of Motherhood Is Valuable

I want to say I am sorry to all the Moms who feel undervalued. I am sorry  our culture devalues the work of Motherhood. The work you do is VALUABLE. To the part of you that looks at your W2’s and thinks, WOW that is all I made last year, I must be ______ (fill in the blank). Assuming the negative inner critic thou... [Read More]
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The Value of Our Teammates in Career Transition

Recently, I learned that a past co-worker and friend died. Mark was young, only 55. He left behind his wife and 2 daughters. It is absolutely heartbreaking. It reminded me how much who we work with is as important as the work we do. He was an excellent friend and co-worker. His death is also another reminder of how s... [Read More]
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Expect Obstacles for Peace of Mind

The past couple of weeks I have been noticing my resistance to day to day obstacles. I am observing my brain tell me as the obstacle occurs, this should not be happening, or even better, this is not fair. Yesterday, I had a breakthrough. But first, let me tell you some of the things I have been resisting and saying "this should not be happening.... [Read More]
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Necessary Endings

I love listening to podcasts, especially while I hike. There is something sweet about moving my body and listening to podcasts that help propel me into a creative mindset. One of my favorite podcasts is The RobCast led by Rob Bell. On his very first podcast, he discuss... [Read More]
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What is Your Purpose?

What is your purpose? What does purpose mean to you? I like thinking of purpose as a verb rather than a noun. The definition of purpose as a noun is the reason for which something is done or created, or for which something exists. Purpose defined as a verb is to have as one's intention or objective. When we think of purpose as a verb it sets our... [Read More]
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Moving from Conflict to Connection

I once had a professor (an expert in conflict and communication) say that in life we are either presently in a conflict, just getting out of conflict or about to enter a conflict. Conflict is the condition in which people’s concerns - the things they care about - appear to be incompatible. Conflict is inevitable. Human beings are dynamic and can ... [Read More]
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Appreciation

Appreciation is so powerful both for the receiver and the giver and in my humble opinion we do not appreciate each other enough both in our personal lives as well as work. Appreciating someone can open them up to their greatness, their potential, and their inspiration and giving the appreciation can do the same for you. In coaching we focus on t... [Read More]
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