March 28, 2020

  Edges, Five Bears Photography, Georgia, Vermont

In these last couple of weeks, many of us have experienced profound feelings of disorientation and uncertainty.

While the tendency may be to ignore the uncertainty as a way of protecting ourselves, I am doing my best to m...

February 14, 2020

Naturally on Valentine’s Day we tend to reflect on love, how it enters into our lives, sometimes departs and how we seek it out in its many forms.

Coaching is an expression of love. During my coach training, one of the instructors said, “Don’t be surprised if you fall i...

August 1, 2019

I’ve been thinking a lot about love…love in the workplace that is. My brain was primed in a summer Leadership Book Group on Spirituality and Leadership. Our expansive discussion facilitated by leadership coach Susan Palmer ( took a deeper...

May 16, 2019

Expressing your authentic self, in any or more aptly, in every situation, takes courage, vulnerability and self-compassion. In his book of essays, Consolations, The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning, David Whyte writes about courage - “To be courageous is to s...

February 8, 2019

Brene' Brown's work has enriched my life both personally and professionally. Her latest book, Dare to Lead takes her research to another level and applies it to leadership development. Her concept of leading from hurt versus leading from heart and describing the attrib...

January 21, 2019

Burn-out is a recurring coaching topic with my for-profit and nonprofit sector clients. What is burn-out? It is the opposite of engagement. When employees (including chief executives and senior managers) are exhausted both physically and mentally, ignoring their own se...

July 30, 2018

Bryce Canyon, Under the Rim Trail (May '15) 

In a couple of weeks, I will celebrate my first anniversary as a graduate of the Georgetown University Leadership Coaching Certificate Program. 

When I reflect on the thousands of words written, read and spoken in the past yea...

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