It can be confusing at times to decide if you should keep plugging away at something, not taking no for an answer or realizing the brick walls in front of you are a sign that you are barking up the wrong tree. I like to think of myself as someone that perseveres, but I have.. read more →

Have you ever wondered where that voice of self-doubt comes from? Why are we so programmed to listen to it and follow it unconsciously like a robot? The doubter within or the inner-critic actually serves a purpose; it is trying to keep us safe. The doubter is your personal department of risk mitigation. The problem.. read more →

28 Aug 2014
August 28, 2014

If Not This, Then Something Better

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I have had my share of disappointments and self-imposed suffering when it comes to not getting what I want in life.  Most of the time it was centered on a romantic relationship or a job. We all get our sights set on something we want – a relationship, a new job, a house, a promotion.. read more →

12 Aug 2014
August 12, 2014

Soft Skills of Success

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I’ve been through so much over the last 20 years managing and ascending a career in corporate America, getting divorced, raising children, and then launching my own consulting business and just published my first book. I have so much I love to share and am so passionate about the key elements that I think are.. read more →

06 Jul 2014
July 6, 2014

Don’t Lean In, LEAD OUT

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I had an amazing conversation the other day with my friend and colleague, Michele Norris about the momentum and hype around Lean In communities and the book itself.  Though I am grateful to Sheryl Sandburg for bringing attention and collaboration to this amazing women’s movement,  I have two issues with the Lean In idea: 1.).. read more →

25 Jun 2014
June 25, 2014

What is Heartled Leadership?

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  Did you know that the heart actually sends more signals to the brain, than the brain sends to the heart? Yet in our culture, we tend to lead our lives with our minds, instead of from our hearts. We have all heard the saying, the heart will never lead you wrong. But learning to.. read more →

Have you ever been in a meeting or in a group and had an idea, thought, or suggestion and it surges thru you with adrenaline, but…you didn’t speak up or share it? Usually we hold back if it goes against convention and we are afraid of what others might think of us. If this has.. read more →

It’s probably common knowledge that “public speaking” is a #1 fear for most people!  I happen to believe there are only two kinds of presenters – those that get nervous and those that are liars.  People will spend a lot of time preparing slides and knowing their content well, but the most over looked aspect.. read more →

23 Apr 2014
April 23, 2014

Go ahead, Fake It!

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At age 8 my father died and I adopted the belief that because I didn’t have a dad or male patriarch in my life, “I was not as good as other people”.  Truly, I can remember distinctly feeling and verbalizing that as a child.  I had an extreme inferiority complex throughout most of my childhood,.. read more →

12 Mar 2014
March 12, 2014

Bossy Pants


If you were ever called “Bossy Pants” as a girl, you are most likely a natural leader.  Have you ever noticed that when men are assertive and give directive, they are encouraged and seen as leaders?  Women demonstrating the same behaviors are considered aggressive and bossy.  Women are still way too focused on being liked.. read more →