August 18, 2016

Why We Can Never Stop Dreaming

It was spring of 2008 and I was struggling. I felt suffocated by a job that I had long ago realized wasn’t meant to be my path. The harder I tried to figure out what path I ought to be on, the more frustrated, aggravated and desperate I became. I began actively seeking answers and often turned to books as sources of enlightenment. It was around this time I was first introduced to The Dream […]
July 28, 2016

Why You Should Make Small Talk Everywhere You Go

The humidity hung in the air like a greenhouse. My volume-less hair was sticking to the nape of my neck. Waiting out the rain at a baseball game with over two thousand other baseball fans required that I continually hold my daughter and my back was starting to ache. I had just ran back up to the concourse for the third time in one inning because the fickle weather simply could not make up her […]
July 22, 2016

How to Embrace Changing Your Mind

If you were to ask me how to describe myself, there’s a good chance I’d use the word opinionated. In fact, ask my husband, and he’d probably say it’s more than that…I’m downright stubborn and pig-headed at times. There are certain parts of my life that will continue to remain that way. I like to think I stand up for my values, my family and what’s right. (At least what’s right according to my values.) […]
July 15, 2016

“Renegade Rules” for Coaching Employees

A while back, I attended a seminar featuring author Heather Shumaker. She shared many of her practical and yet, counter-intuitive, ideas from her best-selling book It’s OK NOT to Share…and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids. Since becoming a mother, I often find myself struck by the parallels I see between being a parent and being a leader, especially if the direct supervision/management of employees is part of the leader’s role. Sometimes, […]