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5 Steps to Conquer Overwhelm

In this busy world of things to do, people to see and goals to reach — do you ever feel overwhelmed?  Do you ever compare yourself to someone else whom you perceive as better or more successful than you? Or add the extra pressure of what your life (or work) “should” look like? I do. […]

Win With Confidence
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Win With Confidence

Do you ever say, “when I have enough confidence, I’ll . . .” What if you had the confidence, what would you do?  Would you be ready to commit to achieving your goal?   What conversation can not wait?   What would be next? Work Your Confidence Muscle I know that confidence is like a muscle:  the […]

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Five Ways You Can Become A Better Leader

Urban Meyer has a way with motivation.  He has the amazing leadership ability to bond with his team, take complexities and make them simple to understand, and solve the mystery of putting others before yourself to propel “the unit” to a national championship. Whether or not you watched the game, what attributed to Ohio State’s […]

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Discomfort is a Good Thing

The number one requirement for success in reaching your goals is this:  You’ve got to be willing to be uncomfortable. Anxiety, Fear, Worry; Nervousness, Resistance All of these are normal reactions to new situations. Fear does not mean you are doing something wrong.  Fear just means you are doing something different.  And doing it differently […]

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Finding Gratitude in Everyday Life

“When things are taking their ordinary course, it is hard to remember what matters.  There are so many things you would never think to tell anyone.  And I believe they maybe the things that mean most to you.” – Marilynne Robinson Cultivating gratitude is a very important aspect of a happy life.  People who cultivate […]

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Finish the Year Stronger

Can you remember what you had hoped to do this year? Was this the year you wanted to write a book?  Start a business? What personal and professional goals do you still want to achieve? With more than 75 days left in 2014, you can finish the year stronger. “Whatever happened in the past is […]

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What Do You Do?

“What do you do?” Not too long ago, I’d struggle to answer; even to say the words, “I’m a coach.”   I’d try so hard to sound like a seasoned professional – that “fake it, til you make it” became my mantra. Why – because for more than 25 years, I was a business owner and […]

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Why Resilience Makes All the Difference

I remember that July day when I received the phone call informing me of my daughter’s biopsy results.  It was osteosarcoma, an aggressive bone cancer, and my daughter Jodi was the most positive and happiest person on the planet – she had just graduated from high school and excited for her next chapter.  Jodi was […]

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Birthday Thoughts: Life at 56

Soon, very soon I will be turning 56. As my birthday is nearing, my family has started asking about my birthday plans.  If you know me really well …  my birthdays are never a big fuss of celebration.  That is until this morning, as I remembered it wasn’t that long ago when we celebrated my […]

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“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius

Recently, my husband and I attended the Hill School graduation.  It was a chance to meet 5 Hour Energy founder and philanthropist, Manoj Bhargava ’72.   Although his commencement speech was a bit unconventional for this traditional family boarding school; it was extraordinarily impactful – just like his business results.  Consider this fact, 5 Hour Energy […]

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Personal Leadership Program starts June 4th

Join a small group of professionals who want to create an energizing personal vision, transform their desires from awareness into action, and add more significance into their work and lives. In this intimate and personalized 4-week Program, you will create: Realistic strategies for making positive changes in your life, career and fitness, Sound approaches for identifying […]

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Ambiguity on Mother’s Day

Today is Mother’s Day.  For many it is a celebration.  You receive those adorable handwritten cards, breakfast in bed, flowers and you are “Queen of the Day.”  All worthy of tribute for being a mother.  Although there are some for whom our path in motherhood directed us to a road less than one chosen to travel. […]

Calm Emotion
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How To Keep Calm And Carry On

Have you ever experienced a day of emotional “frenzy” and all you want is to keep calm, manage your emotions and carry on? Be honest. The way we live is exhausting — from trying to juggle work and our personal lives, to people issues and our workload.  These “stressors” really do contribute to our emotional […]

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Goals Can Make You Happy

Seems like the whole world is “Happy.” There are happy songs and then there is Pharrell Williams’ “Happy.”   What is it about this song, which is so infectiously enjoyable?  Is it the catchy melody?  Is it the insistent nature of such lyrics as “clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth?”  Or is it […]

finish strong
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What You Need to Finish Strong

Spring is here and the first quarter of the year is almost complete, which means, “how are you doing” in regards to reaching your goals.   For me, whether I am on target or not even close – it’s time to evaluate what changes I can apply for success. What about You? Recently, I was feeling […]