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A New Year to Do Things Differently

At the start of a new year, I encourage my clients to follow a practice I do of reviewing the past year before setting intentions for the new one.  I find that a thorough review of the previous year can provide important guidance for growth and moving ahead.  I make a list of “successes, accomplishments, […]

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3 Tips for Dealing with a “Hands Off” Leader

Far too often in my coaching practice I experience laissez-faire leaders.  It’s unfortunate because such leaders can disrupt both employee and team level of engagement and productivity.   Laissez-faire leaders often fail to take responsibility for leading.  They tend to believe that it’s best to be “hands off” or “supportive only when necessary.”  Some even believe […]

30 Minutes to Get Out of Comfort Zone
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30 Minutes to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

There are definitive correlations between doing something different and taking potential risks, and finding more success. Have you counted the number of times you have gone outside of your comfort zone — each day or week? Once, twice or maybe even more? Eliminate the fear of discomfort   If you step outside of your comfort […]

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How To Stick to Your New Year Goals

It’s the time of year when we are bombarded with articles, webinars and posts all offering “how to” advice for sticking to your resolutions or new year goals.  As we know, 92% of people don’t follow through with their New Year’s vows.  Despite that the best goal-setting practice starts with knowing exactly what you want […]

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The Power of Thank You

In a week we will be celebrating a holiday that’s all about giving thanks for what we have (including turkey and football).  But if we think about gratitude only once a year, we overlook the power of practicing it daily, especially in business.   When I ask clients, “what is the best “thank you” you […]

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Compassionate Leadership

Since the fall of 2005, my husband Tom has been coaching high school football.  He, like so many other coaches have just the sort of background that goes with the traditional job title.  He has extensive knowledge about the game, captained his college team and even coached The Hill School to the MAPL league championship. […]

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The Wisdom of Taking Risk

Recently at a Society of Professional Women’s luncheon featured journalist and author, Lu Ann Cahn spoke about living fearlessly by meeting your inner risk taker.  Cahn writes about her personal journey of how she rebooted and recharged her life in her book “I Dare Me.”  She had been feeling frustrated, stuck and desperately wanted to […]

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Finding Meaning on Mother’s Day

From my personal writings, Letters to Jodi. Today is Mother’s Day.   I could easily write about all that I had done for you and your brother, the lessons I taught you, and even the times I embarrassed you — being your mother.  Or recall past Mother’s Days and even dream about our future of what could […]

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What Do You Need to Let Go of Today?

My newest coaching group started a week ago, and I found myself with six dynamic, creative and inspiring professional women.   While confidentiality is key to the success of the group, I can tell you that they do share their unique gifts and challenges with each other in pursuit of doing great things. Here’s what we […]

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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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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 […]