Happy New Year! Happy 2013! With the close of one year and the advent of the next, it’s the perfect time to take a few minutes reflect on the time gone by and set your intention for what’s to come. Reflecting on 2012 Before getting swept away in the energy of the New Year, grab […]

As a Nation Mourns the Senseless Loss of Life. Since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary last week, the nation has been mourning the heart wrenching loss of 20 beautiful children and six remarkable adults. As a parent, the news hit really close to home for me. I had dropped my two-year old daughter off […]

The Critical Element for Building Successful Partnerships. In my line of work, I see the best and worst of business.  I celebrate my clients’ successes, which is my absolute favorite thing.  (No surprise there.)  I am also beside my clients in some of their darkest moments – helping them pick up the pieces of ideas, […]

How the Most Spectacular Failures can Lead to the Most Incredible Accomplishments. Failure.  The word is loaded with connotations.  With many executives, it’s a highly unpopular word.  After all, how many highly driven Type A people do you know that enjoy failing? Yet, there is so much to be gained from failure.  Failure is the […]

Reminders of what your Mom taught you. Vital Smarts Research recently gave six tips for overcoming career limiting habits. Since I am always looking for new ways of helping people grow – here are three of my favorites: Hang with the hard workers Control your workspace Put skin in the game Don’t these translate well […]

Taking Time to Say Thank You. Thanksgiving is upon us.  It’s that unique American holiday filled with family, parades, football, Black Friday shopping and of course turkey.  While there are many great traditions around Thanksgiving – my favorite is sharing for what everyone is thankful. Before leaving the office on Wednesday and entering Thursday’s tryptophan […]

Harnessing the Power of “Think Time” There is a pace that envelops us; energized by texting, social media and web meetings that expects a fast response.  Tech companies, biotech companies, service companies and even sales professionals in lagging markets seem to value response time over most any other activity.  Are the packed schedules, full of […]