Finding a Courageous Path Forward When Life is Hard
Let’s face it, life can be REALLY challenging and hard at times: Parenting is hard. Dealing with aging parents is hard. Creating harmony between our personal and professional lives can be hard. Navigating the constant disruption in our world is hard. Even asking for and accepting help can be hard. So what do you do...
Close Up Radio Interview: Empowered Leadership Series
I had so much fun participating in this 2-part interview on Close Up Radio with veteran award-winning broadcast TV and radio hosts/media personalities Jim Masters and Doug Llewelyn (yes, you might recognize Doug from the days of The People’s Court). In Part 1, I was interviewed by Jim Masters. We explored the messiness of being...
4 Valuable Lessons on Leadership & Perseverance from a 12-Year-Old
How often in life have you almost – or completely – given up on something…even when you’ve been working hard for it? It happens to many of us. Recently, my 12-year old son, Peyton, gifted me with some valuable lessons related to leadership and perseverance that I think are applicable for many people; so I...
3 Key Lessons on How You Can Reverse-Engineer Success
As a person who creates a lot of content, I used to get down on myself quite a bit… “I’m not saying anything truly original or that hasn’t been said before, so what’s the point?” “If it’s not completely new and innovative, it doesn’t have value.” “Who cares what I have to say?” These are...
Embrace the Squiggles and Detours
Let me ask you a question… Do you learn and grow more from the things that go well and as you planned/hoped? or Do you learn and grow more from the things that didn’t go well or as you planned? If you’re like most humans, my guess is you said the latter. As much as...
Podcast: Humanizing the Workplace (The LinkedIn Lounge Podcast with Britta Blanski)
“In these uncertain times, it’s even more critical to call ourselves and those around us to greatness” We unpacked this and more when I spent time with Britta Blanski on The LinkedIn Lounge Podcast. We talked about what it takes to create a thriving workplace culture in a world that is becoming increasingly more complex...
Making Peace with Our 10-Year-Old Selves
This is me at age around age 12…basically the same age as my son is today. This girl (like most kids at this age) struggled with not feeling enough, wanting to belong and be liked, feeling like an imposter, waiting for the other shoe to drop, and desperately trying to prove herself hoping that would...
What Chocolate and Peanut Butter Have to Do with Leadership and Navigating Change
Chocolate and peanut butter by themselves are great. And yet, when you combine them, it’s an entirely different experience (think Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups). You might be thinking I’ve completely lost my mind, but bear with me for a moment… Chocolate = Courage-Building Work We live and work in a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and...
6 Lessons on Change and Transition from a New Middle Schooler
Today my son, Peyton, starts middle school. There’s been a mix of excitement and anxiousness – which is normal whenever we experience a transition. We’ve been having many conversations about how to navigate the changes and challenges he’s about to face. And it got me thinking how these times of transition in our lives can...
Not All Heroes Wear Capes
Not all heroes wear capes. The past 24 hours have brought me incredible lessons on the importance of boundaries and how focusing on what matters and leveraging community make an incredible difference. I was in the middle of meetings when the panicking text messages came through. You see, my mom almost died in this past...
Podcast: The Stories We Tell Ourselves and Why We Armor Up (People & Projects Podcast with Andy Kaufman)
I love it when I get an opportunity to have a real, authentic, connecting conversation. That’s exactly what happened when I sat down with Andy Kaufman on his People & Projects podcast. We went right to the “yuck” about the stories we tell ourselves, where they came from, and why we armor up rather than...
Podcast: Your Partner in Success with Denise Griffitts (Part 1)
Sometimes you have one of those conversations that is fulfilling, thought-provoking, connected, human and funny – all rolled into one. That’s exactly what happened when I chatted with with Denise Griffitts on her Partner in Success podcast. We discussed what’s going on in the world today and what it means to live, work and lead...
Podcast: Your Partner in Success with Denise Griffitts (Part 2)
I had a follow-up conversation with Denise Griffitts on her Partner in Success podcast. This time we expanded on our first conversation and dug into the self-limiting stories we tell ourselves that originated in childhood, the importance of setting boundaries, how critical it is to practice self-compassion and talk to ourselves like we’d talk to...
Video Podcast: Inside Personal Growth with Greg Voisen
I had a fantastic conversation with Greg Voisen on his podcast. We talked about what it means to be human and how we get in our own way when we are hijacked by fear (and how we can leverage pausing and leaning into more productive emotions to find a path forward). We also talk about...
Podcast: Human Capital Innovations with Jonathan Westover
I had a fantastic conversation with Jonathan Westover on his award-winning podcast. We talked about what it actually means to be human (spoiler alert, we’re social and emotional beings and it’s messy to be human). With that as context, we discuss the challenges our world continues to show us and the critical need to rethink...
Become a Boundary Master
Do you ever say “yes” when you want to say “no”? Do you find yourself feeling resentful as a result? Do you prioritize other people’s needs or desires above your own? Are you overly invested in the feelings, decisions and outcomes of the people you care about? Do you avoid asking for or accepting help...
Podcast: Adapting with Alex Garrett
I had a fantastic conversation with Alex Garrett on his podcast. We talked about the adaptations that need to be made as we continue to usher in our next normal and the incredible need for greater humanity – seeing and honoring people as whole, unique human beings. We talk about the growing need to reduce...
Podcast: SuperPower Success
I had a wonderful conversation with Jaime Taets on her SuperPower Success podcast. We talk about my growth journey, what it means to go into self-protective mode, and how to recognize and remedy it when we are triggered to self-protect. We also talk about the incredible value of giving ourselves permission to listen to our...
Radio Interview: Kim Pagano Radio Show
I had a great conversation with Kim Pagano on her award-winning talk radio station 1590 KVTA. Kim focuses on bringing listeners “Experts and Reality” in an effort to educate moms, dads, children, and the entire community in useful daily knowledge. We had a great conversation about what it means to rehumanize our workplaces; why we...
Podcast: In the Growth Space
I had a wonderful conversation with David McGlennen on his In the Growth Space podcast. We talk about my growth journey (including using pain as a catalyst for transformation, getting out of our comfort zone, and the power of listening to our inner voice). We also talk about wading in the messy middle so we can...
Moving from Armored to Daring Leadership
We know our world is changing rapidly. So it’s probably not surprising that over 10 years of research on leadership by Dr. Brené Brown has found that success in this disruptive world (often referred to as VUCA: Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous) demands that we have braver leaders and more courageous cultures. The problem is...
Podcast: Tell Me Your Story-New Paradigms for a New World
I had a great conversation with Richard Dugan on his Tell Me Your Story radio show about how much our workplaces have changed with all that’s transpired in 2020 and how much lack of trust has not only eroded our workplaces, but our society. We talked about how rallying around a common dislike or hate...
Podcast: Moments with M3
I met the incredible Mary Malone McCarthy this summer when a CEO of one of my clients and I presented to a group of CEOs for a virtual Conscious Capitalism event. We connected and realized how much synergy there is in our work and how much we compliment each other with addressing the aspects necessary...
Podcast: School for Startups Radio
School for Startups Radio has won awards from the Small Business Association, so I was honored to be a guest. Host, Jim Beach, and I had a great conversation about the future of work – both the opportunities and challenges we’ll face. We talk about the intentionality it takes to build relationships in a dispersed,...
Giving Ourselves and Others Permission to FEEL
We are forever changed… The non-stop VUCA-extreme nature of 2020 sometimes has me feeling like I’m in a bad 1990’s infomercial…waiting for the man with the beard to say, “But wait; there’s more!” Sometimes I wonder how much more we can possibly bear. Other times, I’m able to rally and find hope. I constantly refer...
I had a great conversation with Mark Mosher and David Mauro on their Brandology podcast. We talked about our new book, “Rehumanizing the Workplace,” how to reconcile what our disruptive, VUCA world demands of us and the human condition that wants to instead cling to what is familiar, how people can show up as leaders...
Podcast: Inspirational Women Warm 106.9
I had a great conversation with Kate Daniels from Warm 106.9 Radio on her Inspirational Women podcast. We talked about our new book, “Rehumanizing the Workplace,” how the pandemic has led to people and businesses resetting their priorities, and what our future workplaces need to reflect to navigate our disruptive world, keep people as whole...
Lean Into Discomfort Rather Than Tapping Out on Social Justice Issues
Long before the insanity of 2020 began, our disruptive world was illuminating the findings of Brené Brown’s latest research – that the future of leadership and thriving businesses demands braver leaders and courageous cultures. Boy, have events of recent months illustrated that need more than ever! I don’t know about you, but layering a global...
Radio Interview: Prudent Money
I had the wonderful opportunity to spend time with Bob Brooks on his Prudent Money radio show. We discussed what work needs to look like as we usher in our “next normal” due to the pandemic, the incredible need for rehumanizing workplaces, and how we can show up as leaders and thrive in an increasingly...
Becoming Stronger, Better Versions of Ourselves
Curiosity and Grace…the words of 2020 (next to pivot and adaptability). People will remember how we show up during these times for years to come. We have the opportunity to take the struggles and the lessons we’re learning during this time and become stronger, better versions of ourselves. And we must also remember that we...
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