Lead Different Podcast: Premier Episode

My dear friend, Dan Dominguez, recently launched his Lead Different Podcast. So when he asked me to be his first guest to launch it, of course I said, “WHY Not!” He has been an avid supporter of our work and is so gracious about the transformative impact our Courageous Leadership Program had on him. We...

You Have a Voice – and it Matters!

Between all of the disconnection and chaos that is happening in the world and the almost daily conversations I’m having with leaders and teams lately, I’ve been thinking about the power of using our voice in productive ways and what holds us back and gets in our way. Do any of the following sound familiar...

Lessons About Life & Leadership From Parenting a 13-Year-Old

I’ve previously written blogs about incredible life and leadership lessons I’ve been gifted from my son, Peyton. And I know I’m not alone. When I’m doing developmental work with leaders, I regularly hear comments from them on how applicable the skills and tools are to parenting; it’s not in a paternalistic or condescending way but more...

Build Your Own Yellow Brick Road

When’s the last time you let yourself dream big – I mean really dream? I’m not talking about having a moment where you wish for something more but then just as quickly short-circuit it with dismissive thoughts. I’m talking about holding space to let yourself really envision a bigger, brighter future. In his book, The...

What Dr. Seuss Can Teach Us About Leadership

Usually when we think about Dr. Seuss, what comes to mind are children’s books, bright colored characters with silly names, and lots of rhyming. And while these all are true, it turns out that when we look a little closer, there are incredible lessons to be learned about leadership. Leadership never has been – and...

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...

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...

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...

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: 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...

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...

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