My Untold Career Change Story Involves Livestock.

To the naked eye, my career change from corporate HR director to professional coach may appear to have happened overnight.  And it may seem like a natural step from one field to the other.   But to me, the start of my career change to become a coach begins with…...
Are you letting your inner critic discount your accomplishments?

Are you letting your inner critic discount your accomplishments?

When I set out to start my coaching business a little over a year ago, I laid out some milestones for myself that I would be sure to celebrate once achieved.  My first paying client.  My tenth client.  And so on.     My first client came, but I decided it didn’t count...
Does your organization suffer from Initiative Overload?

Does your organization suffer from Initiative Overload?

In today’s world, where employee engagement is arguably at an all-time low, and complaints of stress and overwork prevail, leaders may be unconsciously contributing to the problem by not being intentional about initiatives underway in their organization.   When a...
When influence seems to be slipping through your fingers…

When influence seems to be slipping through your fingers…

Much of leadership is about persuasion and influence. And the higher one rises in an organization, the higher the stakes are. What fascinates me about influence and persuasion is that so quickly and so easily we can become focused on the wrong end of the stick and...
Does it feel like something’s missing from your self-care?

Does it feel like something’s missing from your self-care?

I used to treat self-care the way I treated everything else: something to be squeezed into an already cramped day.  I treated my body as a tool that needed to be sharpened.  A machine that better not ever break down.  Or else.  I told myself that exercise was a form...
Five Choices To Help Get Unstuck

Five Choices To Help Get Unstuck

We’ve all been there—feeling stuck in our circumstances, with few choices within our control. Whether at work or in a personal relationship with a friend or family member, it can be so discouraging to feel like there are no options available that work. I know I have...