Leadership and Management

3 Questions to Ask Before You Hire A Coach

I am constantly being asked, “Should I hire a coach?” … and my response is often to talk people out of it. I know — I am a coach. Why would I

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Do You Self Promote, Really?

Is it a gender thing? Article after article claims that women are not comfortable with self-promotion.  I am not convinced this is a “female” problem.  Though Sally Helgesen in her book, How Women Rise,

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How Do You Create An Environment Of Inclusion?

Writing a book is always a humbling process. You have a plan for how it’s going to go and then, surprise surprise, it takes all kinds of turns you don’t

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When Done Isn’t Better Than Perfect

I’m often encouraging people, especially women, to let go of the idea of perfection. I think perfection is a stall tactic. It’s just a fact: nothing is ever going to be

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Do You Project Gravitas?

“I want to show up like a leader.” It is the phrase I hear from clients again and again, both men and women. They come looking for guidance on how

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Introverted Leaders: Get Out of Your Head!

Life is easier for extroverts. I have heard it before. As the mom of one extroverted son and one introverted son – I see it. I write often about the

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Why You Should Care About Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence is all over the place; we hear about it over and over again. Why do you need to care about Emotional Intelligence? Because the biggest difference between an

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Consider This When Making A Critical Decision.

The Convention Connection videos I have been posting (more to come) were all filmed during the NSA conference in Dallas this past July. The day after, I stuck around and took my kids to the 6th floor

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Overcome The Fear Of Speaking in Public

Did you know that the #1 fear across society is public speaking? Death and snakes round out the top 3. Would it surprise you to know that when I was teenager, it was

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