Falling In Love Again

When I took my first coaching training in 2003, I remember the feeling of a new world opening up to me–and the thrill of learning.  I soon discovered that coaching was not just a profession or a set of tools, but a way of life. The “being” of coaching translated into curiosity, playfulness, and exquisite…

Read More

Holding Light

I was as proud as a new parent, when I saw the email in my inbox. The subject line, “Big Announcement! (You will definitely want to read this)” said it all.  This past week, my client, Tim Wise, launched his new business, Fishing for the Good Life.    Photo by Priyambada Nath This milestone was…

Read More

Mother’s Day 2015: A Seismic Shift in Small Moments

Twenty plus years ago, I was imprinted with the label, MOTHER, when my first child was born.  A couple of years later, my second child was born. Two sons. Photo by Clever Cupcakes. Chip and I took on the role of parents with enthusiasm.  After a 7-month maternity leave, I arranged with my employer to…

Read More

What I Know Now About Networking

Six years ago, I presented a teleseminar series on networking, called Networking Naturally.  My alma mater, Northwestern University agreed to sponsor the series. 350 professionals signed up in two weeks.  To be honest, I made it up as I went along. While I was successful at networking and had written about it, I had never…

Read More

Re-Purposing Yourself

Photo by encore.org On the shuttle to the Phoenix airport, I turned to my fellow passenger. We both had just attended a multi-day conference. Because of her late flight into Phoenix and her earlier than usual flight out of Phoenix, she was at the conference for less than 48 hours. I was curious.  I asked her, “What…

Read More