Leadership and Business Conversations

5 Ways to Fight the Imposter Syndrome

    Immediately after winning her Oscar this year, Viola Davis referenced the Imposter Syndrome when she said in an interview, “I still feel like I am going to wake up and everybody is going to see the hack I am.” Actress Emma Watson, when interviewed in a...

5 Effective Qualities of Strong Female Leaders

Who ever said leadership is easy? To some, it comes naturally. You’ve heard the term “born leader”, haven’t you? That term can cover the range from someone who might be charismatic with an ability to articulate a vision to someone who can truly inspire others to take courageous, strategic action.

5 Tips to Maintain a Motivated Team

  The Power of Direction is often an under-appreciated leadership power. The best results occur when there is a clear direction that is universally understood by everyone. When you are in a leadership position, others are looking to you for direction. When things...

Learning to Live in the Moment – A Caregiver’s Perspective

Are you rigid with your plans and what you need to accomplish? Do you have a problem when things happen that divert you from your path? Becoming a caregiver this year for a family member became a beautiful life lesson for me.  I had to learn to live in the moment. Not...

5 Tips to Enhancing your Communication as a Leader

The Power of Conversation is often known to be a super power for leaders. We often hear about heads of state communicating effectively during negotiation of tough issues. But - the Power of Conversation is also a great strength that everyday leaders possess. With a...

5 Tips to Strengthen your Transparency as a Leader

STRENGTH AND TRANSPARENCY These two concepts seem to be unrelated at first glance. I'd like you to challenge that notion and begin to explore how you can find strength in learning to be more transparent in your leadership.  Are you with me? When you are in a...

5 Strategies to Create More Authentic Interactions

STRENGTH AND AUTHENTICITY These appear to be concepts at odds with each other. We have a case study right in front of us - the presidential election. As women, we witnessed the continuing divide associated with how women feel they have to present themselves and how...

“Being vs. Doing”

Recently, there has been much focus on mindfulness. And before you start thinking "I can't meditate," let me explain.   Mindfulness is simply "being in the moment." Being aware of your surroundings, feeling the breeze on your face, feeling the heat on your skin,...

Why Can’t I Take That Next Step?

Why don't you feel ready?  Perhaps you've just reached the point where you have started to do something different or are about to launch a business.  Congratulations! And you know that taking those next steps could mean turning the corner to get closer to what you...

Your Next Chapter Series – THE POWER OF CHOICE

  Have you ever heard the phrase "If you don't like what is happening to you, why don't you just change it?" Easier said than done, don't you think? The power in this question is that it can elicit a pause from you, a moment in time where you actually wonder if...

Monday Morning Blues – Or Sunday Night Dread?

We’ve all experienced it.  We get into our offices on Monday morning and we get a case of the blues.  We had a good weekend - maybe visited with family or friends.  Maybe hunkered down with a good book.  Perhaps we went to a much-awaited movie, worked in the garden -...