This eager beaver is Shari, HR Director at a hospital in Louisiana that I was working with and she has something to say – can you tell? She was present for a 2 day workshop I recently did where we discussed empowering leadership and dealing with difficult people and she … Continue reading Raise Your Hand!
Getting out of your own way The best advice I’ve ever received – and I’ve received a lot, has got to be this piece… Get out of your own way. Said to me by my first mentor, the person that encouraged me to be trained as a personal coach when … Continue reading Getting out of your own way
Her name was Megan and as soon as she said it my heart sank a little. She was present during the 90 minute keynote for leaders that I did recently in Vancouver, BC. At the reception afterward Megan shared with me how much my song Nice for a Living had … Continue reading Do You Turn Off Your Heart?
Enclothed Cognition What the heck is that? I remember the first day I put them on. I would never have purchased them but I raised the ‘magic number’ of dollars for the Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Bike Tour and I received them. Since they and the matching riding top were emblazoned … Continue reading Enclothed Cognition
Is it just me or is it really easy to have superficial relationships with people? You know, you like each other or you work together or you have been friends for a long time. Maybe at one point you had a deeper relationship, maybe not. Maybe you care to, … Continue reading What Company Do you Keep?
“If we can’t be the best at it, then why are we doing it at all?” This quote is from the book Good to Great by Jim Collins and, respectfully Jim, I couldn’t disagree more. Sure there are places for being ‘the best’ but in my opinion they are few … Continue reading The Best
This year I am using Scrabble letters to create a word to focus on for a space of time. I place the word out on my counter so we can see it frequently, then I move it to my Scrabble board. I thought it would be cool to look at … Continue reading Embracing Imperfect Success
Old friends, new friends. Quiet friends, loud friends. Big friends, small friends. Cue in Dr. Seuss here. We have been in our new home on Vancouver Island for seven months now – half a country away from the only home we ever knew in Manitoba. Far away from all of … Continue reading About Your Friends…
The Olympics were killing me. I loved watching the athletes soar through the air, twirl around on the ice (even though I felt nauseous), sweep, shoot, and complete seemingly impossible feats. But… I am a self-diagnosed ‘highly sensitive person’ and I could barely stand the ups and downs of emotions … Continue reading Are You Sensitive?
On the same day I ran across two very different people. One told me she knows it’s been a great day if she loses track of how many times she has said thank you (either in her head or out loud). If it was too many to count at the … Continue reading A Place called Gratitude