Good Grief? Self-Empowerment in the Loss of a Teammate

Your team is your team. They are your creative and strategic work partners. A collective group of close friends and passing acquaintances. There have been both voice-raising disagreements and glass-clinking celebrations. No matter the unique dynamics of your crew, when a team member is no longer there, the sudden gap is felt. There is one […]

How To Build A Strong Inner Foundation For Your Life

Have you ever thought about whether you have a strong inner foundation that helps to guide your life choices? When I say foundation, I mean the inner structure that helps you live your life with less stress and overwhelm. Having a strong inner foundation is an important part of intentional living because it helps you […]

6 Ways to Overcome Your Worst Fears

Move through avoidance to reclaim your life. Exposure therapy is an effective method for treating a variety of phobias. An intolerable or intrusive amount of fear in one’s life can be a sign that it’s time to seek treatment. The power of exposure therapy—versus occasional encounters with the source of fear—lies in the purposeful and […]

How To Increase Psychological Safety In A Virtual Team

Most of us are working from home these days. We may have started off thinking of it as a temporary measure, but now it’s clear that many of us won’t be returning to the office in the foreseeable future—if ever. Now that we have a base of experience, it’s time to think about how we […]

The Leadership Quality That Will Help You Get Comfortable With Crisis

In times of crisis, one of the most important roles of leadership is setting an example that shows others how to respond. In uncertain times people look up for guidance—they watch those in charge to see how to manage their anxiety and stay focused and motivated. The secret to leading in such situations is staying […]

How Do You Know Whether You Have True Leadership Skills?

Ask any group of leaders about the most important leadership skills, and much of the discussion will focus on capabilities like strategic planning and budgeting. In my work as a coach to leaders around the world, I see the importance of these areas—but I also see that a leader’s humanity is the source of their […]

Why can my brain, and yours, ignite with anger?

Our brain holds a roadmap to managing your anger and the anger of others We all know on a deep gut level what anger feels like. It can be a gradual or a sudden tide of emotion, the sensation of which seems to invade every cell. Our breathing increases, we sweat, our faces flush, and […]

How to Create Purposeful Change in Uncertain Times

Four tips to help you find more purpose, impact, and fulfillment in your work Source: Tirachard Kumtanom/pexels Focusing on goals for change amid immediate demands and distractions is a challenge for many. For some, the disruption caused by COVID-19 has presented an opportunity for self-reflection and reinvention.  Manageable steps such as “saying no” more often and […]

The Joy and Power of Realizing I Am More Than My Job

“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.” ~Brene Brown “What do you want to be when you grow up?” “It’s so nice to meet you. […]

How to Get Through Your Darkest Days: Lessons from Addiction and Loss

“You are never stronger…than when you land on the other side of despair.” ~Zadie Smith In the last years of my twenties, my life completely fell apart. I’d moved to Hollywood to become an actor, but after a few years in Tinsel Town things weren’t panning out the way I hoped. My crippling anxiety kept […]