When Life Offers You a Hard Right

When I was five years old, my father was offered the opportunity to establish an office for his large American employer in Caracas, Venezuela. (It was a much healthier and wealthier place then that it is now.) I wasn’t privy to how the negotiation with my mother went...

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Wait! Don’t Set Any Goals for 2019!

Don’t set any goals?! Is that what I’m recommending? Well, yes. Sort of. I want to introduce you to a way to get new results in your life that will be FAR MORE effective than simply writing down your SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant,...

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Are You Doing It “Right?”

About a year ago, my then 81-year-old mom and I enjoyed an evening at one of those painting studios where the whole class recreates a particular painting step-by-step (wine drinking optional). The experience yielded two paintings - hers and mine. They are very...

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An NYC Moment: Ignore or Engage?

An NYC Moment: Ignore or Engage? I had no agenda. I just felt open to connecting with another human. NYC makes me feel vulnerable, especially when I’m near the Ground Zero neighborhood which is where my subway dropped me off. I feel both expansively alive and fearful that I’m on borrowed time. What do you see in this story?

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The Ever-Changing Boundaries of Truth

There are so many colors of truth: White lies, grey areas, lies by omission, exaggerated truth, and complete fabrication. Which kind of liar are you? Who me?? Yes, you! Don’t be so shocked. We all lie. We just get so used to it, that we don’t even consider it lying. Telling your kid their drawing…

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Don’t Find Your Passion … Go Out and Develop It!

If you haven’t found your passion yet, don’t despair! Passions aren’t lying in wait for you to uncover them, nor is there just one “true” passion for each of us. Our core interests aren’t whetted to one path or career. Rather, they can be cultivated – growing and developing over time as we explore new…

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Changing Careers? You Are Not Alone!

These days it’s very rare to find anyone who stays in a job for life the way our parents did. If you find yourself in the situation looking for a change, here are some tips to help you get through: “Fear of failure, of looking silly, of being rejected, of losing status — it’s the…

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This is a Call to Action!

Whether it’s time to act in your business, your career, your family, your community, or the world stage, it’s time to put up or shut up. It’s not a secret that I’ve become more politically involved in the last eighteen months. That is the impetus behind this post, but I won’t be launching into my…

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Meaning Will Carry You Through

Viktor Frankl, a man who survived and found hope in the most hopeless of conditions says, “Man’s main concern is not to gain pleasure or to avoid pain but rather to see a meaning in his life.”
We invite you to find your meaning at Now What?…

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Career Transition and Depression

Mental illness, suicide and depression have been everywhere on broadcast and online media in the last week due to the tragic deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. The reality of changing careers by choice or by force can put many of us on a shaky limb with our mental wellbeing. Let’s address some of…

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How Powerless Are You?

Richie had a high-powered job in the financial industry. He’d been “between things” for three years when he came to coach with me. He was stuck in circular thinking that left him with only one choice that tortured him. He kept looking for another job in the same field, although there was no traction. He…

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3 Signs that Your Career Search Will Tank

Experience helps us to easily recognize patterns. Recently, I’ve seen a scenario enough times to know exactly how things were going to go. I’m here to warn you that if you’re going down a career transition path or completely looking for a career reboot, there are some dead ends you’ll want to avoid. Here are…

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