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July 14, 2018

(as published on my Medium blog in May of 2017)

Friends, I have just read yet ANOTHER article about why “most men can’t handle a strong woman.” I am SO SICK of cliched articles about this topic, I had to write the ‘real deal’. First of all, women are ALL strong in their...

December 27, 2017

Ah, here it comes - the annual cycle of New Year's Resolutions. Your life is going to be different this time, isn't it? And all because you have a plan. And your plan includes lots of hope. Yay!

The reality is that hope is nothing more than fuel for a good plan. Hope is...

December 24, 2017

Today - I want you to Just. Stop. It. 

STOP looking for that 'magic bullet' that will make you better, faster, smarter or stronger. STOP looking for the system,  self-help book, speaker or trainer that is going to provide you with that magical 'thing' that will enable y...

December 5, 2017

You can send your employees to all the workshops and conferences in the world won't help if you are poor internal communicators. The failure to communicate effectively with your team and

collaborative partners can put any project, process or plan into a terminal nosediv...

November 9, 2017

In the course of delivering my coaching/training/consulting services, I've been working with a wide variety of companies and individuals for years. One of the most toxic behaviors I've seen to date is the rabbit hole of 'Us vs. Them' thinking between any two groups. Pa...

October 12, 2017

Ahhhhh, the toxic employee. The one you hired because you needed someone RIGHT THEN, and you ignored (or didn't see, or didn't care) the signs that they were one of the toxic types of employees in the list below. Or maybe they've always been there, and you just hoped t...

September 25, 2017

I was an event planner and non-profit fundraiser between 1998 and 2015, and I'm still amazed at

the money that I saw companies blow on sponsorships without spending an iota of manpower to maximize said sponsorships. THEN watched in amazement when they are surprised that...

September 22, 2017

I'd like to bypass the failure part whenever possible, thank you. So I'd like to offer up some things I've learned through bitter experience - habits and behaviors that have, in the past - kept me from hitting the bullseye more quickly.