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Parents listen up!

THIS WEEKS LEADERSHIP INSIGHT What got you here, isn’t going to get you THERE.   In just 24 hours, I’ll officially be a parent of a teen: Levi turns 13 tomorrow. I’ve been reflecting so much as we come upon this milestone. All the obvious “where did the time go? How am I old enough More

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How to be a Fun Killer

THIS WEEKS LEADERSHIP INSIGHT CALL YOURSELF OUT.   Are you going a mile a minute with back-to-back meetings, work, children, personal projects, while thinking about what you’re cooking for dinner and getting “organized” for the holidays? You’re left feeling exhausted, overwhelmed and even bored from the groundhog’s day feeling that can arise when we push More

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Are you too busy to accept an opportunity?

THIS WEEKS LEADERSHIP INSIGHT If you’re too busy to say yes to something you really want, are you willing to lead from a different quality in order to create it? Almost all of my clients, and myself included, have a bias for action. We like to plow through things and get it done. That also tends to mean that are More

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Was anyone ready for this week?

We’re on the brink of the holiday season and I’m slipping into old patterns. We waited until this week to sort out Halloween costumes, and Amazon was not an option (gone are the days of excitement and appreciation for my handmade Halloween costumes). Sure enough, we were driving from one Halloween store to another trying More

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Do you CHOOSE possibility or do you argue for your limitations?

Today’s leadership kick: Where do you argue for your limitations/life circumstances instead of choosing possibility? – I just returned from 4 days in the majestic National Zion Park, where I hosted the retreat for The Board. These women have spent 9 months consistently choosing to show up for each other and themselves. Through two hour More

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Preparing for something important?

Today’s leadership kick: Before that big event or meeting, take the time to create a vision for how you want to experience it. Then let that vision guide the choices you make. – This Friday I’ll be heading to Zion National Park with a group of incredibly driven, open-hearted, growth-minded women who have been part More

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Do you judge yourself?

Today’s leadership kick: It’s hard to show up in leadership if you’re full of judgment. – I had a doozy of a day last week. I was in a coaching session with a client who generously provided some feedback and my ego had a heyday. Before I knew it I had a pit in my stomach, More

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What's the Last Decision You Made for Yourself?

Today’s leadership kick: Decision-making flows more easily when we’re integral to ourselves. – I’m really noticing how many people are ‘coping’ with the world right now.  Hanging on by a thread, grinding it out, rinse and repeat, left with the impact of feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and isolated. When I put it that way doesn’t it More

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Are you Decisive?

Today’s leadership kick: Close one of your biggest ENERGY LEAKS by improving your decision-making skills – * Do you wake up with a million thoughts going through your head and debate for a few minutes where to begin? * Do you debate decisions at work, causing you to spend extra energy on something, only to More

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Are you Dreaming Anymore?

Your goals and your dreams should be synonymous. – SG – This week, my clients shared some of their biggest desires for the next 1-3 years, and as I was reviewing them I felt a familiar physical feeling when I witness people aim for, what feels like, impossible dreams: PURE ALIVENESS. Dreams like: I want to sell More

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Stop Saying It Will Be Hard

Today’s leadership kick: Stop saying it will be hard and choose a different context to lead from. – Alright. I’ve been sitting on this for a while because it goes against what some of my most treasured writers and mentors reiterate over and over.  But I can’t hide my truth. Absolutely, us humans CAN DO More

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Hustle vs. Intentionality

Today’s leadership kick: If you’re stuck in the hustle, It’s time to look at your leadership – How much do you think you need to “hustle” to get that promotion, to get that client, to get your new biz idea off the ground? For fun, I googled the word “hustle”, and found myself getting irritated with More

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What does a 9 yo boy & a CEO have in common?

Today’s leadership kick: Quit Defending Your Limitations – After two weeks on the road with 4 boys, I was pretty damn excited to send them off to farm camp. I didn’t anticipate on Day 3 my middle son burying his head in his pillow when it was time to depart, because he felt so alone at More

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How do you do Endings?

Today’s leadership kick: Your Leadership In Endings – Have you thought of it that way?! ⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Do you linger until you’re the last one there?⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Do you do an Irish exist?⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Do you start to withdraw near the end and move on to the next thing?⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Do you promise to keep in touch More

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#1 Leadership Lesson from Hank

Today’s leadership kick: Own your presence – Some of you know we made the difficult choice to put Hank, our 90 lb., 15 year-old Australian Labradoodle down recently. Um hello, that was excruciating – but the right thing to do. I’ve been reminded that grief is grief – a human or a pet – one minute I More

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If you’re waiting for the right time, you’re doing it wrong

Today’s leadership kick: Start creating and stop waiting – Let’s get into it. I hear a lot, now’s just not the right time because… I don’t have enough money My partner isn’t on board I don’t want to leave my boss hanging The market is cooling off I don’t have enough experience I need more More

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Great leadership requires human BEINGS not human DOINGS

Good Morning ! How are you?! I’m been thinking a lot about our DOING. We rush. We to-do list. We act in service to our spouse, our kids, our work. We work too much, we’re driven by external approval, we’re distracted with others, we pack our day with a million things, we choose productivity over More

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Are you future tripping or future planning?

I was working with one of my clients last week and she started sharing about her future. Instead of experiencing curiosity, possibility and all the good feels that come from that exercise, she was knee deep in anxiousness. WHY? Because she was trying to get it right. Which lead to over-thinking, feeling anxious, overwhelmed, like More

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How to tell if it’s time to put your needs first.

Today’s leadership kick: Are you sacrificing your own needs to be in service to others? If you value growth, stretching and pushing yourself, then I can bet you also feel the need to say yes to opportunities or obligations you think you should do as a leader, EVEN IF it turns your stomach in knots More

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What gets in your way of being engaged?

I can’t tell you how many times I hear: I want to be more engaged with my children, with my partner, with (fill in the blank). I wish my team was more engaged, more curious, less resigned. BUT… (the #1 excuse I hear) I’m being pulled a million directions, and don’t have enough time. Look, More

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Stop hoping & get intentional

Who can relate to having a desire or a dream and feeling so optimistic about it that you find yourself anticipating what it will be like when it comes to fruition?  I know that feeling so well. I also know that hoping doesn’t equate to action. When someone gets intentional, they experience an energy inside More

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Why Time Management isn’t working: Enter Purpose Management

Today’s leadership prompt: If you had to reduce your to-do list to ONE goal today, could you articulate it? If I had a dime for everytime someone said to me, “I’m so busy” or “I’m under water,” I’d be a billionaire.  I get it. Single, married, corporate employee, entrepreneur, Mother, Father, no children…we live in More

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Experience V Result - Where Are You Leading From?

I once coached a highly driven executive who hired me because he wanted to: Increase his fulfilment as a Creative Director by working ONLY with socially conscious brands Increase his revenue by 20% Increase his connection + intimacy with his wife He was committed. He was about learning and growing and wasn’t afraid to do the work. More

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Hearing V. Listening - Leadership Check-in

Do you think you listen when someone speaks or do you think you hear them? Do you think there’s a difference? There was a time when my husband would say, “That’s great you let me babble while you multitasked, but did you listen to what I had to say?” Admittedly, I’d heard him, but I More

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