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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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Ego V. Authentic Self - Spot the Difference

TRUTH TIME. There were many years in my marriage, in the boardroom, and — I’m embarrassed to admit this — but also with my children…where I kept my mouth shut.  John, my husband, would share the plans for the weekend and, while I love ‘us’ time, I’d be craving ‘me’ time. Out of fear of sounding selfish and assuming that my More

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Celebrate your WINS for the year...

Exhale. What a year. I mean, seriously. You couldn’t write this year if you tried. As we begin to put an explanation AND question mark at the end of 2020, I notice all around me in the media, on social, and even conversation with friends, the majority of the discussion focuses on how awful, painful, More

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I’m calling a Time-Out

As my boys say in our house, TO (time-out in case you’re wondering). I’m calling Time-Out. I want to get a pulse check. We’re 9 months into this Pandemic, the holidays are here and many of us have had COVID, haven’t seen loved ones in months and are feeling the impact in our businesses. It’s More

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Embracing an 'Off Year'

Who else is full of mixed emotions heading into the holidays? You’re not alone, as I know many of us haven’t seen family members since 2019.  My husband hasn’t seen his Dad in Houston in over a year, as we had to cancel our Spring Break trip to see him. I get it. This particular More

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How to crawl out from underneath the overwhelm & underwhelm…

9 months into the Pandemic, and I feel like I was starting to feel a sense of acceptance around all of the unexpected.  However, as we cruise into the last two months of 2020, I’m realizing that all the initial feels I had at the beginning of the pandemic around ‘loss’ are rushing back.  The More

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Kate Hancock + Sarah Gibbons | Inspired By Her

Hi SG Community, I was honored to be a guest on Kate Hancock’s top-rated podcast, Inspired By Her. I met Kate at Tidal Summit this year and she is the real deal. Not only is she an incredibly ambitious Serial entrepreneur, speaker, and mom to two amazing boys, she’s incredibly kind, authentic and curious.  Did I More

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Residing in the tension between being and doing….

Hi Tribe, Even though I’m almost eight years in on running my own business and nearly 12 years of parenting, I’m still working on my ability to hang in the tension between slowing down and intensely running with my ambition. It’s hard to admit this because I feel like I should have it figured out More

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I can’t sleep, my heart has something to say to you.

We’re leaving on a 13-hour road trip today, and I just couldn’t sleep. Rather then tossing and turning I decided to write to our SG Tribe. This is a longer share, but there’s no quieting my heart, so I appreciate you being here, reading and engaging my thoughts (pls excuse typos). I have an invitation More

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