Surprise!

I hate surprises. Yes, there is such a thing as “pleasant surprises,” like discovering my kids cleaned their room without being told (that WOULD be a surprise!). But in general, I do NOT like surprises. And I don’t just mean the jump-out-of-a-box and startle you out of your skin kind (those can be pretty funny, read more…

From Body Image to Body Language

Take a second to think about your body—you know, that mass of matter that distinguishes your physical self from the rest of the world… When you think about your body how do you feel? Proud? Disappointed? Grateful? Hostile? Do you love your body? I’m going to go way out on a limb and guess no. read more…

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Speak Up! (But check your voice first.)

Several weeks ago I met a friend for lunch. As the theme of our next webinar is women’s leadership, I asked her about what challenges she might be facing at work. She talked at first about office politics but then shared that she frequently feels pressure to say yes to any assignment offered to her. She wants to be seen as valuable read more…

How are You Sabotaging Yourself?

The young woman across the table took a breath and tried to settle herself. She had come for coaching to communicate more confidently in the workplace; but, as sometimes happens, the conversation had turned from career to personal relationships. “I’ve joined Match.com and have gone out on a few dates, but they never seem to read more…

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Practice Makes Presence

My son is the goalie for the local water polo team. Just last week, we attended a regional tournament along with hundreds of other polo families from neighboring cities. Like any self-respecting polo mom, I cheered as my son blocked shots from the opposing team, and yelled in frustration when they scored a goal. I was read more…

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