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So one day I’m having coffee with a friend when she says “I would love to open a bookstore and coffee shop, too bad there’s no money in it”. And there it is – a beautiful dream that is finally spoken out loud and then quickly dismissed all in one simple sentence. How many times […]

How to Live a Practical and Inspired Life

April 9, 2019

Personal Development

“What should I do?” Sound familiar?  You probably ask yourself this question a lot. And others probably ask you this question too.  When I hear this question, I’m always tempted to provide an answer even though I know it’s a bad idea because I know it won’t help. People rarely act upon the advice that they hear […]

Why the Quality of Your Questions Matter

March 20, 2019

Personal Development

There are goals and then there are GOALS. You know, those big aspirational goals that we tend to resist. Because who has time for aspirational goals when you already feel like you don’t get enough done in a day? I admit that for most of my life I didn’t set personal goals, much less aspirational […]

Why Your Goals Should Be Just Out of Reach

February 20, 2019

Personal Development

Do you ever have one of those days? You know, the one where everything seems to go wrong? Sometimes it starts with you waking up late. And traffic always seems to be worse than usual when you’re in a hurry. Suddenly you realize you forgot about a meeting that’s happening today and you haven’t even […]

How to Make a Bad Day a Good Thing

November 16, 2018

Personal Development

It Starts with One Light Bulb Moment While working on this week’s blog, I had a truly inspiring call with one of my coaching clients. It was one of those calls where my client experiences a light bulb moment and gains a new perspective, and it changes everything. I knew I had to blog about it […]

A Story About Embracing Big Unexpected Change

October 15, 2018

Personal Development

How often does your busyness get in the way of doing the things that matter? Does it keep you from doing the work that is most meaningful to you? Do you miss out on spending time with friends or colleagues? Are you busy reacting with no time to think, plan, or create? Busyness is a […]

What To Do When You Get Stuck in the Successfully Busy Trap

September 10, 2018

Personal Development

Holy cow, it’s July already! And the first big holiday of the summer is upon us! Are you scrambling this week to get five days worth of work done in four so you can enjoy your holiday on Wednesday? If so, I have a great tip for you to try! It’s so easy to do. […]

Make Your Holiday the Most Productive Day of the Week

July 3, 2018

Personal Development

There’s a lot of information out there about how to manage your time and your day better.  And some of it is easily misunderstood.  In my coaching program, I have people make a plan for the day and then reflect on what actually happened. They use this to learn and improve. And through this process, […]

5 Myths and Mistakes of Time Management and How To Conquer Them

June 11, 2018

Personal Development

I used to think I had it all together.  I had figured this career thing out without having to plan out my career path. Who needs coaching? Not me! But oh how wrong I was. Everything looked great on the outside. I made good money, I did work that was interesting, and I was leading a team of […]

What Happened When I Decided to Own My Career

May 21, 2018


How many times this week did you say “I don’t have time”? And how many times was it actually true? In my experience, it’s true far less often than you think. Now I’m not saying you’re a liar. (How rude would that be?) I know you believe the reason you can’t do the thing you’re avoiding is […]

How to Harness the Hidden Power Under This One Phrase

May 2, 2018

Personal Development