Why you need to slow down

I love my job.  I get to work with inspiring women leading the companies and teams and movements that are making our lives better. These women are highly educated, highly intelligent, highly accomplished and have big visions. They are Fulbright Scholars, award-winning filmmakers, and bestselling authors. They are thought leaders, and role models and have […]

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Why you have to walk through the fire

In the coaching profession, a big milestone is to reach $10k months in your business. $10k months means that you have figured out a number of things:   You’ve figured out who your ideal client is (who you love working with) How you serve them best (your zone of genius) How to get the best […]

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It’s Your Turn

I loved amusement park rides when I was little. Here I am getting off some ride at Marriott’s Great America (which is what it was called in the late 70’s). Apparently this photo was taken after I said,  “that tickled my tummy”. When I was in first grade I was invited to a birthday party […]

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What Makes You Brave?

I loved this article about women in tech until I read it more carefully. Here’s the part that made my skin crawl: “But they’re also able to be brave because, relative to women in other industries, they have some power. They can tell their experiences and know that, in most cases, it won’t put their livelihoods […]

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I wanted my husband to give me permission to go after my dream

Here’s the story of how I became a coach, and how I almost didn’t. Several years ago after recovering from major surgery, I was feeling good enough to do something productive. I signed up for an online DIY goal-setting program. It was so practical. You just plunk in your specific measurable goals over the next […]

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Why I wish I’d had a mentor the first month I earned $25,000

I had big dreams. I’d just completed my leadership training with the Global Women’s Leadership Network. My project was to host 20 trunk shows during the Christmas season and sell the work of ten Turkish artisans and craftspeople. I hustled. I networked. I built an inventory, I did marketing, I negotiated commissions, I advertised, I did PR. And I […]

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Learn from the masters

When I was in high school, I had an amazing teacher who organized special lectures to teach us about art history. He would come dressed up as painters and photographers such as Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh and Ansel Adams. He would tell the story of the artist as if he was the […]

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Why You Need Fear to Make You Successful

You have a big idea. You have LOTS of ideas. (Visionaries typically do) The problem is you also have some fears and doubts. And those fears and doubts are keeping your awesome, inspiring, life-changing, high-impact ideas in your head. Nothing is getting done. You are not moving forward on a single idea. The life that […]

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The Most Famous Painting in The Netherlands Has No Value

In this video lesson from the Khan Academy, the scholars suggest that The Night Watch by Rembrandt is the most famous painting in the Netherlands.   So when we visited the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam we made a bee line to see this painting in order not to miss it.   As I was listening to […]

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Five Reasons You Can’t Put Together a Proper Business Strategy

When I did a poll in my community and asked them why they are stuck in the Idea Phase of launching their creative idea, one of the top reasons they gave is because they lack a strategy for how to make it happen. You Know the What, but not the How. They tell me they […]

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