Giving Feedback With Confidence: Part 2

Giving Feedback With Confidence: Part 2

For years I’ve asked the question: What stops you from giving feedback? Not surprisingly, the response is consistently the same:1) I don’t know how the person is going to react;2) I don’t think they will take it well. I think they will be upset or...
Giving Feedback With Confidence: Part 1

Giving Feedback With Confidence: Part 1

I recently learned some trivia about the 1976 neo-noir psychological thriller, Taxi Driver. In the movie, Robert De Niro, stars as Travis Bickle a mentally unstable veteran, working as a nighttime taxi driver. The line, “You talkin’ to me?” ranks...
Finding Your North Star

Finding Your North Star

Recently I embarked on a complete rebranding exercise for my coaching and consulting business. The result? It made me fall more in love with the work I do as an entrepreneur and strategic thinking partner for those I’m fortunate enough to call my clients. North...
Understanding Emotional Triggers

Understanding Emotional Triggers

I can’t imagine that anyone wakes up in the morning and says, “Hey, I think I’ll be a victim in the story of my life today.” Yet, more often than not, our brain tricks us into taking on that exact role. What? Our brain tricks us? Answer: Yes....
Are You Listening? Part 2

Are You Listening? Part 2

Olive and I have been through Beginner dog training. Note the graduation cap in the photo (no small feat to get this image!) I’d say that her ability to listen to my requests is an ongoing challenge and open to interpretation from her perspective, I’m...
Are You Lstening?

Are You Lstening?

I have a dog named Olive. She a sweet and loving little black Cockapoo. She literally is my constant companion and a joy in every way. There are times when I call Olive and she doesn’t come. It is as if she isn’t listening to me. I call her name with a...