Toxic Boss = Big Loss


A friend of mine and I were talking recently and she started to tell me a story about one of her clients. The client has been a great referral source for her in the past, yet she is starting to become aware of strange happenings lately. Things that feel… uneasy, upsetting. 

·      Misunderstandings despite written expectations. 

·      Outbursts of frustration. 

·      Disgust toward submitted work.

·      And plain old blame. 

Knowing my friend and her work ethic, after listening for a bit…

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Bad at Disagreement? Learn the 3 D’s of Conversation


We have lost the ability to talk with each other. We no longer know the flow of conversation. If disagreement were a class in school, most adults today would fail. We don’t converse, we speak from a soapbox. When we find disagreement, many avoid, silence or “unfriend.” We don’t create a dialogue, instead we write emoji-filled one-liners back and forth. 

We are failing at human connection and certainly suck at disagreement. Specifically, we fail at moving through disagreement into stronger relat…

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The Broke-In Brain: Overcome Resistance, Finish Creative Projects


When I think of a wild horse I see him running free. His mane is whipping in the wind as he gallops across the expansive plains. To “break” a horse means to train it so it can be ridden. This involves modifying its behavior from boundless to behaving within the bounds of human control. Then, it’s called a “broke” horse. 

This sounds a lot like our human brain throughout life. 

As we grow into adults, we lose our creativity or our “wildness.” shares a study that revealed we are 96% less…

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Reading for Resilience: My Quarantine Book List


Back when I was a Marketing Director for an organization, I found it challenging to read outside of work. If you can relate, then this recap list will likely help you.   

Perhaps due to the unprecedented global quarantine or the fact that I landed a corporate client with 100 people who needed some inspiration on resilience I got really curious about how we get stronger through struggle. How do we withstand insurmountable challenges? What has been learned already to get us through? 

Here’s a sn…

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