The Courage to Have the Conversation

One of the main topics I speak on is communication, specifically embracing the discomfort of difficult conversations, and I recently had cause to put my own teaching into action with an issue with my partner. He and I have been together for  over 3 years, and our...

The Courage to NOT Pet the Service Dog

Ok, so this is completely off of my typical topic, but it’s something that I wanted to point out, and it does take courage to suppress our urges, so let’s get into it. I was at the airport the other day, and there was a woman sitting at the gate with a service dog...

GO FOR IT! The answer is always NO if you don’t ask!

When I got offered my corporate executive job in New York City, I wanted to negotiate the salary they offered me, but I was hemming and hawing.  It made me really uncomfortable, but I knew I had to do it.  I doubted whether they’d give it to me, but I knew I was worth...

The Courage say YES!

  “WHO IS COMING ON THE RETREAT?” the Facebook post screamed.  I had been following Esther since I took her spin class in Baltimore 15 years before.  She’s a strong, brilliant, brave, no bullshit kind of chick. Just the kind I want to be around!  She was leading...

The Courage to Find a Positive Mindset

  During this holiday season, I want to challenge you to think about things differently. When everybody finds out that I travel on a weekly basis and am in usually two or three different cities a week, the usual response is, “Oh you poor thing.  That must be...