Strength in Community

In my work with corporations on their Diversity & Inclusion initiatives, community seems to be the most frequent request each strategic minority population has. Individuals, especially those who find themselves being the only one who looks like they do on their teams, want to build relationships with others who are like them. … More Strength in Community

10 Exercises to Fall (Back) In Love With Yourself

With all the hype and commercialism that surrounds Valentine’s Day, our culture batters us into believing that we need some other person to shower us with adoration, compliments, chocolates, fancy wine and dinner, champagne, flowers and poetry to feel loved and complete. The truth is, you are the only valentine that matters. Only you can … More 10 Exercises to Fall (Back) In Love With Yourself

From Ball of Stress to Beacon of Serenity

Anyone who has worked with me, even as close as a year ago, would tell you that I’m a natural worrier. They’d tell you that I lived in a constant state of anxiety, trying to prepare and plan for whatever possible thing that could go wrong. By doing so, I actually made a lot of money and progressed quickly because it fit so well into the corporate tech culture of overworking martyrdom. My mantra was: “Proper planning prevents piss-poor performance.” As if I could keep chaos at bay by pre-determining it on a spreadsheet or list. … More From Ball of Stress to Beacon of Serenity

The Attention Direction: Where Your Mind Goes, You Go

Most of us are familiar with the law of attraction, which is the belief that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts, you can cause positive or negative experiences. I believe it’s a little more involved than that, and more along the lines of: where your mind goes, you go…or what I call the Attention Direction. … More The Attention Direction: Where Your Mind Goes, You Go

If You’re Not Feeling the Christmas Spirit

Two days before Christmas, I’m reminded that it’s not the happiest time of year for many people. Between finding (and paying for) the “perfect” gifts and bracing yourself for family dynamics (let’s face it, no one knows how to push your buttons like family members)…it may be easy to look at the happy-happy-joy-joy social media posts of others and begin to “compare and despair.” (It’s an MBI coaching term for comparing your insides to someone else’s outsides.) … More If You’re Not Feeling the Christmas Spirit