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  • You Don’t Need a Blowtorch to Light Your Candles

    One of the biggest obstacles to professional and personal freedom is not understanding what enough really is. Not many people think about what is enough. Instead, we allow other people to determine it for us. How much money do you… Read More

  • First Love

    Most people remember their first love. For many, when you see or hear about your first love, there is still a little jolt of that initial chemistry. I had many professional ‘lusts:’ theater star, news anchor, recording artist, cancer researcher,… Read More

  • Avoiding Landmines

    Political polarization has become a part of our lives. We can see it in our families and friendships. Some people report that they have even stopped talking to or socializing with someone they know because of disagreements over politics. So… Read More

  • FAQ

    Asking good questions is the best way to gain deeper insights, develop stronger relationships, and create more innovative solutions. I often wonder why more of my clients don’t ask ask people questions more often. Kids learn when they ask questions…. Read More

  • Are You Laughing?

    Having a good sense of humor definitely helps cope with stress and can lead to your overall improved health. The actual act of laughing is an exhale, releasing your breath and the tension you may be holding on to. Sharing… Read More

  • Try Something Different: You Can Learn New Things

      I like city living. This month, however, for a total change of pace – I went to Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Wyoming for vacation. In the 14 month run-up to the trip (yup –… Read More

  • Ghosts in the Workplace

    If you date or know someone who is currently dating then you probably already know all about ghosting. In order to avoid having a difficult conversation (“I don’t want to see you anymore.”), the person goes silent. Call, texts, and… Read More

  • Keep It Crisp

    It happens a lot. You ask a question or make a comment and then are stuck listening to the person respond for the next 10 minutes. They may answer a question you haven’t asked, provide extraneous information, or offer an… Read More

  • Create Great Workplace Relationships

    You may have the best product to offer or the most effective technology on the market but most people acknowledge that good relationships are essential to the success of any business.  When it comes to creating new business relationship, how… Read More

  • Team Reset

    There are times when my work is focused on the relationships between boss and employee. While this isn’t a friendship in the traditional sense, it is a relationship that involves some care and respect which is useful in order to… Read More