Eight ways to avoid blowing up at work

Eight ways to avoid blowing up at work

On a recent train ride my husband struck up a conversation with a fellow passenger who was a banker. They talked about the work they do and their families. When my husband mentioned that I am an executive coach the banker smiled and said, “I had a coach last...
Is there such a thing as good stress?

Is there such a thing as good stress?

As an executive coach I have seen more than my share of stressed-out people – leaders charged with implementing massive change, managers struggling to turn around dysfunctional teams, individuals doing their best to achieve difficult goals with far less resources than...
Break through to success

Break through to success

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” ~Vincent Van Gogh Often it is the voices within us that stop us from trying and achieving what we really want. Somehow we’ve learned to...
You can laugh more

You can laugh more

“A good time to laugh is anytime you can.” ~Linda Ellerbee I can be very intense. Ask anyone who knows me. I can get caught in the seriousness of a situation, the meaning of a moment, the dilemma of a debate. I can work very hard to find value in each encounter and...
Feeling dumped on? Here’s what to do

Feeling dumped on? Here’s what to do

I spent a week at the beach with my extended family. Needless to say, it was great. Great weather. Great nature. Great company. Great times. Except for the day when my nephew had to work for hours. And hours. He’s not in the most junior position at his firm, but...