Wisdom & Peace

April 27th, 2020|

Unbelievable! That’s the word I would use to describe this season of significant change. What word would you use? In talking with family, friends, colleagues and clients - people are experiencing a myriad of emotions. One of them may be best known as grief. I learned about the stages of grief in graduate school when

Mental Gymnastics

March 30th, 2020|

We’ve all watched the news, read the paper, and listened to the radio. The words we focus on become the focus of our thoughts. Corona Crisis vs. Corona Virus, Pandemic vs. Panic, Fear vs. Facts, Denial vs. Deliberate, Safety vs. Sanity. These are a few words that come to my mind, as I think of


February 25th, 2020|

This past weekend, I spent 2.5 days at the condo in Caswell Beach that my sister and I share. The little slice of paradise was supposed to be my parent’s retirement sanctuary. Unfortunately, dad died in 2005 from a rare protein disorder called amyloidosis and my mom died four years later. Sometimes, when I’m here

Conversations Change Careers

January 28th, 2020|

Six months ago, my colleague and friend, John, met for dinner in Greensboro, NC to discuss how his company was being purchased and the impact that was having on team mindset, morale and motivation. Corporate change can create new levels of competition, resentment and worry in the heart and mind. Will my quota requirements change,

New Year New Vision!

December 31st, 2019|

“Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book.” – unknown Have you ever set a new year’s resolution and failed to achieve your goal? Do you know people that make bold statements about bucket lists, business achievements, personal fitness, travel dreams or weigh loss? Well, you are not alone. “According to U.S.

Season of Gratitude

November 27th, 2019|

Last week, I heard a speaker share how a continual state of gratitude is good for the mind, body and soul. One of the examples in his talk referred to Einstein and how he would continually write letters of gratitude throughout his life. He wrote a letter to a Chicago man thanking him for helping

Present with Influence

October 30th, 2019|

Two years ago I was asked to work with a team of executives to build a hour presentations program and help train a few instructors on how to teach the class to over 200 participants in the organization. Another client asked for a public speaking course and I said, “Can we offer this over a

White Flag

September 25th, 2019|

Years ago, I was working with a dental office team to build stronger relationships by improving communication to impact their team performance and improve customer service. One of the doctor’s continuously said things to the staff that were hurtful and she didn’t realize the impact the negativity was creating in the office environment. One exercise

August Playbook

August 28th, 2019|

Last week, I attended a Rotary District 7690 meeting at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, NC and one of the main speakers for the event shared how storytelling could be a powerful way to drive new membership. He encouraged the audience to reflect on the impact Rotary had on each person and to share that

Easter Blessing

April 30th, 2019|

It’s a beautiful Saturday afternoon, the day before Easter, 16 years ago and I was lying in Women’s Hospital with my arms opened wide praying that God would take me or make me well.  While my husband was watching the master’s tournament, I was praying for total healing or total release to heaven.  Three days