The Ultimate Guide to Empowering Your Team to Greatness

The Ultimate Guide to Empowering Your Team to Greatness

Years ago when I owned and operated a bakery just a few blocks from my home, I was overwhelmed with the responsibilities that come with running a business and managing a staff of 8 bakers and customer service staff. I was a mom of two young kids with a husband who had his own business to run. The word “busy” doesn’t begin to describe my situation and how I felt at the time.  (Yes,...
New beginnings

New beginnings

Life continues to amaze as I journey along my life path! I’m peeling away another layer to reveal more of my true self. As of now, I am no longer a licensed realtor. Instead, I choose to pursue right livelihood as a coach and yoga teacher. This moment is over three years in the making (plus, 45 years of life experience!). Big dreams take thoughtful planning and deliberate action...

Pattern interrupt

As an entrepreneur, I never really take time off, unless I’m at a luxury hotel on a sunny beach with a swim-up bar and even then it’s hard not to peek at my emails! As a creative A-type, I’m always on. Phone calls, email, socializing and opportunities to talk with interesting people. Also, I carry a digital notebook to jot down ideas, sketches, and contacts to follow...

Crisis mode

Suddenly seeking answers to a question that was always there bubbling beneath the surface.   Deep down you knew there was a part of you that wanted attention. You felt it at the moment; then the moment would pass. You let it go.   Now that the moment is rising to the top surface of awareness and needs your immediate attention. You’re in emergency intervention mode....

Coach manifesto

When you work with me as your personal coach you can expect to go deep. We will uncover the past stories, limiting beliefs, and habits that no longer serve you. You will face your fears. You will let go of blaming the world. Guilt and shame handed to you by your ancestors will fall away. This is not surface work of willpower to do something, rather a deep shift in consciousness coupled...

Rerouting

Our problems run on a closed loop. Noisy mind chatter, constant rehashing of the past and, rehearsing an unknown future makes us feel like we’re at least trying to work through our problems. Surprisingly, we’re rerouting.    The thing is, in a closed loop there’s no end in sight. We double back on the same problems over and over again.   Wanting a different outcome...

Predicting the weather

We can blame the weatherman for being wrong about predicting the weather but we generally don’t carry that blame with us because we know that there’s really nothing we or the weatherman can do to control Mother Nature.   Still, we project into the future based on scientific reasoning, pre-programming and past conditions just as the weatherman but when we’re wrong we blame...

I give you one secret – Swami Kripalu-Bapuji

“I give you one secret. Whatever you seek in life, you will find through this practice. Just learn to do self-observation. It is the surest and easiest way to progress. Through it, you will be able to master your mind, your intellect and your ego. Self-observation brings us closer to the truth, but you must sincerely want to both see your faults and increase your good qualities....

Gratitude now

What are you grateful for right now? Yesterday was a struggle. I was clocked in the head with a soccer ball while playing keeper last night. I saved the goal, but I knew right away I was shaken up. My head hurt from the impact. My neck whiplashed and sore. As I stood in net all I could think was, shit, not again. I suffered a concussion in soccer last December while playing net. Even...

Storytime consciousness

Page leaves fan past rehearsed Unbound consciousness lives now Drop into blank pages   …   Brushstroke soaks the page Ink dries, ego laughs aloud Next story unfolds