Motherhood and Leadership

All mothers have a unique way of relating to our mothering. Yet like most things, we all share some common threads, too. What if one of those common threads was that we related to motherhood as leadership? In their book, Co-Active Leadership, Karen and Henry Kimsey-House say: “Everyone has within them the capacity to lead,…

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What is Coaching?

Imagine. You have someone in your life that listens for your aliveness and champions your victories. This same person walks with you as you navigate challenges, holds you accountable, and helps you remember what you stand for when you’ve forgotten. She does all this with no agenda of her own but to support you in…

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The Loneliness in Conformity

True belonging is not passive. It’s not the belonging that comes with just joining a group. It’s not fitting in or pretending or selling out because it’s safer. It’s a practice that requires us to be vulnerable, get uncomfortable, and learn how to be present with people without sacrificing who we are. We want true…

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Cultivate Your Creative [Populist]

Are you willing to be the deviant? I was happy to make Carl Nordgren’s lecture at my school yesterday.  The visiting professor of creative entrepreneurship at Duke University and self-proclaimed “Creative Populist” caught my attention. Nordren encouraged “kaleidoscopic thinking” – being willing to look at problems from every angle and explore relationships between pieces from…

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What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

Marshall Goldsmith

Marshall Goldsmith, NYT bestselling author of What Got You Here Won’t Get You There and preeminent executive coach, lectured at the most recent class in my masters program.  As I mentioned, his book inspired this 90 Day Challenge, so when a classmate emailed me this picture of Marshall and I tonight, I thought him great…

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