April 3, 2018

One of my favorite things to do when I’m meeting with a new group of people is to tell them: “I’m going to say a word, and I want you to take a mental snapshot of the very first image that comes to mind.”

And then I say, “Banana.”

The responses are always hugely differen...

December 20, 2017

Dear friends,

I believe that the key to elevating quality of life for all citizens of the cosmos is leadership. The ability to inspire yourself and others to be, achieve and serve better than they ever thought possible is perhaps the most important skill a person can ma...

November 15, 2017

When I first heard Daron Larson’s “Don’t try to be mindful” TEDx Talk (which is hilarious and hugely valuable) my automatic reaction to this statement was “That’s not a very optimistic way of thinking.”

But it stuck with me, and I started noticing how much of the day my...

May 14, 2017

In this age of having-it-all and parenting blogs, it seems like every other minute we working moms are confronted with a message that makes us feel that pang of “I worry I’m not ________ enough.”

In my work helping business women develop confidence in their authentic le...

May 4, 2017

In the cover story of the May 2014 Atlantic, “The Confidence Gap” journalists Claire Shipman and Katty Kay addressed an obstacle that I experience almost daily in my work helping professional women overcome their workplace challenges. Put simply, the best and brightest...

April 6, 2017

It’s life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, right?

That all-important phrase sounds to me like we should chase happiness, seek it out. And we do. We know we need to take care of ourselves, and we know we need to do things that make us happy. We vacation, we spend t...

March 20, 2017

I write a lot about how experiences throughout our lives shape who we are and how we lead. I recently sat down with Ellevate Network for a Q&A where I got real personal about some of the experiences in my own life that have shaped me and what I’m still working on today...

January 11, 2017

You’ve probably recently seen my bold statement that I’ve made my life’s mission to get more women in the C-suite.

As I’ve made this sweeping declaration public, I thought I better ask myself…well if I want more women in the C-suite, what’s keeping us from getting there...

September 26, 2016

​​I regularly find that leaders harbor emotionally-laden, often erroneous, beliefs about themselves and their own leadership talent that compromise their ability to perform. Put simply, most leaders don’t know their own strengths, and it undermines their effectiveness.


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