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  • Sep 13, 2018

    Your playing small serves no-one

    "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. Your playing small does not serve the world." I was not long out of university when I first came upon these words by Marianne Williamson. Soon

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  • Aug 22, 2018

    Dare To Do More Than You Think You Can

    Firstly, thank you for your lovely notes in response to my recent article about visiting Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Of course, my message was about far more than how to help those who live there escape from the poverty they are born into. It

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  • Jul 31, 2018

    Kibera Slum - Be At Cause, Not Effect

    It’s hard to believe it has been two years since I stepped onto the ‘roof top of Africa’ – Mt Kilimanjaro - after a grueling 9-hour ascent with my husband and our four children. (Here’s the blog I wrote about 'summit day' soon after.) While our view

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  • Jul 30, 2018

    Handling Change When Plans Derail

    “Are you sitting down?” my husband asked down the phone line from across the world. As I braced myself, he delivered the news. His company needed/wanted/voluntold him to take up a role in Singapore. This was not our plan. Not even close. However, because my

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  • Jul 17, 2018

    What Makes You Feel Alive?

    Several years ago I decided to run my first Live Brave Weekend for women, and subsequently, other Live Brave programs for women and men.  The idea for them came after realizing that many people could benefit from a deeper, more transformative experience than my corporate

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  • Jul 04, 2018

    Dare to Wing It

    Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, credits Amazon’s explosive growth with his high-velocity decision making; he makes decisions with only 70% of key information. To some, that may seem a little foolhardy. To others, it’s just evidence of the importance of being willing to learn and pivot as

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  • Jul 04, 2018

    Reset Your Compass

    Wow, it's hard to believe we are over half way through 2018. I realized over the weekend that, amid all my travels this year (five trips across the globe and counting) I've got distracted from some of the commitments I made to myself earlier this

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  • Jun 28, 2018

    Ditch Looking Good For Doing Good

    Aloha from Hawaii where I’ve just spoken to a fabulous group of leaders from Berkshire Hathaway. If you aren’t familiar with the name, you are probably familiar with their chairman and founder Warren Buffett. One of the things I admire most about Warren is his

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  • Jun 15, 2018

    Mental Illness: Let’s Extend Compassion and Remove the Stigma

    The last time I spoke to my youngest brother Peter was on his 31st birthday. Six times, I had tried to get through, but each time the phone connection dropped out. Finally, on the seventh attempt, it went through. I was at my home in

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  • Apr 25, 2018

    The Deathbed Test

    Two weeks ago I got an email from the dean of academics at my daughters’ school notifying me that she was to be inducted into her school’s Cum Laude academic honor society. They looked forward to seeing my husband and me there. Maddy is finishing

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  • Apr 04, 2018

    WomenWill Press For Progress

    When Google invited me to fly to Japan to be a champion for their Womenwill program, it was an easy 'yes’. First up, I’d never been to Japan before. Second, I care a lot about helping women step into their power as change-makers. So like

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  • Mar 23, 2018

    Move From Dreaming To Doing

    For seven long years, Brenda Keane sat on her dream of having her own line of activewear. She had a strong feeling that there were many women, with curvy figures like herself, that were desperate to find fun, colorful (and functional!) activewear, but her fear

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  • Mar 20, 2018

    Message From Myanmar: Be The Change

    Last week I took my daughter, Maddy to Myanmar. My mother-in-law, Diana, was born in Burma (Myanmar’s name until 1989) so I’ve long been curious about the country that had fallen from one of Asia’s more prosperous countries to one of its poorest. As we

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  • Mar 05, 2018

    Own Your ‘Enoughness'

    I arrived back from an incredible few days in Tokyo with Google to kick off their Womenwill program. The mission of Womenwill is to elevate women around the world and leverage the technology to inspire and empower women economically and socially. Of course, there are

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  • Feb 13, 2018

    Train the Brave

    Have you ever looked back and wished you’d been braver? I certainly have. It’s one of the many reasons I do what I do because I know how very easy it is to let our fear and doubt call the shots – in our relationships,

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  • Jan 30, 2018

    5 Intuitive Ways to Discern Good Advice From Bad

    Let’s face it. If you’re looking for advice, you’ll find no shortage of it—on how to invest your money, raise your kids or navigate your next career move. I’ve been given copious amounts of advice over the years. “You should always wear red,” one branding

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