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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
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
Dec 26, 2017
7 Keys To Make Changes That Stick In 2018!
"I don’t do resolutions,” Jane told me last week. “What’s the point? I never keep them.” You probably know a few people like Jane yourself. Perhaps you’re one of them! In your heart, you know you want to make changes in your life, but year
Nov 15, 2017
Live From Purpose
If you're reading this, chances are you're someone who wants to do well in your work and be paid well for it. But you also want more than that. You want to feel that it serves some purpose greater than a paycheck or a position.
Jul 22, 2017
Upgrade Your Mental Maps
Over the last three weeks, I’ve been in Europe enjoying the highlights of Italy, France and hiking up and down the Alps on a 'Tour de Mt Blanc'. I’m not sure if it was brave or foolhardy, but last week we hired a van in
Jan 04, 2017
How Will You Show Up For Life?
"First say to yourself what would you BE, and then do what you have to DO." - Epiticus It's great to focus on what you want to accomplish in the year ahead. Habits you want to start. Or quit. Goals you want to achieve. Changes you
Dec 13, 2016
Five Powerful Questions To End 2016 Strong
As we near the end of the year it’s easy to get so caught up in all that still needs to get done that we fail to look back on the year just gone – to acknowledge how far we’ve come and who we’ve become
Oct 20, 2016
Make The Best Of Your Mistakes
I’m sure, like me, you’ve made your share of mistakes over the years. Times you’ve made a bad decision or taken too long to make any at all! The word mistake comes from the Latin to “miss-step.” Mistakes are, literally, nothing more or less than
Oct 05, 2016
Be Trust-Worthy: Stand By Your Beliefs
Yesterday I had the pleasure of spending a few hours with former Australian Prime Minister John Howard. We were both keynote speakers at the same conference and ended up having time together between speeches and afterward at a reception. Like every political leader, during his eleven years
Aug 11, 2016
What Would You Write On The Courage Wall? Don't Wish It. Do It.
Get a new job. Not worry about money. Eat mayo. Travel to a foreign country. Ask for help. Try out for the Princeton crew team. Bike over a volcano. Ask for Date #2. Go into a shelter. Quit my job. Tell my secrets. Love myself.
Jul 20, 2016
Win The War On Terror: Don't Fuel Fear
Terrorist attacks. Police shootings. Brexit. Political coups. Refugee crisis. Zika virus. President Trump. Let’s face it, we live in fearful times. There’s no shortage of headlines alerting us potential threats to our safety and future. Which is why, when headlines scream loudest, we must be extra vigilant
Jul 20, 2016
Listen Up! You May Just Learn Something
Ever been in a conversation where you felt like the person you were talking to wasn’t listening to a word you said because they were too busy trying to convince you of their opinion? Yep, me too. It’s a common phenomenon. So much so that
Jul 13, 2016
Choose Growth Over Comfort
Last year I was invited to interview Sir Richard Branson on his private Caribbean island. A career highlight for sure! Fortunately for me, "Just call me Richard" is incredibly down to earth person who quickly puts people at ease around him. Phew. During our interview and on
Apr 25, 2016
Embrace Change, Risk Mistakes: My interview with Bill Marriott
"It's by embracing change and risking mistakes that you get ahead." ~ Bill Marriott One of the things I most love about my work is the people I get to meet. So it was a huge honor to be invited into Marriott headquarters to interview J.W. "Bill"
Mar 23, 2016
Don't hide behind technology
Communication technology. It's the best of tools when used well. It's the worst of tools when it's not. Last week I received a 'not-very-nice' email from a man who didn’t like my reference to Donald Trump in my recent blog. He wrote, and I quote, “You
Mar 03, 2016
Brene Brown: Change Demands Discomfort
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. - Margaret MeadWhat does it take the change the world? It's a big question with no simple answer. However after a morning with