The Demons Chaos

Are you ever surprised when things that seem to be running fine suddenly get out of control? You have all your ducks in a row and, just when you think everything is in sync, one of the little fluff-bombs waddles off and disrupts the whole journey. What is going on?

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Orienting with the Heart

I moved to Ghana, West Africa, prior to my senior year of undergrad to participate in an education abroad program. I was leaving the comfort that I knew to live in a new culture for an entire year. I traveled farther than ever before to a continent I had never seen. I didn’t know any… Read more »

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Credibility, Integrity, and Accountability

We all have moments when our credibility is on the line, and this was one of them. I was visiting a long-term client’s office, where just two hours prior I had presented a training on conflict and accountability to the entire human resources team. I winced as I heard a highly visible, veteran employee named… Read more »

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Influential Leaders

Teddy was a gangster. There is no other way to put it. And he was proud of it. When I showed up for my first day as a volunteer at the county juvenile detention center, I knew I was outside my comfort zone. I had no idea that Teddy was going to extend that comfort… Read more »

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Forget the “New Normal”

The “new normal” is a tired and meaningless phrase. Do a Google search. I did, and Google returned this: “About 4,960,000,000 results (0.68 seconds).” That’s close to five billion—with a capital “B.” Let’s agree on this from the start: There is nothing new or normal in 2022 except for the unrelenting pace of change that… Read more »

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The Female Advantage

I fixated on fitting in, wearing a bland outfit so as not to draw attention to myself. I worked at staying quiet, not saying too much, sitting at a table in the back of the room.

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The Great Reveal

If I had a nickel for every time I told a client, “That resignation was avoidable,” I would have a lot of nickels.

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Missing Time

Many of us are unsuspecting victims. We have all watched movie scenes in which extraterrestrials transport an innocent victim from their environment only to return them later. The unfortunate abductee typically retains no memory of the experience; however, they intuitively sense something is different. Their surroundings look the same, yet unexplainably, time has passed leaving… Read more »

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