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4 Barrier-Busting Tips for Reaching your Potential

Raising children takes a special blend of hands-on management and learning to let go, sometimes simultaneously.  In my 16 years of parenting, I can’t say I’ve really perfected this balance. It was during one of those “parenting true confessions” conversations that a friend mentioned he’d (miraculously in my opinion) managed to keep from dropping the …

10 Ways to Boost Confidence in 30 Minutes or Less

After spending an awe-inspiring weekend workshop with acclaimed author Martha Beck, I now know the solution to many of our greatest life-challenges is often the opposite of what society tells us. Where we believe we need more: money, stuff, attention; these external rewards don’t ultimately lead to lasting happiness. Sometimes less is more. On that …

7 Energy Boosting Tips to Start Your Day Right

Years of experience coaching groups and individuals toward reaching their goals has taught me one thing.  Energy matters, and most of us report wanting more of it. Several years ago I had the amazing experience of working with a VNA (visiting nurses association) in Santa Cruz that really drove this point home for me.  I …

Trapped by Self-Doubt? Rewrite your story!

Recently I attended a workshop with a small group of business leaders. We were seated in a circle, each asked to share an example of a risk we took that paid off. For some reason, I was caught completely off guard by this request. After the first person shared her experience of winning a Caldecott Award, …

Looking for Confidence? 4 Keys to Finding it

One serious challenge most people face when seeking new career opportunities is a lapse in self-confidence.  As I learned from teaching Career Transition workshops, loss of confidence often accompanies career transition, and while I thought the strategies I provided sufficiently addressed it, without understanding the underlying challenge, it was just surface chatter. The job search …