Upside Thinking

Upside Leaders Deserve Happiness

By LisaMarie / February 1, 2021

Delicate times.  That’s the best way I can describe the world today.  My choice to remain upside with all that swirls around me and in me, doesn’t mean I’m oblivious to the pain going on in the world.  Most days I’m engaged in difficult, emotionally charged conversations with people whose views differ from mine.  Most…

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Tuning Into Your Own Courageous Wisdom

By LisaMarie / January 25, 2021

When successful leaders reach out to have a conversation about coaching, self-confidence often comes up as hidden topic to explore even from those that are the most seasoned and thriving.  Every time it surfaces, I’m surprised as I’ve equated success with confidence.  Yet, there is a piece of me that understands this well.  There can be thoughts and…

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Are You Being Visible Enough?

By LisaMarie / January 18, 2021

For most of my life, visibility has been a struggle. What I mean is my being seen, truly seen, by others.  As a kid, being around people my own age made me uncomfortable and self-conscious.   There was an internal voice always comparing my life with theirs, and I always came up short.  It was more than our…

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Upside Leaders Have a Greater Impact on the World

By LisaMarie / January 11, 2021

On my way back from a few days of solitude, I heard one of my favorite artists belting out lyrics about changing the world – and thought of you. Do you feel called, deep down, that you’re meant to do more with your life…to make a difference in the world? Do you feel called to…

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The Best Leaders Understand the Importance of Showing Their Humanness

By LisaMarie / January 4, 2021

With all that is going on in the world, client and colleague conversations have been increasingly more open and raw. People who often guarded and filtered their words are sharing their personal stories of perseverance and how they feel more openly. I’ve received texts and emails from colleagues who had previously kept their distance, personally…

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What Do You Want to See Differently?

By LisaMarie / December 28, 2020

In January, people ask what my theme of the year is.  What I’ve discovered is that the theme chooses me.  I’m uncertain if it’s because of the questions I ask myself or God, or if it’s what I’ve gleaned is mine to learn at the time. Either way, I simply have noticed that every year…

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Upside Leaders Keep on Shining Their Light

By LisaMarie / December 21, 2020

It’s been an interesting year in many ways.  I’ve experienced deep gratitude and a depth of humility that brings me to my knees and moves to tears when I reflect on all I have.  Yet with shutdowns and lockdowns, my heart is heavy as parties, gift giving and conversations about being merry and jolly have been replaced with fear…

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Lessening The Symptoms of Stress

By LisaMarie / December 14, 2020

With the swirl of all that is going on the planet right now, I’ve asked Michele Broad, certified women’s health nurse practitioner and owner of Well Women Network, to write about how to lessen the symptoms of stress.   Happy Reading!   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *…

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How to Master the Art of Active Listening to Get Results

By LisaMarie / December 7, 2020

When I was promoted to the supervisory ranks in Federal law enforcement, I was sent back to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Academy for supervisory leadership training.   One of the classes was on communication.   Expecting to learn about how to speak to the press or talk your employees, I was surprised to see…

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