Courageous leadership involves diving into topics that aren’t always warm and fuzzy. After attending the PathNorth Civility Series, I’ve had a series of conversations around intolerance. Intolerance grows out of differences of opinion and the three biggest areas are that of racial, religious, or economic beliefs. For most of my life, I’ve thought I was…

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It was 1994. I was on my way to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center for basic training. While there were people in my family who were familiar with law enforcement, it was because of being on the other side of the law, not being in the blue uniform. I had no idea what to…

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Do you ever feel overworked and overwhelmed? Is your calendar filled with endless demands that rush at you like a 3-year old who’s had way too much candy? When the people in your life are clamoring for more of your time, do you ever feel guilty saying “yes” – and powerless to say “no”? I get…

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Four+ years ago, my business was growing and I said a prayer specifically asking to be sent someone who would complement my work and be able to coach my clients in a way that would give them added depth as a leader. God (through Barb Wade) sent me success coach and emotional resilience expert, Suzanne…

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Have you ever uttered the sentence, “I don’t have enough time.” Or, do you have a list of what you would do if you only have “enough” time? I grew up as a list maker. I’d even add things to my list after I did them as I was obsessed with being efficient and getting…

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Forgiveness evokes a wide range of emotions from people…  including anger.   How can you possibly forgive that? is a common reaction. After going into countless organizations where it seemed as if there were just “people-problems” I learned that often frustrations from unmet expectations led to deep resentment and anger. The remedy: forgiveness and love. When I…

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The idea of a day that is set aside to be thankful inspires me which is why my favorite holiday of the year is Thanksgiving. The clients in my group coaching programs communicate in a private Facebook page. A tight knit community, they share their downs and ups, as well as their asks for the…

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In June of 2010, I had three days that changed everything for me in my business.  I started my business in 2005 – and had some big wins. National recognition for my leadership, my 1st book was published, and large contracts. In 2010, I was feeling completely overwhelmed and thought, “This is not what I signed…

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I’ll never forget the moment I took a stand for one of my clients at a private retreat. I challenged her “truth” – and spoke firmly and boldly about what wasn’t serving her. My stand came from a place of love – and she nodded, knowing I was right. For years, it was easier for…

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