What Camping and Leadership Have in Common

My outdoor experiences, including hiking, rock climbing, and repelling, taught me many leadership lessons that I use today with clients. Take a lo

Are You Getting Too Comfortable?

You get a limited number of days, hours, and minutes to do whatever it is you are called to do – to design your destiny and be a leader worth following. Are you getting too comfortable and not taking the one action will you take that can make a big difference?

Choosing Forgiveness…It’s Not About Them

This week I invite you to choose forgiveness. Whatever you are dealing with right now. Step into your greatness, by choosing forgiveness. Because your destiny is about you and you alone.

The Upside of Gray

This week’s Upside Thought is by guest writer and Upside Thinking, Inc. Coach, Suzanne Dudley Schon. She was recently on stage at Design Your Destiny Live sharing her wisdom and genius. Enjoy discovering the Upside of Gray!

Where I’ve Failed This Year

Like any other human begin, this year I’ve failed. Because of my continued commitment to transparency, I want to share my top 3 failures with the entire Upside family I just came back from hosting a 2-day, invitation-only Get Your Year in Gear: Influence Amplified retreat in Phoenix where […]

Hope…We All Need It

Life is full of injustices, but it is also filled with beauty. Despite the forces against you, I invite you to continue to keep hope alive. We all need it. Years ago, there was a profound bo entitled, “When Bad Things Happen to Good People” – and while I’m […]

The Importance of Understanding the “Why”

When you are called to make a difference in the world by your leadership, you understand the importance of giving value. Years ago, I was working at the United States Customs Service in the Centralized Air Cargo Examination Facility. One of my employees was responsible for gathering and registering […]

Leadership is About Influence

Leadership is about influence.  Great leaders have the capacity to influence by being. May you have the courage to take this journey Leadership is about influence. Great leaders have the capacity to influence by being. Their very presence makes someone want to follow because of how they show up […]

Lessons Learned at the Abbey

Two weeks ago, I embarked on a silent retreat at Holy Cross Abbey. Leaving work behind was challenging than I anticipated. Here are the lessons learned Two weeks ago, I embarked on a silent retreat at Holy Cross Abbey. I’ve had a lot of inquiries about what happened, […]

From Fear To Faith

Having faith and trusting in a better tomorrow may not be easy. But I know it’s possible. Let’s move you from fear to faith. Faith has always been a strong part of my life. Defined as “complete trust and confidence in someone or something,” faith allows you to believe […]