Your First 100 Days of 2018

When I started my coaching practice in 2008, some of my first clients were the early victims of the economic implosion; c-suite executives and high-ranking leaders receiving pink slips for the first time in their careers. Some of them viewed the lay-off as the...

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Fast is Slow, Slow is Fast

About a month ago I connected with a gent on both LinkedIn and Facebook. Last week, I happened to catch a post he made on FB. He was attending a conference where his wife was speaking, and he captured a direct quote she made during the presentation, "A transfer of...

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Do you REALLY know how you show up in conversation?

To commemorate the 2nd anniversary of publishing my 2nd book, Own Your Greatness in Oct 2015, this is an edited excerpt from chapter 4. During my career in sales management I had the privilege of working with a team of salespeople ranging in experience from less than...

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There’s no crying in baseball!

Little known secret about me: I love watching movies repeatedly to catch sometimes obscure, often hilarious, or even profound, thought-provoking lines from characters. One of my favorite movie quotes stumps EVERYBODY, even though it's from a cult classic comedy of the...

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“It’s a dog eat dog world…”

It's August, and you may be using the term 'dog days of summer' to describe the simmering heat. Down here in Texas, it's been a hot one. A few weeks ago it was over a hundred for about a 2 week stretch, with 109 being a high. This week we're getting some much needed...

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The secret power of remembering names

This past weekend I was invited to a pool party hosted by a friend, colleague, and strategic referral partner. Grace and I have known each other for around 8 years or so and are both well connected professionally in the Austin area. So it was no surprise that I knew...

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Summer Reading Recommendations

I was on vacation a few weeks ago visiting my best friend Rebel. I ended up being sick the entire time and gave her the virus I'd picked up; misery loving company and all. Despite my discomfort, I still implemented my BRAAVE morning routine almost every day, albeit a...

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6 Basic Needs at Work

I'm a daily Audible listener and fan of Tony Robbins. One of the interesting parallels I've discovered is between personal and business relationships. Therefore, I listen to a lot of books on relationship issues, and apply what I learn to the issues my clients face in...

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