Lunch with Kathryn

My dear friend Kathryn invited me for a birthday lunch last week. We sat outside in her spectacular garden, ate a deliciously prepared macrobiotic feast, then went inside for her gift to me, a session of healing touch which she's been studying. In addition to being...

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The Trouble with Being in O

Years ago Anne Taintor and I met when we were each exhibiting our artwork at the Westport Creative Arts Festival. I've been following her career ever since. She has branded herself brilliantly over the years and created a look uniquely hers. Whenever I see her...

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The Way to Ask a Favor

Scarlett De Bease, my wonderful Image Consultant, asked me to write a testimonial for her LinkedIn profile. I was very happy to oblige. But I knew that it would take me awhile to figure out exactly how to fulfill her request. I had never posted a recommendation on...

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Make An Offering

Listening to Andrea Adler's CD, To Advertise or Not To Advertise, That is The Question, I heard validation for a practice I've already embarked upon--making an offering. Next Thursday evening, July 17th, I'm offering a sneak preview of my Create Your Own Future event...

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Am I the last one to do this?

For some reason I'd never taken the time to stop annoying emails from clogging my inbox. Must've been that I didn't realize how dead simple it is. Every day I get what feels like 200 notices about discount theatre tickets, daily news briefs from an industry I'm only...

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Who’s in charge?

Last week we snuck off for a couple of days to spend quiet time by a lake in Litchfield County. The first night was idyllic as was the next day. But, the morning of our departure brought a horrific experience. At 4:50am there was a banging on our door and a man’s...

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I don’t have many ideas.

Last week during a long car ride, a colleague told me that he had tons of ideas. Something about that phrase--tons of ideas--struck a chord. I hear a lot of people use it. The similarity among those who say that, and why I think it sticks out for me, is that many of...

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Summer To-Do List

All of my coaching groups are on hiatus for the summer. My speaking kicks back into high gear mid-September. Several individual clients are taking a break from coaching over the summer. So I scheduled a brainstorming session with myself to figure out how to best use...

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How I follow up

I attended a spectacular EWN event last month with over 150 women business owners. The keynote speaker was Beth Schoenfeldt, co-founder of Ladies Who Launch. One of the cool things about this Grand Networking Event is that in addition to an hour of mingling time...

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