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I am _________________.

I am _________________.

What if you were asked to stand in front of a room of colleagues or friends and finish the sentence:

“I am ____________________.”

How would you feel doing it? Nervous? Scared? Thoughts of “what will they think?” running through your head or “what if I sound arrogant?” “What if I’m wrong?”

Who Likes Feeling Stuck?

Who Likes Feeling Stuck?

We’re asked all the time, “What do you do”? I still struggle with giving that a definitive answer because what we do is different for every client.

Frameworks

Frameworks

I talk about “frameworks” a lot. What are they? Good question.

I think about the framework as the box within which we make decisions. Yep, “inside the box” is a good thing here!

Sea Glass

Sea Glass

Sea glass is glass that has been tossed around in the ocean for years and years until it’s smooth and beautiful. The only pieces of sea glass I’ve ever found are very small; the large pieces are fairly rare.

Can I Get a Rewind?!?

Can I Get a Rewind?!?

Do you ever reflect on a meeting you just had and think of other things you could have said?

We had a client meeting today and that’s exactly what happened.

You're Not Driving the Bus

You're Not Driving the Bus

So we had planned a meeting, as we often do. We had planned every minute carefully and we thought we had considered every eventuality… except we hadn’t planned for a bus driver who didn’t know where he was going. I mean REALLY didn’t have any idea where he was going.

Destination or Direction?

Destination or Direction?

“If you can’t get destination; go for direction.”  – Meg Wheatley

Ha! Isn’t that perfect for the many discussions we have all had about where we’re headed?! Do we really know what the destination is? Can we really know?

Shared Language

Shared Language

“When our definitions match, our purpose and goals are in alignment and confusion cannot derail our progress.”  – The Weave, v1

How many times have you been down the road with a decision, only to discover that you and your colleagues were using the same words but talking about two completely different things!?

Our Deepest Fear

Our Deepest Fear

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, the most frightens us.” – Marianne Williamson

Really? Hmmm… I’m not so sure.

Trust Me

Trust Me

Two simple words that carry a lot of weight.

Trust me.

If you’re at work and someone says “trust me”. What’s your reaction?

Thin Spaces

Thin Spaces

Have you ever had a moment when you crossed paths with someone – often a complete stranger – and you suddenly felt like you glimpsed the inter-connectedness of everything and everyone?

If you haven’t; I’m sorry. They’re pretty cool.

Work Shouldn't Feel Like Work

Work Shouldn't Feel Like Work

If you Google “work-life balance” there are 362,000,000 results. Clearly, it’s a hot topic.

I bet many of you think about work-life balance.

Or dream of work-life balance.

Or wonder what work-life balance is.

Radical Hospitality

Radical Hospitality

I learned about this concept from my friend Christie.

I just like to say it … “radical hospitality.”

What does that mean exactly? I think it means to be so open, so accepting, so compassionately curious about all who come across our paths that we’re significantly outside the norm – radical.

Service. What Can You Give?

Service. What Can You Give?

Simon Sinek. He’s our “start with WHY” guy. We believe in his work, in his words and most importantly – him. The past two days we had the opportunity to hear him speak not once, but twice and have lunch with him. Needless to say, I am deeply grateful for that opportunity and also coming off what I’m calling the “Simon high.”