Your Work Matters

Your Work Matters

Your work matters… …wherever you do it. This week a friend loaned me How Hard Can It Be? by Allison Pearson. It’s the sequel to her book I Don’t Know How She Does It: The Life of Kate Reddy, Working Mother (movie starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Greg...
The Life Changing Magic of Breaking Rules

The Life Changing Magic of Breaking Rules

Are you a rule breaker or a rule follower? Have you ever spent any time thinking about the function of rules in different settings? I’ve always been a rule breaker wrapped in a thin veneer of rule follower. The other day as I was listening to a podcast episode about...
Patience: The Antidote to Settling

Patience: The Antidote to Settling

Patience is the antidote to settling. The impetus for writing this blog came from coaching several clients who thought they had to settle for any job they were offered. I wish this were a new problem. As a matter of fact, I wrote about it 2 years ago. It’s so...
Boundaries – They Won’t Let You Down

Boundaries – They Won’t Let You Down

One of the best things about coaching is the variety of issues that my clients encounter in both their work and home lives. The more I coach – and the longer I live – the more I understand that over 90% of the problems we encounter involve setting and communicating...
The Dastardly Golden Handcuffs Trap

The Dastardly Golden Handcuffs Trap

What exactly are golden handcuffs? The phrase was coined in the 1970’s to identify deferred benefits (bonuses, options, etc.) that companies offered highly paid and valuable employees to keep them from leaving their companies. Golden handcuffs are a subject my clients...