A Story of Loss and Hope

This is by far the longest, most difficult and personal blog I have ever written. If you don’t have time to read it now, I hope you will mark it and return when you have a few minutes. And I hope that you will share it with anyone you think needs to read it.

Who Are You In This Story?

A law professor stood in front of his first year students and told them a story. At the end, he asked, “Who are you in this story?” If you were asked, how would you answer?

Back to Basics: Pre-Internet Old Skool!

The other day, four-year-old Sierra seemed a little worn down, perhaps succumbing to a flu bug. “Are you getting sick, Sierra?” her mother asked. “I don’t know,” Sierra sighed with a shrug. “Maybe we should Google it.” Google it? Google how you feel? Ancient civilizations survived (mostly) just fine without such sophisticated tools as the…

Evaluating a Coach’s Creds

Most of our day-to-day coaching needs can be met by forming strategic partnerships with the right people, people with expertise, knowledge and experience. You do this all of the time when you talk to a mechanic before purchasing a car, do on-line research before selecting a neighborhood in which to move, or talk to a…

Turn Around…

Are there recurring struggles in your life that you keep coming back to in an existential, Huis Clos, endless loop kind of way? If you answered NO, please stop reading. You’re a liar, and the truth would be wasted on you. Some of what I’m going to share today is a result of my being…

The Truth about Silence

Unless you’re a baby bird, don’t sit around with your mouth open waiting for others to feed you. A couple of days ago, the RIM/Blackberry service died during the early morning hours. For about 6 hours, I could send but not receive messages. At first, I was mildly displeased, thinking that this outage served as…