Construction on the road in front of our house

Why Road Construction Needs to Add the “People Component” Our street is under construction.  In three months, they say, it will be a totally new, wonderful, perfectly working street that will solve all of the neighborhood’s water problems (OK, they didn’t say it would solve ALL problems, but…) We have had workers of all sorts…

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Building a Sharepoint Site

Introducing SharePoint: What YOU say, What THEY hear As an Organizational Change Leader, I’ve designed and developed my share of SharePoint sites that have reached people across cities, counties, and across the globe.  Just last year, one of my sites achieved over 16,000 hits across the world. I’m generally in the “hot seat” as I…

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Don't leave until it's time to leave

Yesterday, I had a few meetings to reconnect with people who inspire me and who I had worked with in previous contracts or employment.  We discussed a number of challenges, but the one common thread that continued to unravel throughout the day through different facets and perspectives was this: don’t leave before you leave. You’re…

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Homeless man playing piano

“Let’s run, Mommy!” We are in the heart of Seattle on a long overdue family vacation. It’s our final day of touring the City, and we’re beginning the mile walk from the water to the science center. After two days of hearing our four year old complain of tired legs, I was ecstatic that she…

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Gen X: The Middle Children

A middle child. I know it well. I was raised in a family of 4 children, the only other middle was the only boy. I play the role of the middle child in my family. At work, I play it, too…as a member of the Gen X generation. We are the Generation X (and some…

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5 lessons from the year I stepped out of my comfort zone.

In 2016, I left my job of 15 years to start building my own business coaching individuals and organizations through change.  It’s been an exhilarating and challenging experience that included mountain highs and valley lows. Below are a few lessons learned from my year of change. 1) Fight for what you believe in. Change work…

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You are a leader

It’s the large moments created by thousands of small moments that truly make a difference…leading up to that one large moment when you recognize the feeling of being a great leader.   You guide, coach, and lead others.  You help them grow and achieve great success as individuals and as part of a team.  You…

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When opportunity meets FOCUS

2016:  The beginning of the year of change (written in early 2016) When I reflect, I recognize all that I have accomplished. When I look forward, I experience fear. I am at the threshold.  I am at a place of undeniable opportunity and I am facing the unknown.   I have been here before time…

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