On the Ladder

Is Hugging Ever Okay in Business?

They’re three words that either make you feel totally at ease or scare the living hell out of you: “I’m a hugger.” Certainly, you’ve run into these people in your business life. They hug hello, hug...

Holiday Season 2012: 4 Sure-Fire Ways to Revel in Joy

The holiday season is officially here! For many, this is the most stressful time of the year. There is a tendency to create unhealthy and unnecessary holiday stress. Yes, there is a lot added to our to-do lists during the holid...

Form Over Function Over Form: Jazz Up Your Presentation!

I was on the phone with my dad a few months ago and he was talking about a presentation he had coming up for work. He asked for some pointers, and I joked around that as long as he didn’t read text directly off his slides...


The 20-Minute Exercise To Eradicate Negative Thinking

The process I’m about to present to you comes today from Fast Company. But it’s not original to that publication. Every life coach, every positive thinker, every yoga teacher teaches this concept regularly. In fact,...

Make Giving Thanks a Regular Practice

To begin the Thanksgiving week, I thought we’d focus on giving thanks — otherwise known as gratitude. Thanksgiving kicks off the next month of hustle and bustle and holiday spirit, but with it comes an opportunity to ge...

You Are Awesome: Why This Belief Will Help Streamline Your Life

What are your different roles in life? Mom? Wife? Girlfriend? Sister? Employee? Boss? Entrepreneur? Teacher? Caretaker? Writer? Performer? Healer? Runner? Leader? If you were to examine yourself in the roles you play and asked ...


The Five Most Authentic Words in the English Language

  Authenticity. It’s a buzz word that gets thrown around in every industry around the world. Are you being authentic? Authentic enough? Do you have authenticity? Is it a noun? A verb? It’s different for everyon...

The Destructive Art of Self-Sabotage

I’m not sure when we got so great at self-sabotage, but it’s become an art form. I myself have become a master, as have many of my friends, and maybe even you. Today a great coach and friend of mine pointed out that I w...

Stop Getting In Your Own Way!

A few weeks ago, I attended an evening networking event to try and connect with some potential new clients. The woman in charge of the event was making an introduction to the speaker for the night, but before she did, she gave ...


How to Become an Industry Leader

Recently, MindBodyGreen.com published “5 Questions to Ask Yourself to Make a Wise Career Change.” And while making a career change is difficult, one of the points they brought up raised a larger point for me – one...