A Zest for Learning! Commitment to Improving! Determination to Expand Your Expertise!   We share these values, actions and professional endeavors. You take pride in your work and strive to positively impact your clients and community. This is why I love serving as your coach, facilitator, colleague, and friend. This weekend, I pulled 4 hefty beets and cut stalks of …

How To Listen With Your Eyes

Lynn and Daniel, her adult son, are sitting side-by-side. After mentioning his tubing trip, she asks, “did you go alone?” He enthusiastically answers, “yes.” “Were other people there?” she asks. He answers, “No, it was a very quiet day.” Silence. Daniel goes on to describe the water level and pace of the river. He missed it – Lynn’s real question. …

Rewrites Make It Remarkable!

Five drafts, three feedback sessions, two coaching appointments, one inquiry phone call. And a partridge in a pear tree…… When speaking to an audience, I always strive to be relevant, engaging, informative and inspiring. This is why, recently, before presenting for an organization, I did FIVE re-writes. You see, during a preparatory feedback session, I felt it instinctually. I thought, “I haven’t …

What is the Art

What’s The “Art” in Listening?

Listening just happens, right? No action required. Listening is underway. You can’t “NOT” – not listen. It’s on automatic pilot. Sit back: Take it in.   “So”…. you’re probably asking….”if listening is happening, then….” “…What exactly is that “Art” part in the Art of Listening?  Our world is noisy, with multiple distractions and a plethora of options to communicate. In this pace, …