Ending Sexual Violence – KCSARC’s BE LOUD Breakfast

 Update: a record breaking fundraiser for KCSARC with more than $515,000 raised to help end sexual violence. Congrats to the team, and for the investors who have the power, foresight and money to make a difference in our community! KCSARC is still taking donations. Nearly a thousand people turned out this morning at the downtown Seattle Sheraton for the 27th Annual King County Sexual Assault Resource Center's BE LOUD Breakfast to end sexual Continue Reading

#1 Lesson Learned from 2015

As we wrap up the past year, what is your #1 lesson learned from 2015? I like to take some time during the final days of the year to look back on where I've been, take stock of what I've accomplished, consider what could have gone better, and set goals for the coming 12 months. Here are my top three lessons from 2015! #3 - Challenge yourself. 2015 has been the year of learning. Officially launching my executive and transition coaching Continue Reading

Celebrate Networking

The holidays are here – and with them, come a host of opportunities for networking. A recent article in Entrepreneur points out that the season is filled with events ideal for networking and relationship building. In addition to traditional gatherings like company parties, Chamber of Commerce events, business contact referral groups and online sites, holiday events can also connect you with people outside your regular business circle – and put Continue Reading

Focus Your Message in Interviews and Presentations

From The Three Little Pigs to omne trium perfectum (Latin for “everything is perfect in sets of three”), use of the number three to convey information has long been imbedded in our culture. Time is divided into three parts; a beginning, a middle, and an end. And even famed entrepreneur Steve Jobs used the Rule of Three to bring power to his presentations. Why? Neurologists say our brains remember stories and ideas better if they’re Continue Reading

Coping with Change: Embracing the New Normal

Have you ever felt like your life has been suddenly thrown into a blender? You’re gliding along and everything is lining up just perfectly and then – wham! You’re hit with not just one, but a multitude of challenges all at once. That describes my summer. First, my 83-year-old mother-in-law was told she had to move. The property owner, a longtime family friend, had died awhile back and the family wanted to sell the house my mother-in-law rented Continue Reading