Being a Leader When You’re Not in Charge

How many of you aspire to lead - even if you're not in charge? Some of my clients who are working for that next promotion, or being assigned that next big project will ask me "what can I do so that I can move into a position of leaderhip?" There ARE certain behaviors that you can practice so you can be seen as a leader even if you're not the boss. In Karl Albrecht's book, Social Intelligence, he talks about two types of authority - formal Continue Reading

What’s your Social Intelligence?

Have you ever considered your social intelligence? Most of us know about IQ, or intelligence quotient, and some of us are aware of EQ, or emotional intelligence. But what about your social intelligence? I am reading Karl Albrecht's book,  Social Intelligence, The New Science of Success, and am finding it fascinating. He defines SI as '.. the ability to get along well with others and to get them to cooperate with you.' How does that play into your Continue Reading

What are you thinking? Change your mind, change your brain

It started with one of my coaching clients who's worry and nagging background anxiety take a huge toll on her energy, and she's not alone. Did you know that our brains are actually wired for negativity? In the book Buddha's Brain, author Rick Hanson explains that it goes back to caveman days, and the amygdala being triggered in 'flight or fight' mode. No doubt survival is an important trigger, and it usually meant that we were avoiding something Continue Reading

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