Patterns, and where they lead

Patterns, and where they lead

I’ve been thinking a lot about patterns of belief lately. What do I mean by belief? Merriam-Webster defines belief1as: 1. a state or habit of mind in which trust or confidence is placed in some person or thing 2. something that is accepted, considered to be true, or...
138 Years? Not Patient Enough For That.

138 Years? Not Patient Enough For That.

One of the many reasons why Virgin Orbit is one of my favorite past employers is their commitment to diversity and transparency in what that they do. I’m thrilled that they published this image that shows how they’re addressing gender and race inequity in...
I’ve Got You

I’ve Got You

“I’ve got you.” When was the last time someone said this to you in your *professional* life and you knew they meant it? Meant it, as in: “I’ve got your back whatever happens, you can talk to me about any aspect of what you’re going through, I will not judge you for...
Why Black Lives Matter To Me

Why Black Lives Matter To Me

As I’ve become more publicly vocal about my support of #blacklivesmatter my posts have received a lot of commentary from white men which can best be summed up as tone policing. Social media posts that attacked my use of the term “white privilege”, denied that white...
White in the USA and scared? Here’s what to do.

White in the USA and scared? Here’s what to do.

I had a blog post composed and ready to go, to introduce my next written series and workshops on the topic of resilience.But before I post that series I have to share the following:For my Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPoC) readers here in the USA: I am so...
Launching To Higher Orbit, 2: The Trajectory Boost Program

Launching To Higher Orbit, 2: The Trajectory Boost Program

Continuing our case studies from last week: the skills these women learned were not the “power through”, “toughen up” kind of skills that are typical business advice in these situations. In fact, these skills fly in the face of what most business schools would...