Search Inside Yourself as a way to bring us together at work

Search Inside Yourself as a way to bring us together at work

Some twelve months ago I received an email which simultaneously excited me and made me very, very nervous: I’d been accepted into the Search Inside Yourself (SIY) Teacher Training program. This meant that I would spend the next year learning how to teach the material...
Shelter In The Storm

Shelter In The Storm

A few years ago I found myself stuck in Tokyo, having ridden out the Magnitude 9.0 earthquake that had shaken the city and unleashed a tsunami that caused devastation beyond anything we had witnessed before. And, a few years later I found myself in a similar...
Lessons From The Front Lines, 1: Adventures In International Sales

Lessons From The Front Lines, 1: Adventures In International Sales

Sometimes the sexism is so in your face it makes you speechless. Other times you find your voice. More than a decade ago I was in an elevator with my then-boss, a European male in his sixties. I was in my early thirties and as usual the only woman on the sales team,...
On Time Scarcity, 1: Don’t Panic, Work The Plan

On Time Scarcity, 1: Don’t Panic, Work The Plan

Stanford homework, coaching homework, the other coaching homework, the Money class, the Power class and the Search Inside Yourself homework. In my drive to be the best Coach I could be when the time came to make the jump from Aerospace Executive to Coach and Educator...
On Recharging, 1: It’s not just Teslas that need supercharging

On Recharging, 1: It’s not just Teslas that need supercharging

I’m starting a cycle of topics that are key to a working life of meaning and engagement. For each topic I’ll post a series of articles related to that topic: a personal story, mistakes to avoid, a case study and some solutions for you. I hope you enjoy these and as...
More similar than different

More similar than different

I held my phone up and watched skeptically as my Uber driver navigated the left turn to pick me up. It was Labor Day weekend and Seattle was packed with tourists in town for the UW football game and a myriad other end-of-summer activities. I had braved the ferry from...