"Man, she is so bossy!" The comment stung, but it wasn’t the first time I’d heard that about myself. A couple years back, I was in a disorganized group at a corporate sales summit. We had 15 minutes to brainstorm...
“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” — Dr. Seuss I would sometimes feel like a wind-up doll when I worked in corporate sales. It was always: Smile, show up, nod, say yes, make everyone like you....
I was dashing out of the office, feeling carefree, excited to meet a friend for a chilled martini at a rooftop bar after a crazy day at work. As I leapt into the elevator, my manager was coming out....
One afternoon, I received an email that thrilled me for a second—and then completely terrified me for 20 minutes. A radio host had asked me to speak on his show about charisma and how politicians manipulate it. Do I...
As a life coach, my friends often call me for business advice. Just recently, my pal Jason asked: "My boss took a booking from my client when I was on vacation, and now he's claiming the commission is his......
“In Mandarin Chinese, they have two words for selfish. One means doing that which is beneficial to you and the other means hoarding, greedy, and cruel. We, in English, have pushed those two words together.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert "I hate...
"Be yourself." You hear it all the time. But are we really meant to be ourselves, all of the time? What about on a first date? A job interview? When you have a meeting with an intimidating manager or...
"Ugh. You're obnoxious and offensive. Remove me from your email list!" That was an email I received from someone I didn't know last week. So what did I do? Exhaled. Deleted contact. Sipped my coffee. Continued scrolling through Amazon.UK to order the English candy...
I knew the answer before she even finished asking the question. I knew it because every time I hear someone open their mouth with words along the lines of , "I really want to X or Y, but..." I start to...
I used to marvel at self help authors with books coming out year after year. Mixed with my curiosity to check out the contents, I also had a deep, niggling feeling of, "Ugh! Another book about stuff I know about! I could soooo do...

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