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February 13, 2012

You may have noticed that I’ve added some designations following my name recently: MBA, PCC.  The MBA is not new. I earned the Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Connecticut in 1997. PCC is the Professional Certified Coach designation grant...

January 6, 2012

In October, I attended a conference titled Beyond Business as Usual, sponsored by reSET, a Connecticut based Social Enterprise Trust. I was curious to learn more about the emerging business model of social enterprise and how it is being implemented in Connecticut and e...

January 6, 2012

"For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven."   — Ecclesiastes

Yes, it’s that time of year again. The holidays are over, and here in New England we are hunkering down for the dark, cold days of winter. Already by now the parade of ne...

December 20, 2011


“There’s a time for us, some day a time for us, time together with time to spare, time to learn, time to care, some day!”— Stephen SondheimLast week, as I waited in the lobby of a coaching client’s office building,I noticed this announcement scrolling across the compa...

September 15, 2011

Frequently when I am coaching leaders on developing executive presence, I notice that they are not settled or grounded in their body. Sometimes this appears as fidgeting or restlessness. It also may seem that they are exuding excess nervous energy. Though there’s no ac...

July 7, 2011

A few years ago, my husband Rich taught a cartooning class for children in our community.  He came home after one of his classes and told me about his student Shelby.  Shelby was a quiet, bright child around nine years old. Shelby didn’t speak much in class, but loved...

May 17, 2011

In the Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle suggests that we “Be at least as interested in what goes on inside you as what happens outside. If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place.” I have found this statement to be true over and over again when coaching l...

April 13, 2011

You may do this activity either by yourself, or with a partner. Use these questions to increase your awareness of your level of vocal power.  Observe yourself everyday for a week and take notes or journal on what you notice each time.  At the end of week, review your n...

April 13, 2011

Here are some simple tips for taking care of your voice:

  1. Drink lots of water

  2. Warm up your voice before speaking

  3. Use proper breath support

  4. Avoid caffeine and alcohol before speaking events

  5. Don’t smoke

  6. Don’t scream or shout

  7. Avoid speaking...

April 13, 2011

The Wall Street Journal recently published the article, Coaching Urged for Women by Joann S. Lublin summarizing a McKinsey & Co. report that found that “Inadequate Career Development Holds Back Female Executives”.

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