March 17, 2011

Focusing on your body and body language can provide a powerful path to strengthening your presence and confidence.  Harvard Business School assistant professor Amy Cuddy’s video, “Boost Power Through Body Language”, demonstrates that by physically warming up with big m...

March 10, 2011

Many of the leaders I have met through coaching have shared their discomfort and fear with difficult conversations, speaking up to express a contrarian’s point of view, or speaking in public altogether. Leaders, however, don’t have the option of simply avoiding these t...

March 10, 2011

In honor of National Women’s History Month, here are some recent research findings and resources related women’s advancement in leadership positions.

With fifteen female Fortune 500 CEOs in 2011, one may argue that the glass ceiling is cracked, but not shattered. In fac...

March 10, 2011

A speaking tip that is effective on many levels is to ground yourself by planting your feet about hip width apart. Also keep your knees soft. This is especially helpful if you tend to fidget or wander aimlessly, attempting to release nervous energy.When speaking, rando...

February 2, 2011

Check out Resonate, the new book recently released by Nancy Duarte. Besides being a beautiful book with many worthwhile tips on preparing engaging presentations, adopting Duarte’s big idea of making the audience the star of your presentation can go along way in helping...

February 2, 2011

It’s official. January 2011 was the snowiest month in Connecticut since recorded history. The snow is so deep in our backyard that we had to clear a path for our dog Bartok so he could burn off some of his boundless energy without being disoriented sinking into over 22...

December 15, 2010

Taking time each day for reflection is a way to reconnect with yourself and to what’s important to you. Finding a way to pause, be it for a few minutes, a half hour, or more, serves to reconnect the loose ends of your thoughts and the fragments of your dreams, and rest...

September 25, 2010

Over 200 women attended the panel discussion I co-facilitated with Dr. Lyne Desormeaux, SVP of Corporate Counseling Associates and Barbara Healy, Principal of Barbara Healy Associates at the Business Women’s Forum held at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford,...

January 20, 2010

To hear some of my thoughts on leadership presence, what’s similar and different about presence for men and women leaders, and what all leaders can do to project a strong leadership presence, listen to my Podcast on the Power of Leadership Presence recorded on April 7,...

November 7, 2009

On November 6 2009, I delivered a learning program for about 35 talented and motivated future leaders, members of the current cohort of Public Allies based in Connecticut. Public Allies is a non-profit organization that advances new leadership to strengthen communities...

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