What brings you alive? Do it now.

Following on the themes of authenticity and setting your life free from my last few articles, two quotes from African-American author, philosopher, theologian, educator, and civil rights leader Howard Thurman perhaps take us a next step. There is something in every one of you that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in…

Five Clarifying Questions for Complex Times

Getting back to basics. It’s become a theme in my own reflective practice over the last few weeks and I notice that it is hovering just beneath the surface in conversations everywhere – with course participants, coaching clients, friends, and family members. In these complex and often confusing times, there seems to be a yearning…

Stepping Outside the Norm and Following Your Own Path

The coaching world lost one of its most esteemed pioneers on April 28th. Sir John Whitmore blazed new trails in the business coaching arena, in addition to being an author and a racecar driver! Much has been written about his passing in the last couple of weeks. However, I was particularly struck by Nic Askew’s…

Creating the Career Path That Feeds Your Soul

Last week, I wrote about Emilie Wapnick’s recent TEDxBend talk about multipotentialites. From the number of emails I’ve received thanking me for that article and sharing the video, it seems that Emilie has given a name to what many people are experiencing, perhaps more now than ever before. And to my surprise, the more I…

Are You a “Multipotentialite?”

Some people recognize from early in their lives who they want to be and what they want to do. They are clear about their career path, they are focused and driven, and they become specialists in one thing. However, these days I meet a lot of people, particularly between the ages of 25 and 45,…

Finding Your Core Message

If you could share one, simple, clear, fundamental message with the world, what would it be? What one, simple sentence would say it all? Better still, just one word. Simplifying, stripping down, and clarifying the essence of who I am and why I’m here has been a recurring theme in my life. Every couple of…

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