Connecting With the Source Within

The classical music world lost a bright light on the night of March 1st. Joe Flummerfelt was a renowned choral conductor, teacher, and consummate artist. Leonard Bernstein called him the greatest choral conductor in the world. In his obituary, the New York Times named him the pre-eminent American choral conductor of his generation. For me,…

How a Common Longing Can Transcend Differences

It was a small yet very diverse group – just 11 participants plus me. We ranged in age from 30s to 60s. All but one of us was currently living in the United States, yet in the whole group, there were five birth countries and three continents represented. Some of us were well established professionally…

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…

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