How to Move a Mountain

These mountains that You are carrying, You were only Supposed to climb ~Najwa Zebain   There are all sorts of mountains out there.  The ones that beckon us, challenge us; some of them defeat us others just block the view.  When I first moved from Northwester Ohio, (which is flat as a pancake; stand on [...]

3 Tips to Having Your Say: Creativity! Speak Out! and….a Banana?

In this market place there are 3 kinds of brands: Company Brands, Product Bands and Personal Brands. Break any business into all three. There’s the name of your company (Apple for instance) there’s the product (iPhone, Pod, Pad etc) and then the person associated with it (Steve Jobs past away 5th October 2011 nearly 7 years ago [...]

Cut Loose and Dive In

I recently started to explore open water swimming.  It has been calling me for some while this need to immerse myself and challenge myself.  Once you are out in the Lake there is no where to touch down.  You have to keep going.  Reaching out, kicking …Breathing In our entrepreneurial journey or life adventure you [...]

It’s Time for Atlas to Take a Break….

After years of pulling the load all by myself and holding up the world as a single, sole bread winner Mom, for my two kids –who are now older teens it’s time to lay the burden down. For years I thought I can’t wait to get out from under this rock – which has felt [...]

Don’t be inspired BE INSPIRATIONAL!!!

“Let us also produce some bold act of our own –join the ranks of the most emulated.” --Seneca One of the things I hear every time I run a workshop, training or 1:1 coaching session is ‘I don’t have a story’ Yes you do!! Loads of them. ‘But my stories are boring or sad or [...]

THRESHOLD MOMENTS: Where the Best Stories are Found

THRESHOLD MOMENTS are those turning points in your life when you faced a difficult decision, life event or a surprising pivot which changed your life forever.   Your standing at the cross roads- literally –trying to decide which way to go. To the left the path of needles to the right the path of pins… that was [...]

What’s Your Story?

"...what I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have." Oprah Winfrey Golden Globes Speech for Lift Time Achievement Everybody has a story to tell.  Telling our story authentically; simply and truly is the most powerful tool we all have. So says Oprah; so say survivors of [...]

Aspirational Storytelling: Before a Life Event, there’s an Aspiration

Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson's feat of free climbing the Dawn Wall was a vision which Tommy had dreamed ... Life events are threshold moments in every life where the story changes in place, situation or state of being. Sometimes these are planned. Sometimes they occur as a choice put in motion by other [...]

Building Blocks of Creation

You stare at the blank page. You look at the pile of paperwork. Visions like beautiful soap bubbles form in your mind if only or someday…and you sigh… So how does the work get done the building get built or the vison become reality…. or something come into being out of thin AIR? There are [...]

The Fear Factor!!

As actors, we were always told to turn pre-performance nerves into butterflies of excitement. Moving on from this –I’ve gone one better and always dive straight in and start swimming away before the fear catches up with me. Beating Fear by running like a manic or distracting doesn’t do much to build confidence –really because [...]