What story are you ready to let go of?

Let me ask you this: what is the story you are telling yourself that you are afraid –yes afraid to let go of? There is a lot of talk about impostor syndrome. The impostor story is based on feelings of not being good enough, unworthy, a fraud.  It’s a one-sided story the patriarchy peddles to [...]

All Humans Beings Need Expression: Tell a Story to Move the Narrative Foreword

All human beings need narratives to center their message and meaning to move us forward collectively. Our brains are literally wired to engage in this process. This is how Leaders build a following. People hear their call, experience the context of their vision and resonate with the questions of inquiry. See the vision; see themselves [...]

It’s not CONFIDENCE it’s COURAGE

A recent survey reported on HuffPost 75% of adults are insecure, no afraid of Speaking in Public. Should make my job easy right — I teaching presentation skills. But those 75% who have to pitch and present would rather avoid, panic and hide if they have to do it. Where does that leave your business? How to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Ditch the Pitch Learn a One-Minute Story: It’s all about you – ME=WE

Everybody is always banging on about their 60 Seconds in which they try to cram in as many of their features and benefits as possible. Or their Elevator Pitch. Which usually sound like an advert full of bogus brags and empty promises.  When was the last time you took an elevator with a prospect? Ditch [...]

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 [...]