Climbing Out Of The Girl Box

In 2002, I was in the midst of a career transition and decided to focus my attention on volunteering for a cause. At a local road race, I happened upon a non-profit organization which spoke directly to me, http://www.girlsontherun (GOTR). Beyond the smiling faces of the pre-teens basking in the glow of their first 5K, what I found was a …

The Power Of Turtle Steps

When I first meet with potential clients, I review their current situations and discuss what they would specifically like to achieve in the first 90 days of working together. Often the goals are lofty: get out of massive amounts of debt; find a partner; locate a different career in a new sector. Most individuals feel stuck and don’t know where …

What Will You Say in Your Last 60 Seconds?

Through the lens of working with corporate executives within finance, I’ve had a chance to observe senior level professionals up close. When I’ve had an opportunity to ask them what they want more of, “satisfaction” (or some variation thereof) seems inevitably to be the answer. This seems odd to me, given the material riches that many of these individuals have …

Feel the Feeling

Life rarely works out exactly as we plan. The death of a loved one, rejection by a cherished friend, the onset of an unexpected illness, unemployment status after a successful career, struggle with body image and self-perception – these experiences challenge us. During times of struggle, I have found comfort in the wisdom, insight, and empathy I gain when I …

It's Only A Mountain

If you’ve spent any time in Massachusetts, then you may have heard of the inspiring father and son combo of Dick and Rick Hoyt. Rick was born in 1962 as a spastic quadriplegic, cerebral palsy, non-speaking person. While his body may be disabled, the ability of his mind and person has always been strong, and his father, Dick, has been …

Losing Your Crown Can Be The Luckiest Moment In Your Life

A few months ago I was peeking around the local http://www.barnesandnoble.com/ and couldn’t help but stop and pull this off the rack, Note to Self: 30 Women on Hardship, Humiliation, Heartbreak, and Overcoming It All by Andrea Buchanan. A fan of inspirational stories, I began to read some of the chapters, which revealed poignant tales full of incredible strength from …

Let the world spin a few times

I was daydreaming the other day about taking a break far away from the bustling UES neighborhood where I live. It is easy for me to imagine an active escape immersed in good company and delicious cuisine as I have relished in adventure jaunts for the past 5 years thanks to http://www.trektravel.com. My first trip with the group was to …

Fear And Magic In Plainview, Texas

My running career has taught me the importance of training, mental attitude and the value of positive role models. I often uncover mentors who inspire me in the authors behind the books on my shelves. One such individual is http://www.thomrutledge.com/. Thom has 20 years of professional experience guiding his readers from self-judgment and perfectionism toward genuine self-compassion. Thom’s trademark sense …

Change The Way You eeS Everything

My older brother has a remarkable ability to see most every problem as an opportunity. Throughout the years, he has always maintained an enthusiastic mood and an unbridled sense of curiosity about the world. He is an optimist with an energetic presence. Ever meet someone like this and marvel? Fueled by a passion to be vitally engaged in life, rather …

Stop The Chatter & Listen To Vince

One of my cousins, to whom I’ve always looked up to, keeps a magnet on his kitchen fridge which states, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, either way you are usually right.” As a coach, I find that our inner chatter can be our greatest friend or our worst enemy. I teach my clients to identify …