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In my previous work of engineering oil refineries, capacity meant dollars. By increasing the amount of product we could push through a plant, we could dramatically increase profitability because the last barrel of crude oil is all profit. Likewise, I can perform at a h...

“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different w...

The distinction between serving versus pleasing starts with where my mind is focused. When I fix, rescue, or save someone, I am inwardly focused. For example, when my son doesn't wake up on time, I will wake him up to make sure he isn't running late. I feel better abou...

I'm currently in the midst of working on a presentation for the distinction between serving versus pleasing. In it, I tell the story of a fellow colleague who shares with me a truth that may have seemed harsh to an outsider. She shared that I approached most people fro...

It is very human to have bumps in our relationship roads. After all, we are highly complicated and messy. Therefore, our relationships can also become complicated and messy.

When my relationships begin to cause tension and drain energy from my life, I like to ask myself...

One belief that I have is that our society is becoming more and more disconnected. This is ironic since we now have even more ways to connect thanks to technology, smart phones, and access to online media. It wasn't until I decided to get intentional about who gets to...

Many of our behaviors serve us in some capacity. Take perfectionism for example. My clients are driven, high achievers who love to be in control. It's how they've succeeded thus far, and coincidentally is the thing that blocks their future success and growth. The most...

My client, Chris, is a very successful professional in a high-level position in the computer industry. He works 80 hours per week and travels often for his job. He has come to the realization that the corporate culture is no longer tolerable, and he wants out. In fact,...

A funny thing starts to happen when I get the things that I wish for. I start to question who I think I am. For instance, I enroll a dream client and suddenly I wonder if I am good enough to provide them with the value I promised. Or I get to speak to an organization t...

During a conversation with a high achieving, rapidly successful colleague, she shared that she feels guilty for all of her achievements. She feels thankful, grateful and blessed, but has this sneaking suspicion that she doesn't deserve to be experiencing her current le...

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