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Act As If...

Act As If

A few years ago while conducting research around starting my own business, I ran across a book I really enjoyed called "Birthing the Elephant" by Karin Abarbanel and Bruce Freeman. From it, came a favorite quote of mine: "Act as if." Presented in the context of being an entrepreneur,...

Why I’m a Coach

I am a coach today because I’ve experienced coaching’s transformative power in my own life. Over my career, I’ve worked with several coaches. I’ve hired them for career and leadership related priorities, but every time the impact of the coaching has been much farther-reaching, affecting me...

Dont-mistake activity with achievement, John Wooden Quote

Do Less. Achieve More.

There is a great myth that most of us will fall prey to at some point: if you do more, you will get more. Not always true. I don’t know about you, but I often get caught in the trap of pressing harder, faster, and...

Shaking Your Negative Thoughts

A Raven Reflection on a shared blog post from empowerlounge.com April 25, 2013 Do you have an inner voice full of negativity? Quietly nattering at you at every turn, asking you what business you have thinking you can make this successful? That you aren’t smart enough,...

Embracing Change

“There is nothing permanent except change.” – Heraclitus Change and transition are at the core of my consulting and coaching work with organizations and individuals. I find myself attracted to this constant movement of life. Even when things appear to be steady, they’re continually evolving and...