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Gutsy Women...Who Do You Know OR Are You One?

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Congratulations Hillary and Chelsea Clinton on the release of your new book The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience. In this book, the Clinton’s share the stories of the gutsy women who have inspired them.

As Marian Wright Edelman, Founder and President of the Children’s Defense Fund once said, “You can’t be what you can’t see.”

Hillary stated that she hardly knew any women who worked outside the home so she turned to her mother,...

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My Quest for Leadership

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"The familiar life horizon has been outgrown; the old concepts, ideals and emotional patterns no longer fit; the time for the passing of a threshold is at hand" ~ Joseph Campbell



A few years ago I participated in a wonderful three and one-half day retreat with an organization called Rites of Passage.

This retreat called Quest for Leadership brought me back in touch with nature. Not only with nature surrounding me, but most importantly, with my own nature. With my innate wisdom.

One of the...

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The Three Most Impactful Coaching Skills for Leaders

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"The problem with communication...is the illusion that it has been accomplished."

~George Bernard Shaw

I have been in the business of coaching for almost 17 years and whenever anyone asks me, what is the number one thing you coach on, I tell them regardless of the reason I’m hired, it frequently comes down to how to communicate with others. 

This includes not only what’s being said and how it’s being said, but also (and sometimes more importantly), what is not...

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My Melancholy Memory of My Mom’s Miracle Marigolds

I don't know what this has to do with being Gutsy, other than look at my Mom in that bikini at around 50!

That was gutsy!

I just wanted to share this memory of someone who taught me that Gutsy is also about taking time to stop and smell the marigolds. When I was a little girl, I remember the small backyard of our two story flat in Chicago was mostly grass. My Dad took care of it.

He watered it, mowed it, trimmed it, watched it grow, and admired it. There was a small strip of dirt between the...

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Get Gutsy...Wake Up and Go to Sleep!

“I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?"

–Ernest Hemingway

I never imagined I would be writing on the topic of sleep, but I know what the impact is of not getting enough of it onmy ability to think, act, and react. It's not good. I also know how getting enough sleep makes me feel ready, confident, and capable. I prefer getting enough sleep.

Most importantly, as Hemingway implies in the above quote, sleep allows me to get away from it all.

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