Double Negative: Meeting Ignorance with Impatience

I’m not the first to say that there is a lot of tension in conversations these days. Whether on social media, at the Thanksgiving dinner table, in office discussions, in political discourse and beyond. I’ve been listening to this dis-course: Listening to the dis-comfort, the dis-ease and to the general dis-content as well-intentioned people enter…

Falling Forward

I took a pretty bad fall on Friday walking to a meeting in Venice, California. Broke the skin on my knees, sprained my arm, shattered the glass on my phone — but actually bolstered my belief in myself and in how the world works. Rewind three hours. Driving my teen to the school bus in…

Talking Politics at Work

Meeting with my coaching clients over the last week involved a number of conversations about the recent presidential election. “I don’t talk to anyone at work about it,” “I’m avoiding people in the hallway,” and “I only talk to people who voted the way I did,” are some of the statements my clients voiced in…

Ace the Interview

You want that job – there’s a lot of competition – you’re qualified and experienced – how do you make sure the hiring manager knows that? There aren’t any tricks, and preparation is the name of the game, but once the interview has started, there are certain communication tools to bring with you, along with…