Much of my work centers around helping people step into their leadership, showing up as themselves (I’m intentionally not using the term “authentic selves” here),
Work-Life Teeter Totter
On a call earlier this week with a potential client, she asked if I could include a work-life balance module in my storytelling curriculum for her customer service team.
Uncertainty: Your Vitamin C
Why write about uncertainty? Because showing up as ourselves and telling stories inherently is risky.
The Secret to Irresistibility
A for-profit restaurant starts a GoFundMe account and raises $400,000 within a month. What’s the secret?
Part 2: Stories that Get Standing Ovations
I shared a few ways to level up your storytelling for standing ovations in the last blog, and today I have part two with four more tips.
Stories that Get Standing Ovations
What makes a story special? Of course, this question is central to the work I do with leaders and their teams and is something I ponder daily.
The Rearview Mirror
My December newsletter tradition is here. Almost as good as the holiday movies! If you’ve been following me for a long time, this will be familiar to you.
Meeting People Where They Are
If I were to ask you what makes communication effective, what characteristics come to mind? To help you, think of a favorite story or movie.
Curiosity: Listen to Understand, not Reply
“What is on your mind?” Facebook offers a prompt to get you to post. This is a very strategic approach if you want to engage people, said Michael Bungay Stanier in The Coaching Habit.
Using Story to Regain Trust
In my mid-20s, I moved to Seattle from Aspen and applied for a position at the Four Seasons Seattle. I felt confident I’d be hired because I had many references from my previous position at The Little Nell in Aspen
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