What's your story?

Stories Matter

Have you ever been asked, “What’s your story?” It’s because we are infatuated with what is going on underneath the surface. Or maybe we’re just nosey. Stories come in all shapes and sizes: a billboard, a tweet, a 30-second advertisement, an essay, a poem, a memoir, or a novel. Stories, whether mundane or extraordinary, connect […]

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mergers can work

Mergers Can Work

To some of you, this title might sound like an oxymoron. Maybe you’ve seen a merger go awry or you’ve helped clean up the pieces in the aftermath. I know where you’re coming from. As someone who has walked alongside high-level leaders for years, helping them recalibrate and navigate the transition, I can safely say […]

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Words Matter in social media

Words Matter

In the last decade, with the rise of social media and 24/7 news channels, people are producing more content than ever before. And that means that people have more choice about what they listen to than ever before. In our noisy world, words matter. Why should we care? For starters, say these words and phrases […]

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Boomer and Millenial

Boomer Power: Harnessing the Power of Boomers

There are tens of thousands of Boomers retiring each year for the next decade. What does that mean to the business world? Lest we not forget, Boomers shaped today’s corporate culture. Boomers advanced technology exponentially. Think Apple. Think Microsoft. Think Southwest. Think Starbucks. You get the idea. These are not people who you should expect […]

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Storytelling About You


When and why do I need to tell my story? I was recently conducting a webinar for Career Discussions. The 100+ attendees ranged in ages from early 20’s to over 60. They all had one thing in common. They were anticipating a career transition – some were climbing the career ladder, some were looking to […]

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Storytelling may have become a buzzword but the idea is not a fad, it is legendary in its strength. And when it is told in a meaningful way, the story matters. It doesn’t matter whether you are telling a brand story or a person’s life story. Recently, I met with a young team charged with […]

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Betsy's destroyed house


There are many benefits for an organization to have a charitable giving program. What about you, as an individual? There are many of us who are just starting our Life 2.0 chapters, the chapter of life where you have greater freedom to take on new challenges and experiment with a wide spectrum of interests, including […]

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Natural Disaster


I cannot remember a time where there have been so many natural disasters – hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, the earthquake in Mexico, the monsoon flooding in Bangladesh, the mudslides in Colombia, hurricanes Irma and Harvey in the USA and Caribbean, the massive wildfires in Oregon and California and even the flash flooding in the […]

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