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February in Texas shows signs that spring is in the air – red buds in deep pink buds bursting on branches and bright green grass pushing through brown winter grass. On top of this season are Valentine’s commercials showing clingy couples exchanging gifts and …my personal favorite are pastures blanketed soon in wild flowers dodging wobbly… Read more

I was pleased to read in Forbe’s 2018 recent report “America’s Best Employers for Women” that two Houston energy companies were included – each with well over 23,000 employees.  Having worked as a leadership coach and consultant in the energy industry for years, I’m grateful for the gains made as women fill more boardrooms and… Read more

Gratitude Matters

Feeling grateful supports many of our best capabilities and qualities. Especially when gratitude translates to actions that are good for relationships and the world around us, its potency is compounded. Gratitude and the related emotions of appreciation and thankfulness have been experienced for as long as humans have gazed at the cosmos, celebrated the sunrise… Read more

Resilient, motivated and a complex thinker – these were just a few of the qualities listed on the assessment report of an executive I was coaching. Additionally, input from peers added ‘enterprise thinker, strategic leader, decisive, calm in chaos, situationally astute and dedicated’ to the list. Armed with these capabilities, when asked at an initial… Read more

By December, many of us have submitted financial projections, targets, and goals for 2017. As individual and group performance goals get disseminated, we live amid the tension of reward for what’s been and planning what’s needed to meet our projected goals. With this elaborate goal setting process, it’s not uncommon to hear clients admit to… Read more

Sometimes you discover an article that describes what you see happening in the world of leadership and companies, but had yet to find words for. It’s a wonderful thing when it happens! A few days ago, in an article shared by one of my favorite weekly newsletters by Sustainable Brands, writer Giles Hutchins brilliantly described… Read more

Artist Hetain Patel’s creative presentation on diversity invites us to consider how open-minded perception of people based on their race, language, accent or language can shape us. Patel suggests that imitating someone can reveal something unique and authentic about yourself… Read more

“Leadership coaching inspires action and finding your voice. Here’s an individual who’s courage and commitment to finding his voice amid great odds continues to inspire and encourage us to stay connected and use what’s possible with technology and compassionate, capable colleagues to help shape the future”… Read more

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