Conflict – Diffusing the Internal Pressure Cooker

Conflict.  It's bound to happen.  I distinctly remember one moment I had to get up and excuse myself from the dinner table, all family present, because I didn't trust how I would respond to a perceived 'jab.'  Later, after calming down, I approached my Auntie and we talked it out, quietly and away from everyone - sister to sister in Christ.  Our love grew stronger as a result.  It wasn't easy for either of us.  But, it was worth it. → Read more

Conflict – Diffusing the Internal Pressure Cooker2020-10-23T11:00:13-04:00

The Father’s Love

Many of you are familiar with my story about the "Refiner's Fire." After months of debilitation and no clear prognosis during the worst of my illness, well-meaning friends would lovingly tell me I was "in the refiner's fire." I was tired of hearing that phrase. All I could think is, "It hurts and it's hot in there. I want out!" I was delighted when my dear mentor, Elizabeth called me. However, after briefly sharing what I was enduring, she responded → Read more

The Father’s Love2014-10-01T07:13:23-04:00

Let’s admit it: CEOS Needs A Safe Space, Too!

The key to any successful coaching relationship is trust, but it is paramount when working with the top gun.  CEOs are used to being in control, not letting someone see them sweat, being prepared with answers to questions they haven’t even asked yet, staying multiple steps ahead of current plans and juggling the demands of employees, shareholders and board members. Bottom line:  CEOs can’t afford to be wrong. Coaching is about staying in the questions, exploring, being honest and open. → Read more

Let’s admit it: CEOS Needs A Safe Space, Too!2020-10-23T10:22:47-04:00