What really matters right now?

All of us get stuck from time to time. Whether a relationship problem, work challenge, financial habit or health dilemma, inevitably on the path to our goals, something gets in our way. As a personal and executive coach for over 15 years, there is one tool I’ve discovered can help you get unstuck again and […]

Will you give yourself permission to make a change?

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. Maria Robinson During a radio interview, a caller in her forties asked me if it was too late to change careers and pursue something she was more passionate about. “It’s never too late,” I told her. […]

In What Way do You Need to be Unconventional?

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. – Helen Keller Some of the wisest decisions you can make are counterintuitive. In the process of living, it can be easy to do what it seems has always been done—to follow the path well-traveled. But if you stop for a moment and listen to the whispers […]

What dream do you need to resurrect?

Point to Ponder: You are the only person who can decide to pursue your dream. Books don’t write themselves. Businesses don’t launch themselves. You’ve got to take the first step and keep stepping. What dream have you postponed? What idea has been sitting on the shelf collecting dust? What hope or vision has been left […]

Should You Give Up or Get Up

Is there a goal you’ve set, but haven’t really made much progress on lately? If you’re like many people, the answer is yes. Whether it’s a New Year’s resolution you set and forgot about or a dream that just feels too hard to hold on to, it can be tempting to give up at times. […]

Fan Favorite: Pinpoint Your Life Purpose with the One Question

There’s a scene from my favorite movie. I got to see that scene on the live stage when we attended The Color Purple on Broadway. From the first time I saw the movie 30 years ago until now, the words have always resonated with me. It’s the scene in which Miss Celie finally musters the […]

What’s Your PR Strategy?

Celebrities and huge companies aren’t the only ones who benefit from a good public relations campaign. Smart workers and business owners employ a public relations strategy of their own. Do you have one? Good PR will help you develop and grow relationships, gain more influence on the job, and land on your feet quickly should […]

What lesson is life offering you right now?

I challenge you to consider the lessons your life is offering you right now. I say offering because God offers lessons, but it is up to us to learn from them. If we don’t learn, the same lessons will be offered again and again. Through both frustrations and exciting times, there is something for you […]

Turn Your Passion into Profit

“Do what you love, Val, and the rewards will come.” It was a piece of advice given to me by one of my mentors not long after I first began working. I was intrigued yet skeptical when he said it. If I followed my passion, would the rewards really come? I have since discovered that […]