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Playing Big

At the Leading Women Entrepreneur Leadership Lounge networking event last week, Allison Wright told the story of E-School For Girls, the pre-college entrepreneurship program she founded to give all girls the opportunity to change their trajectory. As she spoke about this passion project, her eyes lit up, her voice got deeper and she embodied the success of these…
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Transition or Transformation?

Big news! I started a company called The Tortoise Institute. More about that later. You may not know that after 14 years, CohnReznick and I parted ways last year. Truth be told, I had an amazing run. My time working with the Firm’s marketing and HR departments allowed me to find purpose and meaning in…
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My Year of Being Courageous

Early in 2017 I was invited to pick a word or words that would inspire me for the coming year. It was not difficult to come up with my word: COURAGE Fear has accompanied me on my life’s road trip and often I let it drive. It whispered in my ear that I would drown…
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Leading from the Heart

I recently saw the film “Wonder Woman” and was completely transfixed. Diana Price (aka Wonder Woman) embodied many of the leadership traits that I aspire to – being brave, gentle, direct, truthful, and compassionate. She ran towards conflict (literally) and was tenacious in her convictions. She spoke out for those who did not have a voice and…
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Practicing Mindfulness to Enhance Executive Presence

I can remember when I first made the connection between mindfulness and executive presence. At that point, I was fairly new to mindfulness practice. I was meeting with a leader of a company I was working with. We met in her office and not a conference room, which would have been preferable. Throughout our time…
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Mindful Reflections of an Empty Nester

It’s been a long time since my two now college aged sons physically needed “their mommy” but the memory of the challenges of when they did is still fresh in my mind.  It’s kind of like that reoccurring dream where you miss your final exam.   I remember vividly the schedule juggling, the carpools, the leaving…
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