Who is on your personal advisory board?

Our success as leaders is easier and more fun within a community. Leading in higher education, especially these past few years, requires mental and emotional strength. When you are hanging out with people who energize you, support your ambitions, and are also working hard to be the best leader they can be, you will find […]

Are You a Badass Leader?

In my opinion, one of the highest compliments you can give a woman is that she is a badass. For instance, I was once plodding along in the woods of New Hampshire on my cross country skis (sticking to the flat trails because I was terrified of hills) and a team of competitive female athletes […]

Reflections on my first year as a coach & consultant

It’s my anniversary! On September 3, 2021, I wrote in my journal that it was the first day of the rest of my life. My friends treated me to mimosas and breakfast. It was time to officially launch my new life as a full-time coach and consultant. This was the official transition from full-time employee […]

Reflection questions for the liminal space of late August

I’ve just returned from vacation. A week at the beach is good for the soul. I know I’ve relaxed when I feel ready to jump back into home and work life. (It also helps that it is raining today so I’m not thinking of someone else taking my spot on the beach.) I’m thankful to […]

Celebrating International Coaching Week with Coaching Tools: Goals Tool

Spring is a great time to reflect on your goals and plan for the second half of the calendar year. If you work in education, it’s a great time to reflect on the past academic year, sets goals for next year, and plan for rest and renewal over the summer. The Goals Tool can get […]

Celebrating International Coaching Week with Coaching Tools: The Career Wheel

Today’s tool is the Career Wheel. Similar to the Wheel of Life, it encourages reflection on different aspects of your career and asks you to assign a satisfaction score. The wheel addresses mission & purpose, sense of belonging, physical environment, autonomy, salary & benefits, professional growth, commute and opportunity to use skills and strengths. These […]

It’s International Coaching Week!

International Coaching Week is a celebration of professional coaching. According to the International Coaching Federation, it was launched in 1999 and aims to educate the public about the value of working with a professional coach. It also acknowledges the results and progress made through the coaching process. This year’s theme is Reimagining the Future. If […]

The Benefits of Reflection

After working remotely since March 2020, Juniper Networks recently welcomed 600 employees back to their Westford office to begin a hybrid work schedule. I had the privilege of contributing to their welcome back week activities with a Welcome Back Walk. The purpose of the walk was to reflect on the experience of working from home, […]