Three Realities to Consider

Recently I was visiting with a group of smart, thoughtful, and ‘well plugged in’ women. Our conversation was both compelling and humbling. The stats of this group: with only one exception, we all work full time. Some are under the age of 40, some are over the age of 50, and one is hovering at … Continue Reading

The “YOU” Economy – What and How to Join? 3 Provocative Thoughts

There have been many articles written about the ‘new world order’ and the new ‘you’ economy. We can muse about how this has come to be, and why it is now becoming the pervasive business model. Jobs being moved overseas, companies looking for a ‘better way’ to take their products to market, an aging workforce, and … Continue Reading

Nothing On This Plane is Permanent

Many of you who know me well, know that the past 3 weeks have been the most challenging of my life. Our daddy passed away suddenly and tragically due to a senseless accident which led to a chain of events over the next two weeks leading to his passing last week. Untimely. Sudden. Unexpected and … Continue Reading

Tips on How to Motivate….other than money:)!

We all know that everyone wants to be appreciated – in life and in work. Managers, employees, husbands, wives, children, coaches, players……we all want to be seen, heard, valued, and appreciated. We never outgrow this need – even if we appear to be confident, independent, and successful; the reality is that everyone needs (and wants) … Continue Reading

Leadership as Defined by our Founders

As most of you know, Hewlett-Packard was my first alma mater. In responding to your requests to outline key points and pointers relative to leadership, I began to craft my thoughts when I remembered an article I wrote several years ago which highlighted our founder’s wisdom relative to leadership. From my perspective, Bill Hewlett and Dave … Continue Reading

Building My Brand…how, when, why?!

It seems like every time I turn around there is someone speaking or writing on how to develop, maintain, and foster a ‘personal brand’ in your career and life. In fact, I give talks on this myself – which have been enthusiastically received over the past few years. Yet, as with so many things, these … Continue Reading

‘Is This Seat Taken? It’s Never Too Late to Find the Right Seat’ Named Foreword Reviews’ 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards Finalist

A very exciting development relative to Kristin’s second book: “Is This Seat Taken? It’s Never Too Late to Find the Right Seat”….. ‘ Foreword Reviews’ 2015 INDIEFAB names it as the Book of the Year Awards Finalist!!    

Life is short……

Over the past few months, I have lost several individuals who were integral to my life. Yes, we know this is a part of life, and as my father would say, "None of us get out of here alive". However, what can we learn from these inevitable transitions? A few observations: