Category Archives: Conscious Community

How do you craft the conscious community that you want to be a part of? How do you connect with great people, join a mastermind group, and build a brain trust to elevate your work further? Join me in studying how to connect deeply with others, build trust, make friends (as adults!) and find peers who resonate deeply with you.

How to Give Great Advice (and Why Most Advice Doesn’t Work)

It’s fun to brainstorm, to be clever, to solve things. But sometimes other people don’t need us to solve their problem, offer advice, or jump in with the perfect story. Sometimes they just need us to listen. Listening isn’t being quiet: it’s an active process. And it takes work to listen well. Here are a few strategies for being better at giving advice (without giving advice).Read the article

Start Sooner: How One Conference Kickstarted My Blog, My Business, and My Freedom

More than any course, metric, skill, or tactic, the people you surround yourself will make the biggest difference in your life and career. Conferences can be transformative experiences. When you bring people together in one place, for one weekend, to celebrate, to learn, and to connect, you leave changed.Read the article

Want More Connection?

I have a friend who seems to run into people he knows everywhere he goes. He seems like the most connected person I know. I laughed and asked him how he does it. Here’s what he shared with me.Read the article

The Introvert’s Guide to Networking at a Conference

My friend was recently excited about a conference but terrified of going and getting overwhelmed. He texted me: “Help! do you have any good networking advice for introverts at conferences?”  Conferences are a great way to meet people, and it’s one of the best ways I’ve used to reach out to new people, connect withRead the article

Humor, Comedy, and Laughter: How To Tell A Great Joke (And When It’s Not Funny)

I always cringe when someone tells a joke and it’s a joke that’s at someone else’s expense. Making fun of people isn’t great comedy. It’s cruelty disguised as humor. “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” — Eleanor Roosevelt. But how do you know? What’s the difference between edgy in yourRead the article

What Questions Are You Asking? (Three Questions For Reconnection)

We are the questions we ask. We are the way we inquire, curiously, about the world we work in. As I was going through what was (for me), a difficult pregnancy, I looked to my partner and asked, time and time again: “How do I make it through this?”  It’s hard to believe now, butRead the article

How Do You Feel Before, During, and After?

Today I want to share with you about a way to connect inwardly, with yourself.  But first, a quick story. I work with coaches. A lot of coaches. I’ve worked with college coaches, swim coaches, book coaches, life coaches… you name it, I like doing it.  One of my most recent coaches has worked with me onRead the article

Send a Friend a Love Letter

I have the bad habit of hiding and holing myself away for a while. It’s when I’m deep in writing, processing, or thinking. I get a bit estranged from the connectivity of it all. When I emerge, I begin to remember things that I used to do, that I’ve forgotten. A quick sniff of myRead the article

How to Know When You’re Communicating Well

Communication is one of the most challenging aspects of leadership. Often I see young leaders and CEOs (myself included) getting frustrated because they said or emailed something once, and it’s not sticking. Communication is often about repeating yourself. You need to explain yourself, explain it again, return to the idea at the end of theRead the article

Little Online Moments

It was her first post on Medium. She wrote about her beautiful son. And the hardest thing that she had been through — heart-wrenching. I read the first essay from her husband, bookmarked it, held her and her family in my hearts. I’ve never met her, but I cried for her family nonetheless. A yearRead the article