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Tradeoffs, Risks, Action!

Because pivotal opportunities sometimes present themselves only once—and often come from out of the blue—we can seize and accept the risk of unknown outcomes or watch them vanish. That’s the way it was for Jim and me—three opportunities that led to unimagined rewards that changed our lives. How could we have known in our twenties […]

The Art of Conversation

The Art of Conversation

Paradoxically, one of the greatest threats to good conversation has been the development and ubiquity of cell phones and texting. Attention spans have shrunk as minds flit from one chime to another each promising something enticing albeit shallow in 130 characters or less. Determined to run with the herd, people spend countless hours on Facebook, […]

Make It a Game Changer

Make It a Game Changer

Where else but in West Michigan can we experience 10 minutes of heavy snow in early May then close out the month with 12 days of the most glorious summer weather imaginable with everyday temps in the 80s? Suddenly it’s summer!  The weddings, showers, new babies, and vacations we’ve anticipated all winter long are suddenly […]

Staying Viable

Staying Viable

Here I am, three months into my “radical sabbatical.” After eleven years of Executive Coaching aka my best career move ever, and more than 20 years of consulting the time came to tidy up loose ends on the home front, complete overdue projects and take more time to enjoy life. I’m finding the transition to […]