What I learned (& you can too) from the dragons hidden under my butt

  ‘Here be dragons’ was a term some say, used by explorers to describe unexplored territory. Unknown, mysterious territory.   Like the territory we all face when we set out to seek, to find the betwixt & between.   Working with 20,000+ participants in 80+ countries to help them laugh, learn U& lead has shown […]

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How Actors, Zookeepers & More Are On Standby 24/7 To Help You

  As a little girl I learned a key lesson about magical kingdoms being hidden in plain sight from my beloved Nana (that’s a picture of her as young woman).   Later I learned to look at resources that were right in front of my nose that could help me get out of sticky situations.   […]

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How To Get Unstuck Thanks to Magical Kingdoms

  Are you facing a particularly pernicious problem? Banging your head against the wall in frustration because you’re stuck & stumped? Stay tuned for some ease & how to find a way forward …. using resources that are right in front of your nose. Plus I’ll follow-up next week & share a fun, creative way […]

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Five Ways To See Anew & Find Another Perspective

  Last week I made the case for Why You Need To See Anew & Find Another Perspective.   Because even though you know that today’s problems won’t get resolved by the same approaches you’ve taken in the past … And even though you know the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and […]

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Why You Need To See Anew & Find Another Perspective

  Even though you know that today’s problems won’t get resolved by the same approaches you’ve taken in the past …   Even though you know the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results (attributed to Albert Einstein) …   Even though you know all this, […]

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How do you say this word? → refuse

  I was recently visiting dear friends in NYC. I’d originally met them in Nairobi but now they call New York home. We were having a wonderful evening on the rooftop patio of their new apartment in Brooklyn.   We’d taken the ferry over from Manhattan to discover their little oasis. The breeze off the […]

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It can be hell in the hallway

  … one of my favourite sayings is “God doesn’t close one door without opening another, but it can be hell in the hallway.” My sister Hillary. You, our nation, our world is experiencing a black Friday. Our hope is that Sunday is coming. But it might well be hell for a while. – message […]

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Identity – yours, mine, ours & his … 6 ways

  Have you ever walked into a meeting feeling super confident, competent, on top of the world, and ready and raring to get down to business? And have you ever walked into a meeting feeling like you don’t belong, like you don’t know what you’re doing, like you’re an imposter and someone’s going to find […]

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In honour of sunglasses day, gratitude via the Life Lenses™

  I’d originally planned to write this post in honour of national sunglasses day#NationalSunglassesDay because: of my lifelong interest & passion in lenses, specifically the frames with which we see the world of gratitude for the creativity, inspiration & problem solving opportunities the different frames or perspectives bring it’s a fun, whimsical thing to celebrate […]

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What my temporary disability has taught me & how facing a lifelong fear didn’t kill me but made me better

You don’t know how much you use a particular muscle until it’s not working.   These days brushing my teeth, eating, writing & typing produce, at worst a searing hot pain & at best a dull ache. Meeting a tight curriculum writing deadline has caused tendinitis in my arm.   Multiple doctor & physio appointments […]

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