On Living and Leading, by the Johnny Appleseed of Shrimp Farming

My father passed away on November 4th, amidst the anxiety of election night. In many ways, I have been waiting for that call most of my life. Diagnosed with terminal cancer in his 30s when I was still quite young, my father had been living on “borrowed” time for the last 40 years. Despite this, […]

Word of 2021: EASE

Word for 2021: EASE Each January I pick a word that sets an intention for the year to come. I give it a lot of thought and the word holds great meaning for me. When I first started my coaching business, my word was EXPERIMENT. I always had a plan and was very good at […]

Resonance for Growth (and Healing)

One thing I have learned as a coach is how prevalent trauma is in our society, and how often leaders are operating from a place of compensation from that trauma. (I would define trauma as our response to an experience in which we feel powerless or lacking agency and can be the result of an […]

Surfacing our Inner Stories for Constructive Conflict

This powerful sculpture often comes to mind when I am working with my clients on managing conflict. Although on the surface, these crucial conversations are happening between grown men and women, the break-down in communication is often happening at a much deeper (and less resourceful) level. Embracing the value of conflict is a fundamental leadership […]

Growth In The Face Of Adversity

There is no question that the leaders of today are facing some of the biggest challenges of their careers. Thrust suddenly into unchartered territory by the pandemic, they are dealing with intense levels of uncertainty and volatility where their business decisions are laden with unprecedented layers of complexity.  Leaders, some of whom were already stretched thin […]