“Can coaching help me?” 7 questions to ask

April 17 2021
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Is coaching worth the investment? Will something extraordinary happen after working with a coach? Coaches can be the spark plug you need to move towards goals and become more aware of sabotaging patterns. A trained coach holds you accountable, charts your progress, and cheers as you make professional and personal strides. But how do you […]

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What is marketing?

April 13 2021

When I changed industries — from social work to advertising — I was skeptical. Why would an international branding agency want to hire me, a M.S.W. (social work) graduate from Columbia? They did, and here’s why: Empathy. They knew I could question: How to analyze behavior and communities, how to look for factors that contribute to the way in […]

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The miracle question

April 07 2021

The miracle question is my favorite kind of question. These question types can reveal what you really want — what you wish you could do if fear and risk weren’t in the equation. If I cut you a check for one million dollars, what would you do? What would change? What is your first decision, […]

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Not everyone wants passion

March 30 2021
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They might say they want passion, that excitement and energy is magnetic and alluring. But they don’t really want it. Stability is comfortable, and safety is reliable. Passion inserts question marks into shadows and corners. It’s the same with knowledge and education, opportunity and progress; publicly, someone might say they want these things, but do […]

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When you’re uncertain

March 24 2021
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You’re not sure which path to choose, which relationship to nourish, when to say yes, how to say no. You’re worried about picking the “best” option or the “right” road — or worried you’re missing the bigger picture altogether. Do you think you might fail? Look how far you’ve already come. Somehow, someway, there is […]

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Who are you making this for?

March 15 2021

It’s fun to think about what you’re creating. Sometimes it can be difficult to pause and consider who you’re really designing for. Before you get too involved, too excited, too invested in your project, take time to think about your intended audience: What do they want? What do they need? Where do they go? You’ll […]

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Choose to

March 07 2021

This Women’s Day, #choosetochallenge: Challenge a woman to tell her story.Challenge yourself to listen.Challenge a friend to find confidence.Challenge yourself to set a new goal. This is how change happens — slowly, collectively. This is how we build a kinder, more just world.

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Braving intimacy

February 22 2021

Intimacy is a series of steps, a sometimes timid momentum that helps define who we are and what we most fear. Choices that shine light on the walls surrounding each one of us. That gap between “too much” and not enough. A hesitant share. The pause before an extended hand. Gentle questions to better understand. […]

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The tribes you build

February 12 2021

The life you want to create, the type of person you want to become, the parts of yourself you’re most excited to cultivate will attract people who will help you get there. Your relationships are catalysts — the foundations you need to squeeze wisdom from experience and failure. Authentic connection is expansive: the right relationship […]

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The conversations you have

February 04 2021

The conversations you have directly influence your reality. Want a more positive outlook? Be intentional with your words. Working a passion project? Talk about what you create. Looking to spark change in your community? Listen to stories. Want to make introductions more meaningful? Ask better questions. Delaying projects that matter? Announce your goals to people […]

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