The best moments of my life began with a plane

March 25 2014

I started writing a post titled “The Best Moments of My Life Began With Getting on a Plane.” I was thinking about my first memory of travel, the second I knew I had a lifelong relationship with foreign places. I was a young girl visiting my father’s family in Holland, and I was standing in […]


The people in your life will make or break you.

March 20 2014

It doesn’t matter if you’re running a business or trying to finish your degree. The people you surround yourself with have the power to dramatically influence your life. Their habits, what they think about themselves, whether or not they view the world as a place of abundance or scarcity — all of these things will impact […]


Fear and two choices

March 13 2014

Everyone has moments of panic. If you don’t experience fear and anxiety from time to time, I’d wonder what kind of life you’re living. You’re probably not doing justice to your capabilities and talents or testing your limits. But this post isn’t about that. I want you to pay attention to what you do AFTER […]


Star in your own movie

March 10 2014

It isn’t necessary to pine away hoping to be discovered. You may never get the role you want. And you risk being caught in the background, your true skills and talents wasted. Why wait for someone else to cast you? Set about writing your own screenplay. Play the role you want.


A call could change your life

March 05 2014

I can guarantee it WILL change the life of others. For the next 48 hours, I’m offering a special incentive. Those who donate a minimum of $100 to the Light Campaign will receive a free one hour phone session with yours truly. Things we can talk about: Quitting a job you hate and pursuing work you love Planning an […]


What you say matters just as much as how you say it

March 03 2014

You can have the best concept in the world, but if it’s delivered in the wrong way, there’s a good chance it will end up going nowhere. When you align your message and the way you communicate, you increase your odds that the right people will receive your words at the right time — and […]


3 steps to writing anything important

February 25 2014

Marketing collateral, an investor pitch, your Best Man’s speech, donor thank you notes, a love letter… writing is everywhere and often holds weight of daunting implications. The mere act of putting pen to page can result in temporary paralysis. To alleviate some of this stress, I’ve outlined basic steps to push your writing forward. Think about WHO […]


Inconvenience yourself.

February 20 2014

New Yorkers and scheduling is borderline ridiculous. I spend more time than I care to admit orchestrating calendars, slotting calls, finding common days for in-person meetings. While there are plenty of automated tools to streamline this process, I’ve found that each person’s needs and requests are very different, and the act of scheduling itself can […]


I stopped trying.

February 10 2014

I’m still trying to wrap my head around this, as it is completely counterintuitive to me. The moment I stopped trying and quit everything is when things became clear. I’m not saying I don’t have challenges and that life is always easy, but my day-to-day isn’t filled with as much strife. There’s less struggle as I move about […]


Conversations that matter, organizing, and impresarios: A dinner event in March

February 06 2014

Everyone knows bringing people together in meaningful ways has value. But what does that mean? And how do you build environments that get people to be authentic and real? Questions I hear: How do you move beyond “What do you do?” at networking events? How important is a guest list, really? Does the environment matter? […]