Converting risk into opportunity

September 29 2019

Risk is often associated with negative consequence and bad bets. Yet sometimes risk can bring opportunity, growth, confidence, and responsibility. The right risk-taking behaviors build self esteem and self-efficacy, the belief in your own ability to perform and create change. Positive risk-taking encourages you to take control over your own life. Examples of risk converted […]


Your emotional GPS

September 20 2019

How do I feel? What do I need? These two questions can unlock the map to your ultimate destination. Emotions are a powerful force that can help make decisions, steer outcomes, and turn dreams into reality. The path isn’t always clear, but if you pay close attention, you can find your way home.


Greatest hits

September 05 2019

After the heartbreak. After the disappointment. After the success. After the pause. After the silence. After the chaos. After the work. After the lull. After the reflection. After the mistake. After the accolades. Your greatest hit might be just around the corner. Wait for it.


1:1 coaching – in person or online

August 26 2019

After receiving so many requests to “pick my brain,” I’m offering one-on-one coaching slots, both in-person and online. We can talk about community building, organizing, branding, marketing, personal development, and more. What’s available: New York, New York (face-to-face – limited slots available) Denver-Boulder, Colorado (face-to-face – limited slots available) Worldwide – Zoom or Skype call […]


When you can’t read the sign

August 20 2019

Sometimes the sign is right in front of you and you can see it clearly for yourself. Sometimes the sign is blurry and you have to squint. Sometimes you don’t see any sign at all. Sometimes someone else can help you see what is in front of you. Find the person who helps you see.


The power of silence

August 16 2019

Silence creates tension. Tension creates power. Use wisely.


Surprise and delight

August 10 2019

Seth Godin first plopped these two words into my mind many years ago. Since then, this has become something of a personal mantra: How can I bring more joy into the world? How can I surprise the people around me? It’s not enough to simply show up. It’s about pushing boundaries, testing assumptions, and bringing intentional kindness […]


21 gifts that don’t require money

July 14 2019

time kindness space attention skills praise recommendations introductions focus encouragement presence gratitude compliments touch a letter a song a dance a smile laughter understanding help (just ask!) What can you give today? Tweet me @redheadlefthand.


Leading isn’t a grandiose gesture

June 28 2019

The smallest actions can have the greatest impact. Lead by example may sound trite, but it’s true. Trying to encourage others to follow a set path? The way you act and exist in the world either endears others to you or creates boundaries between who you say you are and the goals you hope to […]


Miracle Questions

June 21 2019

Miracle questions can be helpful when you are trying to power through roadblocks or identify the direction of your truest dreams. Social workers and therapists around the world use miracle questions as tools to help clients solve problems creatively and positively. These types kinds of questions help shift an individual’s perspective from one that is […]