Who helps you find what’s next?

May 29 2014

Throughout my work, I’ve helped professionals connect in ways that matter. By carefully assessing the talents and skills of my clients, I consider how strangers might enter a room and leave as friends. I see value in introducing individuals to those who know how to get them closer to their goals. Maybe this person has “arrived” there already, or they know how to get there, or they know someone who…


Travel isn’t just about a place.

May 26 2014

It is about the people you meet and the stories they tell.

You don’t have to get on a plane to hear stories.

You just need to be willing to listen.


Party ideas

May 20 2014

Form teams with your friends and choose a challenge:

  • Turn $50 into $100.
  • Brighten ten people’s day.
  • Make money from restaurant reservations.
  • Start a business in the community park.
  • Share your expertise with strangers.
  • Help kids run a lemonade stand.

Meet for dinner or share a bottle of wine to swap stories.

(I’d love to hear what you do… tweet or send me a note.)


5 steps to new job opportunities

May 13 2014

Looking for a job?

You’ve made your first mistake. As cliché as it sounds, you won’t find it if you’re looking for it. Instead, make moves to create the position of your dreams (a place you feel valued and valuable, projects you’re interested in, opportunities that benefit from your talents, people you admire).

1. Skip small talk and have real conversations.

Schedule twenty-minute informational calls (or coffees) with people you respect to learn…


selling yourself, itching, and bragging rights

May 05 2014

You don’t need to sell yourself; you just need to create an itch.

(Unless you are famous. If you’re like me, you’re not, so you’ll need to work to demonstrate credibility and get attention.)

Show me your passion, your professionalism, your successes. Make me believe you’re friendly and approachable and confident and dependable and honest and good.

I want to know you can give me what you say you can. I want to know I’ll…