Creating interpersonal efficiency

You Can Do Hard Things… Your Business Doesn’t Have To Be...

We all know business is hard and in the words of Glennon Doyle, we also all know we can do hard things. But what I want you to know is that business is not as hard as we make it! Want to finally grow your consulting or coaching business so you can leave your corporate…

Why car naps are completely acceptable and inspired a new 4-letter...

I was chatting with an amazing woman who is a high powered corporate executive. She reminisced about her post-baby days of grabbing lunch on the go, getting in her car, and driving to a random parking lot for a quick power car nap. My response? “YES! The car nap is the BEST!” We both agreed…

Umm, do I know you?

A while back, I was on a flight to a workshop I was facilitating in a beautiful beach location. ​ ​(Remember when we went to beautiful beach locations pre-COVID?) ​ ​I was working away making last minute changes to my talk when a woman sat down next to me. ​ ​ Woman: Carrie? Is that you?…

Here’s to the Negative Self-Talkers

“I’m so over it!” “Problem after problem lands on my desk and guess what? I don’t care!” ​ ​Silence. ​ ​“Oh wow, it feels really good to admit that.” ​ ​My former colleague contacted me after years of losing touch and shared his frustration and his dream. I could feel his smile through the phone….

The #1 Reason for Not Starting Your Biz in 2020… and...

Do you know the most common reason aspiring entrepreneurs don’t translate their corporate gifts into a service-based business of their own?   The loss of security.    You know, salary and benefits.   Makes sense, right?    In the midst of a global pandemic, we are all grasping for any amount of certainty we can…

Your Weakness is Your Superpower

Have you let your weaknesses hold you back for far too long? Today, I’m going to challenge your thinking about your weaknesses.    I was emptying some boxes the other day when I discovered an old notebook. As I began to flip through the notebook, this old picture of me from my grad school days…

How to stay present and take focused action in the midst...

Focus

I was talking to a friend the other day. She has a big corporate job with small kids at home.    And now, they are all home, thanks to the COVID-19 quarantine.   “If I thought I was overwhelmed before, I have just elevated that definition. I’m responsible for millions of dollars and hundreds of…

The Push-Pull of Pivoting: A way to get started on the...

Pivot

Pivot…piVOT! My all time favorite Friends Episode where Ross aggressively asks Rachel and Chandler to pivot as they hilariously try to move his coach into a second floor apartment.    I can’t hear the word pivot without thinking of that episode and silently saying the word like Ross says it…piVOT.    In a matter of one…

The One Choice You Can Make Right Now to Shift Your...

identity

Have you ever had a déjà vu moment? Those moments where you are experiencing something new and yet, it seems like you have been here before?    I had one of those moments after a day of social isolation with my family where our emotions were all over the place. We had moments of laughter…

They Just Don’t Get it! How to stop reacting to the...

stop reacting

“He just doesn’t get it. How can he be such a roadblock when we are just trying to do the right thing!”   As my client was sharing with me her frustration with an administrative colleague, she explained that every time she had a suggestion, it seemed her colleague had a perfect objection to stall…