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Thoughts on Life Strategy and why we can’t see the forest for the trees

by Donna Carlson

What’s the difference in a millionaire?

I just spent a week with nearly 1,000 entrepreneurs who have banded together to get one million female entrepreneurs to $1 million in revenue. The atmosphere is quite electric with hope, promise and tremendous talent. In the wee hours after the conference closed, I...

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Herds of Camels

This week marks a line in the proverbial sand for me, which is what happens when we get clarity about who we are and what we're doing. Since I coach others, I have a coach keeping my path straight and he asks hard questions. Really hard questions. That's what you hire...

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My Porsche

A group of clients were leaving my home office when one of them headed for her Porsche and someone commented that they thought the Porsche in my driveway was my car. I laughed out loud and said, "I drive a Subaru." As they laughed and drove off, I wondered if I would...

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Summer is the cocoon of reinvention. For many, this time of year is the capstone of one journey and the beginning of a new one. Freshmen are getting ready to be sophomores. Juniors are getting ready to be seniors. Seniors are getting ready for college. College...

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The Lifetime Value of an Employee

Have you heard a story like this? A woman works for 20 years for her employer and has a wealth of institutional knowledge - many stories to tell about how the organization evolved. She comes to work two weeks after an acquisition to learn that hers is one of about a...

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The ROI on Wellness at Work Might be Different than you Think

A Harvard Business Review article titled, “What’s the Hard Return on Employee Wellness Programs?” details how Johnson & Johnson stated that “that wellness programs have cumulatively saved the company $250 million on health care costs over the past decade; from 2002 to...

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