Platforms Launching Women

I'm always trying to blow the lid off of conventional wisdom. One of the conventions I respectfully disagree with is the advice to use my retreats to showcase my own stuff.  I can't help but tell the stories of women who are doing so much more than me...and this is...

#53 the most unusual Christmas

You might have heard in this week's podcast that I'll forever remember Christmas 2019, the last Christmas of a decade, as the year we lost two children to adulthood. Don't get me wrong. This is what we are trained to do! The whole purpose of our lives as parents is to...

Abundant Life is Yours Now

Last year I wrote about being single, driving around at night near the holidays, peering into every home with the lights on and wondering what life was like at that dinner table. I dreamed that mothers were helping daughters figure out life and fathers were telling...
Overcoming complexity in your leadership

Overcoming complexity in your leadership

This is the third article in this month's series on lessons from the vine. What kind of vines do you have block the doors to your life and career? Don't you love using the words idiot and complexity in the same line? The things that make life complex are the times...

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Symmetry

Symmetry

I teach people to design strategies to create harmony between all the elements of life, yet on a busy day that's full of appointments and good things, the very first thing to go is my yoga practice. What you get from me on these days is an imbalanced Donna, heavy on...

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What does harmony have to do with leadership?

What does harmony have to do with leadership?

Harmony is one of the five characteristics of a fine wine we are studying for the New Wine Mastermind Weekend in November. What comes to mind when you think of harmony? An orchestra? A symphony? A choir? A boy band? I think of what I can hear, but how do I associate...

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Why did I leave my career at 50?

Why did I leave my career at 50?

This is the full script for my six minute story at 1 Million Cups Colorado Springs. The picture shows my three reasons why: my three daughters. And now you know the rest of the story. Thanks Kauffman Foundation for creating this opportunity and thanks to the Colorado...

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How do you bolster your confidence?

How do you bolster your confidence?

"They couldn't take their eyes off them -- Peter and John standing there so confident, so sure of themselves!" When is the last time you stood there so confident, so sure of yourself that people were amazed? I can't explain why my eyes landed on this line, but tried...

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a thousand words

They say a picture is worth a thousand words but  there are so many good words in the world. If you like my blog, you will like my inspiration. Check out my Book Club.