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Gratitude and Why I Work – Part 1

Erin (11), me (mom), Ryan (19), Kelsey (21) on Thanksgiving Day, 2014 at my parent's home where I grew up In the US, we begin "the holiday season" with a day of Thanksgiving. This is my favorite holiday, because it is truly all about gratitude, family and centers...

Practicing empathy and humility instead of judgment

Today, I will be leading a 2 hour interactive introduction to collective leadership for a group of local high school teachers and administrators. And I couldn't be more excited to work with this audience. And yet, last night, as I was doing my final prep with my...

Kudos to Emma Watson – inspiring and activating men and women to see gender bias more completely as a human rights issue that hurts both sexes

Inspiring and activating men and women to work together to end gender bias. This is a very thoughtful speech and movement (HeForShe - UN). Emma Watson talks about gender equality, for women and men. The issues are not only about equal rights for women globally, but...

Calling “the crazy ones” – the ones who think they can change the world… (is that you??)

I received a framed version of this quote back in my IBM days, as an acknowledgement of the work we were doing with leaders at IBM, bringing in more of a coaching culture. And it resonated deeply with me. And helped me to see things differently... Because, well, at...

Daring to lift our gaze from our “smaller worlds”

It is easy to get on our daily treadmill and focus our attention on our smaller world of work, family, and friends. Surely, we can all do this and our plates will feel full. Our time and attention could be spent here easily. However, there is a bigger picture at play...

On a frosty November morn…

Frost covering all,  A skunk coating in the front yard Adds a unique scent A puppy full of play Waltzes in the sun of a November morn A woman with restlessness of heart and mind wonders where and when and if her day will bear fruit and what type of fruit she should...

Why Bother? Reflections on one year of Green Building

At 20 it was all about achievement and balance for me. Whatever you do, give it your very best… Today, it’s much more about choosing what it is that I will commit to – in alignment with my sense of purpose, my values and my aspirations to have a lasting impact on this wonderful planet, for my family and humanity as a connected whole.  For this – I will work hard, play hard, and rest assured that I have done my best.

How to Nudge Consumers to Be Environmentally Friendly

This article sites multiple studies and experiments that point to peer pressure or at least the “pull of the crowd” as a more powerful driver of behavioral change than financial incentives, or social responsibility to “do the right thing”.

Sustainability at Penn State University

Penn State is truly playing a Bigger Game in Sustainability. I participated in a workshop in late August where the brought in some of their key corporate stakeholders to really do some out of the box thinking on what a top university needs to be doing to create a...

Life Calling

Life Calling My life is a journey, destination unknown.My path is revealed only as far as I can see,Yet more often than not, I choose its direction.I navigate my path thoughtfully,with deliberate choices grounded in values and guided by intuition.Even when faced with...

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