The skills we traditionally think of as soft, are actually the hardest of all.
In this year’s Days of Possible Diary, I created a provocation in the opening pages that prompted kin to ponder when they have chosen courage in their lives. As we’re nearly halfway through the year, I’m revisiting the provocations. Remembering times in my life when I have been courageous before (even in the tiniest of […]
“Silence is the residue of fear.” And it’s designed to keep you compliant. So you if you don’t like how things are playing out in your life, talk to someone. If you don’t like what’s happening in career, talk through a change strategy with a trusted advisor. If you don’t like what’s happening in your […]
Over the last few years several people have mentioned the work of Irish poet David Whyte. But only in the last few weeks have his words found their way to me, and finally landed with impact. David is a rare find, straddling both poetry and business. He is the author of several poetry books and […]
As an accredited facilitator of Brené Brown’s curriculum (The Daring Way & Rising Strong), I’m passionate about being part of a global conversation about vulnerability, shame and courage. To help me stay in the work of choosing courage over comfort daily, I surround myself with stories, words and people who share my values. Listening to […]
Don’t ever doubt that your voice matters, or of it’s power to create change. Five words shouted by a woman across a room became a slogan that was the making of a president. Watch and learn.
Sometimes you come across words that reach inside, squeeze your senses and leave an unforgettable imprint. Chinaka Hodge is a writer and educator, and presented this spoken word piece at TEDWomen in October 2016. Since I first heard it many months ago, I’ve thought about it so often, that I wanted to share it with […]