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Stronger Together Into 2018

I am so very proud of the courageous women in my Women Business Owner Mastermind Group! We had a fantastic year together filled with challenges, setbacks, triumphs and successes.  We are each other’s board of directors, each other’s fiercest advocates and no-holding-back sounding boards. My business would not be as successful and well run if it wasn’t for my fellow women business owners, who have held me accountable, challenged me, supported me and provided tissues, kind words and subsequent kicks in the rear to get me back into the business arena after disappointments. I am so grateful for each of these awesome women:

Carolyn Bagdoyan – Heart Tree Yoga
Vivien Balcker – Ameriprise Financial Advisor
Martha Brettschneider – Damselwings LLC
Lisa Loggins – LeadWell Coaching Strategies
Melissa Maillett – Maillett Photography
Joann Meginley – Grassroots Fitness
Tamera Siminow – Lifeworks Consulting
Agnes Wasawski – Weichert Realtor
Emily Yahn – Tangible Designs

You rock!

For all you business owners, corporate leaders and rising change makers trying to do it completely on your own: Don’t! Find a great support group, a mentor or a coach, and feel the lift, energy, fun, and stretch that comes from shared wisdom and experience!


And for those of you, who are not ready yet to step into the spotlight of accountability and no-BS feedback, you can prepare yourself for a great start into 2018 by doing one of our group’s kick-start exercises on your own: Goal Map for Kick-Starting Awesomeness.

Are you or someone you know interested in learning more about how to set up or join a mastermind group to accelerate your professional and personal growth? All it takes is a phone call, email, Skype, letter, or visit to my office – I will be happy to talk with you and explore options with you.

Wishing all of you a game-changing 2018 with Health, Joy, and Success – whatever that may look like for YOU!

With Gratitude for my life and the people in it!



First-time in a Foreign Country – From the U.S. to Taiwan and Back with Grace and Gratefulness

When you have a positive impact on a client and open new doors … best feeling!

US TaiwanIn late August, I coached a young professional in preparation for her first ever international trip – a 10-week work assignment in Taiwan. Introverted, cautious, self-declared foodie, not wanting to turn down a unique offer to support the company’s team in Taiwan for 2.5 months. We spent 8 hours together to explore communication style differences between American and Taiwanese culture, different beliefs and traditions based on the two countries’ history and social norms, sights to see, food, workplace etiquette, and the emotional stress of culture adaptation.

She just got back and sent me a long email.

Yes, she became homesick after 4 weeks as expected but the practical tools and awareness of what restores her energies and effective self-care practices enabled her to work through it and still enjoy her unfamiliar environment. She discovered new favorite foods, boosted her self-esteem with solo excursions, made new friends and thanked me for preparing her so thoroughly for the trip that showed her how beautiful and diverse the world is and that also awakened her desire to explore more now that she is back in the U.S. She feels more confident, stronger and more capable through this experience.

She was an exceptional, bright and motivated client, who was willing to stretch and step into the unknown.  I feel honored to have supported her and she is ready to think bigger and explore more!

Two missions accomplished!