March 31, 2017

How to be More Transparent

It happens quickly. We’re in a group setting and someone says something or what’s even more likely, doesn’t say anything, but acts in a way that’s off-putting. Maybe they roll their eyes. Maybe they’re checking their phone in the middle of your presentation. Maybe they just look bored. And before we know it, we find ourselves feeling defensive. Soon, we’re thinking differently about who they are, how much we trust them, and without even knowing […]
February 22, 2017

Is It OK to Be Two Different People?

Have you ever experienced a situation that makes you feel like you need to be different than you really are? Less talkative? (This one’s all the time for me.) Less truthful. Less funny. Just…less. I would guess that all of us have experienced this at least once (hello…remember high school?) in our lives. Last week at a women’s leadership program book discussion session, one of the participants shared that she feels she needs to be […]
January 11, 2017

How to Deal with Passive Aggressive People

Most people would agree that passive-aggressive people are one of the most difficult types of individuals to work, live and play with. Yet it can be hard to identify the behaviors that are considered passive-aggressive. We tend to say “we know one when we see one”. While this list won’t be all-exhaustive, it will highlight enough of the characteristics of a passive-aggressive person to potentially exhaust you just by reading them. They dish out “back-handed” […]
December 29, 2016

How to Deal with An Unsupportive Spouse

You are so excited. After researching every nook and cranny of this new business idea, you’re ready. You’d pull the trigger right frickin’ now but you have one small thing to do. You have to get your spouse on board. Ugh. Every time you’ve approached them in the past with your new idea, you’ve been greeted with any of the following responses: What crazy idea do you have now? You’ll never have the time to […]