How Being Vulnerable Now Will Let You Rock the House Later

My husband Umberto and I lived in Caracas for a dozen years.  As an executive and consultant to the US Embassy, I made presentations, wrote proposals and managed a household in Spanish.  But Umberto and I got divorced in ’95 and even though I tried to find ways to use the language since then, it’s really not an everyday event. Then my neighbor Sheyla invited me to be interviewed on …
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Being The Real You

Last week I spent four days at Social Venture Institute, the amazing conference for 100 or so entrepreneurs and social enterprise leaders who are using business to change the world.  The conference is held at Hollyhock www.hollyhock.ca, a serene retreat on an island north of Vancouver nestled between mountain ranges on a pristine bay.  The paths wind through coastal rain forest with towering Douglass fir and waist-high ferns.  The large …
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Feeling Special

Because I coach entrepreneurs myself, some people are surprised I need a coach.  Or, that I even have feelings of inadequacy or timidity. But of course I do!! And recently those feelings got triggered. As I explore the blogosphere, wise voices say, “Be yourself.  Let people get to know you.  You are so wonderful people will just fall in love with you and follow you.  You are so special, let …
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Re-Invention

When I was in my twenties, I’m a Baby Boomer, so it was a different world, I had the notion that when one “grew up”, that life somehow settled down to a predictable “happily ever after” pattern. Mine didn’t and I felt like a failure.  Gail Sheehy’s book Passage’s was a revelation to me.   The subtitle was “The predictable passages of adult life”.  As I read it I was both …
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