Executive and Life Coaching

Another one of my core values is learning as much as I can across disciplines, cultures, and geographies. And one of the chief ways I do that is through reading. I've read hundreds of books across my lifetime, spanning fiction and non-fiction, and have given away...

One of my core values is striving to take good care of people and resources that are entrusted to me. I can think of many examples falling within both of these categories, but today I'm reflecting on the customers I work with in a career...

I'm back in the routine of taking early morning walks. They're not very long, but they don't need to be. They're usually technology-free; just me, walking outside and looking around and trying to practice mindfulness activities such as focusing on my breathing and paying attention...

Zappos founder Tony Hsieh has a cool approach toward creating a work culture of sustainable happiness. His approach examines three forms of happiness: 1. Pleasure 2. Passion, or "flow" 3. Higher purpose, or values Hsieh advises that pleasure is the rarest form of happiness, and should be acknowledged and...

I am the prototypical white, privileged, straight male. I was raised in a middle class home, and though my parents were far from wealthy I was sent to college and they paid for all of it. I moved into the professional work force, and eventually...

I'm reading the book Chasing Relevance, which is focused on ways to more fully engage the Millennial generation. There's plenty of important takeaways in this book that I'll probably write about another time, but the other day I was struck by a small section on...

As we progress in our careers and work with all kinds of people, it's easy to fall into the trap of believing there's just one or two areas of strength that are the most important--and that everyone should strive to develop these in order to...

Recently, while on a flight from Nashville to Seattle I jotted down my first "bucket list," at first through stream-of-consciousness and then refined and narrowed it to the best of the best before texting it to a few close loved ones. I want to get...

Critical Thinking is the disciplined art of ensuring that you use the best thinking you are capable of in any set of circumstances. Emotional Intelligence is the ability to recognize, understand and manage our own emotions, while recognizing, understanding, and influencing the emotions of others....

The late Great Gatsby author F. Scott Fitzgerald is known for saying, "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function." Fitzgerald is far from the only famous...