Monday, April 14, 2014

Learn Top Time Management Mistakes You Can Avoid on April 30

Your TIME is your greatest asset. It's the one thing you can't get back -- once it's spent, it's gone!

What if you could develop new habits and a mindset about how to manage your time (including “time wasters” and distractions) so you could focus on what's really important to you?

Join me on April 30th for Tik Tock on the Clock: Time Management Made Easy. I'm offering this primer workshop because I've heard that founders and leaders like YOU who are out there in the arena, making things happen can use a little more focus and organization.

What will you get out of attending?
  • Discover how you REALLY spend your time so you can reclaim your schedule and get more done in less time
  • Reveal your true intentions so you can refocus your attention on what’s most important and get pumped up about doing it
  • Find out what’s causing your indecision so you can reduce anxiety, make decisions faster, and stop procrastinating 
  • Eliminate clutter and distractions so you can achieve your goals faster and crush them

This workshop IS for you if you're an ambitious rock star, who wants to be more self-aware; if you feel like you're not making fast enough progress, and want to expedite success in your life and business.

Tik Tock on the Clock: The workshop don't start till you walk in ... if you're on time! :-)

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

From Health Scare to Health Coach: NEW Video

I know firsthand how difficult it can be to maintain a healthy lifestyle -- especially for folks like you and me who are out there, "in the arena," trying to create change in the world. Life is what happens when you're busy make plans, right? And, yet, we each continue on our self exploration journey -- aiming to make today be a little bit better than yesterday.

This NEW video is a quick snapshot into my journey -- from my first (minor) health scare way back in 2006, to the present, and my commitment to help YOU reduce YOUR stress so you can be your best Self.

Watch and let me know what you think! Then, tell me: What other aspects of my health journey or coaching work would you like to know more about?

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Coordinating Care at Merck Social Health Hackathon

Here are the ideas from today's Merck Social Health Hackathon! We're creating 1-Health an app to coordinate care for caregivers. Our logo is

The Problem: 
Today, there is no dedicated platform among allied health professionals and doctors who are treating patients with chronic conditions, nor between caregivers (e.g., parents caring for children with special needs or adults caring for aging parents. As a result, patients receives treatment and other providers don't know what has occurred. Caregivers don't always understand medical terminology or protocols to help their loved ones adhere to treatment plans.

Our Value Proposition:
1-Health app will create enhanced communication between medical providers and allied health professionals to promote holistic health and improved adherence to treatment plans.

This is our team: Wendy, Lulu, and me! Looking forward to presenting our idea in a couple of hours.
1-Health team hard at work!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Name the Sheroes of NEW Community for Women

I believe that a solid support system is essential for women to achieve and maintain good health, optimal well-being, and a stellar lifestyle. I want to help women create the lives we really, really want.

For these reasons (and more!), I'm creating a community for women that's based on authenticity, empathy, and self-awareness. I want to use my coaching skills and the tools I've used  for my own development to benefit other women.

Not wanting to build this in a vacuum, I'm reaching out for your input and feedback. The first way you can help is easy and FUN! Help me name the She-roes of our new community! Take 4 minutes to vote on your 4 favorite names in the polls below. These she-roes will represent the four profiles through which we can learn more about ourselves as women and relate better to one another. I'll share the poll results and more info about our sister community soon! THANK YOU!

Which is your favorite girl name?
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If you were naming a girl (baby, kitten, puppy) which name would you choose?
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Your best friend asked your help naming her little girl. Which name would you choose?
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You're excited! Finally a new girl is being added to your team; and her name is ...
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

What are the Top Qualities of a Senior Leadership Team?

In this NEW video -- one of a series of six videos I've produced on Teamwork & Motivation -- I share the top 6 characteristics I feel are important for senior leaders like you to develop as you lead your companies and teams into the New Year and today's ever-changing marketplace.

Qualities of a Senior Leadership Team
  • Which qualities are most relevant to you? 
  • Did you learn these traits 'on-the-job' or acquire them in other ways? 
  • What was the most challenging characteristic for you to develop? 

Let me know your thoughts and experiences here in the comments or tweet me on Twitter.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

What I'm Thankful For This Year

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I thought I'd share some things for which I'm grateful that have happened in 2013. It's been an interesting year of wonderful surprises and unexpected challenges. Here are just a few that come to mind:

I'm thankful for ...

  • My parents -- for their continued support and encouragement, and for their sheer presence at this stage in our lives 
  • My friends -- both my "golden oldies" who are always there for me, and my new-found acquaintances and colleagues
  • My journey to becoming a runner -- both my Couch-to-5K training and my first race taught me so much about extending beyond my (perceived) physical limitations. I'll never forget the jitters I had while riding on the F train to Coney Island to run my first full "Turkey Trot" 5K in 20-degree weather, and how my fingers were freezing while waiting for the race to begin. Nor the doubts I overcame even while jumping up and down to stay warm waiting on the boardwalk! My finish time now gives me a goal to achieve in 2014 -- running under a 10-minute mile!

Pre-Race: Coney Island Sports Fdn Turkey Trot 5K

    • My trip "down under" to Australia -- not only because of the miracle of traveling to the other side of the world (I will never forget the landing in Sydney, AU) but because of the internal/external work that was involved in me getting there. There was no guarantee that I'd be going on the trip -- I had to push beyond my (perceived) professional limitations to sell enough registrations and attract enough mentors, sponsors for the event to be viable, before my ticket was even purchased! 

      Sydney Opera House: Sydney, AU
      This year's "1-Word" for me to operate by was SURRENDER. I believe I'm still learning and internalizing the definition of that word: "trusting that God, the Universe, or a higher intelligence can accomplish anything, even when you can’t foresee the outcome of a situation." -- Deepak Chopra

      At some of my lowest or scariest moments this year, I've been able to surrender to the higher intelligence even when I didn't know how things would turn out. Often, it's been that I've realized after my experience that my perseverance is in itself a form of surrender -- a sustained focus on my intentions, with trust that things will turn out for the best (on a larger, universal level). 

      I'm learning to be grateful for ALL of my experiences because of the lessons they teach me. It really isn't about the destination, but about the journey. So, on this recognized day of Gratitude, I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

      Would love to know what YOU are thankful/grateful for? Tweet me or share in the comments below.

      Thursday, October 17, 2013

      My StrataRx Ignite Presentation: Fitbit - You Had Me at Smooches

      As promised, here is the video from my September 2013 Ignite talk at the Strata Rx conference about my quantified self mission to track my Couch-to-5K runs with Fitbit. I'm proud to have accomplished this communication 'challenge' given that the Ignite format is pretty prescriptive.

      Take a peek and let me know what you think! Share your comments here on the blog or you can tweet me on Twitter. Always excited to hear your health, fitness, and wellness success stories too! **Smooches**