Women Leaders

What Happens When Women Stop Leading Like Men?

What Happens When Women Stop Leading Like Men?

What happens when women stop leading like men? Change, inside and out.

3 Ways We Limit Our Leadership

3 Ways We Limit Our Leadership

Outside the limits of other’s perceptions. Outside the circle of your own past. Who are you? Let’s celebrate and let loose our creative strong savvy ready-to-get-stuff-done character that lives inside, and longs to come out and play.

3 Reasons to Step into Mindfulness and Wisdom

3 Reasons to Step into Mindfulness and Wisdom

This is a critical time for humanity. Our collective mindfulness and wisdom are urgently needed and yet, not at the forefront of our thoughts, our economic and political world or our daily lives. Who might we be if we chose to listen for and act from our wisest self?

Authentic Presence: The Invisible Side of Leadership

Authentic Presence: The Invisible Side of Leadership

We often forget our hunches, insights, or flashes of understanding in the daily scramble.  Without the skills to actively and effectively engaging the less visible, and often invisible realms, our leadership lacks dimension, authentic presence. 

Predawn Chorus: Wildness and Leadership

Predawn Chorus: Wildness and Leadership

How unfamiliar I am with stillness when first leaving the office on retreat. How carefully constructed my busyness and the insisting voices of “should’a, would’a, could’a”.  As if the world will fall apart without my constant attention.

The Girl Who Silenced the World

The Girl Who Silenced the World

Tears filled my eyes as I listened again to the girl who silenced the world for 5 minutes speak to the UN. Her name is Severn Cullis-Suzuki, and her speech was given at a U.N. assembly in Brazil when she was twelve years old.

That was in 1992. Sadly, her words are as relevant today as they were then.

Pure Joy

Pure Joy

This morning I saw an auspicious sign for the new year.  As I write, I gaze out the window, engaged with the liveliness of my wild garden. Up the street, beyond the tall hedges, oaks, and cypress, a tall redwood towers.

Just after dawn, a large white bird flew through the tree tops to the grand redwood. My fingers left the keyboard as her claws gripped the tippy top and she opened her wings into the wind.

One of My Dearest Friends is Very Wise

One of My Dearest Friends is Very Wise

One of my dearest friends is very wise. She sees the potential in me when my vision is shadowy. She uses the power of her gentleness, the strength of her love, and the clarity of her insight so that every one around her flourishes. She’s an absolute joy, with a lovely ability to discern what really matters.

While many men consider themselves wise, many women question whether they have wisdom.

What Happens When We are Wise? Wise Results.

What Happens When We are Wise? Wise Results.

What happens when we activate our wisdom? Good things happen.

When my daughter, Moreia, was a senior in college, she emailed me this story. It speaks directly to the gifts of wisdom.

Every Woman has Something Wise to Say

Every Woman has Something Wise to Say

Over the years, hundreds of women were my teachers.  They taught me that every wisewoman has something she wants to say. She’s got a voice because she cares. When she listens to the wisdom of her heart, something really matters to her whether in the backyard with the kids, in a company as part of the senior management team, or holding political office – she is ready to speak up.

Get Your Twinkle Back

Get Your Twinkle Back

I know. It’s that time of year. Crazy. Chaos. Yet, we love it. But, how can we possibly find time for a much needed pause in the midst of our fast-paced multi-tasking?

Are you Tilting or Are you Turning?

 Are you Tilting or Are you Turning?

Are you hitting “TILT” some days?  I am, so on December 21st, in my home town of Mill Valley, I convened a small circle of women to enjoy the power of a pause – a time to sit in silence, complete some of the past and gather forces for the New Year. Why mention it now?