Negotiate a Higher Salary with Confidence

How should I negotiate a higher salary?  How do we gain the confidence to ask for what we’re worth? In my work with young professionals, they often ask these questions or how to negotiate a starting salary or a raise.   And for many in this position, it is scary to negotiate salary.  We fear that […]

The Powerful Visualization Exercise I Share With All My Clients

How do we break our harmful patterns of thought or behavior? We want to stop making the same mistakes. We feel frustrated with ourselves for giving in to our fears or hurting our loved ones. Fear influences our thoughts and actions in all aspects of our lives… our relationships, our work performance. If you’ve been […]

Practical Steps to Conquer Fear and Feel More Confident at Work

How many of us can relate to the pressure of pleasing a demanding boss? We walk into work (or “log on,” in a remote work world), and we’re fearful of making mistakes, receiving negative feedback… or getting fired. What do these fears have in common? At the end of the day, it comes down to […]

Three Strategies to Keep Fear From Destroying Your Relationship

Our fears sabotage us, especially in relationships. We know what it’s like to make the same mistakes over and over again, falling back into the same harmful patterns of behavior that destroyed past relationships. Fear can cause insecurity, sensitivity, anger… and in response, we lie, or we lash out at the people we love. Fear-based […]

What happens when we don’t leave our comfort zone?

Our Nest… I was listening to a podcast recently and the conversation was about leaving the nest and moving out of your comfort zone.  The speaker was discussing the importance of coming out of your comfort zone and the need for growth.  Immediately, it made me think of a comfort zone a bird’s nest.  This […]

When Beliefs Are A Barrier To Communication

We communicate with others in a variety of ways.  We text, IM, email, Zoom, speak on the phone, use Facetime, and when we are social distancing or not, we communicate in person.  We communicate by body language, tone, voice, eye contact, inflection, essentially many ways.  Maya Angelou once said, “I’ve learned that people will forget […]

5 Tips To Prevent Arguments During COVID-19 Quarantine

Many couples are spending more time together during the COVID-19 quarantine.  This is a time that you are being given to get to know each other again and hopefully you are getting along.  If you have kids the stress of homeschooling may be taking a toll on your relationship.  Let’s be honest…you are probably having […]

6 Steps for Career Transitions During the COVID Crisis

During this uncertain time, where many have been furloughed or lost their jobs, it is understandable that many are feeling scared, unsettled and shaken.   Losing a job is a difficult and major life transition that has now impacted over 6 million Americans all at once.   It is a time where you may feel powerless or […]