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What is Sparking Me Up: "Friday Forward"

What is Sparking Me Up

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Reading: I am a big fan of Robert Glazer's weekly blog "Friday Forward" and have been reading it for years. His writing is a testament to showing up and writing consistently; you just keep getting better over time. One of his recent posts, titled "Uprooting Hate," cut right to the core of some of the challenges that our society has faced over the past year. Glazer talks about how a community is strengthened during times of adversity. In order to combat hate, we must con…

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The Beauty of Reframing Your Perspective, Choose Your Lens

"The key to transforming anything lies in our ability to reframe it" - Marianne Williamson

Have you ever felt stuck or paralyzed in indecision? I know I have! Well, not to worry, there is always a way. And one of those ways is reframing your thinking. In today's post, I will offer a quick tip to get you thinking about how to create what I call a beautiful reframe in your life.

Change your lens, change your future!

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The Beauty of Reframing Your Perspective, Choose Your Lens

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What is Sparking Me Up: The Earned Life

What is Sparking Me Up

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Watching: I recently watched The Earned Life, a documentary on the amazing Marshall Goldsmith. For those who don’t know Marshall, he is a highly acclaimed leadership coach and author of “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful.” What really struck me about Marshall is how his attitude about life simply radiates outward onto the people he meets. The one quote from the movie that has stuck in my head ever since is “I earn m…

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At the Intersection of Preparedness, Persistence, And Opportunity With Ramani Varanasi

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Being lucky isn't simply an occurrence but can be considered a skill, and it usually manifests when you meet opportunity with preparedness. Sharing her insight about success and luck in this episode is Ramani Varanasi, the CEO of X-Biotix Therapeutics, Inc. She gives a sneak peek at what it's like to work in the biopharma industry. She also explains the key role that persistence plays in success in this industry as she talks about the importance of defining success as a company. In this episode,…

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The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career – Reid Hoffman & Ben Casnocha

Are you ready for the future? Do you have a game plan for the next step in your journey?

I am constantly reminded of the Chinese proverb: "the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now." The sentiment of this quote seems even more prescient in our current times when it seems like there is more uncertainty than ever before. I have come to see that planting seeds is key to preparing ourselves for the future to create new opportunities for ourselves and future generat…

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Challenging The Corporate Image: On The Precipice Of Burnout With Georgie Dickins

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Are you aware of the consequences of your success? In this episode, transformational coach Georgie Dickins sits down with Tony Martignetti to talk about her flashpoints and how she challenged the corporate image. Georgie shares her journey from working in the corporate world to moving into coaching and consultancy and the inflection point that motivated her to take a step back and assess her life. Georgie and Tony discuss the inevitability of burnout in the corporate world and the importance of …

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Empowering Leaders Through the Culture Journey


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"If you slow down and take the time to really understand yourself, then bring your full authentic self as a leader to the table, you will see a remarkable difference." 

I recently had the pleasure of being featured on the Culture Design Show hosted by Steve Chaparro. Steve completely blew me away when he connected the dots between my story and a scene from Wonder Woman (2017) when Diana is about to leave her idyllic home of Themyscira to put an end to World War I. Before she leaves, Diana's…

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The Virtual Campfire: Speaking Up and Speaking Out with Todd Cherches

The Virtual Campfire: Speaking Up and Speaking Out with Todd Cherches

"If you're not willing to toot your own horn or raise your hand or speak up and speak out, our organizations miss out, our teams miss out, and we miss out." – Todd Cherches

V5UkHvuAOne of my recent favorite episodes of The Virtual Campfire is my interview with Todd Cherches, "Speaking Up and Speaking Out." Todd joined me to share his journey. He talks about his experiences as an extreme introvert and what pushed him to speak up and …

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Conversations about Resilience

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"You don't have to wait for a breakdown to make a shift. You can look for clues and start to take action before you break down." 

I recently had the pleasure of being featured on The Kintsugi Podcast hosted by Michael O'Brien. I love the concept of this podcast, which got its name from the Japanese art of putting broken pottery pieces back together with gold. Kintsugi is a metaphor for embracing your flaws and imperfections so you can realize your full potential.

Michael and I covered a lot …

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The Virtual Campfire: Bringing Out The Strength In Others In Combating Rare Diseases With Effie Parks

The Virtual Campfire: Bringing Out The Strength In Others In Combating Rare Diseases With Effie Parks

"I started a podcast not only for myself but also for that weeping parent sitting in their car to feel a little less alone." – Effie Parks

79VCPEffieOne of my recent favorite episodes of The Virtual Campfire is my interview with Effie Parks, "Bringing Out The Strength In Others In Combating Rare Diseases." Effie shared her personal struggles as a mom who fought for her child diagnosed with the rare CTNN…

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