Empathy: The Basis for Building Relationships of Trust and Influence


  According to the dictionary, em·pa·thy is “the intellectual identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another.” We are said to have empathy for another person when we understand what they’re feeling and what they’re thinking. Empathy is the basis of relationships. It helps connect you with another person. It… Read More.

7 Things I’ve Learned Listening To Women


  I have been an executive coach since 2006, and have worked with hundreds of professional women in both one on one coaching relationships as well as group settings for workshops and presentations. The information that women share with me is invaluable. It helps me to recognize their ongoing challenges and design programs to assist… Read More.

Changing Things Up

  This past week I moved from Martha’s Vineyard to Connecticut; lots of packing and unpacking; organizing and discarding. Now that I am fairly (?) settled in my new place, I realize how challenging change can be, even when we plan for it. Our daily routines are programed in our heads and once our circumstances… Read More.

An Important Lesson From My Mother About Positive Attitide

  My mom is in her nineties and she is constantly telling her friends to focus on what they can do; not to dwell on what they used to be able to do when they were younger. “That will get you depressed. Having a positive attitude is everything.” It’s not easy getting old in our… Read More.