Aggressive Communication. Is it on the rise?

angry woman and man

“Anyone can become angry — that’s easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way…. that’s NOT EASY.” Aristotle I was working with a client recently who was struggling with being assertive in her communication at work. With the stresses of this crazy modern world, coupled … Read More

When life takes your breath away


Have you ever had this happen? You are sound asleep and the phone rings, you glanced at the clock it’s a little after midnight. Your breath catches. Your heart is in your throat. Instinctively you know NO good news comes in the middle of the night. You immediately do an inventory of the people in your life. Life does that … Read More

Father’s Day Reflections

2020 has been a year of 2020 hindsight for me. If you are anything like me; you have had more time alone than ever before. Time for reflection and contemplating. This year as we celebrated Father’s Day, I spent quite a bit of time in reflection. Thinking about the men who have been influencers in my life. I’m a firm … Read More

What are you doing to get out of the pot?

It is a “New” world out there.  The tension is Palatable. You can feel the fear, anxiety, and concern. What’s a leader to do? Hell, what a parent to do? Join us for Leadership Essentials June 16th STRESS – what are the causes and what can we do. Social distancing feels wrong to the social human being. We are all … Read More

We find ourselves in a very unique situation right now

Mary & Rob on top of the mountain

Many of you know a few months ago Mary took on primary responsibility for Soul Canyon while I shifted over to become a Business Consultant for BBSI. This has been the best of both worlds for me. I have unique breadth and depth of experience across functions, business types and industries. I have been proud to offer training, coaching and consulting on … Read More

Word Essentials – Level UP – Read Out Loud and Dictate


Word Essentials – Level UP – Read Out Loud and Dictate View Video Hindsight is 2020 or so they say. I personally feel it’s not, each choice we make set in motion events and by changing the choice we make, we change the future of not only us but those around us. Last year we made some big changes at … Read More

Can you believe it’s September already?

Small Presentations

Now that the kids are back in school and the lazy dog days of summer are over, is it time to focus on YOUR 2019 goals? Is training on your “To Do List”? We only have six trainings left in 2019 in our BBSI local series, so now’s the time to get signed up to assure your seat. Excel – … Read More

It’s Almost Back to School Time – Let’s make the most of it!

Back to School

Do we quit learning because you get old? Or do we get old because you quit learning? “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin Change is in the air, even as folks are trying to squeeze in a few last days of Summer. Personally, I love back to school time. A fresh new start on … Read More

Travel Tips from a Road Warrior

After more than a decade of traveling 3 or more weeks a month we know a thing or two about travel. Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits cleverly applied to travel. 1. Be Proactive Checking flights, connection times and weather can prevent stressful travel. Make sure your connection time is realistic and plan for delays – which typically happen on the 1st … Read More

Sustainable Customer Service

“To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart.” — Pearl S. Buck “You can’t give what you don’t have.” — Anonymous You have high expectations of your team. You’ve done the hard work of building and articulating your mission and vision and you have goals and objectives that are solidly connected to … Read More