New Beginnings & Rebirth — It’s Spring!

Spring, a time of New Beginnings. It’s one of my favorite times of the year – at time of Rebirth! Spring is in the air in the Rogue Valley here in Southern Oregon. Yet many places in our country are covered with a new layer of snow. A true metaphor for our lives right now. We are all in different … Read More

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

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

Educate don’t Vegetate

Mary & Rob on top of the mountain

The difference between the doers and the complainers is where they put their effort and energy. It’s in times of trouble (like the pandemic we are experiencing) that you can observe very different behavior in people. Tough circumstances require neuro plasticity, or put another way, the ability to think and feel outside the box. People with high emotionally intelligence are … Read More


Today I attended an online meeting and I sensed something … I tried to find the right word to describe what I felt: worry?  no not that, although there is worry. Fear, there is some but that’s not the right word either.  Depression, no not really.  I think weariness is the right word. Weariness. We are tired of this pandemic … 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

Are you one of the many who are WFH (Working From Home)? Are looking for ways to engage your staff? We have an idea! Take advantage of the time you have now to SKILL UP!


  As we all deal with the COVID-19 and all its implications, your friends at Soul Canyon would like to make an offer.   Perhaps you have time on your hands because of the business disruption the Virus, or its social isolation implications have caused. Perhaps you have your staff WFH. Perhaps you had training scheduled but now you can’t attend because … Read More

The hamster wheel is real people.

hamster wheel

Run faster. Do more with less. Efficiency is the “WORD” of the decade, would you agree? How do you find time to sharpen your saw as Stephen Covey suggests in his 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (first published August 15, 1989)? There is hope and it’s call effectiveness and priorities. We can help. At Soul Canyon Training & Development … Read More