The 2 "Cylinders" Business Leaders Need but Ignore

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Though many business leaders appear to "have it all" and "have it all together", deep down they are stressed out, dysfunctional, overworked, unfulfilled, and emotionally avoidant.  They secretly struggle with relationship issues, lifelong insecurities, and impostor syndrome.  Why?

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April 4, 2018

In April 2018, I was interviewed as an example of a "Freedom-Centred Leader".

How do you think your work process and inner freedom relate to leadership?

One of my guiding principles is, “A true Master is not the one with the most students but one who creates the most Mas...

September 11, 2017

On September 5th, I had the incredible honor of speaking at British Parliament in London, England as part of Merit360.  Merit360 is a wonderful, 2-week event that brings together powerful young leaders from all across the globe to tackle the United Nations Sustainable...

August 20, 2017

There's a woman in my life who consistently ignores, slanders, and screams at me.  I've done my best to befriend her, but, over the years, as my efforts have been rebuffed and she has never apologized for her behavior, my kindness turned to rage.  However, instead of l...

April 9, 2017

Next time you're about to make a decision, I want you to consider something:

Everything we do, we do for a feeling.

Either we want a particular feeling, or we're trying to avoid one. 

Even decisions that seem purely logical are often fueled by feelings.  For example, when...

February 22, 2017

(This article was originally published in the February 2017 issue of Best Self Magazine.)

“I don’t need to talk to you. I already know everything about you!” The woman hissed at me – her mouth curled in a sinister smirk, her eyes ablaze with rage. I gazed at her in bew...

September 14, 2016

In late August 2016, 360 young leaders and activists from 85 different countries came together for 2 weeks to collaborate on projects to achieve the United Nations' 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development.  Led by Marlou Hermsen and Chris Arnold of World Merit, Mer...

July 12, 2016

Whenever I want to change how I feel about someone, I use a very simple trick:

I look at the person and imagine what they looked like as a child.

You'll be amazed how differently they suddenly appear to you - and how differently you feel towards them.

You'll see that they...

May 16, 2016

Last night, while my husband Paco and I were curled up on the couch watching a movie, our doorbell rang.  This was an unusual occurrence, so, before opening the door, I yelled through to ask who it was.  It was our neighbor and her teenage son - friendly people with wh...

May 10, 2016

If you are a salesperson, marketer, or business leader, you probably have extraordinary gifts for tuning into people, assessing their hopes and fears, and inspiring them to take action by buying a product or service.  However, you may be missing out on opportunities to...

May 10, 2016

Two weeks ago, I was peacefully drinking my morning tea and asking my inner emPowers what they needed from me that day.  They gave me their answers, but then my Impresario added "create a CEO presentation".


I have worked privately with CEOs before but had nev...

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