Category Archives: Healing

On Negative Ego

An elderly man I once knew — and now probably long dead — used to complain bitterly about all the people with negative ego. I never really understood what he meant by the term, as it seemed to derive from some of the esoteric and cultish literature he frequently read. It felt far afield of […]

The Woman Who Went to Work to Heal

I’m sure I’ve told the story before but it bears repeating. Years ago, I was invited to speak at a national company conference and it was stunningly different from other conferences I’d attended. Instead of sit-down meals where attendees were served, food was available all the time — you just had to get it for […]

Leadership and Shame

Shame is that terrible emotion that isolates us in a particularly nasty way. To experience shame is to be condemned and, in part at least, it is we who are doing the condemning. In the end the experience just leaves us to hurt. Brené Brown, the writer, speaker and researcher currently most associated with the […]

What Moves You?

There are many moments in my everyday coaching work that deeply touch me. I talk with a client who faces a humbling and difficult apology to his team and knows ultimately he must take this fire walk alone. I talk with another who is torn by fierce loyalty to her company but also knows the […]