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Covert Rehearsal: Using Scripts

I often coach my clients around preparing for difficult or challenging questions — and was up at 6 a.m. this morning doing just that. I work with my clients on writing out the story they want to tell, then revising it until it is conversational and direct and focused. And then practicing it. I’ll often tell my clients, “Practice it ...

I Got It

“I got it.” That’s a nice email to see in my inbox. A coaching client has just landed a job doing work that matters to him at an organization you’ve heard of and respect. (It can be done.) “Thanks for everything you’ve done for me,” my client emailed. “I would have never have done what I needed to do to ...

Chicken Brain

We have a new chicken. It’s complicated being the new chicken. We had a flock of five happy chickens until a raccoon came for a visit one evening. I arrived just in time to see my favorite brown hen, a smart, spry girl, disappear over the back fence in a raccoon’s mouth. I guess she wasn’t smart or spry enough. ...

Salad Dressing

Really, this blog post is a just salad dressing recipe.  The secret ingredient is homemade plum jam (thanks to D’Arcy for teaching me that awesome salad dressing needs sweet in it). I do a couple of things really well, and one of those things is this salad dressing. Since green salad (with this dressing) is the only thing I feel confident ...