On the Cutting Edge of Change

Mentors matter

What if you basically raised yourself? What if you were a “latch-key kid” who learned what to do and when by listening to your own intuition? What if you started your first job out of school and needed to learn how to harness your emotions and not wear them on your sleeve? Then “Effective Immediately”.. read more →

Women Leaders: We Do NOT have More Time to be Silent

Rachel Carson who wrote a book of major importance “The Silent Spring” was a GUTSY woman who spoke out about the level of toxins in our world 50 years ago. Those numbers are higher and the risk more deadly. Someone recently commented that with all the toxins in the world we are living longer so.. read more →

GUTSY Women and Attachment Parenting

Time magazine May issue started a major brouhaha that is hopefully the beginning of a great dialogue about what it means to be a parent and what children really want and need. For me, the photo of the mother and three year old son at his mother’s breast brought up the controversy from decades ago.. read more →

Rush Limbaugh Being Told to “SHUT UP”

Maybe, just maybe the era of anything goes is ending. Maybe, just maybe the guy with the loud mouth and no couth will be put out to pasture. It’s about time.   I have listened to Mr. Limbaugh, on occasion, to understand his appeal. I have always turned him off with a sense of deep.. read more →

Tell the Truth George Washington

I asked a school teacher friend of mine if they still teach the George Washington “Cherry Tree” story to elementary kids. She said “sometimes yes and sometimes no”. “Why not all the time”, I questioned. “Just because of that word you used…only if we find the time. We move at such a fast pace that.. read more →

Honoring ADELE: How Do You Weigh a Voice?

Today’s forecast: the skinny celebrity image is changing. Tomorrow’s forecast: healthy, real people in healthy, real bodies are the new trend. Maybe, just maybe, there is a new superhero that will give little girls and young women the hope of health, inside and out; the image of positive power, personal and professional. Watching the Grammy.. read more →

An Early Valentine

When we think Valentine’s Day, we think lovers and chocolate and red hearts and sumptuous dinners. This blog is a great reminder of another early love, that between parents and children. While not everyone was as lucky as Ned Brody to have a mother of power and passion, we DO KNOW we all had a.. read more →

Give and Get: Cool Team Training

In these fast moving times, it is super important to learn about how relationships work and that “we really are all connected and no one wins unless we all do”.  Team building can add another important component to your work setting. We recently completed a “BUILD and GIVE” program with a client group. In two.. read more →

A Healthy Perspective

Here is a response to a blog I wrote, “Barbie Lives!”, about Barbie dolls and little girls. This is from one of our CEO consultants, Jocelyn Bines, who recently moved to Los Angeles where she will be spearheading GUTSY WOMEN WEEKEND programs. I love her perspective about that bit of plastic and blond synthetic hair... read more →

Barbie Lives!

Doing research for my book “GUTSY: How Women Leaders Make Change”, I was a bit aghast with the powerful hold that little blonde, plastic doll named Barbie still has on so many little girls. Research shows that when 13 year old girls were asked to define their view of beauty, there was a statistically significant.. read more →