5 Leadership Lessons From Wonder Woman

With the premier of Justice League right around the corner, it’s a great time to look at the leadership lessons we can learn from Diana Prince. I watched with pride as Diana navigated an unfamiliar world, all the while discovering the purpose for which she was...Read More

10 Leadership Lessons from the 2016 Athenas – This is How We Do It!

The 2016 Athenas  Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick, Maricopa Community Colleges, Catherine Alonzo, Javelina, and Rebecca Clyde, Ideas Collide participated in a panel discussion at the Professional Women’s Alliance luncheon last week. There was all kinds of awesomeness...Read More

This One’s For The Girls- 7 Characteristics of Highly Successful Women

This One’s For The Girls- 7 Characteristics of Highly Successful Women “The world doesn’t need what women have, it needs what women are.”   Edith Stein  My mom was born in 1940.  She grew up in an age when children were seen and not heard.  A proper Southern Belle, she like many her age, was taught that a woman’s success was...Read More

Pay Attention!

“You are supposed to pay attention in Mass!” Allie admonishes me. At eight years old, she is very aware of “the rules.” As an active child who would always rather be outside playing than inside doing anything else, she has heard this from me many times. I was sharing...Read More

Gobble You Up

“We have to eat his body?!? “ Allie turned to me with eyes open wide and a face of shock and surprise. She just turned eight, and she has been sitting in Mass hearing these words, “TAKE THIS ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT, FOR THIS IS MY BODY, WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR...Read More

A Tribute To My Mom

A Tribute To My Mom My mom gave me many things. She gave me an unwavering confidence. She gave me joy in the face of disaster. She gave me a love for the silly. But one of the things I treasure the most is she instilled in me a love of words. I have very fond memories as a young child of...Read More

Adrift At Sea

About 15 months ago, I was hit by a tsunami. Swiftly and unexpectedly, most everything I had come to know in my life was gone. In a matter of a few days I lost my mom, my job (where I was a respected and successful director of a large sales team), my child’s school...Read More

A Monday Kind of Metamorphosis-Part 6

Part 6 It was a Monday. It was a week ago that hospice called to say that Mom had passed. When the family gathered in her hospice room, I couldn’t help but feel that the role Mom played as the keeper of the family had been handed to me. Before she had passed, she had...Read More

A Monday Kind of Metamorphosis- Part 5

It was a Monday.  Allie’s caterpillars had gone into full chrysalis mode. The once live, moving, growing creatures were now still. If one didn’t know better, you might think the caterpillars were dead. Their outer bodies had become a protective shell, while inside...Read More