Business man with gas mask. Toxic behavior.

Manage Toxic Employee Series

Having a TOUGH time with a colleague, team member, or boss?  And movng them out of the team is not an option?

Discover these practical tools to stop a vicious relational cycle…and to possibly turn it completely around!  Click on the image to read more.


“Help! I’m Losing It!” Article from Message Magazine

It’s a delight to share the excerpt of my article from the fall 2015 edition of the Message Magazine.  Enjoy! Help!  I’m “Losing It!” “It was automagic, Mom…” According to my four sons, spilled milk is automagic, so are the bite marks on a sibling’s arm, and so is my teen’s phone battery that runs out […]

Build Kids’ Confidence with Chores

Today’s Gift on the Joy. Peace. Love. @ Home advent calendar for parents 1 magnetic Chore Chart for parents & kids together from Ludocatix   How to receive this gift?  Take the fun quiz on the Parent Advent Calendar today and you could be the lucky one to win the draw. “What life skills do you […]

Talking Virtues and Values with Kids without Preaching

When our eldest child was three years old he popped this question: “Are you friends with all of the people at work?” I answered simply for his age and already envisioned deep discussions on friendship, respect, and,yes, even office politics! Then time zooooomed by and I finally paused long enough to wonder what happened with […]

Family Feedback from Kids

Do you know what your kids LOVE about your family?  When did you last ask and really listen? How about the ONE THING that would hugely improve family life for them? We often get their feedback through passing comments like: “Thanks for the cookie.”  (aaah!) “Brush teeth?  I did it….yesterday.”  (huh?) “Dad, you just don’t […]

Family Feedback from Kids – Parent Prep & Follow Up

Folk prefer the idea of feedback to the reality of it!  

When Students Encourage their Teachers


Help Teens Dream…and Make their Goals Come True

Everything I needed to know about parenting teens, I learned at the Harvard Business School. I’m only kind of kidding. Let’s start with strategy & action plan… …and market segmentation.  To sign up or go directly to the download , click below.

Everything I Needed to Know About Parenting I Learned at Harvard Business School

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Encourage Appropriate Behavior in Kids: Parenting Tips inspired by Snow!

It has been snowing all week.  Every day.  All day.  Every night. We go to the mountains to have snow, but deeeeep down, here is my real wish:  I awake every morning to optimal ski conditions.  Abracadabra. Snow fall, ski slope grooming, and snow plowing would have all happened during my sleep 🙂 Do parents […]

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Diversity in icecream. Tin Pot Creamery

Diversity Series

Integrating diversity in the workforce is a goal for many.  But HOW TO DO IT?!

Read these success stories for inspiration and know-how.  Click on the image to read more.

12 Riches of Diversity – Insights from Steven Sels, CEO of Primagaz France

Embracing Differences without Conflict – from Steven Sels, CEO Primagaz

Diversity-Friendly Quiz – Answers

How Diversity-Friendly are You?

Elisabeth Moreno, CEO Lenovo France

CEO & Senior Executive Interview Series

It has been an honor to interview C-suite executives and a privilege to hear others speak at conferences.

May you too benefit from their insights.  Click on the image to read more.

What does cultural transformation look, sound, and taste like?! Insights by Juan Amat, GM JDE Coffee

Avancer dans sa carrière avec l’intelligence émotionnelle – Conseils d’Isabelle Roux-Buisson

How Emotional Intelligence Advances Careers – insights by Isabelle Roux-Buisson

Preparing 21st Century Leaders – Insights from Olivier Guillet at Sciences Po

People will Make Fun. Choose How – Insights from Clara Gaymard, ex CEO GE France

7 Tips for Managing Remote Teams – from Dominique Grelet, Group VP AI at Atos

Intergenerational Communication That Works – Insights from Dem Dx

Embracing Differences without Conflict – from Steven Sels, CEO Primagaz

12 Riches of Diversity – Insights from Steven Sels, CEO of Primagaz France

How to take risks with confidence – Insights from Elisabeth Moreno, CEO France of Lenovo

New Year Opportunities ahoy

How to make a New Year’s Resolution you WANT to keep all year long?


Do you know?

  • People are more likely to keep a resolution made at New Year than at other times of the year
  • Resolutions that stick are those that come from the mind, the heart, and the gut


The time is NOW for a simple AND deep activity to create a meaningful, do-able, and helpful New Year’s Resolution.   That’s what this series of short videos does for you.

Click here to get the free video series.

Why New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Stick

Here are two reasons for the numerous well-intentioned yet short-lived resolutions

Founded on our Mis-Conceptions, not our Reality

You and I and every human being finds it easier to identify the speck in our friend’s eye than to notice the beam in our own.  We are not great mirrors of ourselves.  We are taught to move forward, to be active, to make progress…and not necessarily to pause, step back, and assess our situation.

self misconception

Many of our resolutions are set from where we hope our life really is.  Oh-oh.  That gap is no fun to admit or review. 

From the Head, not the Heart

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” – Ben Franklin

If your alarm goes off at 5:00 am, your mind tells your body that’s it’s time to get up.  Your body wants to forget.

On the other hand, when your sick child coughs with choking sounds at any time of the night, you are likely to bounce out of bed.  Your heart is involved.  And that generates ACTION.

It’s easy to make (very positive) resolutions centered on our behaviors – our eating style, our exercise habits, our listening practices… These are often intelligent and helpful thoughts.  We are proposing a process that involves your mind, heart, and gut to come up with a resolution that really fits and helps YOU.

Setting a New Year’s Resolution that Sticks: The Pizza Plan

The Pizza Plan introduces a simple process for engaging your intellect, your emotions, and your gut reactions into creating a resolution that fits your life now and helps you grow as you desire.

It involves 4 simple actions steps.  There is a short video for each.

  • Identify the facets of your life that are most important to you NOW
  • Identify your satisfaction level in each of these
  • Observe your gut reaction and understand the corresponding emotional signals
  • Focus on a constructive belief to reinforce for the upcoming season

Try it for free and benefit from your resolution all year long.