I Energize Professional Development Through:

Speaking

Leveling up in our firms and careers is an organizational and personal imperative in this era of change. I deliver workshops, keynotes, and webinars that inform, inspire and promote the actions necessary for you, your team and your firm to level-up.  Learn More… 

Coaching

I serve executives, rising leaders and high potential professionals as a coach committed to helping you tackle today’s big challenges and reach tomorrow’s desired career and performance levels. Executive coaching from a successful executive. Learn more…

books

My books are ideal for motivated professionals at all levels seeking a performance edge in their careers. From CEOs and senior leaders to project, product, technical and operations managers, you are guaranteed to find ideas to energize your professional development. Learn more…

What’s Your Level-Up Challenge?

The challenge of our era is finding ways to help our organizations strive and thrive (and sometimes survive) in the face of significant change, while striving to strengthen and reinvent ourselves as professionals. It’s the convergence of these two needs: leading our firms in the face of uncertainty and ambiguity, while working to strengthen as leaders, managers and contributors that defines the Level-Up challenge for all of us.

Building on my extensive executive management, coaching and graduate teaching experience, my suite of leadership and professional development books, tools and services offers the ideas, insights and tools to help you navigate change and push yourself and your firm to the next level.

NEW RELEASES

LEADERSHIP

CAFFEINE

FOR THE PROJECT MANAGER

Whether you are a professional project manager or someone responsible for guiding a group, committee or team, Leadership Caffeine for Project Managers, is a source of actionable ideas and practical approaches to support your success! 

Selected chapter titles include:

  • Chapter 1: Starting with a Story: The Gold Standard in Project Leadership
  • Chapter 4: Angela’s Question: Your Key to Getting Leadership Right from the Start
  • Chapter 6: Who’s Coaching Your Team?
  • Chapter 10: Don’t Shout PMBOK Dogma in a Hurricane
  • Chapter 23: Learning to Adapt Your Approach to Others
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From the Blog:

Leveling Up in the Face of Change is THE Issue

In a recent discussion with a potential literary agent for my book proposal for, "Level-Up—The Career Guide to Surviving and Thriving in an Era of Change," the agent suggested that books built around the theme of "change" were unlikely to sell. That perspective is preposterous. Learning to help our organizations navigate change while constantly leveling up in our own careers is a core challenge that all of us face in our professional lives. We need more help on this, not less, regardless of the views of publishers. Here's why...

Leadership Caffeine—Teaching Your Firm to Survive a Crisis

Crises happen and the right top leadership and organizational response is essential for survival. Unfortunately, too many of these events catch our firms and top leaders unprepared. A starting point is to adopt a standard of required behaviors in the face of a crisis. Consider these "10 Commandments for Acceptable Corporate Crisis Behaviors" as a starting point.

Project Management for the Rest of Us—Getting Started

Congratulations, you've been named to lead an important project initiative! Now what? While the growth in formally trained and certified project managers is accelerating, in most organizations, many of the important initiatives are led by functional managers and technical experts. If you find yourself in charge of one of these programs without a background or training in project management, this new series is intended for you. This article identifies some of the critical front-end work necessary for success and offers suggested "getting started" resources.

Why Some Lead and Others Choose Not To

We criticize our leaders easily, yet few are willing to raise their hands and pay the price that comes with a leadership role. The most effective leaders understand the costs that come with the role and are driven by a higher purpose to help others.