The Roller Coaster & The Rainbow: Lessons in Navigating Recovery

I have struggled to write this blog.  I opened my laptop several times but what spilled out onto the page was NOT me or my typical character.  Hurricane recovery is not for the faint of heart.  I often get asked, how are you doing?  How is your family?  Is your house back to normal?  In …

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Hurricane Ian

I am supposed to be in Asia this week for a work trip, but I’m not.  Life and Mother Nature had other plans.  Our life was quickly changed with the arrival of Hurricane Ian and the significant damage left in its wake, including our new neighborhood of Rotonda West, Florida.  The last two and a …

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Life Is Short

I am not usually a fan of cliches like the title of this blog but sometimes they are just so fitting.  I have been reminded over the last few weeks that life is precious and you never know if you will be promised tomorrow.  There were two specific situations that reminded me of this.  The …

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Believing in Your Personal Value and Owning the Courage to Change

Blogging has brought me such joy. I enjoy the writing process and what is more are the stories that have come back to me through Pineapple Courage subscribers. Recently I became part of one of those stories and it was an inspiration to me. I want to share it with you. This is a story …

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How to Stop Making Decisions Based On What You Think Others Think

I have been on a hiatus from blogging.  There are several reasons, and I am excited to get back to writing again.  The last four months have been challenging for me both personally and professionally, but I am overcoming it, and a few tough months are not going to keep me down.  There have been several blog topics …

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Are Career Coaches Worth the Investment?

Have you ever been offered the opportunity to work with a career coach through your company?  Or have you thought about investing in one yourself?  I’ve had the privilege to work with a few career coaches over my last 20 years of working.  The first opportunity was provided by my company in the form of a 360-evaluation followed …

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