A “Control Enthusiast”’s Guide to Workplace Uncertainty

I once referred to myself as a “control freak” in front of a friend. “Don’t be so hard on yourself,” she said. , “You’re not a control freak; you’re a control enthusiast.” What a brilliant reframe. As a loud and proud control enthusiast, I’m the first to admit that I hate all of the uncertainty […]

The Art of Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone (a.k.a. I Tried Pilates)

I recently learned that I don’t have to be good at something to enjoy it. I took a Pilates class for the first time while on vacation in beautiful Provincetown, MA, and the instructor — a charming Irishman — gave me extra support because he knew I was a beginner.  While helping me with one […]

Mental Health Awareness Month: My Story of Living with Anxiety

Mental Health GAD

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Since the start of Covid, I’ve become increasingly vocal about my own lifelong struggle with anxiety and how it has impacted my work life. If my speaking up can normalize anxiety and remove the stigma for just one person, it’s worth talking about. My official diagnosis is Generalized Anxiety […]

When the Familiar Becomes Unfamiliar

When the Familiar Becomes Unfamiliar

We’re currently in what I’ve been referring to as the “messy middle” of the pandemic return-to-office experience. Many people planned to return in September, but COVID cases trended back up and our plans were upended again. We expected things to have changed for the better by now; instead, we’re left with no clear end in […]

Top Takeaways from 18 Months of Virtual Speeches

After one year, four months and 19 days of pandemic-induced virtual presenting, I finally had the opportunity to speak in front of a live audience last month. As you might notice from the above photo, I could barely contain my excitement of wearing my favorite suit, drinking a coffee cart iced coffee and walking into […]