Finding Self Esteem

Twenty-Twenty-One. New year. New adventures. New opportunities for Development and Growth. At 59, I decided to complete my life circle and retire from executive leadership to return to my first love and true calling: working with traumatized individuals. I opened up my private therapy practice, called Willow Tree Family Counseling. I wanted to work with … Continue reading Finding Self Esteem

Adapting to Change

A few weeks ago, I started a series on Leadership. Initially focusing on poor leadership (the traits that lead to staff turnover and dissatisfaction); I then began to highlight positive Leadership Styles. Servant Leadership (instrumental in staff loyalty, cohesiveness and productivity) became the first highlighted style. This week, continuing the theme on Positive Leadership Types, … Continue reading Adapting to Change

Being Aware

You know the old adage often used when describing a person hiding from the truth? You might call them an ostrich. Because we all know that ostriches bury their heads in the sand when faced with danger. Right? Wrong! Actually, that is a big old myth. Ostriches don't actually bury their heads in the sand … Continue reading Being Aware

Learning to Lead

The raven haired five year old sat defiantly, arms crossed tightly across her chest, as she spied her mother coming through the office door. Alone in the elementary school nurse's office, she knew there would be trouble, but refused to dismiss her self-righteous anger. However, when she met the concerned gaze of her mother, the … Continue reading Learning to Lead

Giving In

The Moment That You Give Up is the Moment that You Let Someone Else Win. Kobe Bryant Nope. Here she goes again! You might think. Most of my blogs are born of curiosity and contemplation of thoughts, images, words or events that made my mind go...Hmmmm? Much to the chagrin of some friends and family, … Continue reading Giving In