Well, hello there! I know, I know - it's been awhile, but I'm back. So much has happened over the past year. Since I haven't quite figured out how to clone myself or add more hours to the day, I thought it was best that I take a hiatus from this blog to … Continue reading What I did over my blogging “vacation”…
There was some interesting news in the music and tech industries this past week: Madonna previewed her new Living for Love video. Via Snapchat. Now, depending on your musical tastes, demographics and social media preferences, you may or may not have paid any attention to this headline. As one who is snugly nestled in that … Continue reading Madonna, Snapchat, and the Art of Knowing Your Audience
Confession: I have been a little smitten with Jimmy Fallon for quite some time – since he was a young SNL player, giggling uncontrollably during sketch after sketch. His easygoing, likeable style has kept me coming back, show after show. I was thrilled when he visited Indy for a week to host the Late Show when our … Continue reading 3 Facilitation Tips from Jimmy Fallon
Today - January 28th - is my daughter's 18th birthday. As this milestone has approached, I have been exceedingly reflective (read: sappy and emotional). Naturally, I've been thinking of how quickly she has grown up and what an incredible young adult (gulp) she has become, and how many exciting things are in store for her … Continue reading How Being a Mom Made Me a Better Facilitator
Happy New Year, Phase(Two)Nation! After a wonderful break for the holidays, phase(two)learning is back in full swing for 2015. Not only have I taken a blogging break, but I also enjoyed a near-total "digital detox" - I've been laying low on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, clearing the perpetual noise, hanging out with my family and … Continue reading Happy 2015! What’s Your Resolution?
Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. A day to spend with loved ones, eating all kinds of deliciousness, and simply taking time to reflect on what matters most. I can't think of anything better! This year, I've been particularly astute to the idea of change. Whether professional or personal, it seems that change has … Continue reading How to be Thankful for Change
Like many kids who grew up in the 70s and 80s, I learned on the Street. Sesame Street, that is. Watching this show was a daily occurrence when I was a tot. Sesame Street is celebrating its 45th birthday this week! To think of how many millions of children have been introduced to learning through … Continue reading 3 Learning Lessons from Sesame Street
Fun fact about yours truly: I have the privilege of serving on the Board of Directors for my local chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD - formerly ASTD). Last week, I was able to attend the organization's annual Chapter Leaders Conference (ALC), where I was also able to present a session. The conference, in … Continue reading How to Combat “Inspiration Overload” After a Conference
I don't know about you, but I am an expert procrastinator. I was thinking about this over the weekend as I was completing a project I have been putting off for awhile. I finished the project, and was equally relieved for finishing and frustrated with myself for putting it off for so long in the first place. … Continue reading #OneSimpleThing – Stop Procrastinating!
It's Monday, y'all! For this week's #OneSimpleThing installment, we're giving some thought on how you can help your boss. Yep, your boss. You might be wondering why our focus is on the boss today, when our #OneSimpleThing focus is on finding your passion and developing yourself. Well, your direct supervisor is a gateway to … Continue reading #OneSimpleThing – Give a Hand