Being of Service

  Vietnam Memorial Wall at Eagle’s Healing Nest (7/2016) July has been a month of incredible opportunities for me to see what it truly means to be of service to another. Earlier this month, I was given the great honor to be able to speak with some of America’s greatest – our Veterans. I visited… Read More

The Sense of a Goose

As I was clearing out some papers from my corporate office a few weeks ago, I came across a copy of a story titled The Sense of a Goose. I am not sure who the original author was, but I did find a few different renditions when I googled “Goose Formations”. Living in an area in Minnesota… Read More

You are Smart. You are Strong. You are Capable.

For Audio version, click on link below: As part of a course that I was in for my coach training, I developed and have led a four-week course for doctorate students who have completed their coursework and are now in the dissertation phase of their studies. As a person who 1) has not been a… Read More

Seeing the Forest Through the Trees…

Link for audio-version: As many of you know,  I am a Life and Business Coach as well as being a leader in Corporate America.  One would think that with my many years of being a corporate executive and leader,  that I should be able to coach myself through situations to determine my strategy and tactics for… Read More

Lessons through change…

I have a magnet on my white board that has the proverb “just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly…”.  I started to reflect today on the number of times we move into various phases throughout life…  both personally and professionally At birth,  we are squeezed out of this warm, comfy womb… Read More

“Hunckler’s Rules”: A Practical Guide to Leadership…

I know a great leader named Steve who’s wisdom you can take when you leave. His  style is based on both humor and heart so please read his “rules”  so you can start…  Add the practical guides to your day to improve your leadership through what you do and say! ~Pat Sheveland~ My boss is… Read More

Still learning after all of these years

My leadership team has a “stand up” meeting every Monday morning (well it is really a “sit down” done via phone because we are not all housed in the same office).  In an earlier blog post,  I talked about the fact that we are reading and reviewing the book How Did That Happen by Roger Connors and Tom Smith.  As we are moving… Read More

How did I let that happen???

When you see yourself as part of the problem, you empower yourself to join the team that will do whatever it takes to solve it. ~Roger Connors and Tom Smith~  My team and I are doing a little “book club” during our weekly Monday morning leadership check-in meetings.  We review one chapter of the book… Read More

Superwoman moves to Satisfactory Supporter

“Don’t swim against the current.  Just know that you are doing what you have to do, and you’re doing it as well as you are able.  You’re not superwoman and no one expects you to be.” ~Unknown~ I am currently reading Find Your Strongest Life… by Marcus Buckingham which is a book about what some of the happiest… Read More

Bringing on Bravery, one Zipline at a time…

The brave person is able to uncouple the emotional and behavioral components of fear, resisting the behavioral response of flight and facing the fearful situation, despite the discomfit produced by subjective and physical reactions. ~ Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D. I conquered one of my biggest fears last week… I have had a fear of heights… Read More