personal

November 12, 2016
My dad and me.

A heart attack, an election, and a call to clarity

There’s something about a crisis that brings clarity like nothing else can. In April 2012, my dad had a massive heart attack. It was the kind […]
August 9, 2016
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Speaking from the body

It’s Tuesday—aka a workday. I just got back from an hour-long walk through my happy neighborhood, Boise’s charming and slightly funky North End. I spent the […]
February 27, 2016
Eating Disorders Week

Speaking of eating disorders

Speaking of eating disorders This week has been National Eating Disorder Awareness Week—something I just learned about a couple days ago (thanks Facebook friends!). I promised […]
November 14, 2014

My new book–public speaking for kids of all ages!

These days, kids are asked to make classroom presentations as early as 3rd or 4th grade—yet their teachers rarely give them any public speaking guidance, much […]
November 11, 2014

Are You an Impostor?

A LinkedIn group I belong to recently posted a question about the best advice to give a group of professional women about making public speaking. Naturally […]
November 10, 2014

Legendary Nerves

Students and clients are often interested to learn that I’ve experienced plenty of speaking anxiety too. One said that it gave her hope, knowing that I […]