If you are not creating a Living Organization, you are dying

In the 21st century, if you are not becoming a Living Organization then you are a dying organization. In our MBA classes, in our management trainings, and even how we train and orient employees, we view organizations as machines of production. Machines get things done to maximize efficiency. They depend on a small group, usually

By | August 19th, 2016|

What is Your Purpose?

In our last blog, Jane shared how her Soulful Purpose guides her choices.  But how people know what their soulful purpose is? My journey to discovering my purpose began during a rather difficult period in my life.  I was around 40 when I left the corporate world and started my consulting business.  The first three

By | December 1st, 2015|

Improv Skills Affecting the World View

"Create a circle facing out in your group of four. Close your eyes. When you hear the word, let your body take that image. Family!" I let my body tell me how to move. Twisted somewhat like a pretzel, my arms folded around me to comfort and shield vulnerable areas, my stomach and face. I

By | June 23rd, 2013|

What Would You Reveal to be REAL?

Today at a luncheon meeting, I spoke to about 30 business professionals about Applied Improv training for business and life skills. I wanted them to taste how effective it is to help them learn to confidently express themselves and make courageous choices in the world. As people walked in to the luncheon, I asked them

By | June 4th, 2013|

Speaking on My Feet

I felt dread when I saw the scheduled speaker at Toastmasters this week. Her face was puffy with her hand and a wad of tissues smashed to her face. When she spoke, her voice was raspy, and she sounded like the star of a cold-and-flue season commercial. I felt dread because as the “back-up speaker”, I

By | November 15th, 2012|

Creating Relationships: An Improvisational Life

For years I performed with San Diego Playback Theatre and before that with the Mirth Meisters, a comedy improv troupe. What I learned in those years—both as a performer and as an instructor—is that there is a lot of similarity between living life and performing on the stage.  Here a few basic rules about improvisational

By | August 24th, 2012|

Beyond Dating: An Intelligent, Comfortable Way to Relate

Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone—we find it with another.        -Thomas Merton For many, dating is a dirty word. It brings back memories of struggling to get someone’s attention in bars and other singles scenes.  Or thoughts of struggling to write that

By | July 6th, 2012|