Yesterday a sense of solidarity swept across our country, as we turned our gazes skyward to glimpse the United States’ first total solar eclipse in 99 years.

It was brief. It was non-partisan. It was peaceful. And it was real. More than 300 million Americans, united by wonder and science and awe.

As we shifted those same gazes back to mundane affairs, we found that our problems remained. But I hope that something new was set ablaze inside of our hearts: a burning awareness that we are all connected in vast, indescribable ways that transcend politics and race and economics, and that there is far more to celebrate within each other than there is to decry or dismiss.

Growing Your Strengths

I’m a Nashville-based writer, talent strategist, and certified executive coach. On this website, I primarily write stories featuring a diverse group of professionals whose examples of applying mindfulness, learning agility, and storytelling will help you love your career and enhance your quality of life.

These characters face familiar pain points: nonstop change, accelerating economic and technological disruption, and the collective “noise” that grows louder each day. The impact, for these professionals and for many of us, has been confusion, distraction, and stress.

Until, however, each of these individuals chooses to do something new: practicing mindfulness, learning agility, and storytelling habits, and growing them into strengths…strengths that respond to change rather than just react.

Strengths that you can develop as well.

Don’t settle for the confusion, distraction, and stress. You’re stronger than that, and capable of much more.

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