Ahh….YES!  Boxes or Bridges?

Ahh….YES! Boxes or Bridges?

What is easy in the moment – judgment, separation, and even condemnation – is actually more difficult and costly in the medium and long-run. While division is playing out overtly big time in our nation – division can happen on a covert scale in the workplace and our...
When your English Professor Reviews your Book!

When your English Professor Reviews your Book!

A very special thank you to Dr. Tierney for a deep, insightful, and educational review of the Black Belt Edition of Spiral Impact! REVIEW OF SPIRAL IMPACT: The Power to Get It Done with Grace, Karen Valencic (Black Belt Edition, 2020 Indianapolis, Niche Pressworks....
Ahhh…Yes!  When does a green light mean ‘GO’?

Ahhh…Yes! When does a green light mean ‘GO’?

During this extraordinary time, many of us are making new business and life decisions. Here is a recent reminder for me, which I hope you’ll find valuable. The bright green light turn arrow was huge. I still see it in my mind’s eye. It was my right-of-way no question...
Exposed!  The Irony of Masks

Exposed! The Irony of Masks

There is a certain irony of how a mask requirement, intended to cover and protect, exposes differences and opportunities for more productive ways to communicate among families, employers, and neighbors. Like most people, I so desire our society to be able to gather...
Thanksgiving 2020 – Five Tips for Grace

Thanksgiving 2020 – Five Tips for Grace

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Perhaps like me, yours will be different this year too. Despite the adjustments – I am committed to keeping it my favorite Holiday. When there is change and conflict, Spiral Impacting brings grace to the situation. Spiral Impact is...
Ahh…Yes!  Blooming with Zooming!

Ahh…Yes! Blooming with Zooming!

Zoom fatigue has quickly become a 2020 mantra. But, just like any communication medium Zoom has the capacity to deplete us OR energize us.  I’ve been experimenting with different methods of engagement in Zoom meetings, noticing that my message actually blooms with...

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