Transforming Your Relationships: Part III

empathy words from Kripalu.compressedOkay, you’ve done your best to be proactive with yourself and your clients, and even so, sometimes conflicts do arise. Conflicts are not necessarily a problem; they can actually be a way that we take our relationships to another level.

In Part II of this series, we learned some ways to unlock your own point of view, but what about if your client seems entrenched?

An incredibly useful teaching of the Enneagram gives us some … READ MORE

Transforming Your Relationships: Part I

 You have a service that helps people. You’re an expert in this particular area and you know that you can bring solutions that have amazing impact. Only problem is, the people you’re trying to help are often driving you crazy. Sound familiar?

You probably had no idea that such a huge part of your skill set was going to involve emotional intelligence. Yet time and time again, I observe that what makes or breaks your business success is … READ MORE

Are You a Giver, a Taker, or a Matcher?

IMG_7763This week I attended Wisdom 2.0 Business, a conference dedicated to exploring the application of wisdom traditions to business settings (mostly meditation, although some talk of the wisdom of the heart and the body in addition to the mind).

Just in case you think that sounds seriously woo-woo, speakers included the CEO of Aetna (a yogi and meditator who also rides a Harley), Eileen Fisher (whose privately-held clothing company has amazingly generous wellness benefits and gave employees the equivalent of 11 weeks of salary in … READ MORE

Grow and Harvest Your Ideas

riverbendcoaching_image_moveintoactionIf you’re a big-picture thinker, you probably have plenty of ideas running through your head. One of the best things about ideas is:

Ideas can grow anytime, anywhere, as long as they have the right conditions for growth.

I’m so pleased to announce that after 6 months of active gestation, I’ve launched this new website, dedicated to helping you create the conditions to grow your ideas from concept to contribution.

You’ll find three core tools and concepts to help you discover … READ MORE