Are You Attuning Enough as a Leader?

Attuning to create social safety as a leader

Though we like to pretend otherwise, we are mammals. For our mammal brains, human relationships and social safety are paramount. Studies at Harvard and MIT have shown that our amygdalas are as wired for social safety as they are for physical safety. Healthy social safety at work can support productivity, while the lack of social … Read more

When Is It Time to Quit?

Tips for managing a job change

Years ago, during a rainy day meeting around New Year’s Eve, two colleagues and I surprised each other by making confessions to our boss, the Executive Director. I don’t remember who started it, but I do remember that – one by one and without any planning – we each declared that we weren’t happy and … Read more

Re-Emergence: Choose Your Own Adventure

Re-emergence: Choose Your Own Adventure

We have been engaging in the largest social experiment in the history of humanity – we shut our society down because of a pandemic and withdrew into quarantine. And now, we are tackling a new social experiment: re-emergence. We can’t go back to the way things were exactly; the past is done. But what do … Read more

Representing Success and Contribution – Selflessly

Selfless Successes & Contributions

For my clients with spiritual values, accurately and clearly representing their successes, contributions, and value to a company or to customers can be extremely difficult. We have a value for humility – a beautiful thing – and an aversion to arrogance. We don’t want to puff up our egos! At the same time, if we … Read more

Three Principles for Healthy Conversations About Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Mindful Business Equity Diversity Inclusion

I’m profoundly grateful that we are expanding our conversations about systemic racism in our workplaces. It is bringing up a lot for my clients, both individuals and organizations. In our sessions, we are returning repeatedly to the importance of good communication skills. The stakes and emotions are really high. As a result, it’s easy to … Read more

Why Your Story Matters in Business

I usually teach business storytelling to entrepreneurs or Silicon Valley businesses. So I was a bit surprised to find myself in a renovated old dairy barn at TomKat Ranch, facilitating a storytelling workshop for the Women in Ranching program. These women are first generation ranchers, fourth generation ranchers, and everything in between. They can herd … Read more

Reclaiming the Sacred in Business – Video

Reclaiming the sacred in business by Sonya at SAND 2018

This video explores: The liberating, simple definition of business How to choose business by and for Divine Consciousness Conscious Entrepreneurs and Secret Agents of Awareness in all industries The principles of Sacred Business Stories about awakening at work – and the ripple effects in community This video begins with a story about how I went … Read more