So.lu.tion.ary

[suh-loo-shuh-ner-ee] 

n. Disruptive innovator; leader supporting a culture of innovation; visionary who challenges conventional wisdom for a better way;

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December 14, 2017

I find the holidays to be a reflective time for me, a bench mark helping me measure what I have accomplished during the year while I consider my dreams and aspirations for the coming months.  It seems that the older I get, the more grateful I am for the smaller gestures, grandiose acts seem to have less of an impact on me.  It’s the small favor, the friendly voice on the other end of the phone, th...

November 29, 2017

A couple of weeks ago, I had the honor of delivering the keynote speech at a fall luncheon for the Austin Woman’s Federated Club at our State Capital.  The Lieutenant Governor's Reception Room was a historic and elegant venue for the presentation of an award to Cecilia Abbott, the First Lady of Texas, for her years of service and her platform encouraging volunteerism.  

For decades, the large...

November 16, 2017

One of the most fundamental human needs is the need to belong. We all want to feel loved, accepted, supported and respected by people who have a genuine appreciation for us.  When a group of people with common interests come together, a synergy is born which allows them to create something much greater than any of them could have made individually.

Not unlike the aspen trees that grow in a communit...

November 2, 2017

As a child growing up in Mexico City, my father would always opt to drive home to Fort Worth to see the family during school vacations.  The drive was a three-day trip and needed to be calculated carefully as there were few gas stations along the way and no room for mistakes.  My memories include smelling the fragrance of the orange blossoms as we drove by orchards in the warm evening air and my p...

October 19, 2017

Recently, I spoke at a couple of job clubs to groups of people looking for employment.  With over half of our current workforce (unemployed and employed) looking for work that fulfills them, traditional search methods leave much to be desired.  Historically, we may have limited our search to skills match, the job description, geographic location and pay.  But, with the rising demand for emotional...

October 5, 2017

Today I was working with a client on his personal business strategy goals. I’m a firm believer that just as a company has strategic objectives, “Company You” should also have goals and clear steps to reach your desired life goals. After all, before you can move forward, you need a clear understanding of the framework within which you operate to ensure that you stay focused and on track. My client...

September 22, 2017

A wise friend gave me some sage advice years ago about nurturing ideas. She put her hands together and quietly opened her palms toward me and said, “You must hold your idea gently in the palm of your hands, feeding it and caring for it until it’s strong enough to fly.  You might think it is ready, but if it needs more love and attention before it can catch the winds and soar, it may simply perish...

August 31, 2017

“You say to-may-to, I say to-mah-to” …..  a refrain from the song, “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off” written by the Gershwin brothers for the movie Shall We Dance is the perfect analogy of how words can be used in different ways and cause confusion and anxst.  The song features Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, a couple grousing about their different regional dialects who threaten to “call the whole...

August 22, 2017

Opinions, opinions, opinions and yes, I’m right there voicing mine with everyone else so the pot is calling the kettle black.  But, there has to be more than the chatter, the clatter and the endless opinions.  I don’t have too many pet peeves but I confess, I get annoyed with the whining about issues or people, in the name of free speech or human rights, which is not followed with some sort of act...

August 3, 2017

Not long ago, I called a friend of mine, Les Brown, whose daily voice mail message absolutely changed my own response for the day.  In his very pragmatic and encouraging way, he suggested that it was possible to have a whole different experience every day, including those days we label “Mondays” with one simple action. To each query “How are you?” he suggested the response should be, “I’m great an...

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