Favorite Resources


“You are never done. Everybody needs a coach. Everyone. The greatest in the world needs a coach.”

Watch Atul Gawande’s TED talk to find out why.

“Do you think this is just another day in your life? It’s not just another day. It’s the one day that is given to you. Today. It’s a gift… And the appropriate response is gratefulness.”

Watch this piercingly beautiful, short (6-minute) film to be reminded of what’s most important.


My go-to book for understanding the basics of the brain.

Fascinating book that explodes a lot of myths about emotions.

Excellent resource for making sense of the transitions in our lives.

My go-to book for leaders looking for simple, concrete ways to bring more of a coaching mindset into their work.

Learn what specific actions you can take to get the most out of your investment in coaching. This book is a game-changer. I send one to all my clients.

Practical, straightforward book for thoughtfully and thoroughly designing your transition into any new role or school.


Your First Year as Head of School

Julie Faulstich, former Head of School, writes eloquently and truthfully about how to give yourself grace during your first year. And reminds you to look for, and lean into, every opportunity for joy.


“Just Right” Stress

How much stress is too much? How much is too little? What does “just right” look like for you?


Austin Kleon applies this to creativity.

Repurposing Your Inner Critic

All our inner voices have a role to play in our growth and leadership journeys. 


Empowering Leaders Through Coaching

Donna Orem, former President of NAIS, writes, “Leadership coaching can be both a springboard and a safety net for leaders at all stages of their careers. It can provide a valuable mirror into one’s self.  Coaching is a relationship that helps leaders maximize opportunities and get through the most difficult challenges in their careers.”


The ROI of Executive Coaching

American University highlights a study that found that Executive Coaching has a 788% return on investment, including increases in productivity and employee retention. Wow! Coaching works.


Sadness: Battling Leadership’s Dark Secret

Sadness is leadership’s dark secret. Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill experienced bouts of darkness. It wouldn’t surprise me if you felt it. I’m not talking about depression. I’m talking about the weight of caring more than others.”


Helping Can Be Harmful

Successful leaders help people. But don’t rush to help. Ease bores talented people. Challenge brings out people’s best. Unneeded help can even be harmful – here are 7 questions to ask instead.



Holding Space

Intriguing podcast that explores the importance of holding space for feelings about climate change like sadness, grief and rage.


Immunity to Change

Change is hard for everyone. Listen as Brene Brown receives masterful coaching from Lisa Lahey.