Welcome to my blog! It’s a passion of mine to be in rich conversation with other women who feel the call to bring forward the next level of their true power and purpose.

From the latest news on gender equality, to stories of women who overcame extraordinary obstacles to achieve success, this blog provides inspiration, cutting edge knowledge and community for women on the rise.

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We feel and see it all around us. Women are rising to demand equal rights, equal say, and equal pay. Change is in the air and it is an exciting time. “What Is It to be A Powerful Woman Today” is a series of podcasts that explore what that change will look like and what […]

How do women rise within a power system created by men? How do we reclaim and express our authentic power within that system and what would it look like? This is the focus of my third podcast on What is it to be a Powerful Woman today? And it will likely not go as you think. […]

We know it’s time to recognize the ways that patriarchy tries to keep everyone in very narrow gender constructs that inhibit our wholeness. But just as you cannot heal a tree by simply tending to its branches, before we can address the costs of the patriarchal system, we need to take a look at its roots.

In my second podcast, If You Only Stop Singing, I’ll Make You Safe, (a title taken from a poem by David Whyte), we explore the back story of how women came to be excluded from the power structure in the first place.


What is it to be a Powerful Woman today? is a series of podcasts I’ve created to explore power in a very different way than we are used to defining it. Not as power-over, but as power-with, and ultimately as power-within. While my work has always centered on the question of women and power, the […]

It’s been a whirlwind here at the SpiralUp© development hub. I spent the summer flying back and forth from London, presenting my course, Full Spectrum Leadership, to women from four different countries. It was incredibly fulfilling. And, by the end I needed to refill my cup! So it was wonderful to spend last weekend unwinding […]

In Oprah’s recent commencement speech at Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, she shared the secret to her success: being true to herself and finding a way to use her gifts to make a difference. Setting your sights on creating a meaningful life instead of making a lot of money is a better long term plan if […]

Bonnie, the receptionist at my dentist’s office, asked if I’d like to attend the fundraiser for the local school. My “no” was met with a huge “Thank you!” She explained, “I hate it when people say, ‘Let me check my schedule,’ as if their calendar is their decision-maker. They already know the answer but are […]

So many of us still have deeply rooted habits, inherited over time that keep us from putting our full selves out there. The cultural message passed down to us tells us not to take too much attention, appear too assertive (read “bossy”) and at all costs be humble. But this is no time to be […]

  Vacation is great in theory. In practice, many of us find ourselves doing work, thinking about work, or answering emails. That’s if we even manage to take time off. Last year, 41 percent of Americans didn’t even take a day for themselves, according to travel site Skift. Approximately 429 million vacation days go unused […]

In order to create a glorious alivelihood we need to become skillful in the domain of inspired actions. When you act from what inspires you, what feels “right” moment to moment, you self-ACTualize. It takes conscious intention to act not from “automatic” but from “choice” on behalf of the person you were born to be. […]

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