The other day I was engaging in one of my favorite sessions; Professional gossip. This is a session where I get to brainstorm about someone’s behavior from a professional angle. I am always intrigued by that moment. Trying to drill down into what influences a certain behavior. It gives me a chance to attach meaning […]

“I got the job but am scared” She said. This did not come as a surprise to me. I hear these words a lot. When you mentor someone and push them to rise, it’s because you know and believe that they can. There is however that feeling of inadequacy. The questions that ring in our […]

“I can’t believe am working so hard to drop the things I worked so hard to get?” She said. “Am now leaving the car at home so that I can walk. I have stopped taking sugar. Am looking for a more flexible job. I think I will eventually relocate to a quiet serene place away […]

This week we have typed too many RIPs, at least here in Kenya. Life is truly short. Every time death happens, I get to question life. Is there more to it than meets the eye? Could it all be vanity like the good book says? A few days ago a friend said; “I can see […]

Have you ever listened to a conversation about men and wondered if you are a woman? Or Have you ever listened to a conversation about women and wondered if you were meant to be a man? This happened a lot to me this week. I bet it also happened to a number of other ladies. […]

What has changed for you in the last few years? Someone asked me. She probably thought I would have a long story to tell. The kind people give when they have started a new phase or taken a major turn in life. The ups and downs like we call them. To say the truth maybe […]

He showed up on time. He was not just fully dressed but presentable and official. He even had decent a haircut. This is not the same person I knew five years ago. He rarely got a haircut and when he did, it did not make any difference. On a normal day he would be in […]

“Every time we try to address an issue, she goes on and on. It is more of ranting. I let it go but then we cannot seem to get a solution to anything” He said. Does this sound familiar. An acquaintance mentioned this in one of our coaching discovery sessions. He was questioning his ability […]

“You should pick a gift for her, it’s almost valentines.” She said as we walked away from the lunch table. “I do not celebrate valentines; I do not want to feel obligated to buy gifts on a certain day.” He said. Could his sentiments be valid? This month comes with a lot of expectations and […]

“What if we get to the end of life and realize that we were just an experimental group?” He said. “You mean like this is not the real world and there is a real world elsewhere?” I reiterated. Creepy conversation….I know.. The kind of conversation held by deep thinkers (or should I just call them […]