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My Natural Next Step: Becoming a Coach

My life’s mission is to put humanity back into business. As a user experience consultant, guiding technology companies on how to make their products easier and more pleasurable to use, I get to work towards this every day. But I’ve come to realize that user experience is not enough. Designing the product is all for [Keep Reading...]

How We Pose Shapes How We Feel

In all the research I’ve done on empathy, the biggest driver I’ve found of someone’s ability to empathize with others is their own self-awareness. We all know the saying: you can’t love anyone else until you love yourself. Well, it’s true. Empathy starts with self-love. And the road to self-love starts with self-awareness. The funny [Keep Reading...]

The one thing you can do today to make the world a more peaceful place

Whether you work in an organization of 10 or 10,000, there is probably at least one person you’re particularly not fond of. You think they’re loud and opinionated, or lazy and irresponsible, melodramatic or insensitive, too silly or too serious. You avoid them in the hallways and elevators. You cringe when they comment in meetings. [Keep Reading...]

Building Self-Awareness Through Another Person’s Eyes

How well do you see yourself? And how does it compare to how others see you? Skin care company Dove wants you to know that you are more beautiful than you think. According to their research, only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful. The other 96% spend so much time focused on [Keep Reading...]

To Those Who Aim to Cause Pain

Today you chose hate instead of hope. You chose to hurt instead of heal. You chose power over patience. You chose judgment over justice. You chose enslavement over enlightenment. You made a choice today. A choice that will forever alter the course of your life and the lives of those around you. The lives of [Keep Reading...]

I’m Going Home

Home. The last year of my life has been an exploration of that word. I came to a point where I finally had to admit that I no longer felt at home, in my home, in my city. And in a search for a new home, I had to admit that I no longer felt [Keep Reading...]

The Design Advisor: Why Every Startup Needs One

All startups start with an idea, a founder’s desire to invent something new. They invest time and money into bringing the idea to life, and a series of thoughts become a product. But more often than not, these thoughts are instincts, not insights. And eventually the product fails. Design turns an invention into a solution. [Keep Reading...]