It was such an honor to be interviewed by Srini Rao for The Unmistakable Creative podcast in an episode titled, Designing a More Self Aware Life. He asked such deep and thought-provoking questions, it enabled me to give my deepest, truest, most authentic answers. It may have been my best interview yet! Thank you so [Keep Reading…]
Archives for 2015
Eager to advance? You need traction.
In my last post, I asked if the work you’re doing today is getting you closer to your ideal tomorrow. The overwhelming and consistent response: You don’t like where you are You don’t see where to go You don’t know how to get there No coordinates. No map. No compass. In a word: Stuck. That [Keep Reading…]
Is today getting you closer to your ideal tomorrow?
Do you sense there’s so much more you could be doing, but you don’t know what it is? I’ve been there. I’ve experienced the dread that comes when your day begins and the work ahead no longer feels like it’s enough. And I bet you have too. If you could do anything in the world, [Keep Reading…]
Home is Where the Heart Is
Originally published on the Pastry Box Project one year ago today on October 10, 2014 I’m writing this from my parents’ guest bedroom. It’s odd being a guest in your own parents’ home. Despite this being the place where I was born, it hasn’t felt like home for quite a while. This room used to [Keep Reading…]
Practice UX on Your Home Turf
Give yourself permission to practice UX every day Progress takes practice. You have to work at it every single day. Regardless of your circumstances, when you practice UX every day, you: Build empathy with your colleagues Better meet your customers’ needs Become more strategic in your approach Make more informed design decisions Resolve conflicts with [Keep Reading…]
Three Key Ingredients to Giving Yourself Permission
The thing about giving yourself permission is that it’s a process. You don’t just do it once and then live in freedom forever. You have to say Yes to yourself over, and over, and over again. Every day, I coach people through the process of giving themselves permission. They got tired of waiting for things [Keep Reading…]
We’re All in the Same Boat
Friend, I tell you this because I think you need to hear it: You have to make yourself. We all do. Everyone has to grind it out in places that don’t get what we do or why it matters. Even the greats…especially the greats! But the ones who ultimately succeed don’t wait around for someone [Keep Reading…]
Do You Give Yourself Permission?
Whether you’re my best friend or we’ve never even met, I know a secret about you: you’re capable of more than you realize. How can I be so sure? Because the 70+ people I’ve coached over the last 14 months have proven it to be true. Over and over and over again, I watch people [Keep Reading…]
Proud to be Whitney Hess, PCC
I am so proud to announce that I have earned my official designation as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) from the International Coach Federation —credentials I’ve been pursuing for a year! I received my coaching certification from New Ventures West in June 2014, and since then have accrued more than 750 hours of client contact. [Keep Reading…]
I Need Help
Originally published on the Pastry Box Project one year ago today on September 10, 2014 If you want something done right, do it yourself. That’s what we’re taught anyway. So we hone our self-reliance over a lifetime of hardship. We convince ourselves of others’ inadequacy and marvel in our own superiority. Everyone else is simply [Keep Reading…]
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