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Your Story Matters: leading and living your creative best

Welcome—so glad you’re here. Do you, like me, want to work more creatively, lead lightly, be productive, and design the life you want to live? Are you curious about how storytelling can help you can engage others and shape meaning? If so, I hope you enjoy these posts and I look forward to hearing from you!

How often and when should you take a break?

How often and when should you take a break?

    Who needs a break from work? I do. We all do, probably more than we know. But when should we take those breaks, and for how long, to keep our performance rolling during the day? When you search online you'll find a wealth of expert-sounding opinions, with...

The Secret Key to IGNITING Performance

The Secret Key to IGNITING Performance

      Picture this: a lively audience of 500 hooting and hollering. A group of twelve competitively selected speakers, all with a lot of gumption and varying degrees of speaking experience. The challenge: to present an idea, message or story in five minutes, make it...

Before you deny your age, think about this

Before you deny your age, think about this

This Thursday, as this blog post launches, I'll be speaking before five hundred people at IGNITE Seattle for five brief minutes of fame. My topic is How I Dumped Denial: 60 is NOT the new 40.  I don’t want you to miss my earth-shaking findings (In case you won't be...

Who ate your time?

Who ate your time?

Every day, an army of invaders enters your house; they're called the conveniences. Each is disguised to save you time, when in fact... They're the computer that allows you to be your own secretary and graphic designer, the software that turns you into your own...

Got rest?

Got rest?

Despite an otherwise admirable record in my first years in school, I always failed one activity: rest time. Having to lie on a little mat, attempting to be quiet and stay still, was torture. I didn't do much better with my next foray into rest time when, at summer...

What’s your legacy (story)?

What’s your legacy (story)?

  I've spent the weekend writing about legacy stories, a special part of the world of storytelling, in which you look back at your past, while still moving ahead. Often, a legacy story is one that you can pass down to another generation of people who care about you....

Helping death come to life

Helping death come to life

Do you feel some fear around dying? Most people do. I certainly do. After all, death is something we don't really understand, haven't experienced, and is often portrayed in a very creepy way. I just returned from a conference that helped me see the topic differently,...

When you can’t always get what you want…

When you can’t always get what you want…

  You can’t always get what you want…but if you try sometime, you just might find.. Do you have something that you want, maybe really want, in your life, but perhaps it's not to be... Can you still savor a piece of what you want...maybe a lick of the ice cream you...

What community do you dream of?

What community do you dream of?

      Sixty plus years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. dreamed about the creation of the Beloved Community. "Our goal is to create a beloved community and  this will require a qualitative change in our souls  as well as a quantitative change in our lives." "The end...

Pause for the light

Pause for the light

i thank You God for most this amazing day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything which is natural which is infinite which is yes e.e.cummings How I love the early hints of spring. The sunrise this morning was...

Could we retire retirement?

Could we retire retirement?

Did I tell you that I’m writing a book? Maybe not, because saying I’m writing a book means so little until you actually have a completed draft. But I’m excited about the work and suspect some of you may have ideas to share with me. Besides, I’m a bit obsessed. The...

Five Reasons Advice Doesn’t Work and When It Might

Five Reasons Advice Doesn’t Work and When It Might

I remember many years ago going out for a morning run around Central Park in New York City. It was a crisp, blue-sky day, I had a lot of energy, the run was going well. Then a tall, male runner came blasting past me and shouted, "Don't run on your toes!" I spent the...

Your blog is an ongoing tonic for the soul, and a reminder of what’s possible.

Stephen Silha

Filmmaker, journalist, Big Joy Productions

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Doug Lipman

Story Dynamics

As always, Sally, I am dazzled and inspired by the elegance, eloquence and relevance of your writing…

BIll Veltrop

Founder, Global GEAnet

Meet Sally

She’s an inspiring communicator, an original thinker, she weaves big ideas and practical examples together to help her clients take their next big step forward. She teaches leadership presence by modeling it. 

She is visionary and practical, vulnerable and solid, accessible and real.  A perpetual learner herself, she’s not afraid to take risks to develop the talents of her clients.

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