Butler Talks About Intercultural Musings, Coaching and More

  • Blind Spots: Do you have them or do they have you?
    by butlertalks on November 26, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    If you’re not working in earshot from others, try out this tongue twister – it’s a formidable intro to acquiring a crucial leadership skill:  I slit a sheet, a sheet, I slit. Upon a slitted sheet, I sit. This article is indeed about leadership and not about perfect pronunciation. Let me explain. A while ago, I … Continue reading →

  • Q4 Recalibration – Reconnect With Your Core Values
    by butlertalks on September 30, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    I shared with my email subscribers that I had an experience last month that jolted me back to my core values. You can read about it here. But why wait for a jolting experience to remind yourself of your core values? We are about to enter the last quarter of 2019 – a great time … Continue reading →

  • Be Contagious and Start an Epidemic
    by butlertalks on June 28, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    I am hoping to trigger a wave of goodwill. I am imagining 1000 people in my network spreading positive intentions and an uplifting mood, infecting 10 people with a good bug, who will then pass it on to 10 others. Soon, there will be a ripple effect that can be felt around the world. Can you picture that? Doesn’t that sound and feel amazing? Continue […]

  • Perfectionism: A Well Known Killer at Work
    by butlertalks on May 20, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    Every month I present a challenge that introduces a leadership capacity building practice to creative leaders. This month, we're tackling perfectionism. Continue reading →

  • Learning to Bounce
    by butlertalks on April 19, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    I sent my email subscribers a challenge at the beginning of the month, encouraging them to practice bouncing. I didn’t mean the kind of bouncing that children do on backyard trampolines though! The art of the bounce is all about practicing resilience when your “20 seconds of Insane Bravery” do not yield the results you … Continue reading →

  • Building Resilience – 20 Seconds At A Time
    by butlertalks on March 20, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    "All it takes is 20 seconds of insane courage, 20 seconds of embarrassing bravery, and I promise you something great will come of it!" ~ Benjamin Mee Continue reading →

  • Leading Yourself to Growth in 2019
    by butlertalks on December 28, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    It’s that time of year when everyone is thinking about wrapping up the loose ends and setting goals for the New Year. It may seem like all you need is a powerful resolution, the right planner or the right time management tool and you are off to a great start – which then often fizzles … Continue reading →

  • Your Narrative of Your Past Impacts the Possibilities You See in the Future
    by butlertalks on June 12, 2018 at 7:43 pm

      This past month I had the honor to be showcased by the talented photographer Melissa Maillett in her Women Entrepreneur Success Series. I love the results of the photo shoot. What came as a surprise were unexpected insights triggered by Melissa’s thoughtful interview questions. As I outlined my professional journey, I started to see previously […]

  • What’s SCRUM and Agile Got to Do With Adult Learning and Leadership?
    by butlertalks on March 13, 2018 at 11:23 pm

      How organizations can remain focused and effective in an ever-changing, complex environment Recently I have had the honor and privilege to assume a coaching role with several leaders in STEM-based organizations. To prepare myself and to better understand their world, I took several crash courses in Lean Management, Scrum and Agile Methodology. I […]

  • Stronger Together Into 2018
    by butlertalks on December 26, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    I am so very proud of the courageous women in my Women Business Owner Mastermind Group! We had a fantastic year together filled with challenges, setbacks, triumphs and successes.  We are each other’s board of directors, each other’s fiercest advocates and no-holding-back sounding boards. My business would not be as successful and well run if … […]