How to make holistic, quality decisions

In my last post I explored the ideas of personal risk intelligence and unlinking the quality of our risk taking from potential outcomes and instead linking it to the quality of the decision making behind a risk. Many of the decisions we make happen automatically. Our brain is designed to relieve us of the burden of [...]

On Learning to Crash Well: Personal Risk Intelligence

Ok, so...I'm clumsy. Hello, my name is Jenny and I'm accident prone. Perhaps that's why I would come up with an idea like 'learn to crash well' as a guiding principle. Plus, I tend to tilt a little more to the risk averse side of the scale (at least according to my definition of risk).  Thus, [...]

Free Interactive Emotional Intelligence Resource Guide

Over the last several weeks we've focused on understanding, developing, and applying emotional intelligence. Check out the resources I cited in the posts (as well as many I didn't mention) in my Interactive Guide to Emotional Intelligence Resources. In this guide, you'll find books, TedTalks, and movies that I've discovered, read, watched, and used on [...]

4 Steps to Immediately Apply Emotional Intelligence to your Thinking

"It's a mess when strange events smack into the windscreen of a resolutely rational mind." Robin Sloan I recently finished reading Sourdough by Robin Sloan (a delightfully charming modern allegorical tale) and was struck by the quote above. The rigidity with which I used to approach life, love, emotions, and...well...just about everything failed to prepare [...]

Why hire a professional coach?

In the proliferation age of self-actualization where everything you need to know to be your best self is just a click, watch, positive quote, yoga lesson, or creative workshop away, the question seems to be, Why hire a professional coach? My answer is simple: because without someone intently listening to you, asking you challenging questions, [...]