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The Impact of COVID

Woman wearing mask on empty train August 17, 2023

It’s three and a half years after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and things aren’t quite back to normal. For most of us, 2020 and 2021 now seem like a weird nightmare. A time where life came to a standstill I’ve come to think of the last 3.5 years as a collective shake up […]

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How do I face my fears?

Close up of Spider August 4, 2023

With curiosity. It’s quite simple, so bear with me – I’m going to start with a story. In 2015, I moved into a house with 3 roommates and I drew the short straw. I ended up in a room in a walk out basement in a Seattle neighborhood. The 1970s wood paneling seemed like the […]

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OpEd: Executive Coaching in Higher Education

Leadership Coaching Higher Education June 2, 2022

Executive coaching has become ubiquitous within America’s biggest corporations. It’s not seen as a sign of failure for Fortune 500 executives to have a coach on the proverbial speed dial. We in academia can take a lesson.

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Happy New Year!

New Year 2022 January 6, 2022

I want to congratulate you on your resilience in the face of volatility and uncertainty this past year. We often take for granted our value and the things that make us amazing. We put our heads down and get through the hard stuff and we don’t always see how fantastic we are during the good stuff.  […]

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Happy Hour Coach®: Starting from a Place of Past Reflection

Past Reflection January 11, 2021

We’re often told that we have to know and assess where we ARE to know where we want to go. And while this is oftentimes TRUE, how do we burst into a New Year with a sense of promise and excitement for “fresh beginnings” when 2020 presented so many challenges for most of us?

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Taking Control of Your Future: Lessons from a 93 Year Old

90s February 11, 2020

I recently wrote the blog Your 50s Are Your Magic Years!  The premise is there are lots of people in that age group struggling to figure out how to plan for what’s next. I offered a framework to reinforce that they have many gifts to offer and suggested how to take control and move forward with confidence. I […]

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Why Change Can Be Powerful!

Change Can Be Powerful November 12, 2019

Are you like many people who shudder at the word “change”? Do you tell yourself and others “I’m just not good with change”? Change can evoke emotions like uncertainty and fear. It’s understandable to be resistant to change. But, the reality is that The Only Constant in Life is Change. It happens. It’s there – […]

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Your 50s are Your Magic Years!

50 year old October 1, 2019

Turning 50 is a big deal. What I’ve learned through my coaching – and my personal experience – is the entire 50s decade is a bigger deal. I believe it’s a magical time for leaders who want to figure out what is next.

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Kickstarting Your Own Onboarding: How to Get Started in a New Role

Adult at Computer July 24, 2019

I recently wrote another article for Burtch Works’ blog. It is the second part of a two-part series on successful onboarding. Part One examined best practices for companies onboarding new employees. In Part Two, I examine how employees can take charge of their side of the process. Read the article

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Reinvention v. Version Development: Ressmeyer Partners 2.0

June 18, 2019

I don’t like the term reinvention with respect to career or life changes. It makes it harder than it needs to be. One definition is to invent again or anew, especially without knowing that the invention already exists. You are starting over unaware that you already have what it takes to seek the happiness, success, […]

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