Thought Spot

Youth Coaching? (Part 1 of 2)

People often ask me this question, perplexed at the concept. They understand the phrase and its obvious meaning, but the value of the concept is often imperceptible to them. To make something so evident, ‘more’ evident I tell a story of a movie I saw as a little girl....

Serendipity – Know. How. Now.

  As our personal and professional lives move on, they require a parallel evolution of the principal participants - Ourselves. Sometimes the evolution is forced, other times it comes naturally.  But by far, the most serendipitous is the evolution that happens...

Atlas Falls

A new country. A refugee. An architect. An engineer. A builder. A real estate businessman. A 50 year career. A trail blazer. He was all of those things and more, but to me he was simply ‘Papa’. And to me, my father was Atlas. Period.   Fortunately when they were...

Conversation Lenses (Part 2 of 2)

Welcome back! So you are convinced that you want to employ your “conversation lenses” . Great! Read on …… ON YOUR MARK! Before engaging in a conversation – especially a challenging one – do a self-prep to ‘position your position’. If you need help with this, use the...

Conversation Lenses  (Part 1 of 2)

  The bright summer sun often warrants a critical accessory - sunglasses; shades; dark glasses…. Whatever their moniker, they are lenses that help us see, when welcome sunshine can become unpleasant and at times, even dangerous.  That takes care of our eyes but...

In support of support

As the living world celebrates the season of birth and newness in the Spring, I am reminded of the recent loss of two very special young men. The commonality between them is that we lost them both to suicide. Precious lives of great promise abruptly cut short leaving...

3 questions with … Toniya Singh, who wowed TEDx crowd

Dayton Daily News - Talking to Toniya Singh, it’s easy to feel she has packed three or four lifetimes into the space of one. Daughter of a film star mother and engineer father in India. Honors student. Fluent in five languages. Immigrant. Professional coach... go to...

Ready When You Are

Each of us is a walking-talking advertisement of our public profiles and should be ever ready with a flood light to shine on our talents as and when the opportunity presents itself. Think of yourself as one of those cars you see entirely decorated with the message of...

Thank you notes made easy

Posted by, Toniya Singh I find scripted Thank You notes extremely tedious to write.  I can only imagine how the receiver must feel reading it.  Besides, there is only so much you can say that sounds “new” each time. Overlap is inevitable. To alleviate cookie cutter...