Sometimes, the stories we tell ourselves about events in our lives can actually cause us more discomfort and pain than the events themselves. In just the last week, I’ve seen two examples of this in my practice. An uncomfortable situation with a coworker One of my clients...

Giving difficult feedback is something most of us avoid. It is often uncomfortable for everyone involved and frankly, most of us aren’t very effective at getting our message across in a way that doesn’t make people feel defensive. That is why I want to offer a...

A client of mine recently made partner at the VC firm he works for. For months this had been all he could think or talk about. He was so focused on making partner that little else seemed to land on his radar. I congratulated him...