Adopt a Family This Christmas

We are excited to announce that our drive is underway and adoptions for our 2017 drive are now open! Click here to make your selection. Now in our fifth year, this family-friendly holiday drive helps clothe the women and children residents of Alameda’s Midway Shelter, their safe house, and the San Leandro Shelter with new, cozy jammies, socks, and underthings to open on Christmas Day. This year’s party culminating the drive will be held on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 in the early evening. For the past four years coordinating this event, my heart has been filled with gratitude for the  generosity givers…

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We All Feel Like Impostors: My Chat With Amy Cuddy

It was amazing to talk with Amy Cuddy last month about presence. She threw down the gauntlet almost immediately by telling her elevator pitch story about how she crashed and burned when in a high-pressure situation where she was asked to give her 30-second spiel in an actual elevator to rock stars in her industry. It was amazing, and encouraging, to hear from someone known for helping millions get grounded before important presentations in their lives, that she deals with the same issues as the rest of us! We discussed afterwit, the idea that it is so…

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KC Carter

This Epic Life: Start from Where You Are with KC Carter

If you’ve noticed that maintaining presence is a key to enjoying the business, family or impact you’re building, you are in the right place. – KC Carter A Kriyaban yogi, meditation guru, and company culture expert, Kristoffer (KC) Carter is a living, breathing example of awake, on-purpose living. Quick to laugh and exquisitely present, KC has devote his career to helping people live epic lives by optimizing one’s experience, from the inside out. Intrigued? Please join me for: This Epic Life: Start from Where You Are with KC Carter  Tuesday, 4/26 @ 12:00pm PT / 3:00pm ET RSVP for this…

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How to Thrive in the Membership Economy with Robbie Kellman Baxter

Membership is the future of all business models…organizations that don’t evolve will fail. ~ Robbie Kellman Baxter Please join me for: How to Thrive in the Membership Economy with Robbie Kellman Baxter Wednesday, 3/23 at 12 pm PT/3 pm ET RSVP for this no-cost presentation here. A childhood friend of mine, Robbie took a “big sexy idea” and transformed it into a powerful business book that was named a Top 5 Marketing Book of the Year on An expert consultant with degrees from Harvard, Stanford, and on-the-ground experience with Booz Allen & Hamilton plus 15 years at the helm…

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Response-ability: The Essence of Personal Effectiveness

Join me and my special guest, Fred Kofman, philosopher, Vice President at LinkedIn, and author of Conscious Business, for this video chat–today! February 24th, 2016, 12:30pm-1:30pm PT/3:30pm-4:30pm ET “Unconditional response-ability is self-empowering. It lets you focus on those aspects of the situation that you can influence.” – Fred Kofman, Conscious Business Fred Kofman is changing the world by helping people live and work consciously. He spends his time traveling the globe facilitating seminars about conscious business practices, and “how to build value through values.” He is not only a Vice President at LinkedIn, but also a global…

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Born for This–a Chat with Chris Guillebeau

Born for This: How to Find the Work You Were Meant to Do with Chris Guillebeau, founder of World Domination Summit, World Traveler, and author of The $100 Startup Wednesday, January 27th, 2016, 11:30am-12:30pm PT / 2:30pm-3:30pm ET I still can’t believe he said yes! Chris Guillebeau is one of my heroes. I’ve spent the last few years being inspired by him from afar – whether reading his books The $100 Startup or The Art of Non-Conformity, following his blog, or sitting in the 3000-person audience at his annual World Domination Summit, where he encourages attendees to “live an unconventional life in a conventional world.”…

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3rd Annual Jammie Drive Was a Huge Success!

It took me several days to come down from the joy of this year’s Jammie Drive benefiting Midway Shelter… The drive benefits two local domestic violence and homeless shelters and the accompanying safe house run by Building Futures for Women and Children. With the incredible support of local parents and children, this year we (again) supported 115 shelter residents with gifts of cozy pajamas, socks, underthings, and other warm clothes, plus a generous financial donation of $1,100 to allow the Building Futures team to purchase additional supplies they need for the residents.

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Full-Spectrum Leadership with Dave Logan

Chat With Mer: Full-Spectrum Leadership with Dave Logan

As leaders, how do we operate at full bandwidth, accessing both our light and dark sides? If that question intrigues you, please join me for: Full-Spectrum Leadership with Dave Logan  Wednesday, 11/18 @ 11:30am PT / 2:30pm ET RSVP for this no-cost presentation here. Dave spends his time transforming the cultures of organizations. Best known as the premier authority on “tribal leadership,” Dave will help us understand how to use the tension of light and dark forces inside ourselves – and our organizations – to truly make a difference and live a life of purposeful action. About Dave: As Founding Partner and President,…

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Leap: Leaving a Job with No Plan B

Join me for the next installment in my Chat with Mer series with Tess Vigeland, Author, veteran journalist & former host of public radio’s Marketplace: Thurs. 10/29, 12pm PT/3pmET What if not having a plan is key to having what you truly want? Tess has been on an incredible journey. A few years ago, she had achieved significant fame and success anchoring national public radio’s Marketplace Money. At the pinnacle of her career, she left her dream job to leap into the great unknown. For the first time in her life, she did not have a plan for…

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Fear: The #1 Barrier To Career Change

Do you have unfulfilled dreams? If yes, please join me for my interview with career consultant Louise Goeckel on: Fear: The #1 Barrier To Career Change Wednesday, 9/16 @ 11:30 am PT / 2:30 pm ET Reserve your spot for this no-cost event here. To fulfill unrealized dreams you need to make some changes. The biggest challenge we face when making changes is fear, and it’s cousin, resistance. This interview is an insider’s look at how to bust through fears so that you can achieve your ideal life and career. Louise will share some of her most successful approaches for helping professionals get…

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