Transforming Power

The Urge to Live

I met Stuart Scott briefly at Magnolia Bakery in Manhattan getting cupcakes several years ago.  I was a fan of his work at ESPN so it was cool to run into him and feel some of that upbeat charisma that came across on TV. He died yesterday.  He was 49.  Sad and disheartening for someone who brought so much joy… Read more →

Simple Steps to Overcome SOS – Sudden Overwhelm Syndrome

Do you have a saturation point of input or stimulation, that when reached, renders you WAY less effective? Do you lose your cool in front of coworkers, kids or strangers when too much change is happening at the same time? I call this Sudden Overwhelm Syndrome.  It is common because we all have a threshold where it kicks in. Many clients come… Read more →

How to Keep Your Dignity AND Be More Effective in the Workplace

Do you wish that you had more presence of mind during important conversations? Do you say things that just aren’t true for you in the moment and then have to revisit a conversation to get your point across? Do you find yourself strong-armed into doing tasks that aren’t yours because you couldn’t stand in your strength and say NO? You are… Read more →

Just Say It

Just Say It

 At ODT we coach men in becoming more effective in their lives.  We look to achieve tangible results in specific areas.  One area is in having a tough conversation. The goal is to reach the point where someone else’s reaction to what you say (whether it be a compliment, idea, or concern)  does not dictate either: * your mood *your… Read more →