Doing the Right Thing

Woman looking into distance whilst thinking

Years ago, I stumbled upon a quote by T.S. Eliot, “Keep true, never be ashamed of doing right; decide on what you think is right and stick to it.” The quote resonated deeply with my personal and professional values. After all, my life’s work was about doing the right thing and assisting positive life-changing […]

Are You Ready to Lead?




Are you ready to lead? In many leading social media leadership tools and web sites, this question is typical. There are many great leadership resources in the cyber world. Google the word, leadership and you will find hundreds of entries. When you type in “deaf leadership,” you might find only a […]

Dying at Home

I shared my stories with a remarkable woman, Dr. Helen-Anne Manion (of Bundeena, Australia). I learned that she and her husband, Gerard, have dedicated their lives to working to help people all over the world with the Dying At Home program. This conversation inspired me.

This video was created in honor of my father, Daniel […]

Breaking Through the Status Quo in Your Leadership



I was never keen with the concept “status quo.” If you are like me, I thrive in dynamic and organic leadership. Things are never a constant, things change. I like being part of maximizing opportunities, realizing goals and developing outcomes that will change a deaf person’s life. In my world, if there […]

Adaptive Leadership

I am always looking for a good book. Few years ago, I was introduced to a very valuable and practical leadership book. The book was entitled, The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing Your Organization and the World written by Ronald Heifetz, Alexander Grashow, & Marty Linsky. The authors discusses adaptive leadership […]

VOICE…how do you sign it?

The word voice represents a unit of expression including standing up for oneself, defending a position and asserting one’s rights. The deaf community typically views the word voice as a representation of the dominant culture and the English language. Voice also represent a vocal sound, speech or utterance. While the deaf community utilizes their hands […]

Introducing my new blog!

Always evolving. It is probably the consistent theme in my life. My personal and professional lives have travelled down many roads…. some less travelled and some frequently travelled. The roads have taken interesting turns, presented occasional bumps or frustrating detours. I have tackled numerous dead ends but always pleasantly surprised with beautiful scenery and amazing […]