Category: Teaching

How to Plan For the New Year in an Age of Uncertainty

  All of us planners out there in the world learned an important lesson in 2020. You can make all the plans you want, but… You know how that one ends.  And it’s true, we only have so much control over how things will… Continue Reading “How to Plan For the New Year in an Age of Uncertainty”

Which Path Are You On?

  Of all of the fun, awesome, “pinch me moment” kind of things I have done in my career–exotic travel, fancy-pants concert halls, getting to meet and hang out with top performers, composers, and conductors, running chamber music programs, and having recordings I was… Continue Reading “Which Path Are You On?”

The Surprising Addiction I Never Knew I Had

It’s been 3 months now since I made my decision to “retire” from being a professional performing cellist. There were a lot of expected feelings and thoughts that came up for me. I have missed the things I thought I would miss (the camaraderie… Continue Reading “The Surprising Addiction I Never Knew I Had”

An Open Letter to My Students

  My Dear Students,  You might be curious as to why I have decided to step away from playing the cello–after so many years of focusing my life around it.  After all, this thing that you are striving towards–this ability to play well enough… Continue Reading “An Open Letter to My Students”

The Right Way to Make Career Decisions

  As Creatives, our careers are made up of a series of projects. Whether you are a musician, a dancer, an actor, a writer, or a visual artist, opportunities are presented to us almost daily in the form of invitations, requests, and our own… Continue Reading “The Right Way to Make Career Decisions”

Is It Time to Rewrite the Script?

  Last week’s blog post and ensuing social media posts and my weekly FB live session were all about “Getting past our fear of what other people might think” and one of the points I made garnered so many DMs, Emails, and comments that… Continue Reading “Is It Time to Rewrite the Script?”

What Will the Next Phase of Your Career Look Like?

  There’s a cliche of the middle-aged man who has been in the same job with the same company since he finished college and will stay in that same job until the age of 65, at which point he will retire to Florida.  We… Continue Reading “What Will the Next Phase of Your Career Look Like?”

Thinning the Carrots of Your Career

  My husband has spearheaded a community garden at his school. He’s always lived amongst gardeners (except, I imagine, during his years out at sea…hard to find good soil in all that ocean….) and he’s been a huge help in our home gardens in… Continue Reading “Thinning the Carrots of Your Career”

How to Fulfill Your Potential: Step 1

What would it look like if you were to reach your full potential?    This, my friends, has been the question that has been eating at me for the past couple of years. Finally, I gave in and decided to dedicate some real time… Continue Reading “How to Fulfill Your Potential: Step 1”

My Unconventional Quest For the Perfect Coach

  I was catching up with a friend the other day, and she was asking me about the coaching work I’ve been doing over the past couple of years.    “So, are you a career coach, or a life coach?”    And…hmmmm… It got… Continue Reading “My Unconventional Quest For the Perfect Coach”