Not Fair

Not Fair I don’t know about you, but I don’t trust tests. They’re just not fair!  I blame it all on that day in the 4th grade. It’s 1973, Meadows Elementary School, Millbrae, CA. I’m 10 years old and my homeroom teacher, Mr. Ramos announces, “Today we’re going to take a test.   You have 30 […]

Beaming up Trust

Beaming Up Trust Hearing a “BEEP”, Ensign Smith flips open his Communicator device. “Ensign Smith here. What’s that? Kirk and Spock want me to go on an away mission to planet Theta Epsilon 6? Great!  I’ll meet you at the transporter room.” Closing his Communicator, Smith’s eyes widen with a sudden realization: “Oh wait, crap, […]

Sliding Doors

If I told you that somewhere in the universe, there was a duplicate you, sitting in a duplicate room, in a duplicate chair, reading a duplicate article, would you believe me?   Well according to modern science, it’s almost certainly true.  And I’m afraid to say, your duplicate self might just be a better version of […]


Superstar How far would you be willing to go to become famous? Meet Kaylee, a 14-year-old from Louisiana, otherwise known as “Hammer Girl”. A die-hard fan of the Korean K-pop band, BTS, Kaylee got so excited about a band-member’s new hair style that she tweeted: “He’s so beautiful I could shove a hammer in my […]

7 Reasons a Scavenger Hunt is a Better “Teambuilding” than an Escape Room

7 Reasons a Scavenger Hunt is a Better Teambuilding than an Escape Room     Before jumping into a comparison of Scavenger Hunts vs. Escape Rooms, let me clarify what teambuilding is.   In the Off-Site-Event world, you generally find three different types of programs:  Team Bonding, Team Building and Team Development, as follows. Team […]

5 Ways Your Brain is Hijacking Your Ability to Lead

5 Ways Your Brain is Hijacking Your Ability to Lead   While leading a recent teambuilding program, I found myself feeling a little muddled, foggy, and confused. My first question to myself was, “What did I have for lunch? Did I eat some gluten by mistake?” (I’m sensitive to wheat). “Nope, all I had was […]

Great TED Talk: “The Joyful Perplexing World of Puzzle Hunts”

Great TED Talk: “The Joyful Perplexing World of Puzzle Hunts”   As a teambuilding scavenger hunt creator, my job is to keep teams of 4-6 people stimulated, challenged and engaged for approximately half a day. Imagine, however, if you were on a team of 60, and your hunt lasted not 3 but 36 hours, with […]

New Podcast Appearance

Excited to be featured on Nancy Becher’s “When Pigs Fly podcast”: …     Learn the 5 components of trust and much more!