Here are the recent articles I wrote for BRAINZ.
Time For A Pronoun Paradigm Shift?
During a recent large online meeting, I felt different. Like I didn’t get the memo saying: “Post pronouns beside your name.” If all those talented Harvard alumni women posted their pronouns, I should too, right? Me2.
Top Ways Leaders Manage Conflict And Reduce the Cortisol-Related Stress Response
Nested within a wide circle of family, colleagues, and community systems, we humans find health, happiness, and meaningful purpose. And sometimes, friction.
It's All In Your Head – Cultivating Conscious Conversations
When you inaccurately imagine something, “It’s all in your head.” It’s also what the car mechanic thinks when you complain about that clicking sound that mysteriously disappears during the inspection.
What’s Worse? Scary Movie 3 Or “We Have To Talk”?
Does “We Have to Talk” trigger an inner primal scream? Perhaps you’ve heard these ominous 4-words from...
Do You Have A Clearing Disorder?
Have you ever complained about busy work distracting you from strategic, high-impact projects and planning? You’re not alone!
Silence Your Perfectionista
Did you get all that? If English is your native language, most likely you understood it, errors and all. Spelling mistakes did not materially impact the outcome.
Hi, I have a question for you.
First, consider what you're avoiding...
Have you got it?
Now read below and reflect on what it means for you and your context…
"When you're drowning, dive."
Apparently, that's how to avoid death from a riptide current.
Swimming deeper to escape is counter intuitive.
Our instinct is to fight the current and swim directly back to shore.
Yet that's the most dangerous thing to do.
When pulled out to sea, don't swim against it, you’ll exhaust yourself.
Riptides occur in shallow water, where we bathe.
So diving just a yard/meter below it, we escape.
Now, when you consider what you're avoiding, HIthe heaviness of loss, disappointment, fear of failure or unknown...
What does "When you're drowning, dive" mean to you?
Dive inside and find YOUR answer.
If you’re anxious, you’re vibrantly alive.
With freedom, comes accountability.
Once you're beyond the strong current, you'll easily swim out of it.
It won't carry you far—just enough to get smacked by the next big wave coming in.
Janet Macaluso, Ed.M., MSOD, CPC works with successful midlife Change Makers to help transform their success to significance. As a previous executive of leadership, learning, and organization design functions, Janet has equipped thousands of global leaders to grow and evolve their leadership, businesses, and causes. Her unique anti-hero approach combines modern science and ancient wisdom to navigate constant change in flux. In addition to breaking the spell of the "old story," Janet is keenly interested in a regenerative, interconnected, nonviolent future. Her deep and broad experience includes: ▫️Masters in Education, Harvard ▫️MS in Organization Development, Pepperdine ▫️Organization Design ️️Advanced Certificate, USC ▫️BRAINZ Top 500 in 2021 ▫️Certified High-Performance Coach ▫️Certified Tiny Habits Coach ▫️Certified Immunity2CHANGE Facilitator ▫️Certified Professional Retirement Coach ▫️Certified Search Inside Yourself Facilitator ▫️Certified HeartMath Facilitator