Welcome to Upstream! I'm Minnow, a coach based in NYC.
This is where I share stories and lessons about nurturing your own intuition in a world selling certainty and advice.
And why it's so hard to give helpful feedback.
The two-hour flight was shorter than I expected. We took off from NYC and we were at flying altitude for 15 minutes before starting our descent into Cincinnati. I was on my way to meet Katie for the first time since I started coaching her a year and a half
A few seconds here and there, and the whole thing could have been avoided. An extra minute getting ready or thirty more seconds getting the check at dinner, and I wouldn’t have nearly died.
How I've learned to see my dad after 38 years.
I’m reading this book by Susan Cain called Bittersweet and she starts with a story about the death of 22 people during the civil war in Sarajevo in 1992.
How I bring out someone's photogenic and creative potential.
If I had to say when this “year” started, it would be March 2020 when NYC shut down and along with it a year’s worth of work, plans, and dreams.
So what have I learned after a year of coaching? Well a lot, but if I had to sum it up, it’s two things: the act of coaching is about listening and empathy and the result of coaching is self-awareness. Here’s what I mean. My job isn’t
Something I’m trying hard to recover when working on projects is a sense of play. It’s one that’s easy to lose because it doesn’t rank high in making a project feel worthwhile—productive, profitable, or prestigious, feels much more important. We’d certainly make time to
I have another question for you today: How hard are you trying to earn your identity as a creator/creative/artist? Because once we decide for ourselves that we start creating work that is generous, courageous, and intended to connect with others, most of us run straight into self doubt.
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