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Where you learn to change the way you connect to yourself and others in your world.

Personal and professional growth is for the learner in us all

When we experience a time of dissatisfaction in our lives we are at a crossroads:  “Do I move forward, or, stay in place (think jogging in place because it still takes energy to not move forward!).  Like all journeys, learning kicks in and we choose resources that resonate with our present thoughts, ideas, feelings. You might be experiencing this right now, and that perspective brought you here...

We created The Hippo Campus for you, the shifting and growing individual. Through my video series; Hippodrome TV, my blogs (writing is still where my heart lies strongest) and podcasts, connect in to triangulate information and see what resonates with you and what you want for yourself.  

There are a lot of ways to get information today, convert it into knowledge and create a destiny to take us forward.  The Hippo Campus is your personal growth GPS, ready to take you forward. I can’t promise you change, that’s for you to decide. I can promise that what lies ahead is thought provoking.

Wherever you are on your journey, self-actualization, personal and professional growth is for the learner in us all.

Theater for personal and professional growth

Hippodrome TV

These short videos are all about conversation, communication and connection.  As one of my mentors; the late Dr. Judith Glaser stated: “Everything begins with conversation!”  Conversation is just one form of connection with another person or idea. Through these videos, I’m here to serve your desire to want more for yourself even in just the smallest of bites.

Episode 7: The Toaster Cozy

Comedic legend Phil Hartman’s iconic character “The Anal Retentive Chef” was the host of a cooking show that never actually…

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If you have a desire for growth then click in and enjoy each episode for that opportunity and learn:

  • how small shifts in the language we use can invite others into ideas and perspectives instead of forcing them to be skeptical or just plain resist.
  • The role that our brain plays in everything we do: we know it as neuroscience.
  • Awarenesses and challenges on shifts in our behavior - creating new habits.
  • That life comes before work in the dictionary and we should be practicing it in that same order.
  • To “be” and not just “do” to move yourself forward.

Episode 6: To Be Honest with You

As the title states: “To be honest with you”. Really? This episode relates to a real-life experience I had that…

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Episode 5: Why

When I began my journey to become a certified coach, my instructors limited my use of any question that began…

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Episode 4: Curiosity And The Judge

There’s a lot of talk about being curious right now. “Amp up your curiosity!”, “Ask good questions, be curious!”, “If…

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Free Resources

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The Nine

Recommendations for books and other resources in nine areas:
mindset, habits, values, upper limits, judgment, selfishness, language, presence and confidence.

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Success Checklist

Set your mind for success and be amazed at what shows up in your life.

Wake up and envision what you want your day to do for you with 9 simple questions to set your mind for success.

I (Heart) Breakfast

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My French Connection

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Don’t You Dare!

I overheard an accomplished sales professional on a phone conversation recently ask for help.  They ...

Let’s Do The Time Warp Again – challenges in the competition of conversation

I just spent an entire weekend with a group of men who all have two ...
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Notre Dame is Burning

The headline alone is enough to make your heart skip a beat.  We all saw ...

Two Weeks Notice: Small changes to make new habits

One of the ways I challenge clients to adopt change is to have them set ...
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10000 Hours or Something – thoughts on training, coaching, connection and The Beatles

10,000 hours. That’s what Malcolm Gladwell says it takes to become an expert, whether you’re ...
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MyPharmaceutical.2019: #change is inevitable, so deal with it!

I started out the year on my first long-term pharmaceutical.  Yep. Now, I can hear ...

Have I Got A Deal For You! Well,…Maybe Not

Dear Mr. Schum:  Hey, I really need to talk with you about your (used) car. ...
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Rock You Like A Hurricane

Did you know there was a hurricane recently?  Did you know another is now on ...
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Table for Two

My antennae are always up for a conversation.  Eavesdropping Joe?  Well, yes, call it an ...

I, Me, You, We and Us

Change Your Pronoun, Change The Perspective. OK, I’m at a crossroads as I write this ...
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