motherhood

Doing the Girl Thing

I have two impressive clients, one a lawyer and one a doctor. They are highly accomplished in their fields. On the same day, each separately asked me the same question at one point during the session: “Am I doing the girl thing?” And I knew exactly what they meant. But, being a coach, my job is …

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A Uterus is a Feature and Not a Bug

Personal Coach Allison Task

Today I was featured as a life coach and mom on Sarah Lacy’s Podcast “A Uterus is a Feature and Not a Bug” which is about “badass women doing badass things and raising badass companies and children.” We talk step parenting and parenting, why mothers (and single moms) make outstanding employees, and how women can deliberately design …

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C’mon Get Happy

The old Partridge Family song takes me back. I’m a kid again, dancing around on a shaggy blue carpet. Nursing a serious crush on David Cassidy. No responsibilities. Little to no power either, but it’s the singing and dancing that I remember. And the feeling of being happy. Segue to today: I’ve been reading a particularly fabulous book, …

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When “It Will Work Out” Is Not Helpful

How Many Are There?

I remember sitting at the office after my fourth IUI didn’t work. My colleague was showing me pictures of her beautiful 2 year old running on the beach. She had no idea what I was going through. Except that she did. As I cooed over her beautiful child, she opened up about IVF. This had …

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The Best Question a Life Coach Can Ask

Personal Coach Allison Task

As a coach, I listen and ask questions (in that order). Here’s how I know I’ve asked the right question: you stop your flow. You’ll look up or down; you look away. If we’re talking on the phone, there’s a longer than normal pause. And that’s my goal – to help you step away from, …

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