Ready for the Bolder Boulder

My current project is in Florida. The client is great; the work is really interesting; and the location is unbeatable. The commute, though, is where I pay the price for all that. Palm Beach is a fairly seasonal airport that does a lot of traffic in the winter, and when I was here in February, the flight times weren’t too bad. But now that seasonal service has ended, my best bet to get here is to take an 8am two-leg flight that {Read More}

Travel Thursday: American Airlines Changes Upgrade Policy

It’s Thursday, and I’m thrilled to be on my way back to Denver tonight. Well… I guess to be more accurate, I would say that I’m thrilled to be going home. But I’m not-so-thrilled to go from the sunny beaches of Florida to the apparent winter wonderland that is Colorado right now. The power went out in my neighborhood this afternoon, it’s snowing now and supposed to continue through tomorrow, and I’m pretty worried about both the garden of annuals {Read More}

Travel Thursday: My Thoughts on the Extended Laptop Ban

I’ve been thinking for a while about writing more about the airline industry. While I do feature lots of travel industry news in my Sunday Links I Love series, I never thought most of you would be interested in that kind of content. But customer experience for travel and transportation is my field of specialization at work, and news in that space has been quite a mainstream topic these days! Yesterday, I posted on Instagram (follow me here) about the forthcoming announcement of the {Read More}

Time Off: Some Planned, Some Unplanned

It’s been a little while since I’ve blogged outside of my Links posts, huh? I was lucky enough to spend last week down in Seabrook Island, South Carolina, for my family’s annual beach vacation. Several years ago, my dad booked a condo on Seabrook Island for a spring break getaway that was driveable from upstate New York. (A very long drive, but driveable nonetheless.) Seabrook is about 30 minutes south of Charleston, where my brother Erik lives with his family, so {Read More}

Restful Nights and Bright, Bright Sunshine-y Days

I’ve written a bit about my struggles with insomnia lately – and I’m still really not sure what’s going on. I had originally attributed it to my East Coast travel, but last Friday morning I woke up at 3:30am East Coast time (or 1:30am Mountain Time) and couldn’t get back to sleep. So clearly, the cross-country travel isn’t the issue, and I’m not sure what is. But the truly weird thing is, the lack of sleep didn’t really bother me too much. {Read More}

New Project: I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here

One of the best parts about consulting is how we move around from project to project, applying experience in one industry/situation to another. One month I’m working on a business case for a new product in the tech industry, the next, I’m writing change management communications for a pharmaceutical client. I’m always learning something new, and there’s definitely never any opportunity to get bored or complacent! That’s why I came back to consulting after a brief stint working “in industry” (as we {Read More}

The Future of Transportation… If We’ll Risk It

Today I attended the Colorado Transportation Summit, a fascinating conference that focused on the future of transportation and how it will change. The keynote speaker was Tom Gebhardt, the President of Panasonic Automotive Systems. I didn’t even know that Panasonic worked in automotive systems, but it turns out, they’re producing some really cool technology aimed at automating the way we move from place to place. Here’s a cool video we got to watch about the first shipment done by self-driving {Read More}

Gociety Mountain Gathering Weekend

I’m on my way home to Denver from Dallas, and am really excited this weekend to be headed out to Breckenridge for the annual Gociety Mountain Gathering! Gociety is kind of like Meetup.com – it’s free to join, and members create various plans for others to join. Unlike Meetup, though, you don’t have to go seek out groups to join – it’s one big group for people who like the outdoors, and once you register for the site, you can {Read More}

Mammoth Running Escape: Day 2

I am not feeling motivated today. I started the day with my easy four mile run this morning (splits: 8:57, 8:42, 8:20, 7:54 – with the last quarter mile down at a 6:59 pace just for fun). But after that, my 5K goal motivation just slipped away. I ate fairly poorly, I didn’t drink as much water as I should have, and I didn’t head to the gym for a strength workout tonight (even though I ran out of time this morning {Read More}

Mammoth Running Escape: Night 1

Two weeks ago, Adam and I were fortunate enough to participate in the Mammoth Running Escape after we won the SPG Moment. I wrote about the bonus track workout we did on our extra day in town, bu now it’s time for me to properly recap the weekend. (Particularly as it’s inspired my August goal!) With only one flight into Mammoth Lakes, Adam and I spent the quick trip from LAX trying to guess who else on our flight was {Read More}