Thursday, December 5, 2013

Bennett Rushkoff Running for Maryland State Delegate

Bennett Rushkoff announced on December 4 his candidacy for Maryland State Delegate for District 15, covering western Montgomery County. Currently the Chief of the Public Advocacy Section of the D.C. Attorney General’s Office, Rushkoff will appear on the ballot of the Democratic primary on June 24, 2014. A press release on Rushkoff's bid said,

“After 25 years of public protection work at the federal, state, and local levels, I’m ready to serve as an effective advocate in our General Assembly,” Rushkoff said.  “It would truly be an honor to join Senator Brian Feldman and Delegates Kathleen Dumais and Aruna Miller in representing District 15.” 
Rushkoff’s top three campaign issues will be education, health care, and the environment.  “We should strive to keep Maryland’s public schools No. 1 in the country, to ensure quality health care for all, and to promote clean, safe, and renewable energy as well as energy conservation,” he said.   
A graduate of Yale Law School, Rushkoff has previously served as a Special Assistant to the Maryland Attorney General, as a consumer protection attorney at the Federal Trade Commission, and as Special Chief Counsel in the Missouri Attorney General's Office.  He earned his undergraduate degree from Princeton University, where he majored in public policy at the Woodrow Wilson School.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Jonathan Sibley Featured in NJ Monthly Article on Life Coaches

NJ Monthly featured Jonathan Sibley in a November 6, 2013 article titled, "Change Agents: Seeking Direction with a Life Coach." The article discussed the services and strategies of five New Jersey-based life coaches, including Sibley, with the writer using herself as the test case for the coaches. The article said,

I used my two hour-long phone sessions with Sibley to zero in on a problem I presented to each of my coaches: time management. As a full-time freelance writer with two school-age kids, a husband and a house under renovation in Madison, my average day is apt to be sucked down a rabbit hole of suburban responsibility. How, I asked Sibley, can I get more out of my packed existence?
And we were off. 
In a voice as soothing as chamomile tea, Sibley traced the contours of my life, asking how I allocate my time and whether I might consider handing off some of my responsibilities. He was trying to help me envision the path to more poise, less stress. 
“You might say to some of the people you interact with: ‘Can we have a restructuring conversation? Because I find I’m juggling a lot of things.’” 
Here is what we decided at the end of my two sessions: I’m a good candidate for further coaching. Sibley noted that my resistance to change—an area he specializes in—was still burning strong.