Is Fear of Criticism Holding YOU Back?

Criticism Stings.

At some point in your life, it’s highly likely that the fear of someone being critical has stopped you.

And here’s the crazy part…

The 3-Step Process to Stop Over Explaining!

Do you find yourself explaining every twist and turn of how you decided on a specific course of action?

When you eliminate over explaining, your self-confidence will increase and others will have more confidence in your ideas and suggestions!

Learn the 3-Step process to stop over explaining in this blog…

The Best Defense is... Well... Not Being Defensive!

Defending yourself in a high stakes conversation is a sure fire way to achieve one thing....

You will be seen as defensive.

I’m wiling to bet that has never been on your list of “Things I Want to Accomplish” during a challenging discussion.

Learn how to manage conversations differently, and lay the ground work for more productive and collaborative discussion…

Is Your Brand Helping or Hurting Your Rise?

Your Brand is what you are known for, and how people expect you to show up.

We all have a brand. Even people who say, “I’m not interested in building a personal brand” are doing just that!

This blog post includes access to a free guide that will help you define your brand, and develop an action plan to deliberately create the brand of your choice!

Back to the Present!!! Gratitude is the Answer...

I want to be present more often.

Strike that.

I NEED to be present more often.

Why? Because the cost of not being present is high.

Too high to ignore…

A Book Mentor May be just what You're Looking for!

Have you ever had a Book Mentor?

I have!

Books can be the best way to receive the coaching and guidance we crave!

Here are a few of my favorites…

Avoiding the "Weekend Freak Out"!!!

The “Weekend Freak Out”…

That panicky feeling when we realize that we only have 48 hours to knock out everything on our “to do” list.

The result?

No rest. No fun. Constantly rushing from one activity to the next.

There’s a better way…

The Magic of Meditation...

There’s a part of me that can’t believe I’m writing this blog.

A year ago, I thought meditation was interesting. For other people.

If you’re sitting on the “that’s interesting” side of the fence when it comes to meditation, read on…

Less, Please!!!

We are always trying to pack more into our days. This is true of our careers, parenting, financial needs, and every other area of our lives.

What if I told you that the secret to obtaining everything you truly and deeply desire in life is to focus on less?

It’s counter-intuitive, and it works…

Want to Improve Your Professional Brand? Start with Your Wardrobe!

Our professional brand is created with everything we do, say, and wear.

What we wear matters.

A lot.

Stay away from these brand damaging choices…

Vacation is… A Leadership Lesson?

Ahhhhh… vacation… 

Time to Rest, Relax, and Rejuvenate.

And Build Trust… What? Wait… Really?

Yes. Especially when you are a leader…

Are You My Mentor?

When it comes to building your support team, there is only one thing more awkward than asking someone to be your mentor.

And that is being on the receiving end of, “Will you be my mentor?”

“But wait!” you’re probably thinking… “I thought I was supposed to find mentors to help me with my career growth!”

Absolutely! And there’s a much better way to do it…

Coach? Mentor? Sponsor? Who Do You Need on Your Support Team?

Mentors! and Coaches! and Sponsors!

OH MY!

I’m a big fan of assembling the right team. This holds true whether you’re fixing the brakes on your car or taking the next step up the corporate ladder.

If you’re thinking… “I wish there was an easy way to figure out which of these support people I need”… I’ve got great news! There is!