How Do You Deal with Change?

Change is all around us in big and small ways, and is always happening. Do you choose to change or do you wait until you are forced? The change of seasons can be a breath of fresh air to some but a burden to others. I know many people love fall but for me it […]

5 Ways to Deal with Difficult People

Not long ago I was speaking to a group of franchise employees on how to stress less to boost sales and customer service. During the break a woman approached me and pulled me aside. She whispered, “What do you do when it’s the people around you who cause you stress and make you super cranky?” If I […]

What Are You Waiting For? Take Inventory Today

Frankly, what am I waiting for?  I’ve been asking myself this question a lot lately as I notice by ability to put things off that might be a bit risky for me. I stall. I ruminate. I worry that it won’t work. All sorts of thoughts and action that are counter to everything I’ve read […]

10 Ways to Create an Energized Life

Do you have a plan for how you want your life to unfold? Or are you living reactively to the non-stop busy-ness and stress of today’s world? These same questions should be asked of your co-workers and employees to ensure they are maximizing their productivity and engagement in the workplace by honoring their professional AND personal […]

Leading with Emotional Intelligence “The X Factor”

I wanted to be consistent and write a blog once a week to share my experience leading and competing in the world of athletics for almost 3 decades and now coaching C-Suite leaders and organizations. I haven’t done a great job as I have taken on a number of new clients, starting another new business venture (which […]

The Essence of Personal Power

“Personal power is a source of influence a person has over his or her followers.” In business, as in life, there’s nothing more permanent than change. These are times of speed and split second decisions in business. This level of change can be fearful – exhilarating to others. One thing for sure is the world operates bigger, […]

From Zero to Sixty in One Network Connection

In our world, we’re told to work hard and be proud of our accomplishments. And I agree. But amidst the countless career self-help articles and networking events, sometimes it’s easy to forget that other people in our lives have helped guide us to the path we’re on today. Today marks my third year at a company I […]

How to Retain Top Talent

I just returned from the 2015 WNBA Draft and my mind is on top talent – the best of the best or emerging leaders. I was surrounded by 12 professional athletes for a few days leading up to the draft and as the President of the league announced the names – dreams came true. My […]

Motivating Across Generations

We all have Traditionalists, Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials in our workplace. You’re lucky if you manage or lead these generations on a team. It’s a great opportunity to become an expert in motivating across generations. If you engage and motivate them all the same, you’re not taking into account they tend to be motivated […]

Instilling Confidence In Your People and Team

I have written a lot about how important it is to build meaningful relationships and value your people. This is the secret to long-term employee (people) retention and loyalty, to strengthen your understanding of basic human behavior and emotional intelligence. Instilling confidence, your employees and team will feel valued and powerful in what they bring to the team and […]