Stop Settling in Business: Make Yourself Heard

Stop Settling in Business: Make Yourself Heard

  “It’s fine.” “No big deal.” “That’s OK.” How often have you settled for something you didn’t really want in business? That’s what today’s blog post is all about. Let 2020 be the year you stop settling, speak up and make yourself heard. It all started with a couch. My husband and I finally decided…

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Do Your Presentations Lack Energy?

Do Your Presentations Lack Energy?

  My husband gave up eating french fries 4 years ago after reading an article stating that as men approach a certain age, french fries and potato chips are often the biggest contributor to weight gain. And just like that he hasn’t had a french fry since. Since he didn’t mention anything about women in…

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Communicate Change with Empathy & Curiosity

communicate change

  Whether a business owner or a leader inside a company, at some point you’ll have to communicate change to clients, employees or other important audiences. How you communicate that change matters. I remember the conversation like it was yesterday, not 14 years ago. The CEO of the small analyst firm where I worked stopped…

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Creating Real Relationships in a Data-Driven World

Creating Real Relationships in a Data-Driven World

  Real relationships matter in business. Do you have the relationships you need to be truly influential and accomplish great work? That’s what today’s post is all about. Imagine this. You’ve taken time to prepare for an upcoming client meeting or maybe a networking event. You know what you want to say and have the…

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Are You Solving the Right Problem?

Solving the Right Problem

  Change is hard and people don’t like to be “sold to.” So, whether you’re selling a service, sharing bad news, or communicating change, make sure you are solving the right problem. That’s what today’s post is all about. *** The water in my town is not suitable for drinking, so when Michael and I…

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Feeling Vulnerable at Work: When Hiding is No Longer an Option

Feeling Vulnerable at Work

  Moving from a job that is “behind the scenes,” maybe something technical, analytical or numbers focused, to a role that is more people or purpose focused can feel uneasy or unnatural. Today we’re talking about feeling vulnerable at work, “hiding in plain sight” and the importance of letting yourself shine. Hiding in Plain Sight…

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Is Anyone Listening When You Speak?

Is Anyone Listening When I Speak?

  Have you ever wondered if anyone is listening when you speak? Or if what you say gets through to people? It all comes down to trust. And that’s what today’s newsletter is all about. *** “I wish I knew that my words were sinking in when I give these speeches,” my client Anne said…

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You Are Good Enough

You Are Good Enough

  I don’t know anyone – men, women, early career professionals, entrepreneurs, executives – who doesn’t struggle with being good enough. Do you? (I’d like to meet them!) For example, just last week I met with a client via Zoom video and listened as she explained the angst she felt going into a meeting with…

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To Communicate Powerfully, Believe in Your Ideas

To Communicate Powerfully, Believe in Your Ideas

  Do you communicate powerfully? Last week I watched the TED talk The Anti-CEO Playbook from Chobani yogurt CEO and founder, Hamdi Ulukaya. His premise in the talk? A people, not profit, first mentality in business. Watch it below or click here to view.   The 17 minute talk both riveted me and moved me to…

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Do You Have the Courage to Be Vulnerable?

Do You Have the Courage to Be Vulnerable?

  Since rebranding my business and launching the Engaging Voices podcast, I’ve been doing a ton of networking – everything from phone and video calls to speaking gigs to attending events. Last week, about 10 minutes before a scheduled video chat with two ladies – Erica and Melissa – I’d yet to meet, a package…

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