Personal Development

Six Tips to Ensure Your Thought-Leadership Gets Seen

Following up on last year’s “Five Ways to Turn Up the Volume on Thought-Leadership,” which talked about how to identify relevant thought-leadership opportunities, this week’s blog post offers tips on how to ensure your thought-leadership gets seen after it’s been published. Thought-leadership helps working professionals establish their credibility as a...

Progressing with Passion

Passion fuels people into action. It’s where deep desire and opportunity come together, often with resounding results. Indeed, passion is credited for the successes of top athletes, business people, community leaders, artists and other prominent standouts. Well, sure it is. Being passionate about an ideal motivates people to move forward...

Public Speaking: Six Reasons to Fight the Fear

When comedian Jerry Seinfeld famously cracked a joke about most Americans preferring to be in the coffin at a funeral than delivering the eulogy, many of us laughed. There was familiar truth in Seinfeld’s humor: public speaking is the number-one fear in America ahead of – you guessed it –...

Nine Ways to Nail Your Next Speaking Engagement

Once upon a time, an unprepared public speaker who was invited to a speaking engagement before a group of 9-year-olds, bombed big time. She arrived unprepared, failed to make clear points and talked too fast. The audience fidgeted and talked and otherwise fussed, and I, who, as you may have guessed...

Just Don’t Call Me a “Mompreneur”

I may get some backlash on this one, but I’m going to be brave and just say it: I hate the cutesy names assigned to female entrepreneurs and women in leadership positions. You’ve probably heard a few of them, flippantly called someone one of these names or, if you’re a...