Make It Happen Workshop – The Process of Transformation

2018-05-21T19:32:16+00:00By |Change|

Is this your year? Is this your year to write that book, lose 20 pounds, change jobs, get the big promotion, take the family to Disney, or _______________________?  If you are serious about making a positive change in your life read on. If you find yourself questioning your current career path, are wanting to take your business/career to the next level, are exploring your options, looking for a breakthrough, or [...]

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Listen Up – Listening Creates Understanding

2019-10-16T03:28:31+00:00By |Leadership/Management|

As a professional speaker  my job requires a lot of listening. I have to listen to the needs of the client before I can create the presentation. Because I spend most of my stage time talking I have had to work on and improve my listening skills. I get paid to talk but I am a much better speaker when I open my ears and my mind, receive and listen.  The [...]

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Sticky Stories Build Brands

2018-05-21T19:05:09+00:00By |Professional Speaking|

I started on my journey to become a motivational speaker the summer of 1999.  I had just closed my last retail store and I was searching for my next career.  A friend of mine talked me into going to a local speaker's meeting (National Speakers Association of Houston) and it just so happened that on that particular night a group of  newbie speakers were presenting their 15 minute graduation talk.  I [...]

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Busting Myths about Millennials

2019-10-16T03:20:55+00:00By |Generations|

Because I speak on Generations in the Workplace and I focus on Millennials, I decided to start using Uber - as a research project- interviewing the drivers. My first trip was in DC visiting my daughter, Meredith. She got me on the app and boom in a few minutes a driver was there.  I used Uber throughout my visit. It was so much easier that walking to the metro or [...]

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Grow Your Executive Presence

2019-10-16T03:29:23+00:00By |Leadership/Management|

In 2000 I  left the fashion industry behind and I began my new career as a  professional speaker.  Coming from a Ralph Lauren  inspired  fashion industry my first presentations were focused around professionalism  and dress. I soon found those subject very limiting and changed my area of expertise to  Change, Workplace Trends and Generations in the Workplace, and I put the professional presence presentations on the shelf. Well…guess what? Presence is [...]

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How to Make Your Brain Smarter!

2019-10-16T03:29:36+00:00By |Leadership/Management|

One of the great perks in being a professional speaker is that I do get to hear mind –blowing presentations. Last week I had the privilege of listening to Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD, founder and leader of the Center for BrainHealth at UT Dallas discussing how to make your brain smarter. Dr. Chapman shared her knowledge on brain health and how we can improve it. It turns out we can actually [...]

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How to Manage Millennials

2019-10-16T03:21:18+00:00By |Generations|

There are no quick and dirty tips when it comes to managing and Millennials in today’s workplace. Millennials, for those of you living under a rock, are individuals born after 1980 and particularly those now leaving college. The key to successfully managing this generation begins with understanding them. They look at their world, lifestyle, and work very differently than the generations preceding them do. The unpopular news is that you [...]

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5 Ways to Grow Your Self Awareness – Leaders Must Read!

2019-10-16T03:29:56+00:00By |Leadership/Management|

One of the perks of being a professional speaker is that I get to hang out with really smart people, which means I often I get to pick their brains. Take for instance last Sunday night when I had dinner with one of the top executive coaches in Houston, Cecilia Rose. Cecilia works Houston’s top tier leaders helping them successfully navigate through career transitions. I asked her what was the [...]

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The Unwritten Rules of Success

2019-10-16T03:25:01+00:00By |Leadership/Management|

Ouch! Reality bites. Today there are some powerful Unwritten Rules in every organization that stand in the way of your success. These are the unwritten but important behaviors that must be addressed for career advancement. My goal in this post is to help not only Millennials but all generations understand advancement strategies and recognize opportunities to make key decisions about their career options. Here are my suggestions for conquering the [...]

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