04 Aug 2021

Start Your New Business
Is now the time? Time to start the business you’ve always dreamed of? Time to refocus your current company? Is the timing right to turn your hobby into something bigger? The events of the last year or two have brought about such ponderings as many people have re-examined their values and priorities. But if not now, then when? The most recent clients who’ve hired me have taken the ...

29 Apr 2021

Cultural Mastery
An effective leader in the current landscape of pandemic after-shock, social justice unrest, and heightened corporate scrutiny must excel in finding common ground. The best leaders are not only open to but are truly committed to learning new skills and thought processes to help bring people together. Just as shifts in growing a business require changes in skill sets, perspectives and min...

15 Feb 2021

Cultural Diversity and Mastery
What if each month we chose a different culture to educate ourselves about and to celebrate? We may ask ourselves, “why is this important?” Well, we learn more about ourselves while we learn about other cultures and communities. It helps us develop soft skills, like understanding, inclusion, open-mindedness, empathy, compassion, while we learn about the history and cultures of others. Le...

21 Oct 2020

Microaggression may seem like a trendy buzzword, but for many people it’s a reality being endured on a regular basis, in and out of the workplace. As stated by Gina Torino et al in Microaggression Theory, “Microaggressions are brief, everyday exchanges that send denigrating messages to certain individuals because of their group membership (e.g., race, gender, culture, religion, social cl...

26 May 2020

Perspecitve
How does your perspective shape your reality and impact your business? There are a couple of ways to look at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business and life. What we know for sure and the perspective we bring to our circumstances are not always the same thing. What we know for sure: COVID-19 has had an impact on the world at large People are getting sick, some ...

18 Apr 2020

The Power of Positive Leadership
“We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction, that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt There is a lot of fear in the world right now and as a leader, it's crucial to embrace the power of positive leadership. We must lead with positivity for our teams, our clients, our vendors, our colleagues, our community, and for ourse...

14 Feb 2020

The Power of the Group
Recently I spoke with a business owner who returned from a snow-mobiling vacation with a large group of friends and colleagues. He commented that he didn’t need to go to the gym, because he got his best ab workout from all the laughter they shared over their several days together. That group dynamic takes FUN to the next level in our personal lives and is also exceptionally valuable for ...

15 Jan 2020

Business Lessons from The Rose Parade
I had the very fortunate opportunity to attend the 131st Annual Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena this year! The Parade theme this year was “2020 The Power of Hope.” Not only was it a fantastic way to celebrate New Years Day with dear friends, it was also impressive to see the history and innovation that have kept The Rose Parade relevant and thriving as an iconic New Year’s traditi...

20 Nov 2019

I come across plenty of business leaders who have those days of feeling frustrated in their business, defeated that progress isn’t happening quickly, or tempted to give up and get a J-O-B. Like the miner in the cartoon, they turn around and give up too soon. So, how do you keep going when it feels like you’re not getting there fast enough? 1. Check your mindset - your stinkin’ thinkin...

27 May 2019

keys
Many small business owners start businesses not because they are fabulous business owners or budding entrepreneurs, but because they are passionate technicians. They have a particular skill that they know they can market and sell without working for someone else. But, for many of those business owners, that skill that sets their business apart can also be their Achilles Heel. It’s eas...

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