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"I Hope I'll Get in a Car Wreck on the Way There"

Ouch. My client said it half-jokingly, but there was an element of truth in her words. She was talking about preparing for a speech. She went on; "My heart pounds when it's my turn to speak at work. Even when we're just doing introductions…

What the H$#@ is an SEO?

So, I got this text from my buddy Jason the other day.     Before we go on, let me give you some context.   Jason and I have had many conversations about how acronyms make communication difficult in organizations. …
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Eleven Rules for Confident Communication

  I have two daughters, Carmen and Kayla, and a son, Phillip.  I want the world for them.  I'm constantly thinking about how my behavior shapes their behavior and what lessons I can teach that will have a lasting impact on their lives. One…

Are You Competing or Adding?

A couple of weeks ago, I attended DisruptHR Indy, a TED talk-inspired event focused on disrupting the world of human resources. I was there to support one of my clients and to cheer on all the other speakers, several who are good friends of…
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How Not to Get Things Right

We're human, we make mistakes.  There's no secret sauce or magic trick that will help you get things right every time.  However, in our ever edited, social media "perfect" world it's hard to remember that.  If you've read anything of mine…

You're Just so... EFFUSIVE

Words have hurt me many times in my life. It was supposed to be my dream job, and I wanted to do my best.  I was about forty days in when I got the chance to meet my boss's favorite client.  She (my boss) couldn't say enough positive things…

You're Making This Awkward

You've got to meet Bryn... Bryn is the owner and head coach at my gym Three Kings Athletics.  He's wicked smart, strong, funny, and caring.  If you're lucky enough to cross his path, he'll motivate you to be a better athlete and a better…

Want to Play a Game?

Games are serious business in our household...

You're Trying Too Hard

  I was a freshman in college when learned my boyfriend's sister had a birthday coming up.  Anxious to impress her because she was important to him, I went out and promptly bought her a head to toe outfit from American Eagle.  Bath and…