Are You A Culture Hater?

We are living in complicated times. Important issues around race, culture, sexuality, and gender have gained mainstream spotlight like never before. We need to have these conversations to move our country, our relationships and ourselves forward, but tensions are high, and respect is often embarrassingly low. No matter who you are, topics around race, culture,…

Just Get Out Of Here!

Summer is coming. And that means (1) warm weather, (2) BBQs, (3) sunsets past 9 PM, and my favorite, (4) vacation. Now that the weather is breaking to reveal warmer, less cloudy days, you might find yourself thinking about an upcoming vacation (like I am) or your dream trip…sunny weather, sandy beaches, the sound of…

I Thought You’d Be Different… In Real Life…

These days, we often spend almost every minute looking at a screen whether it’s our phone, tablet, laptop, office computer, or the TV. We are plugged in like never before–for better, and for worse. While it’s difficult to imagine a time when we weren’t hopping on Facebook or Instagram, checking “likes” and messages as soon…

Dress for YOUR Success!

Whether we like it or not, the world judges us on first impressions. And whether we like it or not, the world perceives the way we look to say and mean something about who we are–or who we aren’t . Before we can even utter a simple “Hello, My name is…” to a new acquaintance…

You Don’t Need Permission To Lead!

When you think of leadership, what comes to mind? Maybe it’s a particular professional position such as the coveted C-suite titles of CEO, COO, CFO, and CIO. Maybe you think of some of the big names in business like Bill Gates, Mary Barra, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, Indra Nooyi, or Sheryl Sandberg. Or perhaps you…

You’re Not That Special – Everyone Is Busy

It used to be something major and unique for someone to always be busy, occupied or on the move. But, guess what? Just about everyone falls into the category of busy nowadays. We all have somewhere to be, something to do and someone to meet up with. Our packed (and sometimes overpacked) calendars consume our…

That’s Not My Name

You deserve to be called by your name, even if it’s spelled a little different or is difficult to pronounce. Saying (or at least genuinely attempting) to say someone’s name is the easiest and simplest way to show respect. And, even when there is an intricate and complex name that you’re faced with, a genuine…

Mr. Telephone Man, There’s Something Wrong With My Manners

Ok, so, instead of approaching this from the normal standpoint of rattling off how you’re making your friends, family and co-workers feel crappy when you stay plastered to your phone while you’re in a face to face conversation with them, I’m going to do something different. Because clearly, that first approach just isn’t working… But…

Boundaries Save Careers

What is a simple 5 letter word that links us to other people all over the word, shapes and guides our everyday conversations and connects us to people who we have both personal and professional relationships online and in person? SHARE It’s pretty hard to peruse any website or social media platform and not see the word, share. It’s…

Did You Steal My Problem?

Are you a fixer? Do you hear people’s challenges and problems, then immediately go into “fix it” mode? Being a problem solver is indeed a unique and important skill, but if it’s applied at an inappropriate time, it’s counterproductive. Now, let me be fully transparent in saying that, I am absolutely a fixer, so when…