• Getting from Here to There – Leaping into Happiness

    “When you find the thing that makes your heart sing, do more of that. We need more radiant hearts singing their songs of joy, passion and purpose.” #michelemolitor My Wake-up Call I woke up in a cold sweat. Again. And it was the third time this week. I didn’t think I could take another stressed out, sleepless night, when the light bulb suddenly came on… I realized that I didn’t give a crap about building large, corporate websites. Too much stress. Not enough joy. But what was I supposed to do – quit my job?? Feeling painfully stuck between a.

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  • Why Are Your Values So Important To Job Satisfaction?

    You’ve probably seen the “corporate values” posted on the wall somewhere of the headquarters of an organization, or on their website perhaps. You might actually read them and think to yourself, those are nice. It might even give you a bit of a warm-n-fuzzy feel about the work that company is doing in the world. That’s great for the customers. But what does that actually mean to the employees? How do those values actually translate into what they are doing on any given day, and why should they care?? The latest survey from the Gallup Organization shows that only 30% of employees are engaged! That means.

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  • Jedi Master Secrets: How to be mindful of your energy signature

      What’s your Energy Signature? Have you ever walked into a room and felt the mood of the room before anyone even said anything? You know that feeling… Whether you walked into a room with your loved one, or into a conference room full of colleagues – you can sense the energy of the room can’t you? You Know when your spouse or partner is upset, before they even open their mouth and say a word. Don’t you? Or when you walk into an important meeting – you can sense the excitement or the impending bad news. This is because we’re all.

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  • How To Reclaim Your Brain from the Walking Dead

    Are you going out as a Zombie for Halloween? As a busy woman, executive or business owner –you’re probably a pretty good plate spinner or whirling dervish, as you get pulled in multiple directions on any given day to fulfill your duties as boss, manager, mom, cat herder, taxi driver, friend, lover, confident, and a whole lot more. It’s exhausting isn’t it? And, if you’re not careful, if the plate spinning goes on too long, it can turn you into a walking zombie as you go through the motions checking off the boxes on your long list of to dos,.

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  • How to Build Trust: 12 Keys to Effective Leadership

        What does it feel like when you really trust someone? There is a sense of calm. Of peace. A Knowing if you will. It’s the feeling you get when you know that someone has your back. Trust is something that is earned. Earned day after day through your consistent behaviors, words, actions and deeds. It gets at the heart of our need as human beings to feel SAFE. Conversely, when lack of trust is present, how does that feel? There is always a question mark in the back of your mind. An uneasy feeling, A lack of safety, A strong.

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  • The Neuroscience of Success: 3 Mistakes To Avoid As A Leader

    As a leader of your organization or your team – you set the course, the tone and the motivation levels of the people you’re leading. In order to do this, it requires that you have a level of clarity within yourself. Research shows us that Emotional Intelligence is key predictor of success. Unfortunately, it also shows that the higher leaders rise in the ranks, the lower the EQ they seem to have! Don’t become a statistic. Here are 3 common mistakes made by leaders that you can easily avoid by increasing your Emotional Intelligence. Three mistakes that are holding you back.

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  • 9 Ways to Improve Your Presence and Boost Your EQ

    Did you know that only 7% of our communication comes through speaking? The rest of communication comprehension relies on visual and energetic cues such as eye contact, facial expressions, body language, posture, touch and movement. With this in mind, it’s key to be conscious of what you’re communicating on ALL levels. How you show up in the first minute of meeting someone new, sets the stage for all your future interactions with this person. Good, bad, or otherwise… This takes raising your emotional intelligence through greater self-awareness. Is your body language giving you away? What messages are you consciously, or unconsciously.

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  • An Open Letter To Women of the World…

    As a woman, you may have experienced at least once or twice in your life, someone who has tried to make you feel small and unworthy, as if you didn’t belong or were an outsider, just because you were a woman. Does this sound familiar? I know it’s happened to me, and a lot of other women on more than one occasion. You would think in this day and age, we would have moved beyond petty behaviors such as this. Sadly though, if you turn on the news you see it still happening around the world in many ways, shapes and.

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  • Do What You Love – Love What You Do

    It was a series of challenging events (to say the least) and an unexpected “course correction” in my role as creative director back at the height of the dot com days in Silicon Valley, that left me bewildered, dazed and befuddled as to what was my next career step needed to be. Stressed out to the max, I thought “I can’t do this anymore but what do I do instead?” My uncle in all his wisdom, pointed me to hire this new thing called a “Career Coach” to help me determine my next steps. What I discovered was my passion.

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  • Honoring Your Values are the Key to Success

    How do your values relate to job satisfaction? You’ve probably seen the “corporate values” posted on the wall somewhere of the headquarters of an organization, or on their website perhaps. You might actually read them and think to yourself, those are nice. It might even give you a bit of a warm-n-fuzzy feel about the work that company is doing in the world. That’s great for the customers. But what does that actually mean to the employees? How do those values actually translate into what they are doing on any given day, and why should they care?? The latest survey from.

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  • Lessons Learned

    So in my last post, I encouraged you to pause and reflect on what you’ve accomplished this year and what goals you may have fallen short of. You might be wondering, “Why bother? It’s all in the past right?” Because looking at what you did and didn’t achieve helps you to identify the areas that you may want to work on in 2016, decide what goals you want to strive for and create your plan for getting there. Looking back and reflecting also gives you an opportunity to celebrate the small and big wins of the year. Giving you that.

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  • The Definition of Crazy

    Welcome to December! Holy Moly Batman – where has the year gone? Well, here we are so what are you going to do? 😉 As the year winds down in its last month, it’s often a good time for reflection.Looking back to see what goals you’ve accomplished, and the goals that didn’t quite make the cut. What achievements and goals can you celebrate? What mistakes and stumbles can you learn from? What confidence killers were holding you back? What will you do differently in 2016 to shift your results and amplify your success? (Because you know the definition of crazy.

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  • 3 Keys for Building Your Sustainable Business From the Inside Out

    Question: What had you go into business for yourself? Was it the money? The hours? The flexibility? The freedom of carving your own path? What had you make the leap into being an entrepreneur? As an executive coach, I most often hear from folks just like you, who want to bust out of the corporate grind, be their own boss and do meaningful work that speaks to their passions and expertise. Stepping out of your comfort zone and starting your own gig takes courage, tenacity and loads of perseverance! How do you want to craft your business so it stays.

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  • Simple Steps to Success: How to Own Your Zone and Unleash Your Genius

    Have you ever found yourself asking: “How do I work Smarter? Not Harder??? Wishing you had 30 hours in the day to get everything on your to do list done? Wondering how you can grow your business without working 80 hours a week? Or just plain flabbergasted questioning what needs to change so you can work more efficiently and effectively?! When you get the feeling that you’re pushing rocks up hill, spinning your wheels and not reaching your goals, it’s a good time to pause and see what’s working, and more importantly, what’s NOT working to grow your business. As.

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  • Getting out of the Box: 7 Tips for Overcoming Business Mistakes

    No one has the perfect business strategy for starting a business without encountering a certain number of challenges and outright failures. If you’re new to being an entrepreneur (or have even been one for years) know that there are always going to be challenges that arise, mistakes that you’ll make and areas in which you will even FAIL. YUP, I said it. You might fail. And, if you do, then what? What can you do to handle and rise above you business mistakes and failures? Here are 7 helpful tips to keep you moving forward in your business, even when.

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  • From Fear to Courage: 37 Perspectives To Inspire Your Success

    As women business owners, setting out on a course to build your business to match the dream in your minds eye, takes courage, tenacity and determination. It comes with many pitfalls and potholes along the way though, as your fears try to bring you down or worse yet, take you out of the game altogether! That little voice of doubt… (you know the one) Do I know enough? Am I smart enough? Do I have the right people in place to succeed? What if…?? What if…?? What if…?? But as you persevere, nothing is more rewarding than watching your vision.

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  • 5 Keys to Unlocking Your Leadership Part 6 of 6

    This is the last post in my series to give you the Keys to Unlocking Your Power and Presence as a Woman Leader. What’s needed to create better work-life balance and well-being so you can shine more brightly? Here is the 5thth step you need to know in order to expand your power and presence as a leader: Step 5: Owning your Power and Presence. As you expand your self-awareness and embody all that you’ve come to know about yourself, you can use that to develop your unique, personal style.  This comes across in how you talk, your mannerisms and.

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  • 5 Keys to Unlocking Your Leadership Part 5 of 6

    This is the 5th post in my series to give you the Keys to Unlocking Your Power and Presence as a Woman Leader. What’s needed to create better work-life balance and well-being so you can shine more brightly? Here is the 4th step you need to know in order to expand your power and presence as a leader: Step 4: Discover your Leadership Presence. What impact do you have on others when you walk in a room, even before you utter a word? More importantly, what kind of impact do you WANT to have on the room? When you become.

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  • 5 Keys to Unlocking Your Leadership Part 4 of 6

    This is the 4th post in my series to give you the Keys to Unlocking Your Power and Presence as a Woman Leader. What’s needed to create better work-life balance and well-being so you can shine more brightly? Here is the third step you need to know in order to expand your power and presence as a leader:   Step 3: Identify Your Unique Talents and Genius. Your unique talents are those things that come so naturally to you that you’re almost completely unconscious to them. They’re like breathing. You just do them. We all have our own inherent talents.

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  • 5 Keys to Unlocking Your Leadership Part 3 of 6

    This is the 3rd post in my series to give you the Keys to Unlocking Your Power and Presence as a Woman Leader. What’s needed to create better work-life balance and well-being so you can shine more brightly? Here is the second step you need to know in order to expand your power and presence as a leader: Step 2: Embrace Your Fears to Discover Your Passions. Our fears are our own worst enemy. It’s often your lizard brain (better known as your Amygdala), which causes you to go into a state of fight, flight or freeze based on “perceived”.

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