The Power of a Smile

September 25th, 2018|

Yesterday, the Grimsley Whirlie women’s tennis team played a match against High Point Central. The team won all six single courts and what a thrill to watch my youngest daughter play as a sophomore on court three. One of the things I noticed about Emma Freda is that she smiles when she serves, misses a

The Power of Friendship

June 12th, 2018|

In 2009, I met Vince Harris during the Leadership High Point program. One of the best things I get to do is teach the 40 participants how to remember each other’s first and last names during their kick off retreat (Dale Carnegie gets full credit for this for sure!) It was easy to like Vince,

Impact of Inertia

April 29th, 2018|

Two months ago, I conducted a full day retreat for six OB/GYN doctors in Greensboro. One of the doctors said, “It’s time we make some important decisions.” When you are constantly working IN the business, it’s critical to take time to work ON the business The dynamics of the practice have changed in the last

It’s the Big Day!

June 26th, 2017|

It’s the BIG day! We are leaving at 8am for a four day, three night stay in Washington, DC to celebrate my son graduating from Greensboro College Middle College. It’s the first trip, other than going to the beach, that my three children and I will enjoy together – just the four of us. I

A Terrific New Day!

February 27th, 2017|

Last month I received an email following my blog post, “New Year….” and it made me reflect on many things. First, I write from the heart on things that are happening in my professional world and my personal life. Secondly, I write things that I hope will connect to my subscribers in some way to

“If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.” – Unknown

January 24th, 2017|

Did you set a goal for the New Year? In the early days of teaching for Dale Carnegie Training®, I learned that only 3% of the population set goals, but of those who identify their goals, more than 90% achieve them. Goal setting is difficult when there is a lack of accountability, encouragement or support

Your One Word

January 26th, 2016|

Your One Word The first weekend in January I traveled to Caswell Beach, NC to facilitate a business women’s retreat for five awesome professionals. The event kicked off with a wine & cheese reception with an ocean front view. Big shout out to Cindy Essa, owner of Pastabilities who provided two delicious breakfast casseroles and Southwest Chicken soup

Catalyst Moment of Truth

August 26th, 2015|

Helping people create positive change in their career, life & relationships is something I am very passionate about.  My brother-in-law is one of those people and when he was first searching for his new career opportunity after graduate school, I helped him focus on his strengths from college to boost his confidence and add depth