White Flag

September 25th, 2019|

Years ago, I was working with a dental office team to build stronger relationships by improving communication to impact their team performance and improve customer service. One of the doctor’s continuously said things to the staff that were hurtful and she didn’t realize the impact the negativity was creating in the office environment. One exercise

August Playbook

August 28th, 2019|

Last week, I attended a Rotary District 7690 meeting at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, NC and one of the main speakers for the event shared how storytelling could be a powerful way to drive new membership. He encouraged the audience to reflect on the impact Rotary had on each person and to share that

Easter Blessing

April 30th, 2019|

It’s a beautiful Saturday afternoon, the day before Easter, 16 years ago and I was lying in Women’s Hospital with my arms opened wide praying that God would take me or make me well.  While my husband was watching the master’s tournament, I was praying for total healing or total release to heaven.  Three days

Core Values Just Ahead

March 28th, 2019|

Has your team at work ever established core values?  A value is defined as “a person’s principles or standards of behavior; one’s judgment of what is important in life.” A team working together to identify a top 10 list of core values will create alignment, deepen understanding and improve collaboration.  This is an exercise I

Leadership Comes In Many Forms

February 28th, 2019|

Have you ever heard someone say something to you that made you get goose bumps or sent shivers up your spine?  Maybe it was your boss at work that gave you tremendous praise for a job well done or someone special that said the words, “I love you” for the first time.  Well, this past

Block Schedule – Improve Productivity

January 29th, 2019|

Have you ever felt like you were working tremendously hard and not getting anywhere at the same time? Yesterday, during a conference call with my cousin who owns her own business, she shared how much more focused and productive she felt when she was seeing patients on a regular basis in her chiropractic office. The

Focus on JOY

December 26th, 2018|

December can be a hectic month for your business and personal life because of year-end demands and chaos associated with the holidays. This year, my focus was on JOY and doing less, not more to enjoy the season with more peace. With the new year approaching, it’s always a good time to inventory life. On

Merikay Essential Life

November 27th, 2018|

Ten years ago, our family took on Sugar Mountain for a ski and snowboard getaway. My preferred method of getting down the slopes since I was in elementary school was on skis. On this trip, I decided to try out snowboarding and promptly signed up for a group lesson to make sure I had the

Belief = Change

October 30th, 2018|

This month I taught a two day professional development program for an organization in North Carolina. One of the assignments was for participants to share a story that would inspire someone to make a positive change in their life personally or professionally. John (name changed for the blog) took the front of the room, he

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