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Teachable Moments

July 29th, 2020|

Four weeks ago, I decided to begin a morning ritual of self-care from 7-8:30am, those that are connected with me on LinkedIn are aware of the catalyst for change moment, after all, leadership begins with leading thyself, doesn’t it? I also made the decision to delegate certain tasks to my youngest daughter, Emma Freda (17)

You Gotta Start Somewhere

July 1st, 2020|

In 2000, I had just returned from a Dale Carnegie convention and was on deck to present a 10 minute talk to the networking group at the Greensboro Merchants Association.   I had been a member of this group for over one year representing a healthcare consulting firm and was super comfortable speaking about the

Power of Mood

June 4th, 2020|

Our nation is in racial turmoil.  COVID19 has created fear, panic and stress.  In an effort to find the peace and positivity in this season of significant change, I recommend wearing a mood ring.  Yes, a mood ring.  Check out the brief video below of how it can help you check your emotional state to

Wisdom & Peace

April 27th, 2020|

Unbelievable! That’s the word I would use to describe this season of significant change. What word would you use? In talking with family, friends, colleagues and clients - people are experiencing a myriad of emotions. One of them may be best known as grief. I learned about the stages of grief in graduate school when

Mental Gymnastics

March 30th, 2020|

We’ve all watched the news, read the paper, and listened to the radio. The words we focus on become the focus of our thoughts. Corona Crisis vs. Corona Virus, Pandemic vs. Panic, Fear vs. Facts, Denial vs. Deliberate, Safety vs. Sanity. These are a few words that come to my mind, as I think of


February 25th, 2020|

This past weekend, I spent 2.5 days at the condo in Caswell Beach that my sister and I share. The little slice of paradise was supposed to be my parent’s retirement sanctuary. Unfortunately, dad died in 2005 from a rare protein disorder called amyloidosis and my mom died four years later. Sometimes, when I’m here

Conversations Change Careers

January 28th, 2020|

Six months ago, my colleague and friend, John, met for dinner in Greensboro, NC to discuss how his company was being purchased and the impact that was having on team mindset, morale and motivation. Corporate change can create new levels of competition, resentment and worry in the heart and mind. Will my quota requirements change,

New Year New Vision!

December 31st, 2019|

“Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book.” – unknown Have you ever set a new year’s resolution and failed to achieve your goal? Do you know people that make bold statements about bucket lists, business achievements, personal fitness, travel dreams or weigh loss? Well, you are not alone. “According to U.S.

Season of Gratitude

November 27th, 2019|

Last week, I heard a speaker share how a continual state of gratitude is good for the mind, body and soul. One of the examples in his talk referred to Einstein and how he would continually write letters of gratitude throughout his life. He wrote a letter to a Chicago man thanking him for helping

Present with Influence

October 30th, 2019|

Two years ago I was asked to work with a team of executives to build a hour presentations program and help train a few instructors on how to teach the class to over 200 participants in the organization. Another client asked for a public speaking course and I said, “Can we offer this over a