Pages Navigation Menu

Speaker | Author | Coach -- Explosive | Expanding | Empowering

From the Bottom of My Soul

Posted in Blog, Media, Unstoppable Business | 1 comment

“I believe, from the bottom of my soul…” One of the most powerful phrases you’ll ever hear. I heard that phrase about two months ago, and the conviction in the soft voice stopped my pen from taking notes, pulled my eyes from my notebook to the woman on the stage, and snagged every tendril of thought from where they had been roaming, to focus fully on what was coming next. What came next was one story after another, confirming, validating, solidifying something that I also believe, from the bottom of my soul. Leadership isn’t a role, it doesn’t require a title. It is a way of life. That’s just one of the things that Colleen Barrett, President Emerita of Southwest Airlines, recipient of this year’s Go-Giver Lifetime Achievement Award, co-author (with Ken Blanchard) of Lead With Luv: A Different...

Read More

The “35 Female Visionaries You Need To Know” List from The Rise to the Top

Posted in Media | 0 comments

If having a powerful vision makes one a “visionary” then I qualify. David Siteman Garland, founder, host and visionary behind The Rise to the Top, thought I qualified when he listed me as one of his “35 Female Visionaries You Need to Know.” I was delighted to find myself in the company of other St. Louis visionaries (and luminaries) like Maxine Clark of Build-A-Bear, Dani Apted Schlottman of the St. Louis Aces and Ria Sharon and Suzanne Tucker of My Mommy Manual. My good friend and cohort, Dafna Michaelson of The Journey Institute, was also on the list along with nationally recognized success mavens like Pamela Slim, Ali Brown, Alexis Martin Neely and Patti Stang. So nice to have my “vision” recognized and to be placed in the company of so many women I respect!      ...

Read More

“Igniting Your Light” Keynote Introduces Two of My Heroes

Posted in Media | 1 comment

It is always a treat to share the stage with speakers I admire. Last month I “double-dipped” on that treat when I presented “Igniting Your Light – Connecting Passion, Purpose and Presence” as the opening keynote for “Build Your Own Brand” featuring two of my heroes, Bob Burg and Scott Ginsberg. I was, as always, blown away by the value and authentic Passion, Purpose and Presence they both brought to the stage. We closed with a panel discussion and, before I knew what they intended, Bob had taken charge of the mic to share with the audience his experience in having me as a coach. Not to be outdone, Scott took the mic and shared his own thoughts. It was all I could do not to blush, and nothing could keep me from bursting with pride. Bob and Scott...

Read More

Entrepreneurship for “Tech Geeks”

Posted in Media | 0 comments

Technically, I’m not a “tech geek.” But recently I got to hang out with some of the best in St. Louis at the St. Louis Innovation Camp. This two-day conference was designed to offer information on every stage of tech start-up and launch, from conception to budgeting, from incorporation to marketing, funding to management and they covered a whole lot of ground in between. I was asked to present a couple of sessions on building networks both online and offline. We covered the difference between networking and marketing and delved into effective online strategies for both. We also discussed how to cultivate relationships through in person meetings and through social network sites. On Sunday, the final day of the conference, I was asked to facilitate and participate in a panel dedicated to social media and online networking. If you...

Read More

50 in 52 Journey features St. Louisans

Posted in Media | 0 comments

What started as a twitter post to help a friend I’d never met help a person I never expected to meet turned into a face-to-face meeting and amazing friendship. In a tribute to the power of online networking in building community, I had the opportunity to host 50 in 52 Journeywoman and founder, Dafna Michaelson to St. Louis. The journey for us started with a tweet from Terry Bean, a master connector and founder of Motor City Connect, whom I had first “met” on Facebook through our mutual friend, Lewis Howes. Terry tweeted that he was looking for social media experts in the Chicagoland area to help Dafna make connections there. Having connected with Brian Tomkins and Gilbert Merlot during their Go-Giver Tour Project, I made an introduction through twitter. I was tickled to be able to put some...

Read More

Certified Go-Giver Coach Program Launched

Posted in Media | 0 comments

What a thrill it was at Extreme Business Makeovers this month to hear my name announced from the stage as the inaugural Certified Go-Giver Coach! For over a year I have been developing coaching programs and teaching from “The Go-Giver,” and I’ve seen the impact the lessons in this parable has had on my clients and audiences. The launch of this program will spread this impact throughout the world, as we have consultants becoming certified from many different countries. This marks the launch of a program that I know is going to bring tremendous value as more and more professionals become certified to teach and coach from Bob Burg’s best selling book “How to Cultivate a Network of Endless Referrals.” In addition, certified consultants will also be trained to teach the Five Laws of Stratospheric Success from another best seller – written by...

Read More