5 Tools for Happiness for the Holidays

Holiday season is upon us. How did that happen so fast? Invitations to festivities are arriving, plans to be with friends and family are being made and happy times are being imagined by all ... or are they? Holiday season can bring with it…

The Stories In My Head ( aka embarrassing transparency)

Today I was on a conference call with some amazing businesswomen from around the country. I believe in these women. I support and admire them. When one of them began telling of her successes and about some high powered people she was connecting…

The Top Confidence Stealer and How to Beat It

We have all had that moment. You are on top of the world, feeling really good about yourself when someone you value speaks something negative about you. Ouch! Words are powerful. They are containers of meaning, like little buckets that…

The Top 5 Networking Mistakes That are Costing You Dearly

Breaking into a group of 2 When choosing who you want to network with at an event, it is important to look for groups of three or more people. When just two people are conversing, their conversation could be personal. Breaking into a group…

Yes Ma'am, No Sir? Is it OK?

I am a huge proponent of southern hospitality.There is something about the gentle drawl of the south that intrigues me. The warm smiles and kind nature of "Southern Folk" are a welcomed refreshment after the cold, sometimes icy corporate environments…

Yes, You Can!

Something shifted in me this week. A shift I have been yearning for, for a long time. I wanted the eye of the tiger. I did my best to have it. I didn't quit. I pushed through despite challenges and struggles that come along with being an entrepreneur.…