2023 Word of the Year Is…

2023 Word of the Year Is…AUTHENTIC

Have you heard? Merriam-Webster just announced the 2023 word of the year. And guess what it is. AUTHENTIC. Needless to say, I was over the moon. Five years ago, when choosing a name for my business, the word authentic kept coming to me. That’s when the vision came to me. Authenticity is, always has been, … Read more

12 Days of Living Authentically – Part 3

12 Days of Living Authentically - Part 3

I hope you’re enjoying our series on living authentically and are trying out new ideas in your life. We left off in Part 2 talking about acting from a place of inspiration. That’s a great place to kick off Part 3, where we talk about showing up with a service orientation, as inspiration and service … Read more

12 Days of Living Authentically – Part 2

12 Days of Living Authentically - Part 2

To continue our 12 Days of Living Authentically series, I have four more ideas for you. But first, did you feel inspired to incorporate any of the ideas we talked about in Part 1? I’m always here to help, so reach out if you’d like some guidance. Remember, you don’t have to try four new … Read more

12 Days of Living Authentically – Part 1

12 Days of Living Authentically - Part 1

The holiday hustle is upon us. It’s such a fun time of year, but it can be overwhelming with longer to-do lists, more get-togethers to attend, all while keeping things moving in business and the homefront. I’ve had several conversations with clients and connections recently, and it’s been quite a year for some.  People want … Read more

Step Into the Holiday Spirit

Step Into the Holiday Spirit

It’s beginning to look a lot like….Sing it with me! The holidays are upon us. Stores are decorated, and holiday sales are on. This time of year is my favorite – the stretch from Halloween to New Year’s is magical. This year, we’re hosting every holiday, and I’ll be in party-planning mode until early 2024. … Read more

Wisdom From My Corporate Days – Part 6

Wisdom From My Corporate Days - Part 6

We’re rounding out our corporate series with a few concepts that really pack a punch.  Enjoy! Being Your Authentic Self I always have to put in a little plug for the cardinal rule in leadership: show up as yourself.  Make every day “Bring your personality to work day.”  You’ve got more in you – I … Read more

Wisdom From My Corporate Days – Part 5

Wisdom From My Corporate Days - Part 5

When fear is telling you, no, but your boss says he wants you to go…to the meeting.   Whaaaat? Invest in Your Team Rewind back to 2003 when I was working super long hours on the BANK ONE/JP Morgan merger. We were wrapping up the final pension plan pricing scenarios when, one day, out of the … Read more

Wisdom From My Corporate Days – Part 4

Wisdom From My Corporate Days - Part 4

Grab your umbrellas….it’s raining clients! Creating New Business Consider the idea of a rainmaker.  Under the traditional definition, a rainmaker was someone in a revenue-producing role whose primary responsibility was bringing in new business. But that definition is limited in scope and leaves so much room for expansion. The idea of rainmaking needs to be … Read more

Wisdom From My Corporate Days – Part 3

Wisdom From My Corporate Days - Part 3

Next up in our series… Be Proactive Being proactive was part of our standard operating procedures.  Don’t just do what was asked;  ask yourself what additional value you could deliver by thinking ahead- getting in front of it. Don’t wait.  Need something?  Ask for it.  Not hearing back?  Follow up.  Spot an opportunity?  Seize it. … Read more

Wisdom From My Corporate Days – Part 2

Wisdom From My Corporate Days

Building on the foundation we poured in the last article, here are a few more throwbacks from my corporate days that you can add to your toolkit. Review, Review, Review Built into our processes were reviews- multiple reviews. And we had formal processes in place to ensure the reviews happened. Each level of review had … Read more