Creating the Next Best Leaders Through Resilience

Jun 20, 2022

How many times have you been discouraged by poor leadership - above you, around you, in your organization or community? On tv? 

It affects the culture of the organization (no matter the size), and impacts the motivation of the entire team. When it affects YOU, personally, impacting your ability to do your work well, with joy, a sense of satisfaction or at least not hate it, the issue looms...

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The People Gardener

Jun 13, 2022

When I decided to start my podcast 2 years ago, I had no idea the caliber of leaders I would meet when I hung out my little “shingle” for a show entitled “Intentional Optimists, Unconventional Leaders.”  I knew they (we) were out there, and I knew I wanted to tell their stories, interwoven with my thoughts and opinions on leadership and personal growth - but I did...

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The Rhythms of Reflection

Jun 06, 2022

Last week my conversation with Sylvia Worsham revealed that we share an affinity for John Maxwell’s Law of Reflection, “Learning to Pause Allows Growth to Catch Up with You,” from the book The 15 Invaluable Laws of Personal Growth. If you’ve not yet read it, I highly recommend it as a great starting place. 

In essence, if you never slow down enough to look around at...

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Finding Joy Every Day

May 30, 2022

When I started my coaching career, I said I worked with “high performing, mission-minded women.” Of course, I had to explain that to nearly everyone, because it is just too vague. Well, it’s too vague until you meet someone who exemplifies it, that is.  

My guest for podcast episode 88, Sylvia Worsham, is one of those women.

Sylvia is a first generation Mexican...

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Let’s Talk about: The Long Game

May 23, 2022

At the end of March, I was super motivated after a full three months of pursuing my new health goals for the year. I shared, liberally, about my physical journey of exercise, healthy eating and gut health practices. 

Then April dawned. 

Within a week, I recognized an old, familiar feeling creeping over me. Permeating my attitude, mindset and even my motivation. 

I call it the...

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Community Over Competition

May 08, 2022

My wardrobe used to be divided into sections based on size - all based on how much weight I lost or gained. 

Can you relate? 

I’ve always wanted to look good in my clothes, but struggled to attain that elusive trifecta of “good fit, reflect my personality, real comfort.”  You see, I’m a “petite pear,” and have long harbored extreme...

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Next Level Business Ideas

May 02, 2022

For YEARS I thought there were just two types of entrepreneurs. 

Product and Service.   

But when Diane Pleuss, a “Franchise Matchmaker,” reached out to me to be a guest on my podcast, I soon figured out I was so wrong! 

I had NO idea the full spectrum of franchise options, and all the amazing opportunities available to those who want to be in business for...

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What IS Empowerment, Anyway?

Apr 25, 2022

As I’ve highlighted the stories of female leaders over the past 20 months, I’ve shared my reflections and takeaways. The process has given me the ability to refine and clarify my own philosophies and positions. That’s not a surprise.  Growth is inevitable when you decide to get curious and are open to change.  

However, what I didn’t understand at first -...

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Get Comfortable On Camera!

Apr 18, 2022

In March, 2020, I was speeding up the onramp of a business launch, about to hit merging speed, with several consulting contracts in negotiation… when… COVID.  Fortunately, I was also in the middle of some online launches as well, including a global facebook group and 1:1 coaching that could be done via Zoom. I hit the PIVOT button, switched gears and poured all my energy into...

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Telling Your Story to Find Your Voice

Apr 11, 2022

I’ve interviewed nearly 40 women for my podcast, listening to their stories, pulling out all the early leadership moments they may have never noticed, and one thing that stands out to me, is that many of us end up circling back to who we were as that young, unvarnished leader long, long ago. 

What that tells me, or what I conclude… is that who we show up as, in our leadership...

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