Tribute to Administrative Professionals Everywhere!

What does the crème filling of an Oreo cookie have in common with Administrative Professionals? Everything! Without that crème, there’s no magic center that holds it all together. You’re left with two chocolate disks that sit there waiting for something special to happen, and admin professionals are that special ingredient. Unfortunately, too often administrative professionals…

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How to Make Fast Yes/No Decisions at Work

In today’s new normal of fewer resources – less staff, less time, and constantly changing priorities, many of us are afraid to say no.  I get it. It’s natural to fear that if you say no, you’ll suffer consequences – poor performance reviews, your supervisor or coworkers won’t like you, or complaints that you are…

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Are you Afraid Like This Motivational Speaker?

I’m at a Dude Ranch deep in the heart of Texas with some gal pals a few weeks ago when Cowboy Larry says “Come here Little Lady. (It’s all perspective!)  Do you want to stand on a horse?” What?! Why would anyone over the age of 10 want to do that?  Let alone 29 (Ha!).…

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How Messy Are Your Relationships? This Motivational Speaker Wants to Know!

Let’s face it.  Love is messy.  RELATIONSHIPS are messy. And success in life, no matter how you define success, requires a strong foundation of relationships – both professional and personal.  Your relationships with coworkers, supervisors, customers, your significant other, friends, children, parents, siblings….. all roll up to the quality of your life and the “results”…

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Motivational Speakers in the House!

Even at my age (it will be raining later this week according to my knees!), there is nothing better than starting your day with a big hug and kiss from your parents. Well, I guess that depends on whether you like your parents, but mine rock. And if I really think about why I’ve become…

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Who’s Lying to You?

You’re being lied to.  You know it, or at least you suspect it. You’re surrounded by fakes, imposters, and liars.  And it’s everywhere. At work:  A Montclair University study about lying in the workplace discovered:  91% of participants “believed lying occurs to some degree in the workplace.” The top 10 lies included:  to cover up…

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Make Your Word Gold or it Has No Value

What is the value of your word? One of my coaching clients recently hosted a direct sales party. If you’re unfamiliar, the get-togethers follow the Tupperware party model, but showcase everything from cooking tools to clothing, anti-aging creams to adult toys.  Fifteen people said they would come, and eighteen more said maybe.  Not wanting to…

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5 Ways to Stress Less Through the Holidays!

Every year I send out an email around Thanksgiving about gratitude. Personally, I’m grateful I’ve learned to speak my truth in my thoughts, my words, and actions.  Doing so has led me to stress less, laugh more, and enjoy what the holidays really mean to me – spending quality time with loved ones instead of…

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