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Start with a Story

“If there’s magic in story-telling, and I’m convinced there is, the formula seems to lie solely in the aching urge to convey something you feel is important.” – author John Steinbeck Several summers ago, I realized how sedentary I’d become. Like many Americans, I spent 12+ hours a DAY sitting and it was taking a […]

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Elevator Speech

“It’s not about you. It never was.” – Diane Keaton Do you know anyone who likes listening to a speech? Me neither. Speeches are lectures. Who wants to be lectured? That’s why, from now on when someone asks, “What do you do?” never again TELL them.  What?! Here’s an example to show what I mean. Years ago, I was […]

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“One day you’ll wake up and there won’t be any time left to do the things you’ve always wanted to do.” – Paulo Coelho. When people tell me they’re thinking about staring a creative project, I tell them, “Creative projects in your head help no one.” Have you ever thought of it that way? If you have […]

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“Anyone who waits for recognition is criminally naïve.” – Congresswoman Barbara Jordan Years ago, I had an opportunity to speak for the women’s leadership program for a well-known Silicon Valley company. My session was on Personal Branding, in particular how the women in this male-dominated company and industry could be more pro-active about fulfilling their […]

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What a joy it was being immersed in a sea of 5000 women at The White House The United State of Women Summit. Everywhere you looked, there were women swapping cards, sharing resources and recommendations, and discussing how their startup, company or cause is educating and elevating women. What I loved most was how the […]

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Thanks to Kunal Sood for giving me the opportunity to be a delegate at the inspiring Novus Summit at the United Nations this past Sunday. Here are just a few of the many highlights of that incredible day. One of the speakers talked about there being two types of people in the world – those […]