How to Cultivate Optimism

Is the cup half empty or is it half full? You know how it is sometimes. We jump to conclusions and not give ourselves time to access what’s really going…
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Life Tools for the Workplace: Why Stress Management Isn’t Enough

Numerous books and lectures refer to managing stress and even on how to get rid of it. Stress has been a topic of concern for as long as I can…
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Fire Workplace Negativity and Run a Positive Institution

A few days ago I posted on social media a similar image to the one above that attracted some interesting engagement. So today I thought I’d write about how to…
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Huffington Post: What it Takes to Take the Lead

When I began my career in corporate leadership — in those days, I served in executive management at a global financial institution — I not only wanted to be good;…
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Huffington Post: 20 Traits of the Resilient Female Leader

Leadership skills, transitioning, positive confrontation, strategic volunteering for career success and tactics for better compensation; these issues came up during a recent luncheon hosted by Philadelphia’s Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown…
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HUFFINGTON POST: 9 Ways to Boost Resilience and Discover Your Inner Strength

Someone anonymously wrote, “I’ve never met a strong person with an easy past.” Your strength — especially the decision to live resiliently — acts as an inner engine that determines…
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5 Smart Ways to Stay Motivated

Let’s Talk. How did the term Motivational Speaker derive? Years ago I thought it was important to attend every conference, seminar or workshop given by an organization that highlighted its…
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Moving Forward In Life In Spite Of…

Let’s Talk.  One of the pleasures of my interior design profession was specialty shopping for my clients. Every client loves that one-of-a-kind motif especially when it’s a bargain item. Most…
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How to Get More Done by Doing Less

Let’s Talk.  The role of womanhood carries the right to be cherished, prized and treasured only because the Creator stamped us with his seal of importance. Important enough that our…
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Confidence: Success From Within

I heard a story about two professionals who do the same work, but identify themselves quite differently. One is female, the other male.  70% of the female’s law practice involves…
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Get Power Over Feelings With These 10 Attitudes

Let’s Talk. Today I posted this word picture on FaceBook.  Your feelings are directly associated with your thoughts. It is also important to understand that our heart and thoughts are…
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4 Ways of Uprooting Self-Doubt

Let’s Talk. She is someone I’ve loved since high school. Each time we talk, those “good ole days” make their way into our conversations. No matter how often we repeatedly…
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5 Clever Self-Empowering Strategies

Let’s Talk.  Where do you go for empowerment? I’ve attended conferences and seminars and gathered some pretty good material. The power-high and readiness to move forward with the plethora of…
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8 Traits of a Confident Woman

Let’s Talk. Some days we just need to give ourselves a proverbial smack in the head. We’ve heard the advice; we’ve read the books or attended the conferences and webinars…
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