January

A Lesson in Ownership at UNT

This week has been something!  3 speaking opps in 5 days has been a whirlwind, but a blessing.  But I have to say that there was only one moment that topped them all. In this Media Ownership Class @mayborn.unt, I had the opportunity to add to my story thanks to something that happened that very same morning at my day job.  It was a pleasure to introduce myself…

Rockstar CMO Reviews TCSP Ep 12

Two Rockstars, One Podcast: L. Michelle Smith talks to Ted Rubin Ian Truscott | Rockstar CMO   his month two of our favorite Rockstar CMOs got together, as L. Michelle Smithwelcomed Ted Rubin to The Culture Soup podcast to talk personal branding. Here we share why we’re shouting for an encore. L. Michelle Smith – who recently sat down with me for a Backstage Q&A – has launched a podcast,……

Ep 14: Career Resolutions:  with Tristan Layfield

This is the last of a series of episodes that focus on career development, personal branding and enhancing your digital footprint.  Today, we talk to Tristan Layfield who is a career coach and entrepreneur.  He can help you get your resume optimized for better results, coach you on your approach to LinkedIn and coach out out of some tight spots on the job.  He was kind enough to……

Ep 13: Authoring Your Own Path with Jason Caston

Jason Caston may be a bonified church geek, but he has parlayed a successful career as a faith-based Internet platform strategist for some of the largest churches and orgs out there into much more. He is now an author, a speaker a tech startup founder. He can also help you get your book published. In this episode, you can find out how to do that for free.  Inspired?……

MelaninPeople Features LMS

  Meet L.Michelle Smith, award winning communicator, corporate leader and business owner. 1. So our readers can get to know you, briefly introduce yourself to our audience. I am an author, speaker and leader who is also founder of No Silos Communications LLC, the parent company for a series of media, content, and tech brands including “The Culture Soup Podcasttm” and The30MinuteMentor.com. I have more than 25 years…

5 Ways to Power Up Your Digital Footprint

  Googled yourself lately? What did you notice?  Are you satisfied with the impression you leave for those who find you?  Are you non-existent?   In the article about “Un-Networking…,”  I shared the idea of being attractive. A good way to do that is to be intentional about your digital footprint. It might be the most efficient way to deliver a positive and notable personal brand. According to…

Ep 12: Personal Branding for the New Year with Ted Rubin

Ted Rubin has some wisdom and insights to share about building your personal brand, especially on social media and balancing it with employee advocacy.  He also gives advice to companies looking for the best way to engage their employees on advocacy platforms.  Oh, and he has an opinion…a little bit.  🙂  So, join us.  Grab a cocktail and settle in for a rich listen.   Interested in the……

Some Conversations are Simply Soulfood

I had a wonderful  chat with career coach Trudy Bourgeois who is the CEO of the Center for Workforce Excellence (CWE). She poured into me at the The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) Strategic Pathways sessions at their leadership week a few years ago, and it was life changing.  You will get to meet her in March when we kick off our “Authentically SHE” Series for Women’s History Month. …

EP 11: Women: Empowered by our Roots Pt 2 with Miko Branch

This is a very candid and authentic conversation with my new friend @mikobranch cofounder of @miss_jessies about courage, entrepreneurship and women’s empowerment. The hardships that come with owning your own business are sometimes silent lessons that no one goes through but the owner. Find out where she and her sister TiTi drew their strength, and learn what advice she has for upcoming and striving bosses. Oh, yes, and……

Ep 10: Women: Empowered by our Roots Pt 1 with A’Lelia Bundles

Did you know that the first woman millionaire in the United States built her empire on black hair care?  Madam CJ Walker is likely the first Mary Kay, but instead of makeup, her focus was on haircare for a segment of women who needed a self esteem boost.  Imagine that you have no clue how to take care of or manage your hair.  Now imagine that someone not……

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COACH & GO: LIVE, D/FW!

Lunch is on me…but you’ll walk away with new relationships, a guide that details how to own every room you walk into and others you may never see, but most importantly, you’ll leave with your head up high and ready to go back to work in a brand new way.   If you are in the Dallas/FW area, join me for this Coach & Go LIVE group session exploring executive presence in the digital age, and own your awesome!