March

A Turn off the Beaten Path That I Will Never Forget

When I agreed to travel to Jackson, Tennessee, to speak to students, faculty, staff and community members at their Inaugural Leadership Conference, little did I know what was in store for me.  In addition to the warm reception, the local TV news coverage and the camaraderie from my long, lost friend, the president of Lane College, Logan Hampton (who was my student activity leader when I was a freshman…

5 Ways to ‘Boss Up’ Your Career with these Career-Coaching Tips

by L Michelle Smith March 31, 2019 According to Forbes, career coaching is a $2 billion, global industry. It seems you can’t sling a hashtag without finding a career coach online. This is partially due to the internet enabling the growth and popularity of the profession within the last 15 years. It is clear that digital and social media are driving the services that coaches offer. Recently, I had the distinct……

Lane College hosts inaugural leadership conference

March 29, 2019 Josh Robinson JACKSON, Tenn. — Lane College is looking to empower its students and community members.  “We are really committed to being an anchor in Jackson, Tennessee, especially in the community we are rooted in,” Michelle Stewart, Vice President of Academic Affairs at Lane College, said. Friday was the first day of the inaugural leadership conference. “The purpose of this conference is really to build…

Ep 22: “Authentically SHE” Pt 4 with Danyel Surrency Jones, Nicole Lynn and Andrea Williams

Thrilled to bring you this “Instant Replay” of the Hidden Figures sports panel complete with an enthusiastic LIVE audience from the Lincoln Experience at The Star at Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters.  I had the distinct privilege of hosting and moderating this amazing panel of SHEROES in sports: Danyel Surrency Jones, CEO POWERHANDZ; Andrea Williams, COO College Football Playoff and Nicole Lynn, NFL Agent.  This special episode is brought……

EP 21:  Authentically SHE Pt 3: Cheryl Grace

“Nobody puts baby in a corner. If I can’t be myself, I don’t want to be there.” — Cheryl Grace, one of the most powerful women in media. (@powerful_penny)   And hey, it’s how I feel and you should too if you don’t already. This is the very soul of inclusion. Because authenticity really is about the various ways you show up and are not ignored, overlooked or……

Into the Pool #12: Omnichannel for the Sake of Omnichannel

Every month we throw a shady or outdated practice, dose of snake oil or over-hyped buzzword into the special place in marketing hell that is the Rockstar CMO Swimming Pool. This month, Ian Truscott is inspired by L. Michelle Smith as he looks to heft “omnichannel for the sake of it” off the penthouse balcony. Don’t agree? Tweet us! Dallas native, L. Michelle Smith is an author, speaker and marketing leader…

Ep 20: Authentically SHE Pt 2 with Trudy Bourgeios

S O M E C O N V E R S A T I O N S are simply soul food. Wonderful chat with career coach @trudybourgeois who is the CEO of the Center for Workforce Excellence (CWE). She poured into me at the @elcinfo Strategic Pathways sessions at their leadership week a few years ago, and it was life changing. You will get to meet her in……

Ep 19: Authentically SHE, Pt 1 with Sheryl Adkins-Green, CMO Mary Kay

  Everyone who stops in on our show is a VIP, but sometimes we have V-VIPs. This is one of them, and she is kicking off our #womenshistorymonth series “Authentically She.” Sheryl Adkins-Green is the global Chief Marketing Officer @marykayus. She is the epitome of what it means to empower women to live boldly and authentically as she lives out the mission of Mary Kaye Ashe, adding jet……

LinkedIn Reviews Episode 18 of TCSP with John Graham

  Written by Anthony Monroig Happy Friday Everyone! This week’s podcast recommendation takes us to L. Michelle Smith. She is an author, speaker and leader who has a podcast called The Culture Soup Podcast, which features interviews with some of the most innovative names in tech, business and culture. In this week’s episode she interviews John Graham Jr. he is the Global Employer Brand and Recruitment leader for…

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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!