L. Michelle Smith

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……

Introducing: #30MinuteMentor Master Classes

I’m pleased to announced #30MM Master Classes for the 2019 calendar year.  I will host at least four live, online classes, once per quarter. You can also purchase the recorded sessions after the fact. Replays will be available thereafter for you to listen and learn at whatever time suits you.  The first class is happening LIVE on January 19, 2019.  But you have to register to attend online. …

Ep 9: #DearSummerG with Summer Galvez

While the Women in the Workplace study from McKinsey and the LeanIn organization call black women “double outsiders,” these women of color are creating their own spaces with entrepreneurship.  Meet one of my kindred spirits who has carved out a niche with her own marketing and web design agency…and a new project that she announces exclusively on our show.  It’s what spurs a whole conversation between the two……

Rockstar CMO Features LMS

People ask me if LinkedIn really works.  Well, it does.  The editor of Rockstar CMO had been following my profile since 2016.  One day he saw me in a photo with Ted Rubin and requested an introduction.  Then it all started.  Ian Truscott started asking me to be featured on his online publication.  I actually declined.  At least a few times.  I even passed the opportunity on to other leaders…

On Building Your Own Table…

An excerpt from No, Thanks! I’ll Just Include Myself. A Guide to Building Your Own Table in the Workplace and Taking Your Rightful Seat. “I’m different.  I’ve never been like any of my friends or colleagues.  My mindset is different. I approach things differently, whether it is my culture, my entrepreneurial spirit, the way I approach things as a woman or my drive.  I bring a special flavor to…

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