L. Michelle Smith

Are you controlling?

Are you controlling? Is someone trying to control you? If you are a woman, chances are that the answer could be “both-and.” In today’s episode of The Culture Soup Podcast®, we explore this idea, and it’s interactive with journaling prompts throughout. Ready to get coached? I take you through 5 journaling prompts throughout today’s discussion on this episode, and you will be able to explore why you may…

3 Ways Leaders Can Improve The Way They Communicate in Challenging Situations

This is especially important during times where much of the interactions we are having are virtual, and social and political issues arise at work—especially in a multigenerational and multicultural setting. The year was 2015, and I was working at a large company. It was about the time that marriage equality became the law of the land. My workspace was not private—it was one of those open spaces where…

Taking on Hump Day #Avengers Style 

I may not be made of iron, but I do have some formidable superpowers. Have you realized yours? Are you wielding them? They could@point you to your purpose and the value you bring to this world. I say to my clients that super powers are those HARD skills that you have that if someone tied weights to your ankles, blind folded you and dropped you into the ocean,…

Do you operate from a position of scarcity or abundance?

Do you operate from a position of scarcity or abundance? Now, I’m not into the trendy manifestation –that if you simply say it X times all of your problems will be solved. However, I do believe that faith plays a major role in how you prosper and your mindset is definitely key to that. If you operate from a scarcity mindset, you will anticipate the negative “what if”…

Promoted to VP 6 Months Ago, 3 Months in, She Was Given GLOBAL Responsibility

Headline: Promoted to VP six months ago, 3 months in, she was given global responsibility. Industry: Global Financial Services How it was: She wanted to be promoted, but they said it was delayed because of the pandemic. She was disenchanted, especially because she is a tech expert in business that only had so many roles for someone at er rank. On the journey: She learned that everything she…

She Runs a Brand New Department at Her Agency and Is Hiring New Team Members

Headline: She runs a brand new department at her agency and is hiring new team members. Industry: Public Relations How it was: She joined an ad agency that didn’t see the value of PR, and therefore her own value as a strategic communicator. On the journey: She leveraged relationships at the top of the food chain, merchandised her excellence while growing client demands for more PR services. Though…

She Got Promoted and Is Building a Team That Will Take Her Company to The Next Level

Headline: She got promoted and is building a team that will take her company to the next level. Industry: Marketing How it was: She felt stagnant. She’d been at her current title for years, and she was feeling invisible. On the journey: She looked internally and externally and discovered her market value. She also started making more time for herself and her hobbies. Her secret sauce: She shifted…

Do you have all the support you need to go where you’re planning to go, my sister?

  HEADLINE: Do you have all the support you need to go where you’re planning to go, my sister? Do you have all the support you need to go where you’re planning to go, my sister? You’re going to need it. You have big goals. I’m not necessarily talking about a Tribe…I’m talking about the life stuff…the things that help your life run smoothly so that you can…

She Bossed up With a Chief Title and Expanded Responsibility

Headline: She bossed up with a Chief title and expanded responsibility Industry: Legal How it was: Newly promoted to VP only six months ago, she was pretty comfortable. Nothing was broken. But she had forgotten how to dream, didn’t consider her value and was a slave to her calendar. On the journey: She learned that the boss of her time was the boss of her destiny. She reclaimed…

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