Books

NSC Reveals Cover Art for No Thanks for Girls

Just in time for back to school, my daughter Joni’s debut children’s book, No Thanks for Girls:7 Ways to Say I’m Beautiful, Strong and Enough is set to release Aug 22, 2021. It’s the company’s first children’s book published to date! Inspired by my book, No Thanks: 7 Ways to Say I’ll Just Include Myself, this colorfully-illustrated book is perfect for kids ages 6-10. It’s a lesson in…

Thrive Global compares No Thanks premise to Microsoft CEO’s thinking

Clearly, when a journalist compares your thinking to that of the CEO of Microsoft, you’re probably on to something! Thank you Thrive Global, for likely the most thoughtful piece on my book #NoThanks yet. Indeed… solve for Black women…solve for everyone. “L. Michelle Smith, an author, professional speaker and a certified executive & business coach, sat down with me a few weeks ago to speak specifically about the…

DALLAS BOOK SIGNING: Pan African-Connection Bookstore

SAVE THE DATE! The world has opened up a bit, so I’m coming out to to bookstores in select cities to participate in meet & greets, signings and sometimes fireside chats with friends that you may know in the news media. We are planning a big homecoming in Dallas…all the way down to the zip code where I grew up! Mask up, and join me at the Pan-African…

LeadHERship Global Podcast: How to uncover your value as a woman leader

We’ve all been told over and over again that, as women, we need to know their value. But how do you actually go about doing that as a high-performing leader seeking higher heights in business? How do you dig into understanding your value proposition? First, you need to understand the consistent parts of your life’s story. There are literally keys to your purpose, and your future, embedded in…

NABJ Selects No Thanks for its Outstanding Book Award 2021

You know… The plan was to hold this content until early next week, but the magnitude of this award and recognition simple brings me joy. I received word yesterday that the largest organization of journalists of color, National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), will honor my book No Thanks: 7 Ways to Say I’ll Just Include Myself with their Outstanding Book Award for 2021. Of the hundreds of…

The No Thanks Online Course & Discussion Guide is LIVE

  The No Thanks Online Course & Discussion Guide is also now LIVE and available on my site (lmichellesmith.com), and I’m so thrilled to bring you this work. It took me about 4 months to produce, and I’m with you as a certified hybrid instructor all the way. Today I multi-streamed live on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter/Periscope and YouTube to share what it’s all about and walk you through…

RadioONE:  Not Everyone is Thrilled to Head Back to Work, but Here’s What You Can Do

Returning to the office is one of the hot topics right now among companies and professionals. Let’s face it. Not everyone is thrilled about it. Your point of view on it may depend on who you are. For many Black women, the thought of returning to the office environment isn’t as simple as finally returning to a quiet workspace conducive to getting things done. Actually. the pandemic and…

No Thanks, The Remix on DeDe In the Morning

I made a prediction lately that when 2020 Census data is released about the number of Black women business owners, we will see another surge in the stats that already had us opening more businesses than any other group. That’s primarily because women/moms were forced out of the job market to handle home management and students, but also because women in corporate are starting side hustles more than…

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