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6 Tips for Your Next EmCee Gig

DIFFERENT SKILLS are required for different opportunities.  The more skills you’ve honed, the more repeat invitations you will receive for those skills. Whether you are asked to be an emcee, a moderator, a keynote, a panelist, a facilitator or host a fireside chat, each comes with different demands and require different skills. I am elite communicator, and with that comes not only the ability to pivot, but the…

THE CAREER MAKEOVER: CAREER TRANSITIONS REQUIRE A DIFFERENT MINDSET IN THE DIGITAL AGE

(iStock/LightFieldStudios) In my work as a professional executive and business coach, I encounter people who are facing career transitions, whether they are vying for another position inside their own company, considering starting a business, looking for a new job, or planning to move into a new industry. This summer, I had the pleasure of meeting some of them at the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Convention and……

Ep 49: Protected By Purpose with Dorinda Walker

Completely geeked to have this marketing legend on the show—fellow LEAD360 faculty member and downright world beater, Dorinda Walker You have GOT to hear her story. Talk about unprecedented resilience! It was a joy to discuss #blackwomensequalpayday, what happens when you brand shines too brightly for your employer and what really needs to happen at companies to ensure equity and inclusion… on tomorrow’s episode of The Culture Soup Podcast®️!……

Ep 47: The NABJ Episode: A Lesson in Personal Branding from a Journalist

He’s a “Daddy on Duty 365” by day and a TV news anchor by night. I’m talking about Shannon LaNier, Houston’s CW39 main anchor, and I was so glad to see him again in Miami at #NABJ19. He’s being celebrated as a doting, dedicated but most importantly involved dad who captures his parenting shenanigans with is three beautiful kids while his wife works by day. Needless to say……

Ep 45: Meet the Brandpreneur with Nick Nelson

Because I’m committed to getting YOUR brand right, you need to meet this guy, Nick F. Nelson, aka The BRANDPRENEUR. We go deep—on answering the question what problem you solve, to understanding your audience, to the power of images in telling your story. Nick is a fellow LEAD360 faculty member, and he hosted the Masterclass right next door to mine at this year’s Lead 360 Combine. Find out……

Ep 44: Work for the Culture and the Culture of Work with Natasha Bowman

When it’s the intersection of #workplace culture, #tech and business, you turn to “The Workplace Doctor” herself, Natasha Bowman, JD, SPHR. My fellow LEAD360 Faculty member joins me for a compelling conversation about tenacity in the face of staggering odds, how#MeToo and #TimesUp left some women out and how she navigated a collision between her personal brand and the corporate workplace that seemed to be working at first.……

Ep 43: #ThrowbackThursday Employee Advocacy with John Graham Jr.

We’re reaching back into the crates and pulling the most downloaded episode of all times with this employee advocacy guru, and my friend John Graham, Jr.  A special tribute to Jinja beverage company founder Reuben Canada is also included at the end of the episode.  RIP, Reuben, your friends, John and L Michelle. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Ep 42: Everything’s Negotiable with Jacqueline V. Twillie

The volume increased on the equal pay conversation with P&G’s sizable monetary gift to the champion US Women’s Soccer Team. But how does that impact hashtag#women in workplace? I asked my friend Jacqueline V. Twillie the question on this week’s episode. She is one of the warriors in the trenches everyday with professionals and companies trying to solve for the issue. She’s getting results. Find out how she……

5 Benefits You Gain From an Executive Coach

Coaching is a billion-dollar industry. Either companies are securing them for their executives, or individuals are paying out of their pockets to get this resource on their side. According to executiv+co, executive coaching—once looked upon with skepticism—is now embraced as the way to a more enriched workplace, and leaders have discovered that it works. If your company invests in you in this way, you may see it as……

Ep 29: The Coaching Corner No. 1  with L. Michelle Smith

Calling all corporate and small business types: Your professional coach is in. Find out my why and my what, and tune in every 2nd Tuesday each month for The Coaching Corner.  I make a special offer on this broadcast.  How would you like to be coached, live on the show?  Take a listen. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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