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Zapier: How a leadership development advisor went from corporate America to successful business owner

by Deb Tennen L. Michelle Smith is a writer. But she’s also a speaker, a podcast host and executive producer, a consultant, a brand partner, and an executive coach. It’s a lot to juggle, yes, but it’s also what ended up saving her business. In her journey from corporate America to business owner, she learned an important lesson: you can’t put all your eggs in one basket. It was…

NSC Personal Brand Builder JetPack Group Coaching

Now may not seem like the right time to invest in your personal brand, but it is actually the EXACT time to do so. If the marketplace was competitive before, it’s 10xs more so.  With millions filing for unemployment, big businesses laying off and cutting back and no real end to the health crisis and economic unrest in sight. I’m a serial entrepreneur.  I launched my first agency…

Are you editing yourself, Sis?

  Are you editing yourself at work? Is there something you need to say, but won’t? Fear of being labeled something negative if you do? But that thing you need to say is in your self interest? How will that thing happen if it is never said? Are you actually hurting yourself more by not saying it? What’s the risk? How can you square off with that risk…

How do you take no for an answer?

We have an interesting relationship with the word no. We don’t know when to use it for ourselves. We hate to see it coming when it is headed our way. ✅ WE MUST EXPECT THEM. No is a game of numbers. In life, in sales, in relationships, the nos will always outnumber the yesses. This isn’t an invitation to be pessimistic. It’s an opportunity to be optimistically realistic.…

97.9 The Beat FM and The Dallas Weekly–“She Represents” features LMS

Thank you to @dallasweekly and @979thebeat for honoring me in this way. Tune in Saturday for their weekly feature “She Represents” where I speak to DJ Jazze Radio Chica about what I do and how entrepreneurs can weather the storm during a crisis like this. It airs first thing Saturday morning, and you can listen locally on the radio and internationally online. Following that, The Dallas Weekly will…

NSC Personal Brand Builder JetPack Virtual Lunch & Learn

Now may not seem like the right time to invest in your personal brand, but it is actually the EXACT time to do so. If the marketplace was competitive before, it’s 10xs more so.  With millions filing for unemployment, big businesses laying off and cutting back and no real end to the health crisis and economic unrest in sight. I’m a serial entrepreneur.  I launched my first agency…

Dear, Sis…your ‘procrastination’ may be overwhelm
Dear Sis.... Are you a high achieving, high performer that typically gets things done, but have found that recently, you’ve been putting things off?  This is a realization that I had about myself some time ago because whenever others said they were procrastinating, it was a term that simply didn’t resonate with me.   After all, I was the one who didn’t just get one thing done with…
Ep 102: The Revolution in the Workplace with LaFern Batie
Part 2 in my series What Does the Civil Rights Movement Mean for the Workplace? continues tomorrow with a very special guest. Lafern K. Batie and I met last March outside Atlanta, Georgia at the CaPP Institute coaching intensive. She was one of my trainers, and in our first interaction, we became fast friends. I consider her to be one of my mentor coaches because she taught me…
It really isn’t ours to fix

If a domestic abuse victim survives, is the burden on the victim to explain and correct the problem of the abuse? Or do you protect them and provide a safe haven so they can heal and get on with their lives? You’ll agree that it is on someone with more power to address the abuse, and if they can, shut down the abuser. … Companies… as you lean…

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