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Introducing: NSC Executive & Business Coaching Cohorts

Quietly, a group of small business owners and corporate executives have been gathering over the past several months as a part of a #30MinuteMentor Cohort program.  The professionals, from all parts of the country and even Canada, have been honing skills, identifying goals, mapping plans to attack those goals and having their very own breakthroughs as they meet with me for mentoring and coaching, staying connected to one…

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 46: The Coaching Corner #4 with L. Michelle Smith

I started my first agency with only two paychecks in the bank. That was my capital. Laughable to some, but I wasn’t even certain that I wanted to start a business. I “fell” into entreprenuership after deciding to freelance. I’d made VP before the age of 30. I was young. Why not? In short order, my staff and I would celebrate reaching our million dollar milestone. We weathered……

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……

Expansion Means More for Your Brands, Personal and Corporate

  Friends, It’s a joy to spread my wings further, providing professional services in the corporate and agency realm. I wanted to share with you that no silos communications llc is expanding by popular demand to include strategic communications consulting as well as PR and Integrated Marketing counsel and execution. Surprise! The beauty in this venture is that it is a powerful combination with the leadership development consulting,…

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……

What to do when you need more clients…yesterday.

  I wrote an open letter for an upcoming article in Black Enterprise because the U.S. Census reports that more black women are starting businesses than any other group; but unfortunately, very rarely are those businesses scaling to 7-figures.  One reason is because black women do not have the mentorship, sponsorship or access to capital like others; but I’ve found that sometimes, a little information can go a long…

Ep 40: Untangling the MYTHs of Networking with L. Michelle Smith

That live FREE on-air laser coaching happens on this episode, and it turns out that this marketing pro wants to hack a challenge she is having around networking.  Perfect timing, because this show also shares the replay of the Women’s Opera Networking webinar recently that covers off on the subject.  You’ll want to take notes.  We go deep.  My client walked away with a plan.  You should too.……

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