The Hip-Pocket Coach

How do you activate your tribe?

It’s one thing to assemble your tribe. It’s quite another to activate them on your behalf. How do you do that? Today’s #NSCRockstarleadership Tip of the Day shares one way: develop an innovative platform that will excite and inspire them to get behind you. This accomplishes a at least five things that will benefit your forward motion to executive leadership: 1) Getting behind your inspiring platform signals that…

It’s Virtual.  It’s Monthly. It’s all about your next.

If you are looking for a way to take your leadership vision to an actionable plan, I have something for you. NSC eLearning has upgraded its monthly membership subscriptions, and as always, no contract is required. You won’t even receive invoices. This new package upgrades the Premium subscription. but with more coaching time over the course of the year or indefinitely if you so choose. You will receive:…

Who’s In Charge?

“I was going to, but I keep being blindsided by all these meetings!” You may said this yourself. You know, you tried to carve out some white space…that crucial time that you set aside just to think, meditate, strategize, re-center or plan your leadership journey…but the people swirling around you seem to sabotage it. Guess what…you have far more control than you think. Set boundariesActively communicate your availability…

A bad apple in your basket?

Some lessons in life are also lessons in business. Guard access to yourself. Not everyone has your best interest in mind. Motive matters, and not everyone is transparent about theirs. 🔥Ask yourself: what’s their why?🔥Watch to see if their actions align with their words.🔥Notice who doesn’t cheer when you have wins.🔥Accept that some people will see your sharing wins as boasting because they don’t take time to really…

Are you undercutting your credibility?

You’re finally getting called on to do the “sexy stuff.” You know, you’re beginning to get a bit of the exposure that most experts say will propel your career because your personal brand is finally being amplified. Let me tell you, these grand gestures can be like a drug, if you allow them to be. They will lead you to believe that you are finally being accepted, included…

Zapier: “Make a TikTok, Not a Commercial” — LMS

Are you still trying to crack the nut on #TikTok? Looking at my newsfeed, I’ll venture to say, “Yes.” No shade, Sis. I’m here to help.I sat down with my brand partners and clients at @zapier recently to share some insights. You can find the full story at zapier.com/blog/TikTok-marketingtipsI do social media training for corporate executives, university officials, non profit officers and business large and small. Reach out…

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…

Surviving AND Thriving in a Changing Workplace (DOWNLOAD)

How do you lead through unprecedented change? This is the question that leaders are continually faced with, but it isn’t as pronounced as it is in this very moment in time. I had the ultimate privilege of “going home again” and speaking to the attorneys at AT&T as a part of their Living Well Legal Network series on mental health. I spoke on “Change Well: Survive & Thrive in a…

Dress the part now, Sis!

First impressions are only part of it. And while, many women of color concern themselves what they wear and whether to be natural or not, the ultimate concern should be a matter of this: Are you ready to lead and are you already demonstrating it? In No Thanks: 7 Ways to Say I’ll Just Include Myself, The Remix, I tell the story of how my mother, who was…

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