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TheGrio: L. Michelle Smith shares tips and tricks to get Black women to the C-Suite

Professional speaker and business coach L. Michelle Smith says Black women in corporate America are taught to blend in. “If I stand out, if I shine, I get backlash,” Smith says. “I heard from women who lost their positions because the shine got too bright.” That’s why Smith says she wrote her latest book, “No, Thanks: 7 Ways to Say I’ll Include Myself,” which Smith describes as a “hardcore leadership…

Afrotech Calls The Culture Soup Podcast One of the Best Podcasts for Black Tech Entrepreneurs

Afrotech has called The Culture Soup Podcast®️one of Seven Great Podcasts for Black Tech Entrepreneurs. 🙌🏽🙌🏽 Shout out to the incomparable Morgan DeBaun and her incredible team at Blavity and more. Thanks for the recognition. We are on hiatus until January 2021, and we are planning some great shows. Meantime, there are about 200 episodes for you to binge listen to over the holidays to get caught up. Enjoy! Read the…

How to break it to the fam: You’re not coming to T-Day Dinner (NBC DFW)

(photo courtesy: Debra Hunter Johnson) The pandemic has spiked in many states. The CDC is issuing warnings about holiday gatherings.  That’s all fine,  it then it hits you: you have to break it to your family that you won’t be coming. Afraid to face off with your mother or that demanding uncle? Today, I recorded an interview on NBC DFW on how to break that  news to family.…

Exec. Coach L. Michelle Smith on Navigating Corporate Environments | The Network Journal

In a piece from Harvard Business Review, Zuhairah Washington and Lauren Morgan say that “women of color don’t need to be told to “lean in.” Research shows that the vast majority of them have confidence and ambition, determination and desire.” Stated in the article’s title, women of color simply “get less support at work.” This concept is not lost on executive coach, author and speaker L. Michelle Smith.…

LMS Discusses No Thanks on Rolling Out AM Wake Up Call

  I kicked off my national media tour with the crew from Rolling Out AM Wake Up Call! Thanks for having me on, Munson Steed and the hosts, Romeo, Tiara and Minnie. We discussed my new book No Thanks: 7 Ways to Say I’ll Just Include Myself. It will be available later this week on BlackBookstore.com and right now at nothanksbook.com.     The audiobook drops very soon,…

LMS on NBC DFW Today: Turn your seasonal job into a permanent gig

I had the pleasure of discussing the opportunity to turn a seasonal job into a permenant one during the pandemic with NBC DFW Today. It aired this morning. Highlights: 💎 Build relationships 💎 Manage your expectations 💎 Shine 💎 Understand the entire market 💎 Lean into your entire skill set 💎 Know your why Did you wake up early with me? If you didn’t, you may still have…

No Thanks on NBC5 DFW

I really enjoyed this conversation about my new book, No Thanks: 7 Ways to Say I’ll Just Include Myself on NBC DFW today with Kristi Nelson and Sheryl Adkins-Green. Sheryl is one of the voices in the book. She speaks on what it takes to maintain your authenticity in an environment that may push back on it. Here is a look at the conversation. Audio and video were…

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