Musings from the Road

A Turn off the Beaten Path That I Will Never Forget

When I agreed to travel to Jackson, Tennessee, to speak to students, faculty, staff and community members at their Inaugural Leadership Conference, little did I know what was in store for me.  In addition to the warm reception, the local TV news coverage and the camaraderie from my long, lost friend, the president of Lane College, Logan Hampton (who was my student activity leader when I was a freshman…

A Lesson in Ownership at UNT

This week has been something!  3 speaking opps in 5 days has been a whirlwind, but a blessing.  But I have to say that there was only one moment that topped them all. In this Media Ownership Class @mayborn.unt, I had the opportunity to add to my story thanks to something that happened that very same morning at my day job.  It was a pleasure to introduce myself…

Some Conversations are Simply Soulfood

I had a wonderful  chat with career coach Trudy Bourgeois who is the CEO of the Center for Workforce Excellence (CWE). She poured into me at the The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) Strategic Pathways sessions at their leadership week a few years ago, and it was life changing.  You will get to meet her in March when we kick off our “Authentically SHE” Series for Women’s History Month. …

When it’s time, you call family…

Just three days after establishing a really great speaker lead request form on the site, I realized that I needed a human touch.  I needed someone whom I trusted to put the human touch on handling my speaker outreach and closing those deals.  While I’ve had a few people approach me to see how they could support—good people too—all I could think of were the ones who made…

A Lesson on Microaggressions in Two Languages at the Local Deli

Like many people, I occasionally wear shirts or tops with words on them.  I enjoy them.  Especially when I’m relaxed after work or on the weekends when the corporate uniform is put to rest for a bit.  And I, like many people, usually know the meaning of those words.  In fact, I recall my mother once telling me to always know what the  words and brands that I…

What’s Cooking in My Studio This Week

Hey, everyone! We are about finished editing Episode 3 with social media for social good guru Chris Strub; but this week, we’ll speak with Eva Green Wilson, of SocaMom.com®. She is an award-winning parenting blogger and a speaker. Eva is a wife, mother of 3, author, illustrator and recent graduate at Howard School of Law. Her blog posts have been featured on BlogHer.com, and republished in b3 Caribbean Magazine (print and…

Is Employee Advocacy at Odds with Building Your  Personal Brand?

Within the past several years, companies have adopted digital employee advocacy as a way to harness the power of their workforce for low-cost, high-impact marketing, sales and recruiting. Let’s face it, if you have even a dozen or more employees, it can be a powerfully compelling force for outreach. If you have hundreds of thousands of employees bought into one of the many digital platforms like Social Chorus,…

Finally…
Welcome to my little virtual spot on the Internet. It’s probably been about two years since the first person asked me why I didn’t have a website.  It was after they’d been reading some of my original long-form content that had been amplified on social media but in many cases it was also living on social media sites. In fact, all credit is really due to Luvvie Ajayi…

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