Musings from the Road

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…

#BLM Gets Mammy Kicked to the Curb–Where She Should Be–Here’s Why it Matters Today

    More than a year ago, I set out as a credentialed executive & business coach, on a mission to support women, women of color in their efforts to lead in a fractured digital economy and a workplace that sees us as outsiders.  So it stands to reason that as part of my “tech, culture and business” value proposition which is deeply rooted in my story, I’d come for the…

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…
What if they aren’t hearing me?

On @theculturesoup, @jarretthill and I discussed how there are so many allies who are articulating so beautifully why All Lives Matter shouldn’t be the retort to Black Lives Matter. There are all sorts of analogies swirling on the interwebs. You’ve heard them all: ✅ The one house on fire ✅ The dinner table where one person isn’t served ✅ The breast cancer event where someone asks why not…

What will you actually DO to impact real change for black employees?

  I usually begin my messages with storytelling, and while I could tell any number of stories of my experience with discrimination in Corporate America, I want to humanize this message by focusing the discussion on you–the leader who actually has some decision- making power to do something about the black employee experience in your workplace. I’ll start by asking this question: How will you move this important…

Have you checked on your black friends & colleagues?

  Allies… have you texted, called, emailed, sent a carrier pigeon to check on your black friends or colleagues? My network is telling me no. In fact, I know first hand. I know it seems that because some of us have learned to walk and talk in the smooth corporate way, that we have credentials up to our ears, that we are church-going people who wouldn’t dream of…

6 Tips for Your Next EmCee Gig

DIFFERENT SKILLS are required for different opportunities.  The more skills you’ve honed, the more repeat invitations you will receive for those skills. Whether you are asked to be an emcee, a moderator, a keynote, a panelist, a facilitator or host a fireside chat, each comes with different demands and require different skills. I am elite communicator, and with that comes not only the ability to pivot, but the…

2020 NSC Executive & Business Coaching Spring Cohorts OPEN for Signup

Quietly, a group of small business owners and corporate executives have been gathering over the past year as a part of a NSC Coaching Cohort program.  The professionals, from all parts of the country and even Canada, various industries and companies, 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,…

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,…

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…

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