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NSC Reveals Cover Art for No Thanks for Girls

Just in time for back to school, my daughter Joni’s debut children’s book, No Thanks for Girls:7 Ways to Say I’m Beautiful, Strong and Enough is set to release Aug 22, 2021. It’s the company’s first children’s book published to date! Inspired by my book, No Thanks: 7 Ways to Say I’ll Just Include Myself, this colorfully-illustrated book is perfect for kids ages 6-10. It’s a lesson in…

DALLAS BOOK SIGNING: Pan African-Connection Bookstore

SAVE THE DATE! The world has opened up a bit, so I’m coming out to to bookstores in select cities to participate in meet & greets, signings and sometimes fireside chats with friends that you may know in the news media. We are planning a big homecoming in Dallas…all the way down to the zip code where I grew up! Mask up, and join me at the Pan-African…

NABJ Selects No Thanks for its Outstanding Book Award 2021

You know… The plan was to hold this content until early next week, but the magnitude of this award and recognition simple brings me joy. I received word yesterday that the largest organization of journalists of color, National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), will honor my book No Thanks: 7 Ways to Say I’ll Just Include Myself with their Outstanding Book Award for 2021. Of the hundreds of…

LMS Elected Board Co-Chair of Opera America and Additional 3-Year Term

Thrilled to be re-elected to the @operaamerica board during Wednesday’s global meeting of directors…this time as an officer! I am now a board Co-Chair, as a member of the Executive Directors cabinet of four, close advisors. This next 3-year term will be exciting to usher the opera industry into a new and exciting era as we are moving to more hybrid and in-person interactions in the opera houses.…

The No Thanks Online Course & Discussion Guide is LIVE

  The No Thanks Online Course & Discussion Guide is also now LIVE and available on my site (lmichellesmith.com), and I’m so thrilled to bring you this work. It took me about 4 months to produce, and I’m with you as a certified hybrid instructor all the way. Today I multi-streamed live on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter/Periscope and YouTube to share what it’s all about and walk you through…

No Thanks, The Remix Now Available Exclusively on Amazon

When I decided to release a bonus edition, I thought about everything that had happened in our world since Aug 2020 when #NoThanks was first released and what learnings and coaching I could provide to my sisters that was relevant to what was happening in the world. I also took into consideration what I was hearing from readers. After hosting two twelve-week bookclubs, speaking to hundreds of professionals…

Looking Back: NSC 2020 by the Numbers

I have much to be grateful for despite the traumatic nature of 2020. In addition to securing my coaching certification in Feb and in July, my credential from the International Coaching Federation, there was the launch of NSC eLearning. But to give you a glimpse, here is NSC 2020 by the numbers, with much of it happening in the heart of the pandemic. (This is why I practice…

Level Up in 2021: Rockstar Leadership Learning & Coaching Memberships

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 is now offering monthly membership subscriptions that will provide just that, and for a limited time, sign up for the premium subscription and you will get the #NoThanks Journal for FREE.   You will receive:  One digital…

Your next could be right under your nose

Hiking a trail near the lake today reminded me of the vast possibilities we sometimes overlook that are right under our noses. I discovered an app that uncovers all the trails in the world. I was aware of a handful near my home, but had no idea how many really good ones were just within a drive, some within a short walk. Opportunities are around us, if we…

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