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It’s a familiar and dreaded question…      “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” or      “What are your New Year’s Resolutions?” Goals and resolutions are well-intentioned, yet can feel burdensome, another add-on to an already unfinished list of “to do’s.” Don’t get me wrong – reflecting on the bird’s eye perspective […] Read more…

Posture up! Command Yourself!

Have you picked up your bottle of Natural Confidence lately? Wouldn’t that make leadership, presentation, taking risks and stepping beyond our comfort zones so much easier?   Since confidence isn’t on the shelf at your local CVS, I’ll offer you a No-Cost alternative!   What YOU feel is what THEY see.  This premise, from social […] Read more…

3 Ways to Command a Room and Claim Your Space

  Jackie is a lead engineer who also happens to be 5’2” and petite. I watch as she gives a presentation to her colleagues. Her goal: to negotiate a procedural change between departments. And so far she is doing great. She engages her audience, listens to their ideas and input – a brilliant negotiation strategy. […] Read more…

Is Listening Like Eating More Vegetables?

I’m a presentation and communication coach, so why is “Listen” the first word in my tagline, and not the third? Because listening attunes us to our audience – whether that is one on one with a client, leading a meeting or presenting to a large audience. For those of us in the business of working collaboratively, […] Read more…

A Secret to Public Speaking AND A Sneak Peek of Our Speaker’s Learning Lab

Did you read Wild by Cheryl Strayed? Perhaps you saw the recent movie adaptation starring Reese Witherspoon. Wild documents the story of Strayed’s 1,100 mile solo hike along the Pacific Coast Trail. In her memoir about this journey of endless challenges and confronting her strength inside and out, Strayed fondly refers to her overly packed and burdensome backpack as […] Read more…