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“Oh no,” says your limbic brain, “This is all new, so it must be dangerous! I must keep you safe – stay away!” This is what my mind was screaming as I learned how to facilitate my 6-week telecourse on … Continue reading

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Comeback Time? Yes, We Can!

Momentum is highly overrated. The Patriots came back after being down 28-3. The Cavs won after being 3 games to one. And my beloved Cubs came back after being 3 games to one. The definition of “comeback” in sports is: … Continue reading

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2017 Could Be Your Year: Teleclasses Coming Soon!

There you are. In an elevator. In a grocery store line. On the sidelines of a kid’s soccer field. Someone turns to you and asks, “So, what do you do?” What do you say? Do their eyes light up or … Continue reading

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Be Curious. Never Assume.

Curiosity is respectful. Assuming is not. I learned this from a wonderful therapist long ago, and it was my lesson this week. When you don’t bother to find out about people who think differently from you, you can assume things … Continue reading

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Cubs Win! Women Win!

“C’mon Chapman – be a hero!” I found myself talking to the pitcher under my breath in my sister’s living room, watching the large screen. Then, double play, and it was over. Cubs win! Cubs win! I thought of my … Continue reading

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Strive to Keep it Alive

In the first week of the season, the story of the NFL games was come-from-behind victories. Exciting games to watch, but frustrating if your team was not the one that came back. You would think, or at least I think, … Continue reading

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It’s Not About Your “Stuff”

I moved apartments last week. Stressful. Moving. Right up there on the Holmes-Rahe stress scale, along with death and divorce. But I found it a very cleansing experience, with a major insight about speaking to grow your business. When you … Continue reading

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Wanna Be Funny? First, Be Confident

Love Tina Fey. . .don’t you? Reading her really funny book, Bossypants—a great line hit me, as a speech coach who finds humor for my clients: “Comedy is about confidence, and the moment an audience senses a slip in confidence, … Continue reading

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Who Are Your Cheerleaders?

You know how we are so excited when we start our businesses? So much enthusiasm – we will set the world on fire! After the initial hoopla, what keeps us fired up? Who keeps you committed to your game? Who … Continue reading

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Women, All Together Now: “I GOT THIS!”

A couple of weeks ago, I spoke for 90 women at Southern California Edison about being “Pitch Perfect.” I know entrepreneurs come with business confidence already installed in their systems. But to speak in front of a group? Not so … Continue reading

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