1904 2022

Feeling resistant to something? Trust your gut and see good things happen

By |April 19th, 2022|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

If you have resistance to something this morning, trust your gut and know you feel that resistance for a good reason. Sometimes we think we must push through, forcing something to happen. I fight this daily now. When I used to force things to go exactly as I wanted them to, even while facing resistance, it usually came at a [...]

1204 2022

Your reaction is your reputation: How to keep your cool when the heat is on

By |April 12th, 2022|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

I was at a dinner party recently with eight other Chicago women. My lawyer hosted it. When one woman arrived (also a lawyer), she had a Starbucks in her hand and joked, "Who walks into a dinner party with her own coffee?" More on her in a second. Last week, my toddler had a meltdown in Costco when I wouldn't [...]

2203 2022

Feeling beaten down? How to find your power again as a leader

By |March 22nd, 2022|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

We all have seasons in our careers where we’ve been knocked down. It might be getting laid off, having a toxic boss, or losing a business. The question is: Will you get back up? And if so, how do you start? One of my clients received a significant industry award this week. When we started working together a year ago, [...]

1503 2022

Speaking to a group? 5 questions to empower yourself and be less nervous

By |March 15th, 2022|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Whenever we're speaking -- whether it's to our internal teams, to clients, during an online webinar, at an event, or in the media -- developing a solid mindset is critical to presenting powerfully and memorably. But that needs to happen before we even step into the room, be it virtual or in real life. And it's on you to make [...]

1403 2022

Stop touching your face in Zoom meetings

By |March 14th, 2022|Categories: Blog, Business, Media|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Body language is essential to get right whenever you're presenting. Even though we're only seeing the top third of your body on Zoom (or Microsoft Teams or Google Meet), how you appear up there matters. This is especially true when you need to be perceived as a leader. This is not about lookin’ good. It’s about gaining the trust of [...]

803 2022

How do you communicate when you’re stressed out? 3 wellness tips to practice today

By |March 8th, 2022|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

This is an emotional time. We could be approaching WWIII, and you might be feeling many things intensely. This morning, I’m sitting in a hotel room getting ready to help clients present on stage during their annual meeting, and it’s hard not to be distracted by the news. If you’re in a high-pressure job, you need to be “on” despite [...]