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Taking action on your idea & dream

Taking action on your idea & dream

It’s so easy to look at a thriving business that has been at it for 5, 10, 20 or more years and think that it always was that way.  You see a well-oiled machine with a great product, staff that knows how to do their jobs, and customers lining up out the door.  Strip all ...
Doing business on purpose

Doing business on purpose

When I started my business, I spent a crazy amount of time writing —and rewriting—  my statement of Mission, Vision, Purpose & Values.  It was time well spent!  At first, it was just for me, so I could clearly wrap my head around what my business was all about.  Then it became a tool ...
Why Pride Month matters to local business

Why Pride Month matters to local business

June is Pride Month, first declared official by President Bill Clinton in 1999.  “So what? Doesn’t apply to me.” you might say if you’re not part of the LGBTQ community or know someone who is.  But au contraire, Pride Month matters to local business — or it should!  I’ll give you 3 good reasons. ...
Choose yourself

Choose yourself

Remember middle school gym class? If your experience was anything like mine, we often picked teams for the sport of the day.  The teacher would assign team captains and they would take turns choosing teammates one by one.  There was nothing worse than waiting to get picked and fearing that you ...
Do you have good intentions?

Do you have good intentions?

I’ve long since stopped obsessing over what everyone else thinks of me.  If getting older doesn’t naturally break you of this silly habit, then owning a business should!  Every entrepreneur realizes sooner or later that you simply can’t please everyone, but it still is important to make it clear ...
Recharge with a fresh take on this trendy toast

Recharge with a fresh take on this trendy toast

Avocado toast is all the rage!  I’ve seen and tasted some very good expressions of this trendy favorite, but none as good as the ones I’ve concocted in my own kitchen.  It’s fun to play and experiment to see what new combinations I can discover by adding fresh interesting ingredients like egg, ...
A Day for all Women

A Day for all Women

It’s International Women’s Day, a time for ALL of us to celebrate!  When girls and women have equal opportunities to learn, grow and become who we want to be, the whole world benefits.  I’ve been so fortunate to have amazingly strong women in my life that have served as role models.  Women like ...
Masterminding at minus 13F

Masterminding at minus 13F

On a frigid January night with record-breaking temps of minus 13F, thirteen spirited women braved the cold to make their way to a cozy shared workspace loft in downtown Plymouth, Michigan.  Diverse as they come, we were all colors, ages, shapes, and sizes.  Moms, one mom-to-be and ones that were ...
Positively inspired & connected

Positively inspired & connected

My meditation guide recently pointed out that we are always aware when we start to feel anxious or upset.  But how often do we notice the moment those feelings start to pass?  The same can be said of our relationships.  We’re often burdened by the interpersonal difficulties we face, but how often ...
Struggling to hire the right talent? Try this

Struggling to hire the right talent? Try this

I’ve walked into plenty of odd conversations at my coffee shop.  It goes something like this: —“So, if you could have any exotic pet, what would it be?” —“Well, probably an otter so long as I could have an extra large bathtub.  What about you?” Typically when the staff is recovering between, ...
Seasonal wellbeing

Seasonal wellbeing

I’m not a huge fan of Christmastime; at least not anymore.  I’m sure some of it has to do with being a non-religious child-free grown-up who has come to appreciate minimalism. I’d rather go to the dentist than the mall.  I detest spending hours struggling with gift wrap.  Snow is evil, and the ...
3 Business Lessons from Freddie Mercury

3 Business Lessons from Freddie Mercury

I can’t seem to get enough of Freddie Mercury right now!  I’ve always been a Queen fan, but after seeing the newly released Bohemian Rhapsody movie a couple of weeks ago, I am completely obsessed.  I want to listen to all the old music.  I want to hear all the new music by the incredibly ...

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I wanted to take a moment to Thank You for your thoughtful talk; and for the opportunity to be in the company of so many successful and knowledgeable women. I am hopeful that you'll be invited back to Pastel in the near future to give more presentations, as I would love to hear more of what you have to say. Thank you again for all your support and willingness to educate women in business. 

Heather Helms, Gym America

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I wanted to take a moment to Thank You for your thoughtful talk; and for the opportunity to be in the company of so many successful and knowledgeable women. I am hopeful that you'll be invited back to Pastel in the near future to give more presentations, as I would love to hear more of what you have to say. Thank you again for all your support and willingness to educate women in business. 

Heather Helms, Gym America

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