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Whether you are an existing or aspiring entrepreneur, my mission is to provide insight to help you build a strong, sustainable business with heart.  Check in regularly for fresh thoughts & new ideas to help you grow personally, develop your business, and form deeper connections with others. Subscribe below for blog updates...and if you enjoy a post, feel free to share wth others.

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
Why #ShopSmall?

Why #ShopSmall?

1. Black Friday is not for everyone Black Friday as we know it has been around since the late 80’s; a time when big retailers entice shoppers out of their Thanksgiving stupor with even bigger holiday sales.  Malls and chain stores now literally open in the middle of the night, tempting customers ...
Are you happy? Stop and smell the coffee.

Are you happy? Stop and smell the coffee.

Ah, the ever elusive happiness!  It always seems to be somewhere “out there” in the distance; a complicated result of the stars aligning just right.  Well, I’m going to help you go from turbulent to tranquil on the thorny topic of happiness, and by the end of this, I hope you’ll be ...
4 ways to nurture a culture of service

4 ways to nurture a culture of service

If I say that a business owner’s job is to be of service to his/her team, will you agree or disagree?  Maybe to some, this sounds backward, but hopefully, you’ll change your mind! Why? Because if you serve your team by giving them all the training, tools and support needed to do their ...
Make time to connect

Make time to connect

I’ve been journaling for as long as I can remember. It’s my way to connect the dots of my day.  It helps me to purge, organize thoughts, express gratitude, and stay positive.  So I’d like to share a recent experience that reminded me why it’s so important to make time to connect ...

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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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