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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.

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 holding a ...
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 ...
Want to create an authentic business culture? Try these 3 things.

Want to create an authentic business culture? Try these 3 things.

Authenticity has become a big buzzword these days. If you want to build a strong personal brand, it’s a major must to be authentic. Because everyone has their BS detectors on high alert, anything less and people will undoubtedly see right through you. Same thing if you want to build a well ...
The Strong in Heartstrong

The Strong in Heartstrong

We need to get something clear straight away. Starting a Heartstrong business – a strong business with heart – is NOT for the faint of heart! I’m sure there are plenty of old schoolers out there that may see the words ‘heart’ and ‘business’ in close proximity and think “what a cutesy ...

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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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