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Make It Fun for Your Audience

November 13, 2017

Meeting the lovely Anita for a glass of wine (while still hungover from the previous day’s wine) she raves about a fine dining establishment, The Drawing Room. Turns out among their many charms, the waiter brings you the check inside an old book. If you check out their website, you can’t help but notice they […]


What Words Say About You … and the Corporate Zombie Speak Collection

October 30, 2017

There is such a thing as the vocabulary gap. Being able to manage more words generally indicates a higher level of ability overall. Words are tools. You can bludgeon someone over the head with your jargon or ugly talk, or express yourself more clearly with the right words. “The difference between the right word and […]


Survive Selective Hearing and Nobody Gets Hurt

October 16, 2017

Flashback to me living outside Dusseldorf and my 18-year-old sister (who is visiting) drops me off at an ATM. After completing my transaction, I’m waiting….and waiting…and waiting. Oh and btw, my 4-month-old son (in the photo) is in the back seat of the Golf she’s driving.  We were in a part of town, much like […]


Why Personal Branding Matters: No one’s doing this for you

October 2, 2017

Personal Branding and La La Land: Why You Need to Take Control of Your Career & Build Your Brand.   “No one can do what you do, exactly the way you do it.” ~ Alexandra Franzen    Did you know a company no longer invests as much in its workers?   In today’s global work […]


It’s Pro Time: Feedback and Extreme Ownership

September 18, 2017

After devoting years of my youth as a “bench-warmer” member of our local swim team, I returned to the pool in November, 2005, as therapy for a sad personal situation. I dragged myself to each master class and would return from each session too exhausted to ruminate on the injustice of it all. I stopped […]