Let’s Go Crazy

The picture above is me reading the lyrics to “Let’s Go Crazy” as a tribute to Prince during  a fundraiser I was hosting on Thursday evening. It had been exactly one week prior, when I was setting up another fundraiser for my community, that I heard the news… Prince had died. As a Minnesotan, I was… Read More

“If it’s going to be, it’s up to me…”

I am so pleased to share a guest post by an incredible (and I mean INCREDIBLE) person.  I met Reed when I was asked by a prior COO of mine if I would have a networking meeting with Reed.  From the minute he started sharing his story,  I was amazed… amazed that I was sitting across from… Read More

Scared Speechless

Picture:  Toastmaster’s Introductory meeting for “Return To Words” club charter, February 2014 This week I did my first Toastmaster’s speech… and I was scared speechless…  For someone who has gotten up in front of groups for years to educate, share, and be a leader,  you would think that I would not get nervous – right? Some people… Read More

New Year… New Moon… New You…

Happy New Year! 2014 is starting out with a new moon beginning today, January 1st.  This doesn’t happen very often so it makes sense to me to view this as a very special year. First of all,  I need to give you some background on how I learned a bit about the new moon and… Read More

Know Thy Audience

“There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.” ~ Dale Carnegie I actually believe there are two kinds of presentations… the I want to crawl under the table and take a nap kind and the sit on the edge of… Read More