Inspiring Equity Through Black History

In 1915, a half a century after the abolishion of slavery, Carter G. Woodson and Minister Jesse E. Morland founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH). This organization was created to research and celebrate the achievements and contributions of Black American’s. This group celebrated its… Read More

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How Do You Identify Bias Without Coming Off As Overly Sensitive?

Does Calling Out Bias Make You Thin-Skinned? Question: I just completed a new-hire onboarding that included videos on promoting diversity at work. One issue the videos didn’t talk about was how to ID bias without coming across as thin-skinned. I’m a WOC and this is my biggest concern when it… Read More

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Directing Growth Towards Awareness

Years ago, I recognized that my personal motivation largely centered around growth and learning. I started saying things like “I consider myself an unfinished product” and “there is no destination, only journey.” I sought to frame a construct I could use to understand myself better and ended with one that… Read More

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Support individual career decision making

CAREER TRANSITION COACHING GOAL Jennifer* was at a professional crossroads. She had experienced a disruption to her career and needed to determine what her next steps would be, professionally and personally. She wanted to reconnect to what matters most in her leadership and life, rediscover her professional identity, clarify the… Read More

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Three considerations when choosing to engage with an ad agency or freelance talent

As you develop your 2021 marketing strategy and adapt your team to fit the changing needs of your business, you may consider outsourcing. Here are the top three considerations when choosing to engage with an ad agency or freelance talent. Flexibility & Fire Drills. Freelancers and ad agencies are… Read More

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Why leadership coaching is needed now more than ever

As we enter the third month of the global pandemic, the crisis continues and uncertainty remains high. These unprecedented times amplify the VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity) environment in a way that we could never have imagined a few short weeks ago. And while budgets are cut and spending scrutinized,… Read More

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Attitude is Everything

I recently was asked if I have a personal mantra that has guided me through my career.  My favorite motto that I try to apply to all aspects of my life is “Attitude is Everything”.  I have rock with these words that I’ve kept on my desk for over two… Read More

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Building Relationships while Working Remotely

As we’re a little further into the COVID-19 pandemic, a shift is occurring for those who are new to working from home. Initially, there was adrenaline and chaos, trying to figure out all the moving parts. Now, routines are emerging within this new normal–fueled by intentional efforts to stay sane,… Read More

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Setting the Tone From The Top

Several years ago I was asked to speak about culture and the role executives play in setting the culture of a company.  Having had the opportunity to work in different industries and in different sized companies, I’ve experienced a lot of different cultures. In fact, I’ve had the opportunity to… Read More

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CFO’s – Your Oxygen Mask Goes On First

Just hit American soil after “vacationing” in Barcelona to visit my daughter studying abroad. Needless to say, our vacation turned into evacuation. During our cobbled-together plane trips home, we repeatedly watched flight attendants run through safety shpiels. You know them – how to put on oxygen masks in case of… Read More

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