Conferencing… is it for you?

Conferencing… is it for you?  I’ve always been one of those event junkies. Diagnosed a “people addict” in my twenties, (Yep. That’s a thing.) it comes as no surprise to people that I love engagement. One on one, small groups, and even the masses! But, I know many people feel “peopled-out” in our overly busy culture. We are used to being double booked. Now, we even teeter on manic and quadruple booked- too often. I’ve been there. I started two years ago really looking at where I was going, why I was going, and what value I created for others…
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Categories: coaching, event, inspiration, and keynote speaker.

Segregation- Let us STOP it!

Segregation I started Women Ignite International 5 years ago with a vision…and that’s about it. Part of that vision was to support professional women in their success at work- and in their lives. Part of the vision was to make it a community effort- and not about me. And part of the vision was to destroy walls, not build them. (Or enable them) I’m so tired of stereotypes. Judgements. The limits we place on each other (and ourselves). We’ve all done it in some way…I know I have. I’m so damn tired of segregating.   seg·re·ga·tion ˌseɡrəˈɡāSH(ə)n/ noun 1. the
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Categories: coaching, event, inspiration, and Segregation.

Clarity Comes From Within

“Get Clear I thought to myself.” I was about to teach my first wilderness yoga retreat of the year, third one ever. Being a sensitive individual, as most yogis are, I knew I wasn’t clear. I could feel my procrastination habits clicking in. I was being extra efficient and crossing lots of insignificant things off my list to avoid feeling ineffective. But the fact of the matter was I nervous. My nervous energy was presenting as excitement, fear, heaviness and restlessness. This heightened emotional state wasn’t the the high vibration of clarity that I was preparing to teach. My inner
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Categories: Clarity, inspiration, and transparency.

Self Care

  Stop right now and take a moment to become aware of your physical body. Are you uncomfortable? Are you hungry? How do your feet feel in your shoes? Bra strap? Do you smell nice? Is your skin scratchy? Do you feel fatigued? Got a torn nail that is driving you crazy? Are your shoulders tense? Any pain? How does your outfit make you feel today? Maybe you just finished exercising and you’re exhausted but exhilarated! Or cooked or baked up a storm as a love gift to your family and you’re tired but delighted. And maybe there are a
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Running on Empty

My father taught me well. “Always keep your tank full. Do not let it drop below half-way.” He was helpful to point out that having the fuel drop below a half tank increases your risk of running out of gas. As a father, I imagine he was hoping to prevent inconvenience and avoid dangerous scenarios for his daughter. He also knew that letting the tank go empty was hard on the car and could damage the fuel pump. My father taught me well, however, I wish I could say I always followed his advice. I cannot tell you how many times my husband
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Transparency

As I work with businesses and organizations, this word is definitely thrown around, a lot. But I don’t think a majority of high level leaders truly grasp it’s meaning, beyond the trendiness of saying it like you mean it. What it is not. It’s not acting like you care, or are vulnerable, when in fact your ego is still driving 97% of the time. It’s not once and a while having a token meeting with team members to let them speak their minds, only to patronize them with little information back, and little implementation of their ideas. It’s not dripping
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Categories: coaching, inspiration, and transparency.

Mastermind Groups

mas·ter·mind ˈmastərˌmīnd/ This term has been thrown around a lot the past few years. It is perhaps widely misunderstood what a mastermind is- or can be. It is also widely underestimated the power of one that really works. Mastermind groups offer a powerful combination of brainstorming, education, accountability and support in a group setting, to fine tune and expand your professional and personal abilities. Everyone in the group is both student and teacher, simultaneously. Group members challenge and help each other to set measurable, BIG goals, and more importantly, to execute them. A successful mastermind deserves commitment, confidentiality, and vulnerability
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