Aim for the “Magic” Middle

When you want to connect with your audience, whether it’s one person or a group of hundreds plus, there will be people with your natural style and others that are completely different. So how do you make sure you’re tailoring your presentation to each person’s needs without missing the mark with all of them? The answer, […]

Build Your Resilience Reserves for Success

Stress is a part of life and provides both negative and positive results. Good stress hones our abilities and keeps us focused on the best aspects of our performance. However, bad stress can be dangerous to our physical and mental health. Our resilience gets us through the troughs and keeps us at the peak of […]

Do you think you only need to work harder to be more successful?

 Jeff Bezos wanted to be a physicist until he realized he was good, but not great. So instead he founded Amazon. That is the short version of a much longer story with a few more steps until he became the richest man in the world. But the essence of his path is one that all […]

Are you a high S on the #DISC?

DISC is great tool for self-awareness. It measures your personality style and provides insight into how to better communicate. But sometimes people are biased towards a style different than their own. The most often misunderstood style is Supportive because people with a high S can be quiet and helpful, which can be confused as being […]

Success is knowing when to hold fast and when to bend

Should you focus on your strengths or fix your weaknesses? Too often we are coached to fix what is assumed to be broken and we ignore what seems to be working fine. Dr. Robert A. Rohm has made a career of helping people to better understand their personality strengths using the assessment he created to […]

Leverage your natural strengths when you’re facing challenging situations

Resilience is a big buzz word right now. It’s been months since the start of the pandemic and we’re all feeling a bit frayed. On top of the usual challenges of life, there is a lot of extra stress, and our normal distractions, releases, and comforts are very restricted. So everyone is talking about the […]

Is your organization’s culture supporting you?

This year is a once-in-a-century event (we hope) that is testing our technology, patience, and mental well-being. Work-from-home (WFM) is a boon to some and a bane to many. Humans are social and being away from our workplaces, which are normally a big part of where we get our interaction energy is challenging. Virtual meetings […]

What’s your dream?

It’s been said that life is what happens when you’re making plans. And that’s exactly what happened to Madam C.J. Walker. Just finished watching the Netflix mini-series based on her life. It was fascinating, entertaining, and educational. She had a very challenging life, with many ups and downs. But through it all, she made her […]

Networking, networking, networking…

Fantastic Stand Out! WebEd virtual session yesterday with 15 inspiring leaders. Highlight of the day was this quote from husband of one of the participants – Adam Maciuba. It completely captures the importance of the dreaded networking. Not that it needs to be difficult. Networking is just building and nurturing relationships. Looking forward to sharing […]

Certified LGBT Business Enterprise

Excited to be a newly #Certified LGBT Business Enterprise!!! The process was detailed and time-consuming, but definitely worth it. Now the work we do can be counted for LBGT initiatives at a number of major organizations. For more information on getting certified or setting up a supplier diversity program for your organization, go to