Mike Kim’s Influence & Impact Event

Connection trumped networking. Friends finally meeting face to face. A relaxed, generous, raucous crowd.   Mike Kim’s Influence & Impact event felt more like a reunion. Let me take you back to Tuesday at 4:15 in the afternoon when Mike closed the event. He graciously thanked the stellar speakers, gave kudos to his team, and special… Read more »

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3 Tips to Save Valentines Day!

It’s coming! Valentines Day is less than a week away!  And, in spite of the commercials, pop up ads on our google searches, and store displays of flowers and candy, some of us will STILL wake up disappointed on February 15th. Let’s rename February 15th as Free Marriage Coaching Day! Every February 14th, countless couples go to… Read more »

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Marriage Minute Inspired by the Olympics

Every 4 years, as I watch the Olympic athletes pursue Gold, I am inspired by the dedication, commitment and discipline exercised to get them to the starting line. We see the end result.  The race, the routine, the best swim of their lives and cheer wildly. We don’t see the hours logged at the gym,… Read more »

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Creating a Haven of Peace with Joanne Miller on The Better Relationship Podcast

Being married is challenging. Add being married to an entrepreneur and the difficulties and challenges grow exponentially. With candor, honesty, and humor, my friend, Joanne Miller talks business, bankruptcy, and blessings in the midst of raising babies and growing a strong marriage, while intentionally Creating a Haven of Peace. Joanne Miller, is an artist, speaker, blogger,… Read more »

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True Confessions: Marriage is Hard

This post by Richard Paul Evans is profound and a beautiful portrayal of how hard -but oh so worth it- marriage can be. The hubs and I will celebrate 33 years of marriage on 6/24 and we too have spent years fighting, in silence, distant and discouraged… and in the midst of them there was… Read more »

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The Referral of a Lifetime w/ Tim Templeton

Tim Templeton, bestselling author of The Referral of a Lifetime, shares insider tips for creating powerful relationships that yield success in business and fulfillment in life.  As an experienced business coach and speaker, Tim helps others reach their goals and personal potential in business. He outlines his 5 point system for gaining referrals for a… Read more »

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Tools for Helping Your Virtual Team Be More Effective!

Virtual teams are a growing resource for entrepreneurs and business owners; providing excellent work without incurring the cost of a physical office, or company employees. Those who work virtually love the freedom and flexibility. One of the best perks of working remotely is you have time to focus.  You make your hours. But the downside… Read more »

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Better Relationship Podcast #044 with Phil Pollard

  Driving Toward Relationship Results w/ Phil Pollard Show Notes: Phil Pollard, founder of Ideal Life Group, discusses his personal journey from driving trucks to driving toward relationship results.  Facing a second divorce propelled him toward self awareness and subsequent investments in growing strong relationships.  Phil shares with honesty and candor some life experiences that kick started his personal journey into understanding… Read more »

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Better Relationship Podcast #043 w/ Dr. Gina Madrigrano

Like Yourself First w/ Dr. Gina Madrigrano Dr. Gina Madrigrano talks about the importance of liking yourself and developing a strong self-esteem. This no only makes you a happier person, but a better parent. Dr. Gina works with parents and teens helping them to create better relationships through awareness, and intentionality. When you like yourself first,… Read more »

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Even Professional Struggle to Build Healthy Relationships!

Everyone Struggles, Even Professionals In 2013, our adult daughter (our middle child) went on The World Race, an 11-month mission trip, traveling to 11 countries in 11 months. This quote was never truer for me than during that time. The meaning was heightened because our relationship was strained before she left. It was normal “mother/mid-twenties… Read more »

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Better Relationship Podcast #040 w/ Butch Bellah

Humor & Humility Yield Success w/ Butch Bellah Butch Bellah, of  My Biz Coach,  loves life and laughter. He shares how a sense of humor and embracing humility make you more relatable, create better communication and thus yield success in life and in business. Butch gives some terrific tips about  juggling marriage, kids and business to create a… Read more »

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Better Relationship Podcast #039 with Grant Baldwin

Grant Baldwin of The Speaker Lab has built a successful speaking career and business without sacrificing his marriage or family relationships.  Grant focuses on being intentional in life and in business and believes success happens when you live according to your values.  For Grant, this means making his wife & kids a priority and nurturing… Read more »

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Better Relationship Podcast Episode #038 w/ Ty Crandall

Business, Money & Marriage w/ Ty  Crandall Ty Crandall, of Credit Suite, believes you can build successful business without risking your marriage and finances.  Ty is a credit expert who  went from losing it ‘all’ to being the CEO of a highly successful business helping others build up their credit.  Ty shares how setting financial… Read more »

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Better Relationship Podcast #037 w/ Aaron Walker

A View from the Top with Aaron Walker Aaron Walker has a wealth of experience creating success in both business and marriage, which he uses to help other men accomplish their goals and dreams. Aaron views relationships as the most valuable asset in pursuit of success and significance. Aaron shares about the importance of timing conversations wisely,… Read more »

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3 Simple Ways to Increase Team Productivity

Teamwork can make or break your success in business. Well run, efficient, and collaborative teams improve client experience, increase productivity and expand your profits. Conversely, teams characterized by strife, dissent and competition, can derail a project, damage client relationships, and drain your bottom line.

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Better Relationship Podcast w/ Diane Gardner, Your Tax Coach

Communication Increases Success with Diane Gardner Diane Gardner, Your Tax Coach,  shares how forming good communication skills within your team, with clients and with your spouse paves the way to greater success. As a tax coach and tax accountant, Diane offers her clients  real-time strategies for effectively working with your team to improve your business… Read more »

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Winning People Over to Embrace Change and Growth

Most people are resistant to change when they view the impending change as a threat to them. This makes perfect sense because we are wired to choose flight or fight when we feel threatened.  However, this instinct to resist change can thwart both personal and business growth and development.  How we navigate the choppy waters of change determines… Read more »

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Better Relationship tv # 046

Do you avoid having difficult conversations at work, home, with your teams?  This can create chaos, negatively impact productivity and creativity.  Avoidance is understandable. We hope the issues will go away and the tough conversation won’t be needed.  However, this rarely happens.  Here is a tip to help you move past fear and avoidance and to prepare you for… Read more »

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Monday Marriage Minute

Listening when you are frustrated with your spouse. Rather than debate what your spouse says, reflect back to them what you heard them say. This is the beginning of how to handle tough conversations.

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