The Art of Listening Well when a Friend is Facing Hard Times

  A few months ago, as I was finalizing the launch plan for my upcoming book, working harder than ever to balance work demands and family needs, I went through a very dark, personal trial.  For over three months, I received anonymous, inappropriate text messages, voicemails and images on my cell phone.  Each time the… Read more »

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STOP Living With Regret! Learn how at the Live it Forward ADVANCE

I’m excited to be a featured speaker at Kent Julian’s new event: The Live it Forward ADVANCE  If you are This event is all about NOT living with regret by equipping you to move from Dream to DO! Practical, actionable tips, No Pitch Zone with Kent Julian style energy and excellence! If you are tired… Read more »

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Women Leaders in a Glass Ceiling World

Assertive leadership and ambition are applauded in men, but women are often called bossy or aggressive when demonstrating those same qualities.  Regardless of your politics, it is heartening to see a female presidential candidate shattering one of the toughest glass ceilings in America.  But, she is paying for it on many fronts. As a woman,… Read more »

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Social Wealth w/ Jason Treu on The Better Relationship Podcast #048

Jason Treu, of BeExtraordinary.tv believes that people and your relationships are your true “wealth.” Everything we accomplish in life is with or through other people, or what Jason calls, Social Wealth.  Jason shares strategies from his bestselling book, Social Wealth to equip you to maximize your relationships for greater business success and personal fulfillment in life.

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How to NOT Bankrupt your Marriage While Pursuing Profits & Success

So a few weeks ago I had the fantastic opportunity to be interviewed by Mike Flynn for his podcast, The Impact Entrepreneur. The interview was a blast, and we got into detail on some topics I’m really passionate about, including networking, connecting, and my P.R.O.F.I.T. method. Also covered in the episode are: What led me… Read more »

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Listen Learn Love – 1st Anniversary Sale!

Today is the 1 year Anniversary of my very first book:  Listen, Learn, Love: How to Dramatically Improve Your Relationships in 30 Days or Less!  It ranked #1 on Amazon in 3 categories and stayed #1 for all of launch month last May.  I was beyond thrilled. Even more exciting is hearing from  all the folks who have shared… 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 #042 w/ Kim Ades

Shift Your Mindset to Improve Relationships with Kim Ades Kim Ades, CEO & Founder of Frame of Mind Coaching and Journal Engine Software, shares how our frame of mind is essential to building successful relationships. She uses the unique tool of online journaling to offer “just in time” coaching to her clients and gain extra… 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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Relationships Drive Our Choices

Relationships… good ones, easy ones, complex ones and, yes, even hard and challenging ones… fill our lives. Wouldn’t you agree relationships motivate most of our life and work choices? They are our “why.” Most of us work in order to provide a certain lifestyle for our families; we want to create a better life for… Read more »

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What do you “really” do while others are talking to you?

Pause & Pay Attention Tip #1: Pause; stop thinking about what you want to say in response and pay attention to nonverbal cues. Pausing allows time for their message to sink in. It improves your ability to listen and understand what is being communicated. Pausing is extremely helpful when the conversation is tense or conflictual…. 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 #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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