Closing the Confidence Gap: Three Steps to Communicate with Swagger

Research tells us that there is a gender gap when it comes to self-confidence.[i] Women generally have less confidence than men and this is so in all stages of life. Ugh… that sounds depressing, no? Well wait, it gets worse for us ladies, but then it gets better. Stay with me… Teaching communication in higher…

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The Messages You Unintentionally Send- Open More Doors by Improving Your Communication Skills

How many opportunities have you missed due to ineffective communication skills? -An interview that did NOT land you the job? -That conversation with your boss that that left you doubting yourself? -The conflict you avoided because it was going to feel uncomfortable? – Did not speak up in that meeting because you were not 100%…

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What Message is Unintentionally Leaking Out of You?

Apparently, our true feelings can literally leak out of our body. Harvard researchers Ambady and Rosenthal explore how feelings can travel through less controllable channels via the article, “Thin Slices of Expressive Behavior as Predictors of Interpersonal Consequence: A Meta-Analysis.”* “…people can choose their facial, vocal and bodily expressions. The lack of control of nonverbal behavior could…

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Lesson from the Fire- Home is NOT Where Your Steak Knives Sit.

My kids and I went to the park down the street, one July day. We were enjoying the hot summer morning, playing tag, “man on woodchips” and catch. Little did we know, while playing, that our home was on fire, just a block away.   We were gone for forty minutes. We were already walking back home,…

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Adults Should Not Ride Kid Bikes #notarule

Stop Living by Rules that Don’t Exist! Want to stop living by rules that don’t exist? Want to add some much needed fun and adventure into your daily life? (Yes, even YOU have time for this!) My brilliant friends, Jason and Kim Kotecki, are launching their new book this week- which can seriously kick off…

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The Mother ‘Hood video serves up Moms a great reminder!

Although this video was created by Similac to blow up stereotypes of parents and their views of breastfeeding, this video reminds us all of something really important: We are in this Motherhood thing together! I am reminded that stopping any remaining strands of “mommy wars” or judgments of other Moms starts with me…and you. A…

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