Are your current business goals big, more challenging than ever?  Do they feel unrealistic, impractical, unattainable? What if the goal is not the issue, but you are – you and your limiting beliefs?   You could be rooted in an old story about who you are and what you’re capable of?  Are your thoughts filled with […]

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Crying can be an indicator of pain, a call for attention, comfort or support, an expression of intense emotion. Crying can also be a way of relieving pressure, letting go of held emotions. Traditionally, crying in the workplace has been taboo, largely due to the long-held belief that tears make you appear weak, vulnerable, emotional, […]

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Whether at work or at home, if you’re feeling flat, disinterested, or stuck in a rut, that means it’s time for a change.  Make a move.  Shake up your energy.  Identify constructive actions that will help you to feel alive, vital and vibrant. This will likely mean stepping outside your comfort zone, but that may […]

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Researchers at Northwestern University hypothesize that highly generative adults — those who are committed to their own growth and that of future generations — tell stories of redemption about their lives.  Redemption stories are the form used in fairy tales and enthralling literature. Generally, while moving through life merrily, the heroine or hero encounters unexpected hardships […]

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We’ve all heard the expression, “In life, it’s not what happens to you that counts most, it’s how you respond.” Many of our greatest heroes understood and lived those words. Nelson Mandela – who didn’t allow years of being jailed to stand in the way of becoming President of the nation that imprisoned him, said […]

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Many times, a simple shift, consistently implemented, can make a world of difference. So, instead of feeling overwhelmed or intimidated by the thought of resolutions and goals, this year, choose one simple change you care about and are willing to make.  Search yourself and opt for something that’s important to you…maybe it’s to more regularly […]

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Many leaders labor under LIES (labels, illusions, excuses and stories) that limit their effectiveness.  One of which is the illusion that you’re either born with executive presence or you’re out of luck. In truth, executive presence can be developed and refined.  Here’s a list of key elements that make up others perception of people with […]

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When the clients, individuals or organizations I work with want to improve in any area, I often take them through exercises designed to open their eyes to the ways in which they’re already doing what they say is needed.  With that awareness, the focus shifts from “all the ways we’re falling short of the mark” […]

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Unwittingly, we often sell ourselves short.  We underestimate our ability to overcome challenges and achieve the extra-ordinary.   My book, LIES That Limit, explores this very real aspect of human nature through the lens of the Labels, Illusions, Excuses and Stories – the LIES we carry in our heads.  These LIES were likely put there by […]

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  Think back over the last few  minutes.  What kinds of thoughts have crossed your mind or lingered there?  Are they uplifting, encouraging, and helpful?  Or are they filled with worry, criticism or judgmentalness? How about in general?  Do you replay negative experiences over and over in your head?  Do you wish repeatedly that you […]

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          Want to do a better job with your next presentation, the next meeting you host, the next project you lead, the next difficult-to-motivate person you coach? All you have to do is identify and alter your self-limiting beliefs and behavior concerning your ability to perform the specific task well.  While […]

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Every individual, every task, project, team, department and business, has a purpose – a distinct contribution to make.  We feel most satisfied, and successful, when performing the service, or utilizing skills and qualities that align with our sense of purpose. If you want to do work that resonates with your heart-felt sense of purpose, remember, […]

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Recently, I had the honor of speaking on a topic that intrigued and inspired me.  The topic was about how African Americans in Atlantic City’s early history created a strong, affluent and successful community in spite of pervasive racism and negative stereotypes.  My talk was among many activities supporting The African American Heritage Museum of […]

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Do you ever feel like you’re not really competent, but everyone else is?  Do you sometimes feel like you’re acting as if you belong, but you don’t.  Figure that it won’t be long until you’re found out?  When others praise your work or compliment you, do you doubt their sincerity or feel like the recognition […]

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Do you ever feel like you’re not really competent, but everyone else is?  Do you sometimes feel like you’re acting as if you belong, but you don’t.  Figure that it won’t be long until you’re found out?  When others praise your work or compliment you, do you doubt their sincerity or feel like the recognition […]

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For nearly everyone, there comes a moment when you know it’s time to make a move.  You may be ready to move up to the next level, make a lateral move into a new functional area to broaden your experience, jump into a new industry or company and apply your skills, or do something entirely […]

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For nearly everyone, there comes a moment when you know it’s time to make a move.  You may be ready to move up to the next level, make a lateral move into a new functional area to broaden your experience, jump into a new industry or company and apply your skills, or do something entirely […]

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Dear Teressa, My boyfriend was a top performer at his company and was recently laid off! This news has been very painful for him and has affected our relationship in many ways. I am trying to keep him motivated, provide support and get him to move on with his life. Can you provide me tips […]

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