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A Visionary Finds An Integrator

A Visionary Finds An Integrator

My whole life I’ve been a Visionary. The dictionary defines me as “a person with original ideas about what the future will or could be like.” It says I am “thinking about or planning the future with imagination or wisdom.” TRUTH! I live into the next thing – I push through walls until I get there and then start planning the thing after that.

Don’t Warm Up On Your Audience

Don’t Warm Up On Your Audience

"If you're not clear about what you want, your audience won't be clear either." - Julie Hansen As Julie Hansen walked into my home, I KNEW we were going to get along. Her confident demeanor, outstanding style, and personal brand were on point - so we sat down to get...

The Life-Changing Magic of Finding Your Gift

The Life-Changing Magic of Finding Your Gift

The magic is the emotional connection between the photographer & the subject. - Jim Darling Jim Darling & I met in DC back in the days before he had a smartphone - he found out about me when I hosted Cup of Inspiration at Sisarina. He moved to Denver 2 years...

Wanna start a revolution? Be the change.

Wanna start a revolution? Be the change.

Chris Ward: The Future of Legal Services Meets Compassionate Bodyguard Chris Ward & I met because too many people said it must happen. We met as he walked in my front door with his black suit jacket & HUSTLE t-shirt on. His 6'5" frame can be intimidating when...

Everyone deserves to have safe, brave & equitable spaces

Everyone deserves to have safe, brave & equitable spaces

"Show up & try your best." - Jessa Woodward Jessa Woodward and I met via Instagram magic. She pitched her attendance at SPEAK With Confidence to her leadership team so she could come back and operationalize the core values for the organization she works for. And...

Entrepreneurship is Risky Business

Entrepreneurship is Risky Business

"Entrepreneurship is NOT sexy." - Kristin Darga As entrepreneurs, we have to stay connected or we end up feeling very alone. Entrepreneurship gets way more risky when you disconnect from others and think hustling is how you build your business. Kristin Darga of Impact...

Done Is Better Than Perfect

Done Is Better Than Perfect

 Done is better than perfect  because perfect never gets done.The first time I got up in front of an audience to speak, I was shaking the piece of paper I was reading from - the one I was reading word-for-word. Sure, I took speech class in college, but it didn’t...

Finding Your Happy Place in Brand & Life

Finding Your Happy Place in Brand & Life

“The whole essence of story isn’t about being likable.” - Marc Gutman Marc Gutman and I met at his Happy House - an old coal shack renovated into his office space - outside of Boulder, Colorado. It was the perfect location since this week we’re talking all about...

10 Steps To Unsuck Your Holidays

10 Steps To Unsuck Your Holidays

(Caveat: This is NOT for people who love the holidays & think they’re the jolliest. If you think they are, skip this post completely.)   As soon as the adorable kids in their uterus-tugging costumes walk away from the house and the Halloween decorations come...