The Impact of Focus, Goals & Mindset

January 22nd, 2022|

“What events or experiences in your life have hinted or suggested that maybe you were created for a specific purpose” -Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life How many of you set a new year’s resolution for your career or home life? So, how’s it goin’ so far? Last week, I presented a program for the


January 17th, 2022|

Have you ever taken on more than your fair share of workload because you struggle setting boundaries?  Have you ever said “yes” to things you wish you would have said “no” to because in the end it created more stress in your life?  We’ve all experienced times when we overload our schedule and the holiday

On the Move

April 30th, 2021|

Last Wednesday night, I visited my sister in Apex, NC who has spent weeks packing, donating, sorting, crying, celebrating, and praying because she is moving from her home after 20 plus years. Her husband died six months ago and she has taken a sabbatical from her hospice nursing career to move, grieve, refresh and restart

March Playbook: Change is Constant

March 25th, 2021|

Have you had a season over the last year during Covid Care that was very demanding professionally or involved several changes in your personal or professional life? Well, I have in many ways. Last Wednesday, I made a list of ten major issues that occurred with my home over a four-month period that required attention,

Time Management AHAs

January 28th, 2021|

Two weeks ago, I delivered a 6.0 hour time management program for Old Dominion Freight Lines. During my research to customize the training for sales associates, I realized the importance of self-management, because we ALL have 24 hours in a day. What we choose to do with that time is ultimately up to our decisions,


December 1st, 2020|

Did you hear the story about Rocky, the tiny owl found in a Christmas tree? I haven’t watched the news in a few years, so I’m a little out of the loop and a high school friend told me about it over the weekend. She said, “you should use the story for one of your

Take CARE of You FIRST

October 28th, 2020|

A few months ago, I had to have a difficult conversation with a very good friend. I sensed that he was experiencing some depression and it was impacting his mindset, ability to focus, and ability to get things done. I found an article that had some symptoms of depression and emailed it to him and

Leadership: One Day at a Time

September 29th, 2020|

Several years ago, I attended the Quaker Church in High Point, NC and heard Scott Wagoner preach. I instantly liked his delivery style, transparent personality and leadership qualities. He enrolled in a Dale Carnegie course and we have kept in touch through the years. I was super excited to reconnect with him on LinkedIn and

Teachable Moments

July 29th, 2020|

Four weeks ago, I decided to begin a morning ritual of self-care from 7-8:30am, those that are connected with me on LinkedIn are aware of the catalyst for change moment, after all, leadership begins with leading thyself, doesn’t it? I also made the decision to delegate certain tasks to my youngest daughter, Emma Freda (17)

You Gotta Start Somewhere

July 1st, 2020|

In 2000, I had just returned from a Dale Carnegie convention and was on deck to present a 10 minute talk to the networking group at the Greensboro Merchants Association.   I had been a member of this group for over one year representing a healthcare consulting firm and was super comfortable speaking about the


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